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St. Luke's Clinic – Sports Medicine: Boise

Our physicians are sub-specialty and fellowship trained in sports medicine and provide the highest level of non-operative and operative care for sports injuries. Our comprehensive team of physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers are specially trained to help you perform at your best, recover, and return to your active lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.

Providers

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Biography

    James T. Beckmann, MD, MS, AAOS, ABOS is fellowship trained in orthopedic sports medicine surgery specializing in arthroscopy of the hip, knee, and shoulder in both adults and pediatric patients. He currently serves as the medical director for the St. Luke’s athletic training residency program and as an orthopedic team physician for the Idaho Steelheads, Boise Hawks, US Soccer Federation, and Ridgevue Warhawks.

    Dr. Beckmann’s primary surgical specialties include: complex knee ligamentous reconstruction including ACL, patellar dislocation, meniscal tears, and cartilage restoration procedures; hip arthroscopy for structural disorders in athletes including labral repair; and shoulder disorders of the rotator cuff, labrum, and biceps tendon. In addition, he has expertise in tendon repairs of the hamstrings, biceps, and Achilles tendons. 

    Dr. Beckmann completed his specialty training at Stanford University, serving as an orthopedic team physician for their football, basketball, and volleyball teams. In 2018, he was selected as one of two physicians worldwide to complete a travelling fellowship in hip arthroscopy through the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA). As a travelling fellow, he worked with leaders in the field of hip arthroscopy learning state-of-the-art techniques in hip arthroscopy including Drs. Marc Philippon and Thomas Byrd. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and written seven chapters in prominent orthopedic textbooks.  

    Dr. Beckmann earned his bachelor’s degree at Duke University. He completed medical school at the Cleveland Clinic, where he also pursued a master’s degree in clinical trials.  He pursued his orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of Utah where he served as chief resident. 

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Biography

    Michael J. Curtin, MD, AAOS, ABOS, ASES is fellowship trained in orthopedic sports medicine and currently serves as the medical director for St. Luke’s Sports Medicine. His practice focuses on surgical treatment of shoulder conditions including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic labral repair and shoulder instability surgery, and disorders of the biceps tendon. He performs shoulder replacement surgery as well as reverse shoulder replacement procedures. He also performs arthroscopic surgical procedures on the knee including ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair. He has expertise in the areas of elbow arthroscopy as well as ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction of the elbow (Tommy John surgery).

    Dr. Curtin is a member of the the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons society, one of just three members in the state of Idaho. He is the orthopedic team physician for the College of Idaho, the Boise Hawks Baseball Club, and Eagle High School. He is also a team physician for the US Soccer Federation. While practicing in Denver prior to moving to Boise, he served as orthopedic physician for the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club and as a consultant for the Denver Broncos Football Club. He was the director of athletic medical services for alpine skiing at the Snow Basin venue, 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games.

    Dr. Curtin earned his bachelor’s degree at Yale University where he was a two-sport athlete in football and track. He received his medical degree from the University of Utah where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. He completed his orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado. 

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  • General Orthopedics

    Biography

    Jason Daley, PA-C works with sports medicine and pediatric orthopedic patients, supporting sports medicine surgeon, Dr. James Beckmann, and pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Larry "Buzz" Showalter. Jason has special interest in fracture management and often assists surgeons in the operating room. He truly enjoys helping patients get through their injuries so they can get back to doing what they love.

    Jason was born and raised in Boise and received his bachelor's degree in microbiology from the University of Idaho. He completed his master's degree in physician assistant studies at A.T. Still University, with focused training in sports medicine and pediatric orthopedics. In his free time, Jason enjoys running, mountain biking and spending time with his wife, kids, and dog.



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  • Sports Medicine

    Biography

    Alejandro A. Homaechevarria MD, ABFP, CAQSM ("Dr. Alex") is fellowship trained in sports medicine and specializes in pediatric and adult sports injuries, back pain, shoulder and knee injuries, concussion management, and fracture management. He also specializes in adult and geriatric degenerative arthritis joint evaluation and treatment. He has advanced training in lumbar spine interventional injection procedures, collaborating frequently with the spine wellness team at St. Luke’s.

    Dr. Homaechevarria serves as a team physician for US Soccer Federation and has served as a physician for the US Ski Team. He is the medical advisor for Bogus Basin Ski Resort and helped develop the Ski Injury prevention software program designed to lower injury rates at ski resorts in both winter and summer. Dr. Homaechevarria has been the head physician at Bishop Kelly High School since 2001, and currently serves as the medical director of the Boise Twilight Criterium, Boise's only professional cycling race.

    Dr. Homaechevarria completed his sports medicine fellowship at The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital and University of Utah, where he cared for members of the US Ski and Speed Skating teams and the University of Utah athletes, and served as a physician at the Park City Resort Ski Clinic. 


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  • General Orthopedics

    Biography

    Kati Johnson, PA-C is a physician assistant supporting orthopedic and sports medicine surgeon, Dr. Michael Curtin, focusing on conditions and injuries of the shoulder and knee. She sees patients in the clinic and assists during surgeries. She loves helping patients get back to the activities they love.

    Kati earned a bachelor's degree in health science from Boise State University and a bachelor's degree in physician assistant studies from Long Island University. In her free time, Kati enjoys outdoor adventures and spending time with her family and dogs.

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Biography

    Jared S. Johnson, MD, ABOS, AAOS is a board certified, fellowship trained, orthopedic surgeon and fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. His fellowship training focused on the treatment of complex shoulder and knee conditions, as well as sports-related injuries. He has special interest in shoulder surgery and knee ligament reconstruction, performing a high volume of total and reverse total shoulder replacement, ACL reconstruction, and meniscal surgeries. He also serves as the medical director of the St. Luke's Orthopedic Surgery Center and is a team physician for the Idaho Steelheads and Rocky Mountain High School. His goal is to help his patients achieve their highest activity level possible.

    Dr. Johnson earned his medical degree from Cornell Medical College, and at graduation was awarded the T. Campbell Thompson Award for excellence in orthopedic surgery by the faculty of the Hospital for Special Surgery, the oldest orthopedic hospital in the United States. He then completed his residency at UCLA Medical Center where he served as a chief resident. Following residency, he completed a fellowship at the world-renowned Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. During his time in Vail, he received additional training in complex shoulder surgery, shoulder replacement, knee ligament reconstruction, and cartilage procedures. He also served as a team physician for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard teams.

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  • Sports Medicine

    Biography

    Trek Lyons, MD is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and specializes in evaluation and non-operative management of sports-related injuries, fractures, and injuries of the knee, shoulder, hip, foot and ankle in active children and adults. He also specializes in human performance testing and tendon pathology.

    Dr. Lyons has served as a team physician for the University of Oregon and Utah State University athletics programs, and currently serves as the team physician for Mountain View High School.

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  • Sports Medicine

    Biography

    Kurt J. Nilsson, MD is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and specializes in non-operative management of acute and chronic shoulder, hip, knee, elbow and ankle injuries and concussions in active children and adults. He has special training in the use of ultrasound for diagnostic and interventional purposes and uses it extensively in his clinic for minimally invasive procedures, such as calcific tendinitis treatment and targeted injections. 

    Dr. Nilsson is a team physician for the College of Idaho, the US Ski Team, and US Soccer Federation; and has served as a concussion consultant for USA Cycling. He has also served as the medical director of the St. Luke’s Concussion Clinic since it inception in 2011 and is medical director for St. Luke’s Applied Research.

    Dr. Nilsson earned his bachelor's degree at California Lutheran University and a master's degree in exercise science from Boise State University, in addition to his medical training. 


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      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

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