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SPORTS MEDICINE STAFF
Marloes Blokdijk, MA, AT, ATC, PES, FMS
Marloes received her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Athletic Training from Eastern Michigan University and completed her Masters of Art in Sport Administration from Wayne State University. Employed by Henry Ford Health System since 2000, Marloes has been assigned to Lawrence Tech University (LTU) since 2011. Prior to her assignment at LTU, Marloes provided sports medicine services to Brother Rice High School, William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine in Detroit as part of the specialized sports rehabilitation team, and assisted the orthopaedic department with a variety of projects including performance enhancement and marketing. Marloes holds special certifications as a National Academy of Sports Medicine Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and is also a Functional Movement Specialist (FMS).
Taylor Cutajar, AT, ATC, CSC
Taylor received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Western Michigan University. He is licensed as an athletic trainer in the State of Michigan and certified nationally through the Board of Certification, Inc. Employed by Henry Ford since 2017, Taylor is assigned to Lawrence Technological University where he oversees sports medicine services for the LTU football team. Taylor brings four years of football athletic training experience to LTU, including the Detroit Lions, the Cleveland Browns, and Ohio University. He holds an additional certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Brent Beck MAT, AT, ATC, CSCS
Brent received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Valparaiso University and completed his Masters of Athletic Training from Manchester University. He is licensed as an athletic trainer in the State of Michigan and certified nationally through the Board of Certification, Inc. Employed by Henry Ford since 2018, Brent is assigned to Lawrence Technological University where he oversees sports medicine services for the LTU women’s soccer, basketball, and lacrosse teams as well as the men’s baseball team. Prior to working with Henry Ford Health System Brent provided sports medicine services as an athletic trainer to Grace College. He holds additional certifications through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist, the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Personal Trainer, the Functional Movement System as a Functional Movement Specialist, and is also certified in Graston Technique.
Cody Vargo, Strength and Conditioning/Injury Prevention Specialist
Vargo brings with him years of experience at the collegiate level of athletics. Most recently as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Newberry College. During his time at Newberry, Vargo implemented programs for men's/women's basketball, baseball, men's lacrosse, wrestling, women's golf, and volleyball. He also was the primary assistant for football. Prior to that, Vargo served as an Intern and Graduate Assistant at Wayne State University. At Wayne State University, Vargo designed and implemented year-round strength and conditioning programs for volleyball, swim and dive, fencing, cheer and dance, and men’s tennis teams. Vargo also designed and implemented in-season programing for baseball, women’s tennis, cross country, and men’s/ women’s golf. Vargo also helped assist strength and conditioning football workouts during all phases of training. Before Wayne State University, Vargo had a stint at Eastern Michigan as a Strength and Conditioning Intern where he assisted strength and conditioning staff during offseason and in-season football team workouts, field/weight room prep, spotting, coaching, and administration. Vargo earned a Master's of Kinesiology in Exercise and Sports Science from Wayne State University in 2018 and holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science from Adrian College in 2015.
HENRY FORD DOCTORS
Nancy White M.D.
Dr. White is a sports medicine physician through the Department of Orthopaedics at HFHS. She is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. White attended medical school at Michigan State University and completed her post-graduate education at Providence Hospital for family medicine and Michigan State University for sports medicine.
In addition to providing medical coverage at LTU, Dr. White serves as the Program Director for the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, as an International Team for US Figure Skating, and provides coverage to Cranbrook Kingswood Schools. Dr. Whitecurrently sees patients at the William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine in Detroit and Henry Ford Medical Center - Columbus (Novi).
Patricia Kolowich M.D.
Dr. Kolowich graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, where she also completed her residency training in orthopaedic surgery. She received her sports medicine training at The Orthopaedic Specialty Clinic, Salt Lake Knee & Sports Medicine in Utah. Working at Henry Ford Hospital for more than 20 years, seven of which she served as the Division Head of Sports Medicine, she is currently the Sports Medicine Fellowship Director.
In addition to working with LTU, Dr. Kolowich works with Detroit Catholic Central Hockey Team and has worked with the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Rockers, and Detroit Ignition. Dr. Kolowich currently sees patients at the William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine in Detroit and Henry Ford Medical Center - Columbus (Novi).
The athletic trainer (AT) at Lawrence Technological University works under the direction and supervision of physicians from Henry Ford Health System. At LTU, an AT is present for all major sports home games, as well as in the athletic training room during non-game days for injury prevention, assessment and care of injuries, and to provide treatment or rehabilitation. Hours are posted on the athletic training room door and the LTU athletics website. Marloes and Dayna can be reached at 248-204-3864 or by email.