Dawn Mattern, MD, FAMSSM, a board-certified Family Practice/Sports Medicine specialist with Trinity Health, has been named a Fellow in the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM).
The designation is given to sports medicine physicians who’ve demonstrated an ongoing commitment to lifelong learning, advancement of the profession, and leadership in their communities.
With over 20 years of experience in the sports medicine field, Dr. Mattern has been a leader in promoting advances in the treatment of concussion and other sports-related injuries. She’s a strong advocate for the health benefits of exercise and has been a catalyst in organizing community events that promote physical activity.
Dr. Mattern has served as team physician for Minot State University and many area high schools for many years. She’s also provided coverage for professional players, including the Justin Sports Medicine professional rodeo team and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team.
The North Dakota native earned her medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and completed her family practice residency at the UND Center for Family Medicine. Her sports medicine fellowship was accomplished at Ohio State University. She’s received numerous honors throughout her career, including the Dean’s Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Volunteer Faculty from UND.