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The LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine Institute

The LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine Institute is a game-changer for athletes both on and off the field. Led by co-founder Craig Bennett, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine, the institute takes a team approach, working with specialists across the continuum of care.


Dr. Bennett provides orthopedic sports medicine care in Owings Mills. Dr. Anthony Velott, Dr. Samuel Matz, and Dr. Yatin Patel provide orthopedic sports medicine care in Carroll County. Dr. Erica Gaertner, a double board-certified internal and sports medicine doctor with fellowship training in pediatric and adult sports medicine, serves as a primary sports medicine physician for both regions. Our unique program combines the best orthopedic care for athletes at all levels of their sport.

Another asset to the Sports Medicine Institute is the team at the LifeBridge Sports Cardiology Center. The team at the LifeBridge Sports Cardiology Center—led by Sunal S. Makadia, M.D., FACC, a board-certified, noninvasive cardiologist—treats athletes of all abilities (ages 17 and older) and people in highly active occupations for known or previously undiagnosed cardiovascular conditions.


We believe that caring for athletes starts before their injury, and continues on well after. Our multidisciplinary team of providers help athletes avoid injuries, such as ACL tears, with proper technique, sport-specific strength analyses, and speed and strength training assistance as needed. If injuries occur, we work with your team’s athletic trainers and coaches to provide a personalized plan of care from diagnosis to return to play and beyond.


The Sports Medicine Institute will take care of YOU by offering expert orthopedics, primary care, physical therapy, sport-specific athletic training and much more.

Our Mission

The LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine Institute strives to be a comprehensive program which delivers specialized care to athletes and active individuals. We incorporate orthopedics, primary care sports medicine, and sports cardiology to meet the needs of athletic individuals, of all age ranges and activity levels. Our team is committed to patient education and helping athletes and active members of the community make informed decisions regarding their health and recovery from injury. Our providers implement personalized treatment and recovery plans, which allow for safe and effective return to sports, work and an active lifestyle.


With trained, on-site diagnostic technicians, expert medical staff and a specialized rehabilitative team, the LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine Institute works quickly to get to the root of your symptoms, map a plan for recovery, and get you back in the game.

Our Partners

The LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine Institute provides medical services for the following partners’ athletic programs.


Through these partnerships, student-athletes receive on-field medical support and athletic training, expedited access to specialized medical care by board-certified physicians, as well as educational opportunities. We address each student-athlete’s specific needs to get them back to competing as soon and as safely as possible.


Telemedicine video visits are also available.

Main Location

Owings Mills

LifeBridge Health at Foundry Row

10084 Reisterstown Road
Suite 300-A
Owings Mills, MD 21117

All Other Locations


South Carroll Health & Wellness Pavilion
1380 Progress Way

Suite 102
Eldersburg, MD 21784


844 Washington Road

Suite 102
Westminster, MD 21157

Northwest Hospital

Orthopedic Suite
Main Floor
5401 Old Court Road
Randallstown, MD 21133

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Schoeneman Building
5th Floor
2401 W. Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215

Contact Us

For Appointments


Foundry Row in Owings Mills: 
Please call 410-601-7529(PLAY) or 1-844-787-8978.


Westminster and Eldersburg locations: 
Please call 410-876-8081 or 443-952-6061

LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine Institute Doctors