At Princeton Sports Medicine Center, our doctors are passionate about helping athletes stay healthy, maximizing their performance, treating their injuries, and implementing a comprehensive plan to prevent future injuries.
Our director, Dr. Scott Curtis, is the Co-Editor of the Springer Publication “Essential Sports Medicine, 2nd Ed.” Dr. Curtis works in close collaboration with our two assistant directors, Drs. Perlman and Kirkbride. Our doctors coordinate the care of their patients in conjunction with other healthcare professionals as needed, including orthopedists, physical therapists, rheumatologists, acupuncturists or chiropractors to ensure optimal individualized care during each phase of their treatment.
MEET OUR DIRECTOR
Scott Curtis, DO, is a board certified, fellowship trained physician who specializes in the care of sports related injuries and general musculoskeletal care. Dr. Curtis is the Director of Sports Medicine at Princeton Spine and Joint Center.
After attending Penn State University, Dr. Curtis received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then completed his residency at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ where he was honored to serve as Chief Resident.
Dr. Curtis completed the renowned Sports Medicine Fellowship at Atlantic Sports Health where he worked with the New York Jets, Seton Hall University Athletics, College of St. Elizabeth Athletics and various high school teams. From weekend warriors to professional athletes, high school athletes to 90+ year old tennis players, Dr. Curtis has a singular focus to treat each patient as an individual, identify their concerns as well as their specific goals and help them reach their aspirations using the most effective non-surgical care options.
Jason Kirkbride, MD, CAQSM, is a board certified, fellowship trained sports medicine physician specializing in general musculoskeletal and sports related injuries. Dr. Kirkbride currently serves as the Co-Director of Regenerative Medicine at Princeton Spine and Joint Center.
After attending Virginia Tech, Dr. Kirkbride received a Masters degree from Georgetown University. He attended Eastern Virginia Medical School, and then completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Virginia, where he served with distinction as chief resident. Dr. Kirkbride also completed additional fellowship specialty training in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the University of Virginia, which afforded him the opportunity to work with the Virginia Cavalier student-athletes, and local high schools.
Zachary Perlman, DO, is a board certified, fellowship trained physician specializing in the non-operative care of sports related injuries and musculoskeletal medicine with a particular emphasis in regenerative medicine. He currently serves as the Co-Director of Regenerative Medicine for Princeton Spine and Joint Center.
Dr. Perlman earned his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Rutgers University and completed medical school in South Florida at Nova Southeastern University. He then completed his residency at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Perlman completed a sports medicine fellowship in San Antonio, Texas, where he worked with multiple professional sports teams, including the San Antonio Spurs, as well as multiple university and high school teams.
Ziva Petrin, MD, is board-certified in both Sports Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and specializes in the care of musculoskeletal injuries in both athletes & non-athletes. She sees both pediatric and adult patients.
Dr. Petrin has additional interests and training in musculoskeletal ultrasound and electrodiagnostics, biomechanics, and evaluation and non-operative management of hand and foot&ankle injuries. She has a particular interest in acute and overuse injuries occurring in runners, cyclists, swimmers, rock climbers and dancers and performance artists.
She has extensive sports coverage experience, and has served as a team physician from high school to National team levels in various team sports including football, volleyball, hockey, lacrosse, rugby among others. She has a particular interest in dance and rock climbing injuries. She has experience working with ballet and modern dancers of all ages, and has served as medical director of USA Climbing Bouldering National Championships. She serves on the USA Climbing Adaptive Committee, working to expand opportunities for athletic participation in people of all abilities.
She uses a conservative approach centered on using exercise as medicine and avoiding medications whenever possible.
Dr. Petrin has a personal background as a rower and a triathlete. She competed as a NCAA DI athlete and later rowed internationally. She has completed numerous endurance races from sprint to ITU long distance triathlons, as well as adventure and running races of all distances.