Our Faculty and Team

Our program director and other exceptional physician mentors share an interest in challenging and teaching our sports medicine fellows. They will provide you with the specific experiences you need to practice non-surgical sports medicine.

Sports Medicine Felllowship Director - Arizona

Ryan Zerr, D.O.

Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship

Dr. Ryan Zerr joined  Yuma Regional Medical Center's Graduate Medical Education faculty to direct the Sports Medicine Fellowship program. In addition to serving as the mentor to our fellows, he treats patients for their athletic injuries. Dr. Zerr earned his medical degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, MO. He completed his family medicine residency at Phoenix Baptist Hospital in Phoenix, AZ and his sports medicine fellowship at the University of Nevada, Reno, in Reno, NV. He is board-certified in family medicine with a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine.
Dr. Zerr enjoys spending time with his family and watching them participate in athletic, school and community events. He also enjoys weight lifting, travel and smoking ribs and pulled pork.

Sports Medicine Fellowship doctor

Alfonso Téllez II, M.D.

Core Faculty and Fellowship Program Alum

Dr. Alfonso Téllez II was born in Tucson, AZ and grew up in Yuma. He earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona. He  completed his family and community medicine residency and sports medicine fellowship at Yuma Regional Medical Center. He feels deep satisfaction from his work in the community to promote health education and help the underserved.

In his free time, Dr. Téllez enjoys cycling, soccer, hiking, movies, cooking and planning trips to new places.


Dr. Stephen Gipson, D.O.

Current Fellow

Born in Kansas City, Dr. Stephen Gipson spent his formative years in the midwest. He earned his medical degree from A.T. Stills Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his family medicine residency with the Creighton University Arizona Alliance Family Medicine Residency Program in Phoenix, AZ. During his residency, he assisted with the development of both a sports medicine and a point-of-care ultrasound curriculum. In addition to family medicine training, he enjoyed participating in sideline event coverage as well as urgent care employment as a moonlighter.

Dr. Gipson’s personal interests include traveling, hiking, playing with his dog, attending sporting events, watersports and trail running.

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