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Medical Team

Baptist Health Sports Medicine is the official athletic training team of Louisville City FC.

Christopher Pitcock, MD, CAQSM

Team Physician Christopher Pitcock, MD, is board-certified in family and sports medicine. Dr. Pitcock is a 1991 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Louisville, Department of Family and Community Medicine in 1994.

Dr. Pitcock practices at Baptist Health Medical Associates Family & Sports Medicine at Baptist Health Eastpoint and serves as team physician to the University of Louisville football and men’s basketball teams.

Dr. Pitcock is a member of the Kentucky Medical Association, Jefferson County Medical Association, American College of Sports Medicine, Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians and American Medical Society of Sports Medicine.


Mark Puckett, MD, CAQSM (Team Physician)

Mark Puckett, MD, is board-certified in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Puckett is a 2008 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his family medicine residency at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, S.C., in 2011. He completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Self Regional Healthcare in 2012.

Dr. Puckett practices with Baptist Health Medical Associates Family & Sports Medicine at Baptist Health Eastpoint. Dr. Puckett has served as medical support physician in the South Carolina Half Ironman Triathlon and a volunteer physician on medical missions to the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Honduras and Peru. He currently serves as team physician for Ballard High School.

Dr. Puckett is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and South Carolina Medical Association.

Dr. Puckett has special interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound, using this technology for bedside diagnostics and procedural guidance. This enables him to more accurately reach joints, tendons, nerves and other structures for injections and prolotherapy. He also has interest in running and endurance sports injuries, including gait analysis. He has participated in research projects for sports preparticipation screening, fluid and electrolyte balance in athletes and concussion awareness.


W. Michael Hughes Jr, DO, CAQSM (Team Physician)


Michael Hughes, DO, earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (DO) in 2012 from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a family medicine internship in 2013 and residency in 2015 at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga. Dr. Hughes then completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship in 2016 at the University of Louisville.

Dr. Hughes is board certified in both family medicine and sports medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He specializes in osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), or hands-on care, which involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury.

Nicholas Kenney, MD (Team Orthopedic Surgeon)

Nicholas Kenney, MD, is board-eligible in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kenney specializes in shoulder arthroscopy and shoulder replacement, including the reverse total shoulder, as well as arthoscopic surgery of the knee and total knee replacement and general orthopedics.

Dr. Kenney is a 2007 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 2012. He completed an orthopedic surgery sports medicine fellowship at the University of Kentucky in 2013.

Dr. Kenney is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Florida Orthopedic Society, Florida Medical Association and Catholic Medical Association.


Scott Ritter LAT, ATC, CSCS (Head Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach)

Scott is a board certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and a certified Strength Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training from Georgetown College where he ran track and cross county. He worked as a collegiate athletic trainer for Georgetown College and as a clinical athletic trainer for Commonwealth Orthopedics before moving to Louisville to join Baptist Health. He has been with Baptist Health Sports Medicine since 2013 by serving as the certified athletic trainer for Atherton High School before joining Louisville City FC in their 2015 inaugural season.


Chris Reader MS, CSCS, ISPAS-Level 2 (Performance Analyst)

Chris is a certified Strength Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a performance analyst through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the International Society of Performance Analytics in Sport (ISPAS).  He earned his Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Louisville, and earned his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Exercise Science from Bellarmine University. At the University of Louisville, Chris worked as a graduate research assistant as well as a Performance Analyst intern with Olympic Sports. He is also a strength and conditioning coach at Baptist Health Performance Training.

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