Stephen A. Stache, Jr., M.D.

Stephen A. Stache, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Stache is a non-operative sports medicine physician and serves as the Associate Division Chief for Non-Operative Sports Medicine at Rothman Orthopaedics.  He completed his fellowship and residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and obtained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College.  He is board certified in both sports medicine and family medicine and has particular interest in concussion management.

Dr. Stache served as a team physician for a variety of sports teams on a professional, collegiate and high school level.  Originally from the Pittsburgh area of southwestern Pennsylvania, he was a former collegiate athlete playing four years as a starter in football at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Stache previously served as the Head Team Physician and Head Internist for the Philadelphia Eagles, and currently serves on the medical staff for the Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia 76ers and St. Joseph’s University.

 

Professional Profile

Education
Titles & Certifications
Professional Associations

Education

  • 1999-2003 BA: The John Hopkins University (Psychological and Brain Sciences)
  • 2004-2005 Non-Degree Post-Baccalaureate Studies: University of Pennsylvania (General Studies)
  • 2005-2009 M.D.: Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
  • 2009-2012 Resident in Family Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia
  • 2012- 2013 Fellowship, Family and Community Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia

Titles & Certifications

  • 2012 American Board of Family Medicine
  • Instructor of Family and Community Medicine, Jefferson Medical College
  • Head Team Physician, Head Internist, Philadelphia Eagles

Professional Associations

  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (Fellow Member: 2012-present)
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (Resident/Student Member 2009-2012)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (Fellow Member 2012-present)
  • American Academy of Family Practioners (2009-present)
  • Jefferson Sports Medicine Society (Society Co-Founder 2005-2006)
  • American Medical Association (Medical Student Section 2005-2009)
  • Jefferson Sports Medicine Society (Exectutive Committee 2006-2007)
  • American Medical Association (Resident Member 2009-present)

Education

  • 1999-2003 BA: The John Hopkins University (Psychological and Brain Sciences)
  • 2004-2005 Non-Degree Post-Baccalaureate Studies: University of Pennsylvania (General Studies)
  • 2005-2009 M.D.: Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
  • 2009-2012 Resident in Family Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia
  • 2012- 2013 Fellowship, Family and Community Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia

Titles & Certifications

  • 2012 American Board of Family Medicine
  • Instructor of Family and Community Medicine, Jefferson Medical College
  • Head Team Physician, Head Internist, Philadelphia Eagles

Professional Associations

  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (Fellow Member: 2012-present)
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (Resident/Student Member 2009-2012)
  • American College of Sports Medicine (Fellow Member 2012-present)
  • American Academy of Family Practioners (2009-present)
  • Jefferson Sports Medicine Society (Society Co-Founder 2005-2006)
  • American Medical Association (Medical Student Section 2005-2009)
  • Jefferson Sports Medicine Society (Exectutive Committee 2006-2007)
  • American Medical Association (Resident Member 2009-present)
 
Publications

 Bibliography:

 
1.     Stache, S. “Preseason Neck Pain and Headache: Concussion Predictor?” Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field.  Web. Mar. 22, 2013
 
2.     Stache, S. “Clinical Reaction Time: A Simple and Effective Assessment Tool for Concussions” Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field.  Web. Feb. 11, 2013
 
3.     Stache, S. “Age-Related Differences in Neurocognitive Recovery from Sports Related Concussion” Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field.  Web. Jan. 11, 2013
 
4.     Stache, S. “Typical vs Prolonged Recovery Time and Predictors Following Concussion in High School and College Athletes.” Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field. Dec 5, 2012. Web, Jan. 5, 2013
 
5.     Stache, S. “Traveling Team Doctor? You could be “Practicing without a License!” Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field. Nov 9, 2012. Web, Jan. 5, 2013
 
6.     Stache, S. “Amantadine Shows Promise as Potential Post-Concussion Management Medication” Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field Sept 28, 2012. Web, Jan, 5, 2013
 
7.     Stache, S. “Balance and Neurocognitive Deficits in Non-Concussed Athletes.” Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field, Aug 31, 2012. Web, Sept 06, 2012
 
Publications:
 
1.     Stache, S. Franks, R. Close, J. Levy, E. Amantadine as a Recovery Agent in Concussion Management. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. March 2013, Vol. 23, Issue 2.
 
2.     Stache, S, Close, J, Mehallo, C, Fayock, K. Nonprescription Pain Medication Use in Collegiate Athletes. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. March 2012, Vol 22. Issue 2.
 
3.     Schutte-Rodin S, Spencer G, Stache S, Brensinger C, Staley B, Katzka D, Metz D:   Defining and scoring gastroesophageal reflux events in obstructive sleep apnea patients during polysomnography with and without CPAP. Sleep Vol. 29: A305, 2006 Notes: [Also poster presentation at APSS, Salt Lake City, June, 2006]
 
4.     Geoffrey Spencer, MD, Sharon Schutte-Rodin, MD, Steve Stache, MS, Colleen Brensinger, MS, David Metz, MD. Continuous positive airway pressure ventilation for obstructive sleep apnea reduces gastroesophageal reflux. Am J Gastroenterol 2006;101(9):S70.
 
Poster Presentations:
 
1.     .Stache, S. Franks, R. Close, J. Levy, E. Amantadine as a Recovery Agent in Concussion Management. Presented at the 2013 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference, San Diego, CA April 2013
 
2.     Stache, S. Harwood, M. Hip Pain is a College Baseball Athlete. Presented at the 2013 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference, San Diego, CA April 2013
 
3.     Stache, S. Vitanzo, P. Keneally, B. Eaves, K. An Unusual Shoulder Injury in a High School Football Athlete. Presented at the 2013 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference, San Diego, CA April 2013
 
4.     Stache, S, Close, J, Mehallo, C, Fayock, K. Nonprescription Pain Medication Use in Collegiate Athletes. Presented at the 2012 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference, Atlanta GA, April 2012
 
5.     Stache, S, Mehallo, C, Cerebral Palsy in a High Functioning College Athlete. Presented at the 2011 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, May 2011
 
6.     Stache, S Axelrod, D, Kyrillos, J: Palliative Care in a Case of Extensive Post-operative Gastric Bypass Surgery Complications. Notes: Presented at Delaware American College of Physicins Conference, Wilmington DE 2008 and Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic Conference, Philadelphia, PA 2008
 
Community Services:
 
1.     JeffHOPE (Health, Opportunities, Prevention & Education), 2005 – 2011
 
- Volunteered for this Jefferson student-run organization that provides medical care for homeless shelters across the Philadelphia area.  Responsibilities as a resident physician included overseeing medical students taking histories, performing physicals, assessing patients, and formulating plans of care.
 
2.     Jefferson AMA Chapter Community Outreach, 2005 -2009 
- Helped organize and implement various community service projects and fundraisers with the goal of aiding Philadelphia communities in need
 

Publications

 Bibliography:

 
1.     Stache, S. “Preseason Neck Pain and Headache: Concussion Predictor?” Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field.  Web. Mar. 22, 2013
 
2.     Stache, S. “Clinical Reaction Time: A Simple and Effective Assessment Tool for Concussions” Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field.  Web. Feb. 11, 2013
 
3.     Stache, S. “Age-Related Differences in Neurocognitive Recovery from Sports Related Concussion” Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field.  Web. Jan. 11, 2013
 
4.     Stache, S. “Typical vs Prolonged Recovery Time and Predictors Following Concussion in High School and College Athletes.” Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field. Dec 5, 2012. Web, Jan. 5, 2013
 
5.     Stache, S. “Traveling Team Doctor? You could be “Practicing without a License!” Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field. Nov 9, 2012. Web, Jan. 5, 2013
 
6.     Stache, S. “Amantadine Shows Promise as Potential Post-Concussion Management Medication” Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field Sept 28, 2012. Web, Jan, 5, 2013
 
7.     Stache, S. “Balance and Neurocognitive Deficits in Non-Concussed Athletes.” Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field, Aug 31, 2012. Web, Sept 06, 2012
 
Publications:
 
1.     Stache, S. Franks, R. Close, J. Levy, E. Amantadine as a Recovery Agent in Concussion Management. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. March 2013, Vol. 23, Issue 2.
 
2.     Stache, S, Close, J, Mehallo, C, Fayock, K. Nonprescription Pain Medication Use in Collegiate Athletes. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. March 2012, Vol 22. Issue 2.
 
3.     Schutte-Rodin S, Spencer G, Stache S, Brensinger C, Staley B, Katzka D, Metz D:   Defining and scoring gastroesophageal reflux events in obstructive sleep apnea patients during polysomnography with and without CPAP. Sleep Vol. 29: A305, 2006 Notes: [Also poster presentation at APSS, Salt Lake City, June, 2006]
 
4.     Geoffrey Spencer, MD, Sharon Schutte-Rodin, MD, Steve Stache, MS, Colleen Brensinger, MS, David Metz, MD. Continuous positive airway pressure ventilation for obstructive sleep apnea reduces gastroesophageal reflux. Am J Gastroenterol 2006;101(9):S70.
 
Poster Presentations:
 
1.     .Stache, S. Franks, R. Close, J. Levy, E. Amantadine as a Recovery Agent in Concussion Management. Presented at the 2013 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference, San Diego, CA April 2013
 
2.     Stache, S. Harwood, M. Hip Pain is a College Baseball Athlete. Presented at the 2013 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference, San Diego, CA April 2013
 
3.     Stache, S. Vitanzo, P. Keneally, B. Eaves, K. An Unusual Shoulder Injury in a High School Football Athlete. Presented at the 2013 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference, San Diego, CA April 2013
 
4.     Stache, S, Close, J, Mehallo, C, Fayock, K. Nonprescription Pain Medication Use in Collegiate Athletes. Presented at the 2012 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference, Atlanta GA, April 2012
 
5.     Stache, S, Mehallo, C, Cerebral Palsy in a High Functioning College Athlete. Presented at the 2011 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, May 2011
 
6.     Stache, S Axelrod, D, Kyrillos, J: Palliative Care in a Case of Extensive Post-operative Gastric Bypass Surgery Complications. Notes: Presented at Delaware American College of Physicins Conference, Wilmington DE 2008 and Society of General Internal Medicine Mid-Atlantic Conference, Philadelphia, PA 2008
 
Community Services:
 
1.     JeffHOPE (Health, Opportunities, Prevention & Education), 2005 – 2011
 
- Volunteered for this Jefferson student-run organization that provides medical care for homeless shelters across the Philadelphia area.  Responsibilities as a resident physician included overseeing medical students taking histories, performing physicals, assessing patients, and formulating plans of care.
 
2.     Jefferson AMA Chapter Community Outreach, 2005 -2009 
- Helped organize and implement various community service projects and fundraisers with the goal of aiding Philadelphia communities in need
 

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