Athletic Trainer

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  • Mrs. Kara Santana MS, ATC, CSCS, PES 

    University Hospitals Sports Medicine Institute Athletic Trainer
    (440) 473-8040 (internal 7008)

Facilities & Features

  • Delivering the latest techniques for injury recovery and performance enhancement.
  • Facility open during school hours and select after-hours events.
  • Features: Equipment includes but is not limited to  electrical stimulation, low-level laser therapy, ultrasound, hydrotherapy, and ice and compression units. Faculty trainers hold advanced degrees and certifications in sports medicine.


  • Expedited appointments and direct access to the team physician when needed.
  • Access to the Healthy Roster injury tracking program, including the ability for secure communication among athletic trainer, coach, and parents.
  • On-site medical care for home and away practices, events, and competitions.
  • The development of emergency action plans to maintain safety of our athletes.
  • Sports-related educational offerings for athletes, coaches, and parents.
  • Concussion management in collaboration with concussion-trained physicians.
  • Access to a variety of support services including nutritionists, sports psychologists, and sports medicine specialists.
Gilmour Athletics provides world-class sports medicine care for our students and athletes though a partnership with University Hospitals Sports Medicine Program. Our Head Certified Athletic Trainer, Kara Santana, is one of the only full-time, in-house athletic trainers in the state, delivering medical attention to students in need of mild to moderate intervention [attention] and providing education to students interested in pursuing a career in sports medicine. Kara and all UH athletic trainers are schooled in the prevention, examination and diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and certain medical conditions in order to minimize re-injury and to facilitate the safe return to athletics. Our athletic trainers also participate in UH-sponsored return to play and performance enhancement programs. Other highlights of our sports medicine program include:
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
Dr. Salata is a sports medicine specialist with a clinical focus on cartilage restoration, meniscus surgery and the arthroscopic treatment of orthopaedic pathology affecting the hip, knee, shoulder and elbow.
A University Heights native, Dr. Salata graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Michigan Hospitals System. Dr. Salata served as an assistant team physician for the Division I University of Michigan Football and Hockey teams while in Ann Arbor. He also assisted with the coverage of Division I Eastern Michigan University Football and Basketball.
He completed his sports medicine fellowship training at the world-renowned Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. As a sports medicine fellow at Rush, Dr. Salata served as the assistant team physician for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Steel and Chicago Public High Schools, gaining experience treating athletes at all levels of competition. After the completion of his sports and shoulder fellowship at Rush, Dr. Salata pursued additional specialized training in the new field of hip arthroscopy in Chicago.
  • Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
  • Associate Orthopaedist Team Physician, The Cleveland Browns, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Director, Joint Preservation and Cartilage Restoration Center, UH Cleveland Medical Center
Contact Kara Santana or view the University Hospitals Sports Medicine Playbook for more information.

Mailing Address

34001 Cedar Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040
phone: (440) 473-8000

Campus Addresses
An independent, Catholic, coed, day and boarding school in the Holy Cross tradition. Toddler-Grade 12.