Meet the Adaptive Sports EXPO Organizers and Founders
Donald Kasitinon, M.D. - Adaptive Sports Coalition Director and Founding Member, Sports Medicine Physician, Head Team Physician of UTA Movin’ Mavs and Lady Movin’ Mavs
Dr. Kasitinon is a board-certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Sports Medicine physician. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Dallas in electrical engineering where he also competed on the NCAA tennis team. He then earned his medical degree and completed PM&R residency at UT Southwestern where he served as Academic Chief Resident. He completed a non-operative sports medicine fellowship at Stanford University and while there, served as a co-chair of the VA Palo Alto Adaptive Sports Program. Dr. Kasitinon is the Head Team Physician for the UTA Movin’ Mavs and Lady Movin’ Mavs and provides medical coverage for other adaptive sports events in the metroplex such as wheelchair tennis. He has served in various leadership roles both locally and nationally and currently serves on the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Education Committee. Dr. Kasitinon’s primary clinical interests include adaptive sports, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and regenerative medicine/orthobiologics.
Stephanie Tow, M.D., FAAPMR - Adaptive Sports Coalition Founding Member and Prior Director 2020-2022, Sports Medicine and Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Physician, Head Team Physician of US Paralympics Swimming
Dr. Tow is a board-certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Sports Medicine physician who has a passion for working with adaptive sports athletes. She completed her undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins University after which she completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Hong Kong. She then earned her medical degree at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and completed her PM&R residency at UT Southwestern, serving as Chief Resident. She completed her Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship at University of Colorado/Children’s Hospital Colorado and then her Sports Medicine Fellowship at Children’s Mercy Kansas City. Dr. Tow is the Head Team Physician and a National Medical Classifier of US Paralympics Swimming and has extensive experience volunteering with various adaptive/Para sports programs including as an adaptive (sit) ski instructor with the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, CO; co-founding an adaptive dance program with Boulder Ballet; providing medical coverage for Midwest Adaptive Sports events; and serving in team physician and/or medical director roles for multiple other adaptive/Para sports teams in DFW. She has served in various leadership roles with national boards and committees and is currently Chair-elect for the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Adapted Sports and Recreation Committee, and also serves on the American Academy of PM&R (AAPM&R) Medical Education Committee, and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Education Committee. Dr. Tow specializes in sports medicine for athletes with impairments/disabilities, pediatric sports medicine, and pediatric rehabilitation medicine. She is a founding member and the former director of the Adaptive Sports Coalition from 2020-2022.
Jason Smith, Ph.D. - Adaptive Sports Coalition Founding Member and Rehabilitation Psychologist
"As a rehabilitation psychologist, I am interested in adaptive sports because of the impact it has on one’s quality of life and overall well-being. I am a strong believer in physical activity and exercise as medicine. Psychological health and wellness are some of the greatest benefits of sports and physical activity because regular participation improves mood and reduces anxiety. Finally, adaptive sports are an excellent way to engage in the community, socialize, and simply have fun with folks with similar interests."
Shane Miller, M.D. – Adaptive Sports Coalition Founding Member and Sports Medicine Physician
"I am a pediatric sports medicine physician at Scottish Rite for Children's Sports Medicine Center and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Orthopaedics and Pediatrics at UT Southwestern. The benefits of sports participation are numerous and include physical, psychosocial, and health-related benefits which positively impact lives. As a sports medicine physician, I encourage exercise and physical activity for everyone. Adaptive sports invites participation from those who routinely overcome challenges in their daily lives. They benefit greatly from their participation, while demonstrating their incredible athletic talents. My goal for being involved in this coalition is to introduce new opportunities to those who may not be aware of what opportunities exist in the community for them."