Dr. Burnham named Director of Sports Medicine Services
Dr. Jeremy Burnham enrolled at Parkview Baptist School in the second grade and remained an Eagle until graduation in May of 1999. After playing many years of football at PBS, Burnham decided to walk on to the LSU Football team where his appreciation for the profession of sports medicine came to fruition.
Following graduation, Burnham enrolled in Medical School at LSU Shreveport. His old head coach, Nick Saban, played a role not only throughout his football career but continued to impact his life as he furthered his education. “Coach Saban actually wrote a letter of recommendation for me to get into orthopedic residency and I believe that was the most talked about topic throughout my interview process,” said Burnham.
Burnham then went on to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for residency followed by The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for his sports medicine fellowship. After years of being away, Burnham moved back to his home state to begin his journey.
“I immediately was hired at the Bone and Joint Clinic and I am forever grateful for the opportunity they presented me. The Bone and Joint Clinic put me in a position to be successful, especially in Sports Medicine,” stated Burnham.
As Burnham began to map out his next steps following the Bone and Joint Clinic, Ochsner Medical Center was also starting to grow and expand. “Our goals aligned and in September of 2019 I became the Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Program for Ochsner Baton Rouge.”
With this leadership role, Burnham has been able to branch out into the community and expand his vision and support for local student athletes. He has served at Parkview Baptist School over the last three years and has developed a foundation with our coaches, athletes, trainers, and partners.
“We are excited to partner with Dr. Jeremy Burnham and have him serve as the Director of Sports Medicine Services at Parkview Baptist School. This relationship has been a long time coming and will streamline the communication process for our coaches and student athletes,” stated Athletic Director Darron Mitchell.
“Parkview is unique because they have so many reliable resources at their games. People like Dr. Shaw, Dr. Etheredge, and Peak Performance have been a part of the Parkview family for years. Doing this in a coordinated fashion, in real time, allows all of the providers to know what is going on with Parkview athletes and where the focus needs to be,” said Burnham.
Peak Performance Physical Therapy has provided Athletic Trainer, Ben Morale to serve our student athletes. Also joining him is Athletic Trainer, Sharnice Byrd who is provided through Ochsner. With this team in place, Parkview athletes will have access to cutting edge sports performance technology, injury prevention testing, and will be in the game as a healthier, stronger athlete that is equipped for long seasons.
This expansion and partnership allows Parkview Baptist School to continue its commitment to excellence and put your student athlete at the forefront of success.
Dr. Burnham and his wife, Amié, have three children. Two of them are following in their fathers footsteps as Eagles at Parkview Baptist School.