The Sports Medicine Fellowship produces primary care physicians who excel in treating patients with musculoskeletal problems, along with other medical problems related to athletics and exercise.

Ben Phipps

M.D. University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis
B.S. in biology, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Residency: Montana Family Medicine Residency, Billings

Board certification: American Board of Family Medicine. Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) Sports Medicine

Joined Faculty: 2008

Family: My wife, Kelsey, and I have three young sons, Tiegan, Grayson, and Brekken.

Medical interests: Sports medicine

Outside interests: Fly fishing, archery and all other hunting, outdoor activities, plus the current project of building a log cabin.

The most satisfying part of teaching: Seeing residents and fellows light up as a concept becomes truly understood as they develop from learning professionals into real-world ready physicians.

Matthew Giordanengo
Asst. Director

Schooling: D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pa.

B.S., Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa.

Joined Faculty: 2015

Medical interests: Sports Medicine, nutrition and preventative medicine

Outside interests:  Montana has revived an interest in everything outside, from hiking, camping and mountain biking to kayaking. Indoor interests include jigsaw puzzles, board games, and video games.

Richard England

Schooling:  M.D. St. Matthew’s University, Grand Cayman Islands

Undergraduate degree: Southern Virginia University, Buena Vista, Va.

Residency: Southern Illinois University-Family Practice Residency, Carbondale, Ill.

Joined Staff: August 2017

Medical interests: Musculoskeletal ultrasound, sports medicine, family medicine

Family: I have an amazing wife, two awesome little boys and a mystery baby on the way.

Outside interests: Spending time with my family, snowboarding, fishing, basketball, running. I am a huge Utah Jazz fan, have a pretty nerdy baseball/sports card collection and actually used to travel around the country selling cards. I also have a background in stock trading and investing.

Why you chose MFMR: I chose MFMR Sports Medicine Fellowship because of the strong emphasis on MSK ultrasound, as well as the collaborative relationship with Ortho Montana.