Adam Susmarski  DO

Loras Head Team Physician
Master of Athletic Training Medical Director


Sports, Spine, and Rehabilitation Physician
Medical Associates Clinic - Dubuque, Iowa

Dr. Adam Susmarski, DO, FACSM is a sports, spine, and rehabilitation medical doctor at Medical Associates Clinic since 2021. He is the head team physician at Loras College and the Dubuque Fighting Saints, as well as, a team physician for Dubuque County Schools, Dubuque Rugby Club, and USA Wrestling.

Dr. Susmarski has spent a significant amount of time working in the field of Sports/Musculoskeletal medicine and has provided care to a wide range of athletes in a variety of sports encompassing athletes from high school, college, professional, military, Olympic, Paralympic, and Special Olympics levels of competition. He specializes in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, ultrasound and fluoroscopic guided procedures, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments.

He arrived in Dubuque, IA, after serving as a team physician and department head of the Brigade Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department at the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, MD since 2017. His additional duties included serving as the principal investigator at USNA for the Concussion Assessment, Research, and Education (CARE) Consortium and Service Academy Longitudinal mTBI Outcomes Study (SALTOS) which included serving as the medical director for the USNA Concussion Center of Excellence.

He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, MI. He completed his internship at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C. followed by Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Pittsburgh, PA where he served as chief resident. He completed a fellowship at the United States Naval Academy and holds multiple leadership certificates from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

Dr. Susmarski’s academic pursuits include work on multiple book chapters, peer-reviewed manuscripts, grants, and presentations including award-winning research. He additionally has served on multiple regional and national committees, as a peer reviewer of several prominent medical journals, and as a member of numerous professional organizations. He is also very active in his local community and completes an average of 500 volunteer hours yearly.

Dr. Susmarski’s awards include being honored with Gannon University’s Distinguished Young Alumnus Award in 2016, as well as, being named one of the Top Physicians Under 40 in Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Medical Society in 2018. He was additionally recognized during his PM&R residency with the Rising Star award for most outstanding junior resident, the Administrative Excellence award for his UPMC system-wide amputee medical care initiatives, and Overall Excellence in Residency at graduation. He was selected as a Fellow by the American College of Sports Medicine in 2022 which recognizes clinicians and scientists throughout the world who have achieved professional excellence and service to the field of sports medicine.

Dr. Susmarski was a recipient of the United States Navy Health Professional Scholarship upon his acceptance into medical school. His Naval medicine career has included deployments to Afghanistan, Kuwait, Africa, and Europe. He has been decorated with multiple individual and unit recognitions including but not limited to Meritorious Service Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation and Achievement Medals, Navy Unit Commendation, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, Armed Forces Service Medal, Battle “E”, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal with Bronze Star, Seabee Combat Warfare Device, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Navy Recruit Training Service Ribbon, Junior Officer of the Year, and US Navy Green “H” award. He was honored by being deep-selected, below zone for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) in 2014, and selected in 2019 for promotion to the rank of Commander (CDR).