Dr. Jeff Bytomski serves as the head medical team physician for Duke Athletics.
In July of 2018, Bytomski was named to the newly-created Integrative Performance Excellence Group, a unit comprised of directors in the areas of Sports Performance, Athletic Medicine, Sports Nutrition and Behavioral Health, as well as individuals representing psychological services, team physicians and primary care physicians. The goal of this working group is to enhance the experience of Duke student-athletes by providing an integrative approach to the care of each individual athlete throughout his or her collegiate career while continuing to cultivate partnerships with the Duke University Hospital, Duke Sports Science Institute, Duke Student Health and Duke Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) as part of its holistic approach to student-athlete health.
Bytomski was named the recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching by the Duke Family Medicine Residency Program in 2016. The Golden Apple Award is the most prestigious teaching honor presented by the medical school student body.
Bytomski arrived in Durham in 2001 and completed a fellowship in sports medicine with the Duke University Medical Center in 2002. In addition to his work at Duke, Bytomski has served as a member of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Mackey-White Mild Traumatic Brain Injury committee since 2009.
Bytomski is a 1993 graduate of San Diego State University. He completed his medical training at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998 and family medicine residency at the Phoenix Baptist Hospital in 2001.