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May 14, 2018 – King’s College Athletic Training (AT) Department physician Dr. William P.H. Charlton and faculty member Gregory Janik have been named recipients of prestigious awards by The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS), which will be presented at the PATS Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium held in June in Grantville. 

Dr. Charlton, Orthopedic Surgeon, King’s Team Physician and AT Program Medical Director, will be presented the 2018 PATS Team Physician Award, which recognizes exemplary team physicians annually who have worked alongside athletic trainers in caring for Pennsylvania's athletes. 

Janik, clinical professor of athletic training at King’s, will receive PATS Distinguished Merit Award, the second highest achievement presented by PATS, which recognizes an athletic trainer in Pennsylvania who has demonstrated distinguished professional achievement in the practice of AT. 

Dr. Charlton has been practicing as an orthopedic surgeon in Pennsylvania for 22 years, most recently as a partner at Orthopedic Consultants of Wyoming Valley in 2001. He has volunteered his skills for the care of King’s College student-athletes since 2003, supervising prevention programs, and providing immediate care, treatment, and rehabilitation. In this role, he oversees AT students in the classroom and on-site during clinical observations in his office and during surgeries.  He has also co-authored several case reports with King’s faculty and students.  

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in biology at Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Charlton earned his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, where he later completed his clinical training in the Orthopedic Program. He completed a surgical internship at the University of Pennsylvania’s Pennsylvania Hospital and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles. At Kerlan-Jobe,Charlton had the  privilege of training under Dr Frank Jobe who pioneered Tommy John surgery 

After an internship with the Philadelphia Eagles, Janik began teaching at King’s in 2000. He currently teaches orthopedic evaluation courses. He also serves as and the Director of Athletic Training Services, where he is responsible for the football and women’s lacrosse teams. 

Janik has served as president of the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA) since 2017 and as past president of PATS from 2010-12. He was presented the 2014 Jeffrey Stone Service Award from EATA and named the 2013 Head Athletic Trainer of the Year Award for Division III by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) College/University Athletic Trainers' Committee. He was awarded the Max and Tillie Rosenn Award for Faculty Excellence by King’s in 2012, and the Young Professionals’ Committee National Distinction Award from NATA Association in 2011.

Janik earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology/athletic training from Penn State University and a master’s degree in Sports Health Care A.T. Still University. He will be receiving his Doctor of Athletic Training degree from A.T. Still University in June 2018. He serves on the Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board for the Pennsylvania Department of Health and with Sport Safety International as their Coordinator of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs.

PATS is an progressive organization of licensed healthcare professionals who work under the direction of a licensed physician. The society continues to increase public awareness and education regarding the AT personnel and the profession while serving as the premier source of information for public safety, injury and illness prevention, early intervention, patient care, and healthcare delivery for the physically active in the Commonwealth.

The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS) awards recipients are, pictured from left: King’s College Athletic Training Department physician Dr. William P.H. Charlton and faculty member Gregory Janik. Dr. Charlton will be presented the PATS Team Physician Award and Janik will receive PATS Distinguished Merit Award at the PATS Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium held in June.