Assistant Team Physician
Dr. Sherrie Ballantine-Talmadge is in her first year as an Assistant Team Physician for Northwestern Athletics. She is also responsible for directing the care of the campus' recreational athletes through her role as Sports Medicine Faculty within Northwestern University Health Services-Evanston. Sherrie grew up in the Western Suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Glenbard West High School. After high school, she earned her degree from North Central College in Biology. Between college and medical school, she did research at Loyola University and worked in a large Western Suburban orthopedic group. Always knowing she wanted to be a sports medicine physician, Sherrie pursued her osteopathic medical training at Midwestern University in the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following medical school, she did her residency training in Family Medicine at Resurrection Medical Center, where she was involved in multiple sports medicine activities, including coverage of the Chicago Marathon and the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Hawaii. For her Sports Medicine Fellowship, Sherrie traveled to Toledo, Ohio, where she worked with the University of Toledo and the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship associated with The Toledo Hospital. As a previous figure skater, Sherrie is also involved with United States Figure Skating as a sports medicine physician and enjoys caring for the athletes and giving back to her sport. Recently returning to the Chicagoland area from her sports medicine fellowship, Sherrie is happy to be a part of the Northwestern University family. She and her husband, Brian, are looking forward to moving up to the Northern Suburbs in order to enjoy all that the University has to offer. In their free time, Brian and Sherrie enjoy spending time with friends and anything outdoors.