Faculty (SM)

David Harsha, MD FAAFP

Director, Sports Performance
Clinical Faculty
Past Family Medicine Program Director 2005-2010

Dr. Harsha obtained his engineering and premedical degrees at Oklahoma State University and a medical degree at the University of Oklahoma. His interest in the total care of athletes led him to pursue a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Indiana University. His research interest has resulted in several publications.

Dr. Harsha is the medical director for St.Vincent Sports Performance and serves as Team Physician for the USHL Indiana Ice, the WNBA’s Indiana Fever and Pike High School. Dr. Harsha also serves as a team physician for USA Diving and traveled with the team to the July 2011 World Swimming and Diving championships in Shanghai, China. He is also a consulting physician for USA Gymnastics. His special interests include musculoskeletal ultrasound and teaching musculoskeletal medicine. Dr. Harsha and his wife Dr. Cathy Harsha (Clinical Instructor of OB/GYN) have 3 children. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing recreational ice hockey in a local men’s league.


Joel Kary, MD

Family Medicine Faculty
Sports Performance Faculty

Hometown: St.Joseph, IL
Undergrad: Anderson University, Anderson, IN

Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
Other training/fellowship: University of Notre Dame Sports Medicine Fellowship, South Bend, IN

Originally from Illinois, Dr. Kary completed his undergraduate studies at Anderson University in Anderson, IN with a degree in Athletic Training. He earned his medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 2003. His family medicine residency training was completed at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis followed by a primary care sports medicine fellowship at the University of Notre Dame Sports Medicine Fellowship in South Bend, IN. He served as an assistant team physician for football and basketball and head team physician for men’s soccer while at Notre Dame.

Dr. Kary is a team physician for Butler University and the Indiana Invaders track club. His work as a sports medicine physician has included serving at the USA Track and Field Championships, USA National Gymnastic Championships, FINA World Swimming Championships, and numerous other national/international sporting events. He currently serves as a consultant physician for USA Track and Field.

Dr. Kary has a special interest in non-operative musculoskeletal medicine, management of medical conditions related to sports such as concussion, asthma, and mononucleosis, and musculoskeletal ultrasound. As a former college runner, he particularly enjoys the evaluation and management of running and endurance athlete injuries.

Dr. Kary is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.


Timothy VonFange, MD

Family Medicine Faculty
Sports Performance Faculty

Hometown: Seymour, Indiana
Undergraduate: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Moses Cone Family Medicine Residency, Greensboro, NC
Fellowship: Moses Cone Family Medicine Residency, Greensboro, NC

Dr. Von Fange is a full time clinical faculty in the St. Vincent Family Medicine Residency Program. He enjoys a broad range of practice which currently includes family medicine, sports medicine, and adult inpatient care. Currently, he serves as team physician for Marian University, Lawrence Central High School, and Scecina Memorial High School.

Dr. Von Fange enjoys teaching and interacting with residents. He and his family moved back to Indiana to join the St. Vincent Family Medicine Residency in November 2010. Prior to this, he was a faculty member for a family medicine program in Quincy, IL and was associate director of the program’s primary care sports medicine fellowship. His professional interests include sports injury management and prevention, concussion management, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and health care policy.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. VonFange enjoys being outdoors with his wife and their young daughter, barbequing, flea markets, and reading an eclectic mix of non-medical related subject matter.


Todd Arnold, MD

Sports Performance Faculty

Hometown: Littleton, Colorado
Undergrad: Colorado State University

Medical School: University of Colorado
Other training/fellowship: Indiana University, Sports Medicine Fellowship

Todd Arnold MD is a sports performance physician at St Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis. Originally from Colorado he attended Colorado State University followed by the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He completed a sports medicine fellowship through Indiana University.

Dr. Arnold has more than a decade of experience caring for athletes at all levels from scholastic, to college, professional and elite. He serves as the team physician for the Indianapolis Indians and was a consultant for the Indianapolis Colts for more than a decade. A unique part of his practice is serving as a performance scientist for USA Track and Field and a medical consultant for the USA Synchronized Swimming team.

Dr. Arnold's primary interest lies in the movement of athletes and how this serves as a basis for safe return to sport after an injury, reducing future injury risk and augmenting athletic performance connecting this to biomechanics of sport.


Bree Simmons

Medical School: Penn State University College of Medicine
Residency: St.Vincent Family Medicine Residency

Dr. Bree Simmons is a graduate of St. Vincent’s Family Medicine Residency and Wake Forest University’s Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. She is driven to provide compassionate and competent care for both traditional family medicine patients and athletes. Dr. Simmons’ sideline experience includes coverage of Wake Forest University Division I athletics for the 2011-2012 academic year, the 2011 Women’s NCAA Basketball Final Four, the Winston-Salem Open Professional Tennis Tournament, UNC School of the Arts performances, and the 2010 Dew Tour BMX Event in Chicago. She published a chapter on windsurfing injuries in an extreme sports medicine textbook. She serves as volunteer team physician for the Circle City Derby Girls roller derby team.

Dr. Simmons’ special interests include women’s health issues, especially in athletes. She is also passionate about reducing childhood obesity and increasing patients’ access to quality health care. Dr. Simmons grew up in central Pennsylvania and is very excited to be back in Indianapolis with her family.