Lake Forest College Athletic Training


Mike Gilboe, Head Athletic Trainer

Phone: (847) 735-5296

Mike Gilboe has been the Foresters Head Athletic Trainer since the fall of 2001. He is originally from Jacksonville, Ark. 

He received his Master of Science degree from Illinois State University.  As a graduate assistant, he covered football as well as track & field.  He was also a Graduate Instructor in the Physical Education Department. 

After graduation, Gilboe became the Assistant Athletic Trainer at his alma mater, Arkansas State University.  His primary area of responsibility was the men’s basketball team.  He also helped oversee 12 additional sports, along with supervision of undergraduate and graduate student athletic trainers.  In addition, he was an instructor in the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Sport Sciences.   

Gilboe received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education – Athletic Training/Exercise Science from Arkansas State University. 

He is an adjunct professor in the Education Department at Lake Forest College, teaching Introduction to Athletic Training, Concepts of Health Education, CPR, and First Aid.

Gilboe is also an American Red Cross instructor, is certified by the NATA-BOC, and is a licensed athletic trainer in the state of Illinois.  He is a member of the National, Great Lakes, and Illinois Athletic Trainers’ Associations. 

Mike and his wife Kim reside in Wadsworth, Ill. with their sons Aiden and Blake.

Ashley Brown, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Phone: (847) 735-6148

Ashley Brown joined the Lake Forest College Athletic Department staff as Assitant Athletic Trainer in the summer of 2012. She is originally from Wauwatosa, Wis. 

Brown received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in May 2010.

She then went on to graduate from UW-La Crosse in May 2012 with her Master of Science Degree in Human Performance. While in graduate school, she served as an Athletic Trainer for the football, men’s basketball, women’s volleyball, and outdoor track teams. In her role at UW-La Crosse she supervised several Athletic Training students with each sport.

Brown is certified with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Board of Certification. She is also a Licensed Athletic Trainer in both Illinois and Wisconsin. She is a member of the NATA, the Great Lake’s Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA), and the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association (WATA). 

Brown resides in Lake Forest, Ill. 

Dr. Roger Chams, Team Physician                                       

Dr. Chams was fellowship trained at the prestigious Southern California Orthopedic Institute where he received specialized training in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of complex knee and shoulder issues and sports injuries. After his fellowship, he brought back many procedures that had not previously been performed in the area. Dr Chams has been in practice with the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute for over 15 years. His Sports Medicine experience includes treating thousands of Professional, NCAA, Amateur athletes, as well as work related injuries. He has been the team physician for Lake Forest College as well as multiple High School teams and athletic clubs, for 15 years. He has been chosen as a team physician for the USA Soccer Federation Men and Women National Teams.

Dr. Chams has presented at national meetings, published multiple journal articles, instructional videos, and has authored a text book chapter on Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy . He continues to be active as a member and instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) , and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), teaching advanced knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgical technique courses for other Orthopedic surgeons. He is an instructor for the Residents / Fellows Advanced Surgical Arthroscopic Shoulder/ Knee Course at the Academy Learning Center and continues to routinely teach continued medical education courses for physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers.

Dr. Chams has been awarded to the “Top Tier MD”, “Chicago’s Top Doctor”, American Registry “Patient’s Choice”. He has been selected to “America’s Top Orthopedists “by the Consumer Research Counsel of America for the last 12 years.

Athletic Training Room Policies

Download Lake Forest College Physical Forms

Insurance Letter and Athletic Training Brochure

Sickle Cell Trait Testing Information and Waiver Form

Concussion Information
and Concussion Form

Catastrophic Injury/Heat Illness Statement/Form
and ADHD Form

Freshman, transfers, and new student-athletes (click here)
Download/print the forms, take them to your doctor, and fill out the entire packet!

Upperclassman and returners (click here)
Only pages 2, 10, and 11

If there are any questions, please contact Head Athletic Trainer Mike Gilboe by email or at (847)-735-5296.

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