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If there are any questions, please contact Head Athletic Trainer Mike Gilboe by email or at (847)-735-5296.
Mike Gilboe MS, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer
Phone: (847) 735-5296
Mike Gilboe has been the Foresters' Head Athletic Trainer since the fall of 2001. Gilboe came to Lake Forest College after a short stint with Condell Medical Center, working with their out-patient therapy department and was part-time with Lake Forest College. Prior to his time there, he was the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Arkansas State University for the Men's Basketball program from 1998-2000.
Gilboe attended Arkansas State University from 1992-1996 receiving his undergraduate degree in Physical Education-Athletic Training/Exercise Science. He then went on to attend Illinois State University, where he served at a graduate assistant, while receiving his master's degree in Physical Education in 1998.
Gilboe is certified by the NATABOC and is a licensed Athletic Trainer in the state of Illinois and a American Red Cross Instructor. He is a member of the National, Great Lakes and Illnois Athletic Trainers Association. He is currently the Public Relations Director for the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association since 2014. Gilboe is a adjunct professor for Lake Forest College
Gilboe is married to the former Kimberly Bradley, who is a retired certified athletic trainer and currently works as a Physical Therapy Assistant at Illinois Bone and Joint Institute. The couple has two sons, Aiden and Blake. A native of Jacksonville, Arkansas, Gilboe enjoys spending time with family camping and playing golf.
Lauren Flood, MS, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Phone: (847) 735-6148
Assistant Athletic Trainer Lauren Flood joined the Forester athletic training staff in 2018 thorough Illinois Bone and Joint Institute.
Flood served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017-18 and focused her efforts on the men's and women's gymnastics teams. She also served at several other athletic events in the Chicago area, covering sports such as football, soccer, basketball, hockey, rugby and volleyball.
Her professional career also includes two years as the Head Athletic Trainer at Schoolcraft High School while she attended graduate school at Western Michigan University.
Flood earned her bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and is a member of the National, Great Lakes, and Illinois Athletic Trainers' Associations.
Greg Liwanag, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Phone: (847) 735-6148
Assistant Athletic Trainer Greg Liwanag joined the Forester athletic training staff in 2018 through Illinois Bone and Joint Institute.
Liwanag is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University, where he served as a student athletic trainer for the football and men's soccer teams. As a senior he received clinical experience at DeKalb High School as an intern at IBJI.
He is a member of the National, Great Lakes, and Illinois Athletic Trainers' Associations.
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.