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Ellis Mair, EdM, ATC

Director of Participant Health and Safety

Ellis is the Director of Participant Health and Safety for NXTsports. She is the head athletic trainer in charge of medical staffing for all NXT programming and oversees the NXT Safety Initiative. 

Ellis has been a part of the NXT family since 2010, when she started as an athletic trainer at the first Trashcan Lacrosse camp. Prior to joining NXT, she was a staff athletic trainer at Boston University, where she also received her master's degree in health education in 2015. Before her time in Boston, she was the head athletic trainer at Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High Schools

Ellis graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 2009, where she earned her bachelor's of science in athletic training. She played club lacrosse at Penn State and now enjoys rowing down the Schuylkill. She is also an avid marathon runner.

Anne Colton, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Colton began her interest in orthopaedic surgery as a Division 1 basketball player at the University of New Hampshire. It was there that she met an orthopaedic surgeon who helped her teammate return to the game after a season-ending ACL rupture. In this she discovered the unique ability that a surgeon has in restoring athletes to full function. She served as team captain in her senior year and was named Scholar Athlete of the Year. 
After medical school at Temple and Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Penn, she furthered her surgical skills at the elite Rush University Medical Center, where she worked with the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls, as well as served as a team physician for a professional women's softball team and a minor league ice hockey team.

Board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Dr. Colton is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, and the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society. Her hospital affiliations include Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Springfield Hospital, Riddle Memorial Hospital, Roxborough Memorial Hospital, and the Surgery Center of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Colton received "Top Doctor" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today (2014).