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photo Mia Snapp, DO
Fellow

MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803

Faculty


photo Aaron Vaughan, MD
Director, MAHEC Sports Medicine, Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
Phone: 828-258-0670 Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803

Dr. Vaughan graduated from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and later attended the University of Virginia where he completed his residency in Family Medicine. Following his residency, he completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. 

Aaron moved to Western North Carolina in 2013 where he serves as the Sports Medicine Director at MAHEC as well as the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Director. He continues his appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He is active at the local, regional, and national level with the AMSSM (American Medical Society for Sports Medicine)

Locally, he serves as the team physician for Warren Wilson College. He provides medical coverage for multiple local teams including Asheville Rugby Football Club. From a community perspective, Dr. Vaughan has been the medical director for multiple events including the 2018 and 2019 International Tennis Fed Cup, the Lake Logan Triathlon, the Hellbender 100 mile trail race, the Haute Route international cycling race, and the Shut-In trail race. He is on the board of directors for the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission which brings in high-level athletic events to the Asheville and Western North Carolina region.

His primary professional interests are in non-surgical orthopedics, ultrasound medicine, regenerative medicine, Exercise is Medicine, traumatic brain injury/concussion management, and simulation medicine. 

Aaron is happy to call Asheville home and enjoys travel, trail running, cycling, mountain biking, fly fishing, and adventuring with his Aussie/Blue Heeler pup.


photo Jessica Knapp, DO, CAQSM
Assistant Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Phone: 828-258-0670 Fax: 828-257-4738
MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803

I grew up in Erie, PA in a tight knit family. I started my training as an undergrad at Penn State Behrend where I was inducted into the college’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014 for my achievements as a long-distance runner that included being named Female Athlete of the Year twice among other awards. Then continued to stay in my home town and went to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for her medical training. While in medical school, I served as head coach for high school and middle school cross country and track teams. Then I decide it was time to get out of the snow belt and trained in Wilmington, NC for family medicine and then completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Connecticut. After her fellowship, I worked as core faculty at Tufts Family Medicine Residency and spent several years teaching the physical exam courses at Tufts School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. We decided to move out of the city in 2018 to be closer to friends and family, leave the snow, and enjoy the mountains! Since moving we have had our daughter Jane whose pics grace my presentations.

MAHEC has been a great organization to move to. We have made friends within the department and community. Teaching is my favorite part of my job and the residents are so much fun. The energy from that interaction fuels my love for my job. I appreciate how willing MAHEC has been to embrace change culture for little and consider feedback as part of that change process.

I am very interested in research and over the past few years earned the Young investigator’s Research Grant Award and Humanitarian Award from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. I serve as the national subcommittee chair for Faculty Development American Society of Sports Medicine and completed the North American Primary Care Research Group Research Fellowship. My work focuses on female athletes and disordered eating, body image issues, the female athlete triad (energy deficiency, menstrual disturbances, and bone loss), the benefits of sports participation for young girls, group visits to encourage pediatric patients to get moving, health equity, and managing change.

Past Fellows


photo Joshua Wu, DO
Sports Medicine Fellow





photo Patricia Feeney Hall, DO
Sports Medicine Fellow





photo Patrick King, MD
Sports Medicine Fellow





photo Jonathon Mongold, DO
Fellow





photo Kristie Nichols, MD
Fellow





photo Alex Senk, MD
Fellow