Dr. John Childress is currently the Director of Sports Medicine for the Emergency Medicine Residency at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center.

He is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care at FIU- Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. A native of Arkansas, Dr. Childress received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Central Arkansas.

He later relocated to Ohio and received his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University. Following medical school, he trained in Emergency Medicine at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York, where he also served as Chief Resident.

After completion of his residency, Dr. Childress relocated to South Florida where he worked as an emergency medicine physician for many years. He later completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at The University of Cincinnati. He served as Team Physician to Miami University Division One NCAA Athletics while a fellow.

After completion of the fellowship in Ohio, Dr. Childress returned to Aventura where he joined the emergency medicine core faculty.

Dr. Childress is board certified in Emergency and Sports Medicine. He is currently a resident of Miami and has practiced medicine in South Florida since 2006. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and has completed advanced fellowship certification in metabolic and nutritional medicine.

Dr. Jonh Childress focuses on Sports Medicine and non-operative orthopedics. He is trained in the utility of musculoskeletal ultrasound and uses ultrasound for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. He is also trained in the prevention and treatment of concussions and has published research in this area.