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Jon Divine, MD

Professor of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Education/Credentials
  • Bachelor's Degree: Otterbein College
  • Master's Degree: University of Texas at Tyler
  • Medical Degree: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine
  • Fellowship: The Ohio State University

Research/Clinical Interests

Sports Medicine, sports-related concussion, exercise physiology

Board Certifications & Licenses
  • Board Certified Diplomate American Board of Family Medicine, 1996
  • Board Certified Sports Medicine Subspecialty American Board of Family Medicine, 1997
Contact Information
  • UC Health Holmes Hospital
  • Room 1103
  • Albert Sabin Way at Eden Avenue
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
  • Office 513-584-7328
  • Fax 513-584-3929
  • Email jon.divine@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Divine, Jon G; Clark, Joseph F; Colosimo, Angelo J; Detherage, John P; Donaworth, Michael A; Hasselfeld, Kimberly A; Himmler, Aaron; Rauch, Joseph T; Mangine, Robert E 2018. American Football Players in Preseason Training at Risk of Acute Kidney Injury Without Signs of Rhabdomyolysis. Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, ,

Divine, Jon G; Daggy, Matthew W; Dixon, Emily E; LeBlanc, Dustin P; Okragly, Richard A; Hasselfeld, Kimberly A 2018. Case Series of Exertional Heat Stroke in Runners During Early Spring: 2014 to 2016 Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. Current sports medicine reports, 17 5, 151-158

Clark, Joseph F; Elgendy-Peerman, Hagar T; Divine, Jon G; Mangine, Robert E; Hasselfeld, Kimberly A; Khoury, Jane C; Colosimo, Angelo J 2017. Lack of eye discipline during headers in high school girls soccer: A possible mechanism for increased concussion rates. Medical hypotheses, 100 , 10-14

Clark, Joseph F; Ellis, James K; Burns, Timothy M; Childress, John M; Divine, Jon G 2017. Analysis of Central and Peripheral Vision Reaction Times in Patients With Postconcussion Visual Dysfunction. Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, ,

Clark, Joseph; Hasselfeld, Kimberly; Bigsby, Kathryn; Divine, Jon 2017. Colored Glasses to Mitigate Photophobia Symptoms Posttraumatic Brain Injury. Journal of athletic training, 52 8, 725-729

Adler CM, DelBello MP, Weber W, Williams M, Patino Duran LR, Fleck D, Boespflug E, Eliassen J, Strakowski SM, Divine JG. 2016. MRI evidence of neuropathic changes in former college football players. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, ,

Adler, Caleb M; DelBello, Melissa P; Weber, Wade; Williams, Miranda; Duran, Luis Rodrigo Patino; Fleck, David; Boespflug, Erin; Eliassen, James; Strakowski, Stephen M; Divine, Jon 2016. MRI Evidence of Neuropathic Changes in Former College Football Players. Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, ,

Bixenmann B, Hitchmoth D, Braley S, Pritts TA, Divine JG, Mangine RE, Ellis JK, Corcoran K, Bigsby K, Andaluz N, Mcpherson CM, Clark JF. 2016. Retinal changes detected using optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging in an intercollegiate football player following severe traumatic brain injury. Optometry and Visual Performance, ,

Clark JF, Caudell-Stamper DN, Dailey SW, Divine JG 2016. Can a transient exertion-related carotid (TERC) murmur heard during a symptom-limited exercise test be used as a means for managing sports concussion? Medical Hypotheses, 08/2016, Volume 93:11-15 ,

Clark JF, Ellis JK, Burns TM, Childress JM, Divine JG. 2016. Central and peripheral vision reaction times are prolonged post concussion. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, ,

Clark, Joseph F; Caudell-Stamper, Danielle N; Dailey, Stephen W; Divine, Jon G 2016. Can a transient exertion-related carotid (TERC) murmur heard during a symptom-limited exercise test be used as a means for managing sports concussion? Medical hypotheses, 93 , 11-5

Clark, Joseph F; Mangine, Robert E; Divine, Jon G 2016. In Response to: Does Visual Performance Influence Head Impact Severity Among High School Football Athletes? Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, ,

Divine J, Dailey S, Burley K. 2016. Exercise in the Heat and Heat Illness. Netter's Sports Medicine, 2ed ,

Donaworth MA, Clark JF, Mangine RE, Hasselfeld KA, Springer DB, Divine JG 2016. Muscle Injury Biomarkers for Collegiate Football Players During Preseason Camp. Clincal Journal of Sports Medicine, Med 2016;26(2):e58,

Schneider DK, Gokeler A, Otten B, Ford KR, Hewett TE, Divine JG, Colosimo AJ, Heidt RS, Myer GD. 2016. A novel mass-spring-damper model analysis to identify landing deficits in athletes returning to sport after ACL reconstruction. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, ,

Schneider, Daniel K; Gokeler, Alli; Otten, Bert; Ford, Kevin R; Hewett, Timothy E; Divine, Jon; Colosimo, Angelo J; Heidt, Robert S; Myer, Gregory D 2016. A Novel Mass-Spring-Damper Model Analysis to Identify Landing Deficits in Athletes Returning to Sport after ACL Reconstruction. Journal of strength and conditioning research, ,

Clark, Joseph F; Colosimo, Angelo; Ellis, James K; Mangine, Robert; Bixenmann, Benjamin; Hasselfeld, Kimberly; Graman, Patricia; Elgendy, Hagar; Myer, Gregory; Divine, Jon 2015. Vision training methods for sports concussion mitigation and management. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, 99, e52648

Donaworth MA, Clark JF, Graman P, Ellis JK, Mangine RE, Rauch JT, Bixenmann B, Hasselfeld KA, Colosimo AJ, Myer GD, Divine JG. 2015. The use of vision training as a means of decreasing concussion incidence in football. Clin J Sport Med , 2015;25(2):201. ,

Berz, Kate; Divine, Jon; Foss, Kim Barber; Heyl, Rachel; Ford, Kevin R; Myer, Gregory D 2013. Sex-specific differences in the severity of symptoms and recovery rate following sports-related concussion in young athletes. The Physician and sportsmedicine, 41 2, 58-63

Divine, Jon 2012. Exercise training to prevent anterior knee pain in military recruits. Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, 22 3, 288-9

Divine, Jon G; Shaffer, Michael D 2011. Use of viscosupplementation for knee osteoarthritis: an update. Current sports medicine reports, 10 5, 279-84

Myer, Greg D; Schmitt, Laura C; Brent, Jensen L; Ford, Kevin R; Barber-Foss, Kim D; Sherer, Bradley J; Heidt Jr., Robert S; Divine, Jon G; Hewett, Tim E 2011. Utilization of Mondified NFL Combine Testing to Identify Functional Deficits in Athletes Following ACL Reconstruction Journal of Orthopaedic Sports Therapy, 41 6, 377-387

Myer, Gregory D; Schmitt, Laura C; Brent, Jensen L; Ford, Kevin R; Barber Foss, Kim D; Scherer, Bradley J; Heidt, Robert S; Divine, Jon G; Hewett, Timothy E 2011. Utilization of modified NFL combine testing to identify functional deficits in athletes following ACL reconstruction. The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy, 41 6, 377-87

Quatman, Carmen E; Kiapour, Ali; Myer, Greg D; Ford, Kevin R; Divine, Jon G; Demetropoulos, Constantine K; Goel, Vijay K; Hewett, Tim E 2011. Cartilage Pressure Distrubutions as a Footprint to Define Female ACL Injury Mechanisms American Journal of Sports Medicine, 39 8, 1706-13

Myer, Gregory D; Ford, Kevin R; Barber Foss, Kim D; Goodman, Arlene; Ceasar, Adrick; Rauh, Mitchell J; Divine, Jon G; Hewett, Timothy E 2010. The incidence and potential pathomechanics of patellofemoral pain in female athletes. Clinical biomechanics (Bristol, Avon), 25 7, 700-7

Myer, Gregory D; Ford, Kevin R; Divine, Jon G; Wall, Eric J; Kahanov, Leamor; Hewett, Timothy E 2009. Longitudinal assessment of noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injury risk factors during maturation in a female athlete: a case report. Journal of athletic training, 44 1, 101-9

Hébert, Kenneth J; Laor, Tal; Divine, Jon G; Emery, Kathleen H; Wall, Eric J 2008. MRI appearance of chronic stress injury of the iliac crest apophysis in adolescent athletes. AJR. American journal of roentgenology, 190 6, 1487-91

Wall, Eric J; Vourazeris, Jason; Myer, Gregory D; Emery, Kathleen H; Divine, Jon G; Nick, Todd G; Hewett, Timothy E 2008. The healing potential of stable juvenile osteochondritis dissecans knee lesions. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 90 12, 2655-64

Chorley, Joseph; Cianca, John; Divine, Jon 2007. Risk factors for exercise-associated hyponatremia in non-elite marathon runners. Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, 17 6, 471-7

Divine, Jon G; Zazulak, Bohdanna T; Hewett, Timothy E 2007. Viscosupplementation for knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review. Clinical orthopaedics and related research, 455 , 113-22

Myer, Gregory D; Ford, Kevin R; Brent, Jensen L; Divine, Jon G; Hewett, Timothy E 2007. Predictors of sprint start speed: the effects of resistive ground-based vs. inclined treadmill training. Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association, 21 3, 831-6

Divine, Jon G; Hewett, Timothy E 2005. Valgus bracing for degenerative knee osteoarthritis: relieving pain, improving gait, and increasing activity. The Physician and Sportsmedicine, 33 2, 40-6

Divine, Jon G; Hewett, Timothy E 2004. Taking the load off. Rehab management, 17 6, 28-9

Hew, Tamara D; Chorley, Joseph N; Cianca, John C; Divine, Jon G 2003. The incidence, risk factors, and clinical manifestations of hyponatremia in marathon runners. Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, 13 1, 41-7

Chorley, Joseph N; Cianca, John C; Divine, Jon G; Hew, Tamara D 2002. Baseline injury risk factors for runners starting a marathon training program. Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, 12 1, 18-23

Beynnon B.; Divine J.; Hewett T.; Magnussen R.; Williams G. 01-01-2018. Prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review 2, 1 , 1439-1448

Divine J.; Hewett T. 01-01-2005. Valgus bracing for degenerative knee osteoarthritis: Relieving pain, improving gait, and increasing Physician and Sportsmedicine, 33 2, 40-46

Divine J.; Hewett T. 01-01-2004. Taking the load off. Rehab management, 17 6, 28-29