About Our Program

As an active woman, your musculoskeletal health is the foundation of your well-being. The Tulane Women’s Sports Medicine Program, led by Dr. Mary Mulcahey will help you maintain or develop a strong foundation, so you can maintain an active lifestyle doing whatever moves you.

We know “active” takes all forms, ages, and fitness levels: college and high school sports, busy work schedules, running, tennis, parenting, family activities, gardening and more. That’s the beauty of the Tulane program: our focus is on keeping active women active in the way that best aligns with their goals and lifestyles.

Musculoskeletal health is the foundation of overall health. This is especially true for women, and our focus is on ensuring that our patients build a strong foundation and have access to complete wellness across multiple disciplines, including OB/GYN, psychology, injury prevention, and nutrition.

Dr. Mulcahey believes that, “Active women who have been injured need immediate and effective care to facilitate return to their desired activities. The differences between men and women’s injuries plus the sex-specific variation in response to injury supports the need for a medical team dedicated to the overall healthcare of women.”

Dr. Mulcahey’s vision for this program creates the all-encompassing health network for active women highlighting and celebrating their differences in all health areas and ensuring that treatment is as personal and attentive as you deserve.

Meet the Tulane Women’s Sports Medicine Team

Mary K. Mulcahey, MD

Dr. Mary Mulcahey received her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, NY, in 2006. She completed her orthopaedic residency at Brown University, followed by a fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at the same institution. Dr. Mulcahey then went on to do a fellowship in sports medicine at San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine…

Ashley Wilson

Athletic Trainer for Women’s Sports Medicine

Ashley Wilson, MHR, ATC, joined the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine staff in the summer of 2017. She is the head athletic trainer side for the Women’s Sports Medicine Program, while also serving as an athletic trainer for Metairie Park Country Day School.

Prior to joining the TISM staff, Wilson spent four seasons at the University of Tennessee. There she served as the Associate Director of Sports Medicine, working primarily with the Lady Volunteers Women’s Basketball Team. Previously, she held a similar role at the University of Mississippi from 2011 – 2013 and Lamar University from 2008 – 2011.

Wilson received her Master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma in 2008 and her Bachelor’s of Science with a concentration in Athletic Training from Louisiana State University in 2006. She has been a certified athletic trainer since 2006.

Wilson is a native of St. Bernard parish and has recently moved back to the New Orleans area with her husband and two children, Cannon and Celia.

Kristin Horton

Athletic Trainer, Metairie Park Country Day School

Kristin Horton was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. After graduating from Charlotte Latin School, she attended Liberty University to study Athletic Training while play soccer there. She continued her soccer career with the Charlotte Lady Eagles, a semi-professional soccer team. After graduating from Liberty in 2015, she did 2 years as an intern Athletic Trainer at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte while obtaining her master’s degree online. She has also gained 4 years of being the head athletic trainer for the Charlotte Eagles PDL team and women’s soccer team. She joined the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine in September 2018 and currently provides coverage at Metairie Park Country Day.

Taylor Lyles

Athletic Trainer

Taylor Lyles joined the Tulane Women’s Sports Medicine in Fall 2019 after serving as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Loyola University New Orleans from 2017 – 2019. Prior to her time at Loyola, she earned a Master of Science in Advanced Athletic Training from the University of South Carolina in 2017 and a Bachelor of Science in Education in Athletic Training from the University of Miami (FL) in 2015.

While at South Carolina, Lyles served as the graduate assistant athletic trainer for the university’s Campus Recreation program from 2015 to 2016, and then the university’s Cheer program from 2016 to 2017. She also had the privilege of working as a medical volunteer for the Boston Marathon in April 2017 and isan alum of South Lake hospital’s internship program in Orlando, FL, where she provided medical coverage for all sporting events held at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Summer 2014.

A native of New Orleans and alum of Isidore Newman School (’11), Lyles has been a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) since 2013 and is licensed by the Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners. She is currently certified in CPR/AED and is also a certified instructor for the American Red Cross.

Ashley Wilson, MHR, ATC, joined the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine staff in the summer of 2017. She is the head athletic trainer side for the Women’s Sports Medicine Program, while also serving as an athletic trainer for Metairie Park Country Day School.

Prior to joining the TISM staff, Wilson spent four seasons at the University of Tennessee. There she served as the Associate Director of Sports Medicine, working primarily with the Lady Volunteers Women’s Basketball Team. Previously, she held a similar role at the University of Mississippi from 2011 – 2013 and Lamar University from 2008 – 2011.

Wilson received her Master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma in 2008 and her Bachelor’s of Science with a concentration in Athletic Training from Louisiana State University in 2006. She has been a certified athletic trainer since 2006.

Wilson is a native of St. Bernard parish and has recently moved back to the New Orleans area with her husband and two children, Cannon and Celia.

Kristin Horton was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. After graduating from Charlotte Latin School, she attended Liberty University to study Athletic Training while play soccer there. She continued her soccer career with the Charlotte Lady Eagles, a semi-professional soccer team. After graduating from Liberty in 2015, she did 2 years as an intern Athletic Trainer at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte while obtaining her master’s degree online. She has also gained 4 years of being the head athletic trainer for the Charlotte Eagles PDL team and women’s soccer team. She joined the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine in September 2018 and currently provides coverage at Metairie Park Country Day.

Taylor Lyles joined the Tulane Women’s Sports Medicine in Fall 2019 after serving as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Loyola University New Orleans from 2017 – 2019. Prior to her time at Loyola, she earned a Master of Science in Advanced Athletic Training from the University of South Carolina in 2017 and a Bachelor of Science in Education in Athletic Training from the University of Miami (FL) in 2015.

While at South Carolina, Lyles served as the graduate assistant athletic trainer for the university’s Campus Recreation program from 2015 to 2016, and then the university’s Cheer program from 2016 to 2017. She also had the privilege of working as a medical volunteer for the Boston Marathon in April 2017 and isan alum of South Lake hospital’s internship program in Orlando, FL, where she provided medical coverage for all sporting events held at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Summer 2014.

A native of New Orleans and alum of Isidore Newman School (’11), Lyles has been a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) since 2013 and is licensed by the Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners. She is currently certified in CPR/AED and is also a certified instructor for the American Red Cross.

Meet the Womens’ Total Wellness Partners

Shauna Levy, MD, MS

Bariatric Surgeon

Shauna Levy, MD, MS is an Assistant Professor of Surgery who started as full-time faculty at Tulane University Medical Center in October 2017. Dr. Levy is a 5th generation Texan who was born and raised in Houston. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with honors from Emory University in Atlanta Georgia.

Dr. Levy returned to Houston for a year of breast cancer research at Baylor College of Medicine. Over the following 11 years, she completed her medical school and residency training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. During residency, Dr. Levy dedicated two years to clinical research focused on quality and safety in the peri-operative setting especially pertaining to the Surgical Safety Checklist. Additionally, during the two research years, Dr. Levy completed a Master’s of Science in Clinical Research. After completion of residency training, Dr. Levy headed to Nashville for a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery with an emphasis on foregut and bariatric surgery as well as endoscopy.

Dr. Levy is very excited to join the Surgery Department at Tulane as well as be involved in the surgical and research advancements of Minimally Invasive General Surgery and Bariatrics.

PT Solutions New Orleans

PT Solutions

Since 2015 PT Solutions and Tulane Hospital and Clinics have fostered a partnership to provide world class patient care to the New Orleans area. With four outpatient and orthopedic clinics across the metro area our local, professional staff is able to, in conjunction with the renown orthopedic department at Tulane, provide unique care for each condition in an enjoyable, customer service centered environment.

Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine

The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University is the first dedicated teaching kitchen to be implemented at a medical school.

The center provides hands-on training for medical students through culinary medicine classes in the form of electives and seminars as well as continuing education for the healthcare and foodservice industries.

Amber Naresh, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Amber Naresh grew up in New Orleans, and received her medical degree from Tulane University in 2005. She completed her Obstetrics & Gynecology residency at Magee Women’s Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2009, and then did a fellowship in Reproductive Infectious Diseases at the same institution. Dr. Naresh has been practicing Ob/Gyn at Tulane since 2011.

Dr. Naresh provides medical care to women of all ages and life stages, from adolescence through menopause. She works with women on contraception, management of gynecologic symptoms, provides pregnancy care, and performs gynecologic surgery. She especially enjoys working with active women who are engaged in their own health and well-being. It is a pleasure to care for women who care for themselves! She sees patients at the Tulane Multispecialty Clinic Uptown and the Tulane Multispecialty Clinic Downtown.

Shauna Levy, MD, MS is an Assistant Professor of Surgery who started as full-time faculty at Tulane University Medical Center in October 2017. Dr. Levy is a 5th generation Texan who was born and raised in Houston. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with honors from Emory University in Atlanta Georgia.

Dr. Levy returned to Houston for a year of breast cancer research at Baylor College of Medicine. Over the following 11 years, she completed her medical school and residency training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. During residency, Dr. Levy dedicated two years to clinical research focused on quality and safety in the peri-operative setting especially pertaining to the Surgical Safety Checklist. Additionally, during the two research years, Dr. Levy completed a Master’s of Science in Clinical Research. After completion of residency training, Dr. Levy headed to Nashville for a fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery with an emphasis on foregut and bariatric surgery as well as endoscopy.

Dr. Levy is very excited to join the Surgery Department at Tulane as well as be involved in the surgical and research advancements of Minimally Invasive General Surgery and Bariatrics.

PT Solutions Physical Therapy is a physical therapist-owned, private practice with points of service across the United States. Our therapists strive to serve their clients using research-driven treatments to provide relief and restoration of their normal life.

Since 2015 PT Solutions and Tulane Hospital and Clinics have fostered a partnership to provide world class patient care to the New Orleans area. With four outpatient and orthopedic clinics across the metro area our local, professional staff is able to, in conjunction with the renown orthopedic department at Tulane, provide unique care for each condition in an enjoyable, customer service centered environment.

The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University is the first dedicated teaching kitchen to be implemented at a medical school.

The center provides hands-on training for medical students through culinary medicine classes in the form of electives and seminars as well as continuing education for the healthcare and foodservice industries.

Dr. Amber Naresh grew up in New Orleans, and received her medical degree from Tulane University in 2005. She completed her Obstetrics & Gynecology residency at Magee Women’s Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2009, and then did a fellowship in Reproductive Infectious Diseases at the same institution. Dr. Naresh has been practicing Ob/Gyn at Tulane since 2011.

Dr. Naresh provides medical care to women of all ages and life stages, from adolescence through menopause. She works with women on contraception, management of gynecologic symptoms, provides pregnancy care, and performs gynecologic surgery. She especially enjoys working with active women who are engaged in their own health and well-being. It is a pleasure to care for women who care for themselves! She sees patients at the Tulane Multispecialty Clinic Uptown and the Tulane Multispecialty Clinic Downtown.