Awards and Recognitions

Community Heroes

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) Community Heroes Award celebrates significant impact and the selflessness and courage of those who put others before themselves to genuinely make a difference for the residents of our region.

2010 - John C. Monteleone, MD

Dr. John Monteleone is one of only three board-certified sports medicine physicians in the entire Central Valley. He has earned universal recognition and praise for his tireless devotion to sports medicine. Dr. Monteleone has served the equivalent of a fellowship program by working at the STAR Injury Center and Sports Medicine Clinic, Saint Agnes Medical Center's Sports Medicine Center, as a professional team physician for the Fresno Grizzlies baseball team (affiliated with the San Francisco Giants), the Fresno Falcons hockey team, and as team physician for Clovis West High School football team. Dr. Monteleone now serves as a physician member of the sports medicine team at Fresno State University and on the Advisory Board of the Central California Sports Sciences Institute. He also continues to perform hundreds of physicals each year, both on his own patients and students in various school districts. He is a strong advocate for youth sports safety.