Aaron J. Vaughan, M.D. 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 where he was the team physician for Carolina Hurricanes Professional Hockey team as well the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Aaron moved to Western North Carolina in 2013 where he has been employed at MAHEC (Mountain Area Health Education Center) as the Sports Medicine Director as well as the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Director. He continues this appointment and is also a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. He is active at the national level with the AMSSM (American Medical Society for Sports Medicine) conducting research on a yearly basis. Locally he is the Primary Care Sports Medicine Director for Mission Sports Medicine. He serves as the team physician for University of North Carolina- Asheville as well as Asheville City Schools and Carolina Day School. He provides medical coverage for multiple local teams including Asheville Rugby Football Club, the Asheville Tourists, and Asheville City Soccer. From a community perspective, Dr. Vaughan has been the medical director for multiple events including the Biltmore Marathon, the Lake Logan Triathlon, the Asheville Turkey Trot, the Hellbender 100 mile trail race, and the Haute Route international cycling 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. He is also a board member for BIANC, Brain Injury Association of North Carolina. His primary professional interests are in non-surgical orthopedics, ultrasound medicine, regenerative medicine, Exercise is Medicine, and traumatic brain injury/concussion management.
Aaron is happy to call Asheville home and enjoys travel, trail running, cycling, among other outdoor activities.
Education & Training
Medical School: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Residency: University of Virginia
Fellowship: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill