The Department of Sports Medicine was founded in 1967 as a teaching base of the Faculty of medicine in Martin (as a part of Comenius University, Bratislava). Establishment of the department is closely connected with prof. MUDr. Pavel Handzo, CSc. Lectures of the discipline were covered with Clinic of Sports Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava (1967-1990). Lots of MDs. were included in lecturing and practical teaching since the foundation of department. The Clinic of Sports Medicine was established in 2002. Complete teaching responsibility of Sports Medicine subject is upon prof. Dušan Meško, M.D., PhD. since 1990. Dušan Meško, M.D. was habilitated (Assoc. Prof. of Internal Medicine) in 1993. Since 2001 Dušan Meško, M.D. is a full university professor of Internal Medicine.