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Sports Medicine Fellowship:
Current Fellow

Ahmed El-Sayed

Ahmed El-Sayed


  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: University of Washington
  • PM&R Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Undergraduate: McMaster University

Research Interests:

  • Exercise is medicine
  • Global Health
  • Amputee / Adaptive Sports

Personal Interests:

In my free time I love traveling, boating, fishing, and swimming. My favorite sports are soccer, basketball, volleyball, and squash. I'm an undercover history and geography nerd. Before med school I studied film directing and screenwriting.

Why UW?

  • The UW fellowship program is designed to develop well-rounded sports medicine physiatrists. At the same time there is flexibility and ample opportunity to tailor the fellowship year in accordance with one's personal goals and interests.
  • The department faculty here is truly an all-star cast of some of the nations top leaders in sports medicine and physiatry. In addition, they are genuinely invested in their trainees' success, and are dedicated to training top caliber sports medicine physicians.
  • We have a very diverse patient population at our different clinic sites. We see adults of all ages and abilities, pediatrics, and world-class athletes. At our institution, we also have the unique privilege of serving the entire socioeconomic spectrum, from under-served to very affluent.
  • Academic teaching/lecturing opportunities and scholarly activity are encouraged and supported.
  • Robust procedural experience in ultrasound, fluoro guided spine intervention, EMG, and regenerative medicine.
  • Last but not least... Seattle and the Pacific Northwest!

Previous Fellows

Sports Medicine Fellows Post-Fellowship Job

Christina Giacomazzi, DO

Kaiser Permanente (San Diego)

Sherry Igbinigie, MD

Baylor Scott & White Health

Trevor Gessel, MD

Casper Orthopedics (Casper, WY)

Chris McMullen, MD

University of Washington

Nate Olafsen, MD

Washington University (St Louis)

Adrielle Fry, MD

Evergreen Sports & Spine (Kirkland)

Steve Gingrich, MD

Pac Med Center (Sports Med-Seattle)

Matthew Grierson, MD

Seattle Sports and Spine (Seattle)

Brian Liem, MD

University of Washington

Dan Colonno, MD

Kaiser (Denver)

Leah Concannon, MD

University of Washington

Erin Maslowski, MD

Gunderson Lutheran Clinic (WI)

Trevin Thurmin, MD

Private Practice (Los Angeles)

Kirk Danielson, MD

Providence Med Group (Centralia)

Nayna Patel, MD

Scripps / Ortho (San Diego)

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