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Sports Medicine Fellowship:
Faculty Members

The Sports Medicine Fellowship offers the opportunity to work with, and learn from, many of the renowned faculty of the University of Washington from Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and other fields.

Fellowship Director:

Mark Harrast, MD

Mark Harrast, M.D., FAMSSM

Program Director, PM&R Sports Fellowship

Medical Director, Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium

Clinical interests: Running Medicine, Endurance Athletes

Sports Coverage: Seattle Marathon Medical Director; Running Events

Fellowship: University of Michigan

Other: AAPM&R Finance Committee, Executive Board of the International Institute of Race Medicine

Associate Program Director:

Brian Liem, MD

Brian Liem, M.D, F.A.A.P.M.R.

Associate Program Director, PM&R Sports Fellowship

Clinical interests: MSK US, Regenerative Medicine

Sports Coverage: HS Football; Seattle Adaptive Sports

Fellowship: UW

Other: Course US STEP program examiner; Section Editor Current PM&R Reports; AMSSM ITE Question Writer

Fellowship Faculty:

Omar Bhatti, MD

Omar Bhatti, MD

Clinical interests: Acute MSK Injuries; Exercise is Medicine; MSK US; Concussion

Sports Coverage: Team Physician, Seattle Seahawks (NFL)

Fellowship: MCW Fellowship

Other:  NASS-NATA Lecture Director

Lyndsey Booker, MD

Lyndsey Booker, MD

Clinical interests:Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine, Acute MSK Injury, OrthoBiologics

Sports Coverage:High school, collegiate, professional and adaptive sports

Fellowship:University of Utah

Eric Chen, MD

Eric Chen, MD

Clinical interests:Regenerative Medicine, Shockwave, MSK US

Sports Coverage: Judo

Fellowship: Harvard/Spaudling Fellowship

Leah Concannon, MD

Leah Concannon, MD

Clinical interests:Sports Concussion, Gymnastics injuries

Sports Coverage: Gymnastics

Fellowship: UW Fellowship

Other:AMSSM In-Training Exam (ITE) Question Writing Chair

Stanley Herring, MD

Stanley Herring, MD

Medical Director Sports Spine and Orthopedic Health Service Line, UW Medicine

Medical Director, Sports Concussion Program

Clinical interests: Sports Concussion; Care of Elite Athlete

Sport coverage: Team Physician, Seattle Seahawks (NFL), Seattle Mariners (MLB)

Other: Co-Founder Sports Health and Safety Institute; Lysted Law Sports Concussion

Joseph Ihm, MD

Joseph Ihm, MD

Clinical interests: Management of non-operative musculoskeletal injuries, spine care, and interventional lumbar spine procedures 

Fellowship: Mayo Clinic 

Other: HMC Director of Spine Care 

Stephen Johnson, MD

Stephen Johnson, MD, RMSK

Clinical interests: Interventional Spine, MSK; Neuromuscular US; Compartment Testing

Sports Coverage: HS Football

Fellowship: OSS Health/Sinai of Baltimore

Other : SIS Instructor

Charles Kenyon, DO, MS, CSCS

Clinical interests:Overhead and Kinetic Chain Injuries, Developing Athletes

Sports Coverage:Team Sports, Paralympic & Adaptive Sports

Research Interests: Concussion, Sports Performance & Injury Prevention

Fellowship: Emory University, 2-Year Chief Fellow Track

Other: AAPM&R Membership Committee

Brian Krabak, MD

Brian Krabak, MD, MBA

Co-Director, MSK Curriculum in School of Medicine

Clinical interests: Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine;Swimming and Running; Ultramarathon Medicine; Regenerative Medicine

Sports Coverage:National Team Physician, USA Swimming;Medical Director, Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon; Medical Director 4 Deserts Ultramarathons

Fellowship: Mayo Clinic

Other: Section Editor Current PM&R Reports

Erek Latzka, MD

Erek Latzka, MD, RMSK

Clinical interests:MSK US; Climbing Medicine, Adaptive Sports

Sports Coverage: HS Football and Wrestling Seattle Adaptive Sports.

Fellowship: Swedish Medical Center

Other: Co-Director Fellowship US Course

Cindy Lin, MD

Cindy Lin, MD, FACSM

Assistant Director of Clinical Innovation for The Sports Institute

Clinical interests: Women’s Sports Medicine, Exercise is Medicine, MSK US,Tendinopathy

Sports Coverage:Community events, Marathon

Fellowship: RIC (Shirley Ryan)

Other: Associate Editor of PM&R journal; ACSM Exercises is Medicine

Mindy Loveless, MD

Mindy Loveless, MD

Clinical interests:Women’s Sports Medicine, MSK US; Sports Concussion

Sports Coverage: Team Physician UW Rugby

Fellowship: RIC (Shirley Ryan)

Other: US STEP program instructor

Chris McMullen, MD

Chris McMullen, MD

Clinical interests: Climbing Medicine, MSK US, MSK “Primary Care”

Sports Coverage: HS Football, Climbing team

Fellowship: UW

Sean Matsuwaka, MD, RMSK

Sean Matsuwaka, MD, RMSK

Clinical interests:General musculoskeletal and sports medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound, intervention spine care

Sports Coverage:youth boxing

Fellowship:New York Presbyterian Hospital Program

Pontus Oberg, DO

Pontus Oberg, DO

Clinical interests: fluoroscopically-guided procedures, musculoskeletal ultrasound, regenerative medicine, osteopathic manual medicine and Electrodiagnostic studies

Other: AAPM&R member, American Osteopathic Association member

Neel Sandhu, MD

Neel Sandhu, MD

Clinical interests: Spine medicine

Fellowship: New England Baptist Hospital Fellowship

Other: NASS Member

In addition, the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine provides an archive of interviews where faculty members discuss their past and current involvement in rehabilitation medicine, their interests, and their clinical and academic goals.

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