Kimberly Garrison Harmon, MD
Professor, Family Medicine

Phone: (206) 685-1044
e-mail: kharmon@uw.edu


Biographical Profile

Kimberly Harmon is board-certified in Family Medicine and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine. She is a Professor in Department of Family Medicine and also the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine as well as the Section Head of the Sports Medicine Section. Dr. Harmon grew up in the Seattle area and attended the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University School of Medicine, did her Family Medicine residency at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN and her sports medicine fellowship at Ball State in Muncie, IN. She returned to the Northwest and the University of Washington in 1998. She currently practices in the Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium.

Dr. Harmon has been active nationally and internationally and is a Past-President of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (2009 - 2010) and currently serves as a director on their Foundation Board. She is the Associate Head Team Physician and the Head Football Physician for the University of Washington Huskies and serves as a team physician for Bishop Blanchet High School. Dr. Harmon is the medical advisor to the NBA Players Association. Dr. Harmon was the Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program from 2004 - 2014, and during that time the fellowship rose to national prominence. She continues to teach as fellowship faculty.

She has researched and published on a wide array of topics and lectures nationally and internationally. Her research interests include the prevention of sudden cardiac death in athletes,including the incidence and etiology of sudden cardiac death as well as preventative screening in athletes. Her research interest also include the use of biologics (platelet rich plasma and stem cells) in sports injuries, concussion and sickle cell trait in the athlete. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and watching her four boys play sports.

For a list of her publications:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Harmon%2C+Kimberly%5Bauthor%5D&cmd=detailssearch






Research Interests & Roles

Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes
Incidence of SCA in athlete
Etiology of SCA
ECG Screening in Athletes
AED use in atheltes
The Use of Biologics in Sports Medicine
Platelet Rich Plasma
Stem Cells
Innovative treatments for chronic tendinopathy
Concussion in Athletes
Sickle Cell Trait in Athletes

Education & Training

Institution

 

Degree or Credential

 

Year

Ball State Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Muncie, IN  1997
Memorial Family Medicine Residency, South Bend, IN  1996
Indiana University School of Medicine M.D.  1993
University of Notre Dame B.S. 1989

Published Articles

Title

Author(s)

Journal

Year

Why cardiovascular screening in young athletes can save lives: a critical review. Drezner JA, Harmon KG, Asif IM, Marek JC Br J Sports Med 2016
Incidence and Etiology of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Death in High School Athletes in the United States. Harmon KG, Asif IM, Maleszewski JJ, Owens DS, Prutkin JM, Salerno JC, Zigman ML, Ellenbogen R, Rao AL, Ackerman MJ, Drezner JA Mayo Clin. Proc. 2016
AMSSM Position Statement on Cardiovascular Preparticipation Screening in Athletes: Current evidence, knowledge gaps, recommendations and future directions. Drezner JA, O'Connor FG, Harmon KG, Fields KB, Asplund CA, Asif IM, Price DE, Dimeff RJ, Bernhardt DT, Roberts WO Br J Sports Med 2017
AMSSM Position Statement on Cardiovascular Preparticipation Screening in Athletes: Current Evidence, Knowledge Gaps, Recommendations and Future Directions. Drezner JA, O'Connor FG, Harmon KG, Fields KB, Asplund CA, Asif IM, Price DE, Dimeff RJ, Bernhardt DT, Roberts WO Curr Sports Med Rep
AMSSM Position Statement on Cardiovascular Preparticipation Screening in Athletes: Current Evidence, Knowledge Gaps, Recommendations, and Future Directions. Drezner JA, OʼConnor FG, Harmon KG, Fields KB, Asplund CA, Asif IM, Price DE, Dimeff RJ, Bernhardt DT, Roberts WO Clin J Sport Med 2016
Routine ECG Screening of Young Athletes: Can This Strategy Ever Be Cost Effective? Lavie CJ, Harmon KG J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2016
Electrocardiographic Screening in National Collegiate Athletic Association Athletes. Drezner JA, Owens DS, Prutkin JM, Salerno JC, Harmon KG, Prosise S, Clark A, Asif IM Am. J. Cardiol. 2016
Interassociation consensus statement on cardiovascular care of college student-athletes. Hainline B, Drezner J, Baggish A, Harmon KG, Emery MS, Myerburg RJ, Sanchez E, Molossi S, Parsons JT, Thompson PD Br J Sports Med 2017
Interassociation Consensus Statement on Cardiovascular Care of College Student-Athletes. Hainline B, Drezner J, Baggish A, Harmon KG, Emery MS, Myerburg RJ, Sanchez E, Molossi S, Parsons JT, Thompson PD J Athl Train 2016
Interassociation Consensus Statement on Cardiovascular Care of College Student-Athletes. Hainline B, Drezner JA, Baggish A, Harmon KG, Emery MS, Myerburg RJ, Sanchez E, Molossi S, Parsons JT, Thompson PD J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2016
Response to Letter Regarding Article, "Incidence, Cause, and Comparative Frequency of Sudden Cardiac Death in National Collegiate Athletic Association Athletes: A Decade in Review". Harmon KG, Asif IM, Maleszewski JJ, Owens DS, Prutkin JM, Salerno JC, Zigman ML, Ellenbogen R, Rao A, Ackerman MJ, Drezner JA Circulation 2016
Should Electrocardiograms Be Part of the Preparticipation Physical Examination? Harmon KG, Drezner JA, O'Connor FG, Asplund C, Finnoff JT PM R 2016
Football concussion rates across school levels. Harmon KG J. Pediatr. 2016
Death by homicide in National Collegiate Athletic Association athletes between 2003 and 2013. Rao AL, Poon S, Drezner JA, Zigman M, Asif IM, Harmon KG Br J Sports Med 2016
The impact of diagnosis: measuring the psychological response to being diagnosed with serious or potentially lethal cardiac disease in young competitive athletes. Asif IM, Price DE, Ewing A, Rao AL, Harmon KG, Drezner JA Br J Sports Med 2016
Suicide in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Athletes: A 9-Year Analysis of the NCAA Resolutions Database. Rao AL, Asif IM, Drezner JA, Toresdahl BG, Harmon KG Sports Health
Sudden cardiac arrest in sports - need for uniform registration: A Position Paper from the Sport Cardiology Section of the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation. Solberg EE, Borjesson M, Sharma S, Papadakis M, Wilhelm M, Drezner JA, Harmon KG, Alonso JM, Heidbuchel H, Dugmore D, Panhuyzen-Goedkoop NM, Mellwig KP, Carre F, Rasmusen H, Niebauer J, Behr ER, Thiene G, Sheppard MN, Basso C, Corrado D, Eur J Prev Cardiol 2016
The Effects of Local Warming on Surgical Site Infection. Whitney JD, Dellinger EP, Weber J, Swenson RE, Kent CD, Swanson PE, Harmon K, Perrin M Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2015
Incidence, Cause, and Comparative Frequency of Sudden Cardiac Death in National Collegiate Athletic Association Athletes: A Decade in Review. Harmon KG, Asif IM, Maleszewski JJ, Owens DS, Prutkin JM, Salerno JC, Zigman ML, Ellenbogen R, Rao AL, Ackerman MJ, Drezner JA Circulation 2015
Cardiovascular screening for young athletes. Harmon KG, Drezner JA JAMA 2015
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) recommended sports ultrasound curriculum for sports medicine fellowships. Finnoff JT, Berkoff D, Brennan F, DiFiori J, Hall MM, Harmon K, Lavallee M, Martin S, Smith J, Stovak M PM R 2015
The effectiveness of screening history, physical exam, and ECG to detect potentially lethal cardiac disorders in athletes: a systematic review/meta-analysis. Harmon KG, Zigman M, Drezner JA J Electrocardiol
Stages of psychological impact after diagnosis with serious or potentially lethal cardiac disease in young competitive athletes: a new model. Asif IM, Price D, Fisher LA, Zakrajsek RA, Larsen LK, Raabe JJ, Bejar MP, Rao AL, Harmon KG, Drezner JA J Electrocardiol
The Psychological Impact of Cardiovascular Screening in Young Athletes: Perspectives Across Age, Race, and Gender. Asif IM, Price D, Harmon KG, Salerno JC, Rao AL, Drezner JA Clin J Sport Med 2015
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine recommended sports ultrasound curriculum for sports medicine fellowships. Finnoff JT, Berkoff D, Brennan F, DiFiori J, Hall MM, Harmon K, Lavallee M, Martin S, Smith J, Stovak M Clin J Sport Med 2015
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine recommended sports ultrasound curriculum for sports medicine fellowships. Finnoff JT, Berkoff D, Brennan F, DiFiori J, Hall MM, Harmon K, Lavallee M, Martin S, Smith J, Stovak M Br J Sports Med 2015
Incidence of sudden cardiac death in athletes: a state-of-the-art review. Harmon KG, Drezner JA, Wilson MG, Sharma S Heart 2014
Incidence of sudden cardiac death in athletes: a state-of-the-art review. Harmon KG, Drezner JA, Wilson MG, Sharma S Br J Sports Med 2014
Cardiovascular screening in adolescents and young adults: a prospective study comparing the Pre-participation Physical Evaluation Monograph 4th Edition and ECG. Fudge J, Harmon KG, Owens DS, Prutkin JM, Salerno JC, Asif IM, Haruta A, Pelto H, Rao AL, Toresdahl BG, Drezner JA Br J Sports Med 2014
The psychological impact of cardiovascular screening: the athlete's perspective. Asif IM, Johnson S, Schmieg J, Smith T, Rao AL, Harmon KG, Salerno JC, Drezner JA Br J Sports Med 2014
Incidence of sudden cardiac arrest in high school student athletes on school campus. Toresdahl BG, Rao AL, Harmon KG, Drezner JA Heart Rhythm 2014
The use of platelet-rich plasma in the nonsurgical management of sports injuries: hype or hope? Harmon KG, Rao AL Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program 2013
Incidence of sudden cardiac arrest in Minnesota high school student athletes: the limitations of catastrophic insurance claims. Drezner JA, Harmon KG, Marek JC J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2014
Outcomes from sudden cardiac arrest in US high schools: a 2-year prospective study from the National Registry for AED Use in Sports. Drezner JA, Toresdahl BG, Rao AL, Huszti E, Harmon KG Br J Sports Med 2013
Motor vehicle accidents: the leading cause of death in collegiate athletes. Asif IM, Harmon KG, Klossner D Clin J Sport Med 2013
High school automated external defibrillator programs as markers of emergency preparedness for sudden cardiac arrest. Toresdahl BG, Harmon KG, Drezner JA J Athl Train
Abnormal electrocardiographic findings in athletes: recognising changes suggestive of primary electrical disease. Drezner JA, Ackerman MJ, Cannon BC, Corrado D, Heidbuchel H, Prutkin JM, Salerno JC, Anderson J, Ashley E, Asplund CA, Baggish AL, Börjesson M, DiFiori JP, Fischbach P, Froelicher V, Harmon KG, Marek J, Owens DS, Paul S, Pelliccia A, Schmied CM, Sharma S, Stein R, Vetter VL, Wilson MG Br J Sports Med 2013
Abnormal electrocardiographic findings in athletes: recognising changes suggestive of cardiomyopathy. Drezner JA, Ashley E, Baggish AL, Börjesson M, Corrado D, Owens DS, Patel A, Pelliccia A, Vetter VL, Ackerman MJ, Anderson J, Asplund CA, Cannon BC, DiFiori J, Fischbach P, Froelicher V, Harmon KG, Heidbuchel H, Marek J, Paul S, Prutkin JM, Salerno JC, Schmied CM, Sharma S, Stein R, Wilson M Br J Sports Med 2013
Normal electrocardiographic findings: recognising physiological adaptations in athletes. Drezner JA, Fischbach P, Froelicher V, Marek J, Pelliccia A, Prutkin JM, Schmied CM, Sharma S, Wilson MG, Ackerman MJ, Anderson J, Ashley E, Asplund CA, Baggish AL, Börjesson M, Cannon BC, Corrado D, DiFiori JP, Harmon KG, Heidbuchel H, Owens DS, Paul S, Salerno JC, Stein R, Vetter VL Br J Sports Med 2013
Electrocardiographic interpretation in athletes: the 'Seattle criteria'. Drezner JA, Ackerman MJ, Anderson J, Ashley E, Asplund CA, Baggish AL, Börjesson M, Cannon BC, Corrado D, DiFiori JP, Fischbach P, Froelicher V, Harmon KG, Heidbuchel H, Marek J, Owens DS, Paul S, Pelliccia A, Prutkin JM, Salerno JC, Schmied CM, Sharma S, Stein R, Vetter VL, Wilson MG Br J Sports Med 2013
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine position statement: concussion in sport. Harmon KG, Drezner J, Gammons M, Guskiewicz K, Halstead M, Herring S, Kutcher J, Pana A, Putukian M, Roberts W, Clin J Sport Med 2013
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine position statement: concussion in sport. Harmon KG, Drezner JA, Gammons M, Guskiewicz KM, Halstead M, Herring SA, Kutcher JS, Pana A, Putukian M, Roberts WO Br J Sports Med 2013
Incidence, causes, and survival trends from cardiovascular-related sudden cardiac arrest in children and young adults 0 to 35 years of age: a 30-year review. Meyer L, Stubbs B, Fahrenbruch C, Maeda C, Harmon K, Eisenberg M, Drezner J Circulation 2012
Warning symptoms and family history in children and young adults with sudden cardiac arrest. Drezner JA, Fudge J, Harmon KG, Berger S, Campbell RM, Vetter VL J Am Board Fam Med
Sickle cell trait associated with a RR of death of 37 times in National Collegiate Athletic Association football athletes: a database with 2 million athlete-years as the denominator. Harmon KG, Drezner JA, Klossner D, Asif IM Br J Sports Med 2012
Accuracy of ECG interpretation in competitive athletes: the impact of using standised ECG criteria. Drezner JA, Asif IM, Owens DS, Prutkin JM, Salerno JC, Fean R, Rao AL, Stout K, Harmon KG Br J Sports Med 2012
Automated external defibrillators in health and fitness facilities. Drezner JA, Asif IM, Harmon KG Phys Sportsmed 2011
Incidence of sudden cardiac death in National Collegiate Athletic Association athletes. Harmon KG, Asif IM, Klossner D, Drezner JA Circulation 2011
Cerebral microhemorrhages in a collegiate football player: clinical implications in the management of sports concussion. Asif IM, Harmon KG, Drezner JA, O'Kane JW Sports Health 2010
Physical activity for all: new research highlights health benefits. Harmon KG Br J Sports Med 2009
Effectiveness of emergency response planning for sudden cardiac arrest in United States high schools with automated external defibrillators. Drezner JA, Rao AL, Heistand J, Bloomingdale MK, Harmon KG Circulation 2009
Survival trends in the United States following exercise-related sudden cardiac arrest in the youth: 2000-2006. Drezner JA, Chun JS, Harmon KG, Derminer L Heart Rhythm 2008
Evaluation of groin pain in athletes. Harmon KG Curr Sports Med Rep 2007
Which support is best for first-time ankle sprains? Harmon KG Clin J Sport Med 2007
Update on sideline and event preparation for management of sudden cardiac arrest in athletes. Harmon KG, Drezner JA Curr Sports Med Rep 2007
Automated external defibrillators in Washington State high schools. Rothmier JD, Drezner JA, Harmon KG Br J Sports Med 2007
The ankle examination. Harmon KG Prim. Care 2004
Lower extremity stress fractures. Harmon KG Clin J Sport Med 2003
Physician prescribing patterns of oral corticosteroids for musculoskeletal injuries. Harmon KG, Hawley C J Am Board Fam Pract
Patient adviser banking on strong bones for life: do you need calcium supplements? Harmon KG Phys Sportsmed 2002
Evaluating and treating exercise-related menstrual irregularities. Harmon KG Phys Sportsmed 2002
Gender differences in noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injuries. Harmon KG, Ireland ML Clin Sports Med 2000
Assessment and management of concussion in sports. Harmon KG Am Fam Physician 1999
Pulmonary embolism: sifting the risk factors. Harmon KG, Roush MB Phys Sportsmed 1998