John O'Kane, MD
Professor, Family Medicine
Medical Director UW ICA

Phone: 206-598-3294 option

Biographical Profile

Dr. O'Kane has been at the University of Washington since 1993. He completed his residency then sports medicine Fellowship in 1996. He has been the head team physician for the student-athletes at the University of Washington since 1999. His primary interest are sports medicine and the care of active people. He is particularly interested in youth athletes. He has published research concerning injuries in crew, gymnastics and youth soccer. In his free time Dr. O'Kane enjoys golf, skiing and playing guitar. His favorite moments are watching his son perform music or theater and watching his daughter play soccer.

Education & Training



Degree or Credential



University of Vermont College of Medicine MD 1993
Dartmouth College BA 1989

Published Articles





Is Heading in Youth Soccer Dangerous Play? O'Kane JW Phys Sportsmed 2016
Is Knee Separation During a Drop Jump Associated With Lower Extremity Injury in Adolescent Female Soccer Players? O'Kane JW, Tencer A, Neradilek M, Polissar N, Sabado L, Schiff MA Am J Sports Med 2016
Shoe and Field Surface Risk Factors for Acute Lower Extremity Injuries Among Female Youth Soccer Players. OʼKane JW, Gray KE, Levy MR, Neradilek M, Tencer AF, Polissar NL, Schiff MA Clin J Sport Med 2016
Evaluation of the Zachery Lystedt Law among female youth soccer players. O'Kane JW, Levy MR, Neradilek M, Polissar NL, Schiff MA Phys Sportsmed 2014
Concerns about concussion rates in female youth soccer-reply. O'Kane JW, Schiff MA JAMA Pediatr 2014
The evidenced-based shoulder evaluation. O'Kane JW, Toresdahl BG Curr Sports Med Rep
Concussion among female middle-school soccer players. O'Kane JW, Spieker A, Levy MR, Neradilek M, Polissar NL, Schiff MA JAMA Pediatr 2014
Strength and jump biomechanics of elite and recreational female youth soccer players. Chrisman SP, O'Kane JW, Polissar NL, Tencer AF, Mack CD, Levy MR, Schiff MA J Athl Train
Survey of injuries in Seattle area levels 4 to 10 female club gymnasts. O'Kane JW, Levy MR, Pietila KE, Caine DJ, Schiff MA Clin J Sport Med 2011
Anterior impingement syndrome in dancers. O'Kane JW, Kadel N Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med 2008
Sport-related differences in biomarkers of bone resorption and cartilage degradation in endurance athletes. O'Kane JW, Hutchinson E, Atley LM, Eyre DR Osteoarthr. Cartil. 2006
Back pain in former intercollegiate rowers. A long-term follow-up study. Teitz CC, O'Kane JW, Lind BK Am J Sports Med
Effect of preexisting back pain on the incidence and severity of back pain in intercollegiate rowers. O'Kane JW, Teitz CC, Lind BK Am J Sports Med
Prevalence of obesity in adult population of former college rowers. O'Kane JW, Teitz CC, Fontana SM, Lind BK J Am Board Fam Pract
Back pain in intercollegiate rowers. Teitz CC, O'Kane J, Lind BK, Hannafin JA Am J Sports Med
Coping with upper respiratory infections. O'Kane JW Phys Sportsmed 2002
Upper respiratory infection: helpful steps for physicians. O'Kane JW Phys Sportsmed 2002
Syncope following neck trauma in a football player. O'Kane JW Phys Sportsmed 2001
Mid-third femoral stress fracture with hip pain. O'Kane JW, Matsen LJ J Am Board Fam Pract
Tunnel expansion after hamstring anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with 1-incision EndoButton femoral fixation. Simonian PT, Erickson MS, Larson RV, O'kane JW Arthroscopy 2000
Anterior hip pain. O'Kane JW Am Fam Physician 1999
Simple home program for frozen shoulder to improve patients' assessment of shoulder function and health status. O'Kane JW, Jackins S, Sidles JA, Smith KL, Matsen FA J Am Board Fam Pract
Allergen-mediated disease: keeping patients active. O'Kane JW, Woodford GA Phys Sportsmed 1999
Oral creatine supplementation in male collegiate athletes: a survey of dosing habits and side effects. Juhn MS, O'Kane JW, Vinci DM J Am Diet Assoc 1999
Delayed complication of a rib fracture. O'Kane J, O'Kane E, Marquet J Phys Sportsmed 1998