Patient Care

Primary Care Sport Medicine brings together specialty services from the Department of Orthopedics, Family Medicine, and Rehabilitation Medicine to offer multi-disciplinary services to athletes.


The Sports Medicine Program which provides comprehensive training and experience in sports medicine.


The University of Washington Sports Medicine section is actively engaged in scholarly activities and research.

Mission Statement

The University of Washington Department of Family Medicine Sports Medicine Section strives to deliver exceptional clinical care to active people of all ages and abilities, develop innovative and ground-breaking clinical programs which are supported by and produce relevant and important research, disseminate and promote UWDFM Sports Medicine research locally, nationally and internationally, prepare the Family Medicine residents and sports medicine fellow to deliver superior musculoskeletal and sports medicine care, educate and mentor sports medicine past and present fellows to be researchers and leaders in the field, advocate for and implement evidence-based best sports medicine practices locally and guide and lead sports medicine policy nationally.

Recent Sports Medicine News

Jon Drezner featured in TIME Magazine article: New State Rankings Show Gaps in High School Athlete Safety

13-year old football player Jayden Galbert nearly died during practice from exertional heatstroke, something that might have been better prevented…Read More

Jennifer Carrol Named Recipient of 2018 NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award

Please join us in congratulating Jennifer Carrol, MA, MMS, AT, PA-C, on being named a recipient of the 2018 National…Read More

Innovation On Lake Washington: Hank Pelto spearheads UW Rowing’s W.E.T. Program

Together with local police, fire and medical personnel, the boating community and team physician Dr. Henry Pelto, the UW rowing…Read More

UW Sports Medicine doctor Hank Pelto guest editor for Sports Review Journal

The second themed issue of the Sports Review Journal delves into Sports Cardiology and the current research behind it. Guest…Read More

Cardiovascular screening in athletes: time to refocus! BJSM blog

When medical students learn about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), one fact often resonates as a shocking and tragic reality: it frequently…Read More

Husky Football Team Doctor Kim Harmon receives gift for PRP Research

Husky Football Team Doctor Kim Harmon receives gift for platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Research. Jack and Luellen Charneski from Olympia have…Read More