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Faculty

Ashwin Rao | Hank Pelto | Jonathan Drezner | Kimberly Harmon | John O’Kane | David Siebert | Thomas Jinguji | Celeste Quitiquit, MD | Kyle Nagle | Brian Krabak | Jennifer Carrol

Current Fellow (AY19)- Ashley Austin, MD

Incoming Fellow (AY20)- Kyle Kung, DO


Ashwin Rao (Program Director)

Dr. Ashwin Rao is the Program Director for the University of Washington Sports Medicine fellowship. He is board-certified in family medicine and sports medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies at Swarthmore College and his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Rao completed his residency training in family medicine and his sports medicine fellowship at the University of Washington. He is an Associate Professor in UW’s Department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Rao currently serves as a team physician for University of Washington Husky Athletics and the Seattle Seahawks. He is a medical consultant for the Brooks Beast Track Clumb. He is a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the Washington Academic of Family Practice (WAFP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). He is an elected member of the AMSSM’s Board of Directors, for which he is the co-chair of the Education Committee.

Dr. Rao’s special interests include musculoskeletal ultrasound guided procedures, including percutaneous, tenotomy, platelet rich plasma and autologous blood injection, ultrasound guided joint injections, peripheral nerve hydrodissections. He enjoys medical student and resident education, patient-centered care, injury care and prevention, cardiac and mental health concerns in the athlete, concussion assessment and management, and emergency preparedness. Dr. Rao’s clinical practice is at the UW Husky Stadium Sports Medicine Center.

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Jonathan Drezner

Dr. Drezner is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington and Director of the UW Medicine Center for Sports Cardiology. He is board certified in Family Medicine and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. He serves as a team physician for the Seattle Seahawks (NFL), Reign FC (NWSL), and the University of Washington Huskies men’s basketball, track & field and cross country teams. He is Deputy Editor for the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Vice-Chair of the NFL General Medical Committee, and past-President of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (2012-13). He is also Director of the Division for Cardiac Injury in Sport for the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research. Dr. Drezner has dedicated his career to the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest and death (SCA/D) in young athletes and the development of effective models for prevention. His primary research focuses on the incidence and etiology of SCA/D, cardiovascular screening and electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation in athletes, and emergency response planning and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the school and athletic settings. As Director of the UW Medicine Center for Sports Cardiology (www.uwsportscardiology.org) his mission is to transform the delivery of cardiovascular care in athletes of all ages and to promote safe physical activity and sports participation. The Center for Sports Cardiology is a unique collaboration between sports medicine and cardiology specialists to establish clinical and academic resources that advance the cardiovascular health and safety of active children, adults, and competitive athletes. Dr. Drezner has expanded the clinical services available to young athletes through advanced heart screens and multidisciplinary consultations. He also helped develop the Cardiovascular Wellness & Prevention Program intended for master’s athletes and physically active adults. A major educational initiative led by Dr. Drezner was the development of the consensus International Criteria for ECG interpretation in athletes, and the accompanying ECG training modules available open access at: https://uwsportscardiology.org/E-Academy

Dr. Drezner had the great honor of highlighting his scientific contributions as the opening keynote lecture on the prevention of sudden cardiac death in athletes at the 2011 International Olympic Committee (IOC) World Conference on the Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, and again as the closing keynote lecture at the 2017 IOC World Conference. Dr. Drezner was also co-editor of the IOC Manual of Sports Cardiology and has over 150 publications in refereed journals.

A complete list of his publications can be found at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Drezner+J%5BAuthor%5D

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Kim Harmon (Section Head)

Dr. Harmon is board certified in Family Practice and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. She grew up in the Seattle area and then attended the University of Notre Dame where she was a student athletic trainer and played basketball. She attended Indiana University School of Medicine, spending her first two years at the Notre Dame Campus and during that time serving as the head athletic trainer at St. Mary’s College.

She completed her residency at Memorial Family Practice Residency in South Bend, IN where she was Chief Resident and received the Mead Johnson Award for Graduate Medical Education. She was the Head Team Physician at St. Mary’s College during that time. She completed the Ball Memorial Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship in Muncie, IN before moving back to Seattle.

Since that time she was worked at the University of Washington for Hall Health Primary Care Center where she practices in the Sports Medicine Clinic. She has been a UW team physician since 1998. Currently she is the Head Football Team Physician, covers Women’s’ Basketball, and is a team physician at Bishop Blanchet High School.

Dr. Harmon is a Professor in the Department of Family Practice and Departments of Family Medicine and Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. She is also the head of the Sports Medicine section in the Department of Family Medicine. She lectures on a local, regional, and national level, and is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Harmon is active on a national level. She is a past President of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and currently sits on the board of the AMSSM Foundation. She is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Practice. She has been a member of the NCAA Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sport committee and serves as a consultant to the NCAA on special projects.

Research Interests

Dr. Harmon’s research interests include tendinopathy, the use of ultrasound in sports medicine, sudden death in athletes, and concussions in athletes.

Personal Interests
She is mother to four boys. She and her husband, Mike, enjoy boating, playing, watching and coaching sports and socializing with friends

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John O’Kane (Faculty)

Dr. O’Kane is a professor of orthopaedics and sports medicine and UW head team physician. He also holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Family Medicine.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Dartmouth College and his M.D. from the University of Vermont in Burlington, and then came to the UW for his residency in family medicine. He also completed a primary care sports fellowship in the UW Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. His clinical interests are in sports medicine, primary care, and athletic team care. He is also interested in musculoskeletal injuries in athletes and active people, and medical issues related to sports performance.

Dr. O’Kane’s patient care philosophy is, “I seek to partner with my patients to help them stay healthy and active and achieve their competitive goals — from a run around Green Lake to competing in the Olympics. As a primary care sports physician, I employ non-surgical interventions and rehabilitation to overcome and prevent injuries, returning athletes of all abilities to peak form. When the need for surgery arises, I feel fortunate to partner with some of the best orthopaedic surgeons in the country. My personal interests include skiing, golf, music, and keeping up with my kids!”

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Hank Pelto (Faculty)

Dr. Pelto was born and raised in the Seattle area. He is received his undergraduate degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA and completed medical school at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO. After medical school he returned to Seattle where he completed his Family Medicine Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Washington. After completion of Fellowship he stayed on at UW as an Acting Assistant Professor and team physician for the UW Huskies as well as continuing to work as the team physician for Ingraham High School. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine. His professional interests include musculoskeletal care, ultrasound guided procedures and prevention of sudden death in athletes. He has an additional interest in cardiac stress testing and cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Dr. Pelto is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM). Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his wife and young son as well as running and playing golf.

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David Siebert, MD (Associate Director)

Dr. Siebert is the Associate Director of the University of Washington (UW) Sports Medicine fellowship. He was born and raised near Chicago, and he completed his undergraduate training at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, later moving to Seattle to complete his Family Medicine residency and Sports Medicine fellowship training at UW. He is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Siebert served as volunteer head team physician for UW men’s club hockey during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. He has also provided sideline care to Seattle-area high school football teams since 2013 as well as race day care at numerous city marathons, including in medical director and tent captain roles.

Dr. Siebert is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, practicing and teaching Sports Medicine, outpatient Family Medicine, and inpatient Family Medicine including obstetrics. He sees patients at the Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium and the Northgate branch of UW Neighborhood Clinics, and he is a team physician for the University of Washington Huskies. Outside of his clinical roles, he is involved in resident and fellow education as well as research and curricular development. His current research interest is the epidemiology of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in athletes.

Away from work, Dr. Siebert enjoys hiking, backpacking, traveling with his wife, Ashley, and spending time with friends and family.

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Kyle Nagle, MD, MPH – Associate Program Director for the Sports Medicine Fellowship and Director of the Pediatric Track

Kyle Nagle, MD, MPH is an Associate Program Director for the University of Washington Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship and Director of its Pediatric Track. He is board-certified in pediatrics and sports medicine. He completed his undergraduate degree at Williams College and then earned his MD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School and his MPH from the University of Washington. He completed his residency at the University of Washington/Seattle Children’s and his Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Nagle has been a team physician at the high school, collegiate, and elite levels. He is a team physician for U.S. Ski and Snowboard and works with the U.S. Nordic Ski Team. He is also the head team physician for the U.S. Paralympics Nordic Ski Team. He has also served as a medical classifier for the International Paralympic Committee, and as team physician for the University of Wisconsin and the University of Denver. He is a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Washington State Medical Society (WSMA), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness (COSMF).

Dr. Nagle’s special interests include medical education, athlete development, exercise physiology, athlete mental health and resiliency, patient-centered care and injury care and prevention. Dr. Nagle’s clinical practice is at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

 

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Brian Krabak MD MBA – Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Brian Krabak MD MBA is a Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Sports Medicine. He completed his undergraduate degree at Cornell University, MD at the State University of New York Buffalo School of Medicine and MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. He completed his Internship at the Johns Hopkins-Sinai Hospital, Residency at the New England Medical Center/Tufts School of Medicine and Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. He was faculty in Sports Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine prior to joining the University of Washington.

Dr Krabak’s sports medicine experiences have included the Olympics (2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials, 2010 Vancouver Games, 2004 Athens Games, 2002 Salt Lake Games), USA Swimming (Worlds, World Cups), professional baseball (Baltimore Orioles), and collegiate sports (University of Washington, Seattle University, Johns Hopkins). He is currently a National team physician for USA Swimming traveling internationally for elite level events, Medical Director for the 4 Deserts Series Ultramarathons (held throughout the world) and Medical Director for the Seattle Rock-n-Roll Marathon.

Dr Krabak is an active educator and advocate at a local and national level. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, where he consistently speaks on topics relating to sports medicine. His clinical expertise and research is in preventing injury in active individuals in runners, swimmers, gymnasts and endurance athletes. He is leading an national task force to develop consensus guidelines for preventing injury in youth runners.

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Thomas M. Jinguji, MD – Clinical Professor in Sports Medicine/Orthopedics

Dr. Jinguji is board certified in Pediatrics and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. He grew up in the south king county area and then attended the University of Washington obtaining a bachelor of science degree in Chemistry. He attended medical school at the University of Washington and completed his pediatric residency at University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital, and served as Chief resident. He was a fellow in primary care sports medicine at the University of Washington.

Dr. Jinguji is a clinical professor in both the Department of Pediatrics and Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and serves as director of ambulatory services for the department of orthopedics and sports medicine, and medical director of the south/Federal Way clinic. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and an active member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine. His research interests include concussion and developmental hip dysplasia. He enjoys spending time with his family, church community and trying not to get injured while running and doing other sporting activities.
 

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Celeste Quitiquit, MD – Assistant Professor in Sports Medicine/Orthopedics

Dr. Quitiquit is board certified in Pediatrics and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. She grew up in the south king county area and then attended Gonzaga University on a basketball scholarship. She coached high school basketball and club volleyball in the region. She attended medical school at the University of Washington and completed her pediatric residency at University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital, and served as Chief resident. She completed fellowships in primary care sports medicine and medical education at University of California of Los Angeles.

Dr. Quitiquit is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and an associate director for the UW pediatric residency program. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness (COSMF), and active member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine. Her educational interests include injury prevention and community advocacy. She enjoys meeting with learners to discuss personal and professional development. Spending her life on the West Coast, she loves being by the water, spending time outdoors with her husband, three young children and extended family.

 

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Jennifer Carrol, PA-C

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Jennifer Carrol is a lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington where she sees patients in Sports Medicine and Sports Cardiology and teaches with the Medex Northwest Physician Assistant Program. She worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer in Seattle are public schools prior to attending Physician Assistant school. She attended Anne Arundle Community College earning a Certificate of Physician Assistant Studies while at the same time earning a Master in Medical Science from Saint Francis University. Currently, Jennifer is the Clinical Programs and Outreach Manager for the Center for Sports Cardiology.
 

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Current Fellow – Ashley Austin, MD

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Dr. Ashley Austin (“Austin”) attended the University of Evansville and graduated cum laude earning a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry. During her time at the University of Evansville she played Division I college basketball and was an All-Conference player and Scholar Athlete. She attended the Medical College of Georgia at the University of Georgia for her medical training and received her MD degree in 2014. After spending at year in general surgery at Montefiore Medical Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, she went on to train in family medicine at the University of Virginia Hospital for three years and was chosen to be a chief resident. Her current research interests include sports cardiology, the female athlete triad, and athlete mental health.

Away from work, Dr. Austin enjoys learning medical Spanish, traveling abroad, hiking, snowboarding, watching documentaries, treasure hunting in thrift stores, reflective writing, watching sporting events, and playing basketball, soccer, and tennis. She is originally from Atlanta, GA (where her parents Carolyn and Aric still live) and she has an older brother (Masharn) who lives in Brooklyn, NY.

 

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Incoming Fellow – Kyle Kung, DO

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Dr. Kyle Kung attended The University of Utah and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He attended Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine for his medical training and received his DO degree in 2016. He went onto train in Family Medicine at HealthOne Family Medicine Residency in Denver, Colorado. During Residency he joined The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) as a resident member and used his spare time to provide medical support for various different athletic events in the Greater Colorado area including ultra marathon’s, marathons, bicycle races, ironman’s, and high school athletics.

Dr. Kungs’ passion for sports started at an early age in the small ski town of Girdwood, Alaska and his pursuit to become a Sports Medicine Physician started in college. He was a member of The University of Utah Ski Team and was fascinated by human physiology and anatomy. Mixing his passion for both athletics and medicine has led him to pursue a career in sports medicine.

Away from work, Kyle is most likely to be found skiing, hiking/backpacking, running, playing soccer, tennis, exploring the city, or taking in a sporting event.