Clinical Associate Professor
|Specialty:||Sports Medicine, Spine|
|College:||BSEE, Cornell University, Ithaca NY (1985-1989)|
|Medical School:||State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine, Buffalo NY (1989-1993)|
|Internship:||Sinai Hospital of Baltimore-Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore MD, (1993-1994)|
|Residency:||New England Medical Center Hospitals, Tufts University School of Medicine Boston, Massachusetts (1994-1997)|
|Fellowship:||PM&R Sports Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota (1997-1998) Faculty: Assistant Professor of PM&R and Orthopedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Maryland (1998-2007)|
|Board Certification:||American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine|
|Regaining an Active Life||Treating Meniscus Tears|
Active lifestyles range from hard-driving athletes to parents playing ball with their kids. When injury or illness takes away the ability to pursue those activities, it affects both physical and emotional health. The UW Medicine Sports and Spine Physicians team is dedicated to restoring maximum function so their patients can be fit for life.
After telemark skier Andrew Etringer heard a telltale pop in his knee, he visited sports medicine specialist Dr. Brian J. Krabak. A brace and strengthening exercises were the right course of action for Andrew's bruised meniscus. Competitive tennis player Adam Rogers needed surgery to treat the acute meniscus tear in his knee.
About Dr. Krabak
Dr. Krabak is a sports medicine physician in the Departments of Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He focuses on the prevention, treatment of sports-related injuries, and sports performance enhancement in youth and adult recreational to professional athletes.
He obtained his undergraduate degree at Cornell University and earned his medical degree from the State University of New York-Buffalo. He complete an internship at the Johns Hopkins-Sinai Hospital Internal Medicine program and his PM&R residency at Tufts University where he was chief resident. Dr. Krabak obtained specialty training in sports medicine at the Mayo Clinic and was a faculty member at Johns Hopkins Medicine prior to joining the University of Washington.
He has a particular interest in endurance athletes (runners, swimmers, triathletes, cyclists and adventure racers), concussions and baseball injuries. As a competitive athlete participating in multi-day adventure races, mountain bike races and Ironman triathlons, he understands the importance of balancing fitness and preventing injury.
Dr. Krabak's clinical interest is in the prevention, treatment and sports performance enhancement of sports related injuries in youth and adult athletes of all levels.
Sports Medicine clinical experience includes:
Dr Krabak's research interests focus on the prevention and treatment of overuse injuries and medical illnesses in athletes:
Dr. Krabak has several research interests relating to the endurance athlete and musculoskeletal (MSK) education of residents.
He is currently involved in a multi-university study of ultra-endurance runners focusing on the epidemiologic, physiologic and psychologic impact of long distance running.
He has completed several studies of the MSK training of PM&R residents and is developing educational tools to improve the MSK training of residents and medical students
To make an appointment, please call:
Mondays at Seattle Children’s: (206) 987-2109
Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays at the Bone and Joint Center: (206) 520-5000 or Toll Free (877) 520-5000
Fridays at the Sports Medicine Clinic: (206) 543-1552
UW Medicine Sports and Spine Physicians at UWMC
UW Medical Center-Roosevelt II
4245 Roosevelt Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105
Sports Medicine Clinic at UWMC
Hec Edmundson Pavilion
3950 Montlake Blvd. N.
Seattle, WA 98195