|College:||B.A. in Biology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 1989|
|Medical School:||M.D., University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 1993|
|Internship:||Family Medicine, University of Washington Family Medicine, Seattle, WA, 1994|
|Residency:||Family Medicine, University of Washington Family Medicine, Seattle, WA, 1996|
|Fellowship:||Primary Care Sports Fellowship, University of Washington, Department of Orthopedics, 1996-1997|
|Board Certification:||Board Certified in family medicine with certificate of added qualification in sports medicine
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 the highest levels of competitive sport. As an avid athlete and head team physician at the University of Washington, I have a great deal of interest and expertise working with athletes from weekend warriors to Olympic medalists and over 15 years experience caring for NCAA athletes. My past and current research focuses on injuries in youth soccer, rowing, and gymnasts.
As a primary care sports physician, I employ non-surgical interventions and rehabilitation to overcome and prevent injuries, returning athletes of all ability to peak form . When the need for surgery arises, I feel fortunate to be partners with some of the best orthopaedic surgeons in the country.
UW Medicine Sports Medicine Clinic
Phone: (206) 543 - 1552
Fax: (206) 543 - 6573
Hec Edmundson Pavilion
3950 Montlake Boulevard NE
Seattle, WA 98195
"Obviously I am a big dreamer. But I don't think you should just dream your dreams. Go out and fight for them. Make them happen!" says UW Huskies Gymnast and Senior Kylie Sharp.
Diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis and an overlapping condition, primary sclerosing cholangitis, the 22-year-old has faced seven medical procedures over the last dozen years.
"I called doctors all over the country, and no one had ever heard of a gymnast in college - no one had heard of any athlete - that had autoimmune hepatitis with this overlap," said Dr. John O'Kane, UW Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and the Huskies' head team physician. "The desire to do this and the strength to do this despite all the different ways that has made this hard for you is tremendously impressive," O'Kane said to Sharp.
Read the entire article here: "Unleashed: Sharp Delays Transplant For UW Gymnastics" By Gregg Bell, 1/23/2013, on gohuskies.com.
Current projects included a 5 year federally funded study of girls soccer injuries. I have recently published a paper on club gymnastic injuries and prior research has focused on injuries in rowing, the use of helmets in skiing, and other medical issues affecting athletes. I have written book chapters on fracture care and sports medicine.