OHSU's nationally-recognized sports medicine doctors are board-certified, and they are fellowship-trained. That means they've had additional in-depth training focused on caring for athletes and treating sports-related injuries.
Our team is made up of surgeons, physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, athletic trainers and imaging specialists. Everyone works together, truly as a team, to make sure you are getting the best care so you can get back to doing the physical activities you love.
You don't need a referral to see one of our sports medicine specialists. Call for an appointment today: 503-494-4000.
Jacqueline Brady, M.D. (formerly Munch)
John and Susan Hayhurst Distinguished Scholar in Orthopaedic Research and Innovation
Dr. Brady specializes in the care of patients with sports injuries, especially involving the knee and shoulder. She treats injuries of the bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissue. Her patients include athletes of all ages, skill levels and disciplines.
Dennis C. Crawford M.D., Ph.D.
Director of Sports Medicine and Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Dr. Crawford maintains a full-time clinical practice focused on surgical repair and replacement of cartilage, articular and ligamentous soft tissue injury (e.g. rotator cuff, ACL tears, Osteochondritis Dissecans) around the knee and shoulder.
Andrea Herzka, M.D.
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Dr. Herzka is an arthroscopic specialist from the esteemed sports medicine fellowship at UPMC in Pittsburgh, where she assisted in caring for the Pittsburgh Steelers and other high level professional and college athletes. She has expertise in anatomic and double bundle ACL reconstruction, a cutting edge technique, and she enjoys managing shoulder pain in the throwing athlete.
Rachel Bengtzen, M.D. holds a joint appointment in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation and the Department of Family Medicine. Her interests include sports sideline emergency action planning, sudden cardiac arrest in youth athletes, community education, acute musculoskeletal injuries, and facilitating injured athletes of all ages and experience levels to return safely back to exercise.
Hans Carlson, M.D. is an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. His primary clinical interests are in sports medicine, conservative spine care and electrodiagnostics.
Nels Carlson, M.D. is an associate professor with the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. His primary clinical interests are conservative spine care, sports injuries and electrodiagnostics.
Jim Chesnutt, M.D. is an associate professor of family medicine in the OHSU School of Medicine and a board certified specialist is sports medicine. He is the medical director for the OHSU Concussion Clinic and also serves as team doctor for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Tyler Duffield, Ph.D. specializes in mild traumatic brain injury, including sports related brain injuries. Dr. Duffield has established a brain injury treatment clinic, primarily addressing the transition back to normal daily activities after injury and obtaining healthy sleep. Dr. Duffield also has research interests in innovative technologies and the potential to improve clinical assessment and treatment.
Carol Federiuk, M.D., Ph.D. joined the faculty at OHSU in Emergency Medicine with research interests in wilderness medicine, skiing and winter sports injuries, and emergency medical services. After completing her Sports Medicine fellowship she practiced sports medicine and non-operative orthopedics in Corvallis, OR, prior to returning to OHSU in 2017. Her interests include caring for athletes and active people of all ages and experience levels.
Yuka Kobayashi, D.O. sees patients in both Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. She has training in diagnostic and interventional ultrasound and is committed to keeping recreational and competitive athletes healthy and strong.
Ryan Norton, D.O. is a Family Medicine and Sports Medicine Physician with advanced training in diagnostic and interventional ultrasound. He is committed to the integration of medical nutrition and exercise into his practice.
Melissa Novak, D.O. specializes in Primary Care Sports Medicine - helping athletes through their acute injuries and helping them to prevent injuries. She has a special interest in adolescent and young adult female athletes.
Ryan Petering, M.D. sees patients for both Family Medicine/Primary Care and Sports Medicine. His Primary Care practice includes patients of all ages and conditions. His focus is on helping patients use exercise and lifestyle changes to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Sean Robinson, M.D. is a primary care physician. He takes care of pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric patients and has advanced training in sports medicine.
Nicholas Welter, M.D. enjoys caring for athletes of all ages, skills and disciplines. He believes exercise and wellness are the best medicines available and has specialized training in diagnostic and procedural ultrasound.
Hayley Piepmeyer, P.A.-C. received her M.S. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and her M.P.A.S. from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston.
Samantha Quilici, P.A.-C. specializes in caring for knee and shoulder injuries in athletes and recreationalists of all ages. Working with Dr. Dennis Crawford, she diagnoses and treats common orthopaedic injuries and helps care for patients who have surgery.
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PSU team doctor
OHSU's Sports Medicine program is the official team doctor for Portland State University athletics.