Kimberly Garrison Harmon
Dr. Harmon is a Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Section Head of the Sports Medicine Section and Head Football Physician at the University of Washington. She has been at the UW since 1998 when she first joined the fellowship faculty serving as the Director of the fellowship from 2004 – 2014. During her tenure as Director she helped establish the University of Washington as one of the pre-eminent sports medicine fellowships in the country, developing a rich Division I fellow sports-coverage experience, adopting a strong research focus, and becoming an early incorporator of musculoskeletal ultrasound. Under her leadership the fellowship also developed a strong procedural focus. Dr. Harmon remains actively involved in the fellowship as a teacher, colleague and mentor to fellows and graduates.
Dr. Harmon has long been a national leader in sports medicine with a particular dedication to the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM). She served on the board of directors from 2002 – 2006, the executive board from 2007 – 2011, and as President in 2009-10. She served on the AMSSM Foundation Board from 2011 – 2022 and was President in 2020. She has also been involved with the Pac-12 Student Athlete Health and Well-Being Board Initiative (SAHWBI) as board representative from 2015 – 2020 and Chair from 2017-2019 during which time she guided the implementation of a conference-wide injury and illness surveillance system (the first of its kind) encompassing over 6,000 athletes from 12 universities which includes over 35 sports. She became the Research Development Director for the Pac-12 in 2020 which has provided over 15 million dollars in funding for research projects selected to benefit the health and wellness of the student-athletes (https://pac-12.com/pac-12-research-grants-program ). She has served as a consultant to the NCAA, the Department of Defense, was the medical advisor to the National Basketball Players Association (2014-2019) and is currently on the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee. Her research interests include sudden cardiac death in athletes, concussion, and orthobiologics.