Meet the Faculty and Fellows

 

Faculty

Ashwin Rao | Jonathan Drezner | Kimberly Harmon | John O’Kane | David Siebert | Alberto Oseguera | Ashley Austin | Thomas Jinguji | Celeste Quitiquit | Monique Burton | Christopher Kweon | Kyle Nagle | Brian Krabak | Carrie Wigton

Current Fellows: Megan Burleson and Elizabeth Nguyen


Faculty

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. 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.

Kyle Nagle
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.

Dave Siebert
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 is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, practicing and teaching Sports Medicine and outpatient Family Medicine. 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 and Seattle Seahawks. Outside of his clinical roles, he is involved in resident and fellow education as well as research and curricular development, and he leads the UW Family Medicine Residency point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) curriculum.

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

Kimberly Harmon
Section Head

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. Perhaps one of her greatest contributions, however, was in assembling the current cadre of excellent sports physicians and researchers as faculty, including its current director, Dr. Rao. Although no longer the fellowship director, 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 has been on the AMSSM Foundation Board since 2011 and is currently the Foundation Board Vice-President. She is integrally involved with the Pac-12 Student Athlete Health and Well-Being Board, having recently completed a stint as Chair where 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 sport and overseeing the review and distribution of over 12 million dollars for 25 research projects selected to benefit the health and wellness of the student-athlete. She has served as a consultant to 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 focus can be broadly defined as topics important to the college athlete and include sudden cardiac death in athletes, concussion, sickle cell trait, and regenerative medicine. Her work on the incidence of sudden cardiac death in NCAA athletes was paradigm changing and she was twice the lead author on the AMSSM Position Statement on Concussion in Sport. She lectures on a variety of topics nationally and internationally. A list of her publications can be found here: https://www-ncbi-nlm-nih-gov.offcampus.lib.washington.edu/pubmed?term=Harmon%2C+Kimberly%5Bauthor%5D&cmd=detailssearch

Jonathan Drezner
Faculty

Dr. Drezner is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Director of the UW Medicine Center for Sports Cardiology at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA). He is Team Physician for the Seattle Seahawks (NFL), OL Reign (NWSL), and the University of Washington. Dr. Drezner is Editor-in-Chief for the British Journal of Sports Medicine and past-President of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (2012 – 2013). 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. He is co-PI and developer of the Outcomes Registry for Cardiac Conditions in Athletes (ORCCA Registry) designed to monitor health outcomes in competitive athletes diagnosed with pathologic cardiac disorders, inclusive of COVID-19 myocardial injury. 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, his mission is to transform the delivery of cardiovascular care in the young to promote safe physical activity and athletic participation. This integrative center 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, young adults, and competitive athletes. Dr. Drezner is also co-Chair of the UW Medicine Cardiovascular Wellness and Prevention Program aimed at evaluating risk and promoting safe exercise in active adults. In the Seattle community, he is Chair of the Medical Advisory Board for Seattle United youth soccer club and Medical Director for the Nick of Time Foundation which provides advanced heart screening to adolescents.

In 2012 and 2015, Dr. Drezner chaired an international summit to develop and refine ECG interpretation standards in athletes and develop online training resources for physician education. The 2013 Seattle Criteria and 2017 International Criteria aim to assist physicians distinguish physiologic ECG adaptations in athletes from ECG abnormalities suggestive of a pathologic cardiac disorder, and these expert consensus statements emerged as contemporary standards for ECG in young athletes around the world. In 2016, Dr. Drezner was co-chair of the AMSSM Position Statement on Cardiovascular Screening in Athletes. This balanced document critically addressed existing evidence and knowledge gaps to provide clinicians a new framework to approach cardiovascular screening in athletes. Dr. Drezner has twice had the great privilege of highlighting his scientific contributions as the keynote lecture on SCD prevention at the IOC World Conference on the Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport (2011, 2017). Recently, he has consulted on COVID-19 medical committees for the National Football League (NFL), National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Pacific-12 Conference, National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), and Washington Youth Soccer.

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!”

Ashley Austin
Faculty

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 research interests include radiofrequency ablation for chronic knee pain, women’s health, and equity/diversity/inclusion in sports medicine.

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.

Alberto Oseguera
Faculty

Alberto Oseguera, MD, ATC graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Purdue University, before attending medical school and obtaining his MD at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB). He completed his Family Medicine residency at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa in San Antonio, TX and subsequently moved to Seattle where he completed his Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Washington. 

Dr. Oseguera’s special interests include diagnostic/procedural ultrasound, upper extremity injuries in the over-head athlete, sports cardiology, as well as promoting equity/diversity/inclusion within medicine and sports medicine. He was awarded the AMSSM Foundation Jason Davenport Memorial Scholarship, which is given to a national conference presenter of an underrepresented background, for his work in promoting underserved care in the community. 

Away from work, Alberto enjoys spending quality time with his family and two dogs. In addition, you can find him playing pick-up basketball, golf, tennis, or taking in local sporting events.

Celeste Quitiquit
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.

Monique S. Burton
Clinical Associate & director of the Sports Medicine Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital

Dr. Monique Burton is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Orthopedics. She is the Medical Director of the Seattle Children’s Sports Medicine Program. She is Chair of the USATF Sports Medicine and Science Committee. She has been an Olympic Team Physician. She has a strong interest in equitable access to play and physical literacy. Dr. Burton serves as a clinical faculty member and regular preceptor within the sports medicine fellowship.Outside of work, Dr. Burton is passionate about yoga and leads many of the AMSSM pre-conference sessions in yoga and fitness.

Christopher Y. Kweon
Assistant Professor in Sports Medicine/Orthopedics

Christopher Y. Kweon, M.D., is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon at the Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium, a UW assistant professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, and the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program Director.Dr. Kweon specializes in providing comprehensive treatment of sports injuries using arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques. He strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.Dr. Kweon earned his M.D. from the UW and did fellowship training in sports and shoulder surgery at the University of Michigan. His clinical interests include treating disorders of the knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle in patients with sports injuries. His research interests include patient outcomes after treatment of sports medicine conditions, quality and value in orthopaedics and sports medicine, resident education, along with healthcare utilization and efficacy for common sports injuries.Dr. Kweon enjoys spending time with his family outdoors, rooting for Husky Athletics, eating BBQ and playing softball.

Brian Krabak
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.

Thomas M. Jinguji
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. Hewas 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.

Staff

Carrie Wigton
Program Administrator

After 20 years in the fitness industry, ranging from corporate health and wellness to collegiate recreation, Carrie transitioned to Graduate Medical Education, and is the Program Administrator for the University of Washington Sports Medicine fellowship.  She attended the University of Puget Sound for both her undergraduate and master’s degrees, and earned a certificate in Sports Medicine and Human Performance from UW Professional and Continuing Education.  Carrie works behind the scenes, supporting the fellows’ overall experience, ensuring a smooth academic year.

She is a long-time member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and IDEA Health and Fitness Association.  Giving back to her community is important, and in that realm, is a local and international volunteer for her sorority.

Being active is an occupational hazard from her previous career.  Carrie was a member of the Seattle Warbirds, Seattle’s first women’s professional football team, of the Women’s American Football League (WAFL).  She particularly enjoys functional fitness and cycling, and recently discovered Pickleball, where she continues to work on her third shot drop and staying out of the kitchen.

Current Fellows

Megan Burleson
Fellow

Megan Burleson, DO, MS, received her undergraduate degree from Baylor University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Medical Humanities and a minor in Chemistry. She earned her Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia Campus. Dr. Burleson completed her residency training in Family Medicine at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, TX, where she also served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Burleson found her enthusiasm for sports during high school as a competitive cheerleader, and that passion would eventually lead her to pursue a career in sports medicine. While in residency, Dr. Burleson conducted sports physicals for local schools, spoke about sports medicine related topics during medical minute segments on the local news, served as the team physician for a local high school, and provided medical support for a 100-mile cycling event during the brutal heat of a Texas summer. She also pioneered a quality improvement project focusing on promoting physical activity in the outpatient setting.

In addition to her love for sports, Dr. Burleson is honored to have had the opportunity to be a part of the mission and vision of providing quality, comprehensive care to the underserved population of Grayson County. She is eager to continue working to ensure increased access to high-quality care in underserved communities.

Away from work, she enjoys running, game nights, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her family and friends.

Elizabeth Nguyen
Fellow

Elizabeth Nguyen, MD graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Science Pre-Professional Studies and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame. She earned her medical degree from Texas A&M College of Medicine. Liz went on to complete her pediatric training, including her chief residency, at the University of Florida Pediatric Residency at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital.

During her time as a pediatric resident, she became involved with a variety of sports coverage in the area, including a Healthy Lifestyles clinic dedicated to promoting good eating habits and active lifestyles in the community. After fellowship, she hopes to continue working with the community to improve upon the education of fitness and nutrition.

Liz’s love for sports started at a young age playing soccer and growing up watching the Dallas Cowboys every Sunday with her family. Away from work, you can find Liz expanding her appreciation for new foods, working on her yoga skills, and spending time outdoors.