Current Fellows: Beatrice Caballero and Howard Sanders
Dr. Siebert is the Program 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 Associate 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.
Away from work, Dr. Siebert enjoys hiking, backpacking, distance running, traveling, and spending time with friends, family, and his wife and daughter.
Dr. Ashwin Rao is the Associate 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, 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.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
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, 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 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.
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.
Beatrice “Bea” Caballero is originally from Los Angeles, CA and eventually moved out to Douglas, Arizona, a small rural town right on the US/Mexico border. She took a bit of a detour prior to medical school, taught anatomy and physiology at the high school and college level and worked in a research lab during grad school, before ultimately deciding on medical school. In medical school at University of Arizona-Tucson, she helped create a pipeline program to help foster interest in areas of medicine among high school students from underrepresented backgrounds and is grateful for the opportunity to pay it forward.
She completed her family medicine residency at the University of Washington and enjoys all of what Seattle has to offer. In her free time, she loves playing basketball (Go Lakers!), volleyball and softball and is always up for watching any sporting event, rain or shine. She also enjoys cooking, chasing new restaurants/breweries and learning how to keep all the newly purchased plants alive and thriving.
Howard Sanders grew up in Shoreline, WA, just north of Seattle. Howard is an only child and played baseball throughout childhood. His father taught him how to play, and he was fortunate enough to play through college. During his freshman year, his father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and the experience led him down the path of pursing medicine as a career. After graduating from San Jose State University, he got more into cycling as a hobby/sport and worked as a bike mechanic for several years while finishing medical school prerequisite courses.
Howard loves cycling and you might see him riding a wheelie around town or in the mountains if you’re out there. He met his wife in college, and they were married nearly 10 years later in 2016. They adopted a dog in 2019, a Maltese-Yorkie mix, and named him after Happy Gilmore. In January 2023, they welcomed their daughter into the world and are still catching up on sleep.