Team Physicians

The Seattle Seahawks team physicians consist of some of the most knowledgeable medical practitioners in the National Football league. The four doctor staff has over 80 years of medical experience ranging from ACL injuries of the knee and labral tears of the shoulder to concussions, spine disorders, and sports related medical disorders. Through maintaining close relationships with players and staff athletic trainers, the Seahawks team physicians ensure quick recoveries from on-field injuries and provide the guidance needed to help prevent future injuries.

Elias Edward Khalfayan, M.D.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Khalfayan is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. In addition to being a team physician for the Seattle Seahawks, he is also Medical Director and orthopedic team physician for the Seattle Mariners. Dr. Khalfayan is a clinical instructor for the University of Washington Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and an Editorial Reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Education

  • Doctor of Medicine, St. Louis University of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Residency, Naval Regional Medical Center, Oakland, CA
  • Fellowship in Sports Medicine, Graduate Hospital/University of Pennsylvania

Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Society Membership

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • NFL Team Physician Society
  • MLB Team Physician Association
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine

Contact

Swedish Orthopedic Institute
Orthopedic Physicians Associates
601 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
Telephone: 206.386.2600 Fax: 206.694.6607
drkhalfayan.com

Stanley A. Herring, M.D.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Herring's specialty is physical medicine and rehabilitation focusing on musculoskeletal and sports medicine with an emphasis on spinal disorders and concussions. He is a professor at the University of Washington in the Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and Neurological Surgery and Director of Sports, Spine and Orthopaedic Health for UW Medicine. Dr. Herring is also Co-Medical Director of the Seattle Sports Concussion Program and serves as a team physician for the Seattle Mariners.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas, Austin
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas
  • Residency, University of Washington Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Certifications

  • Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Society Membership

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • North American Spine Society
  • NFL Team Physicians Society

Contact

UW Medicine Sports & Spine Physicians
Street Address: Harborview Spine Center
401 Broadway, Suite 2018
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone 206-744-0401 Fax 206-744-9915
Mailing: Harborview Medical Center
Box 359721 325 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Michael McAdam, M.D.

Clinical Focus

Dr. McAdam is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery. In addition to being a team physician for the Seahawks, Dr. McAdam is a consultant for the United States Men's National Rugby Team, and takes care of the Seattle Rugby Club and Old Puget Sound Beach Rugby Club.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Biology and Spanish, Texas Christian University
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
  • General Surgery Internship, University of Washington
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of Washington
  • Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthrosopic Surgery, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons

Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • NFL Team Physician Society
  • Washington State Medical Association
  • King County Medical Society

Contact

Swedish Orthopedic Institute
Orthopedic Physicians Associates
601 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
Telephone: 206.386.2600 Fax: 206.694.6607
opaortho.com

Jonathan A. Drezner, M.D.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Drezner is a family physician who specializes in sports medicine.  His clinical focus is on the management of medical and musculoskeletal problems related to sports and exercise.  He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington.  Dr. Drezner also serves as team physician for the University of Washington Huskies.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Brown University
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles
  • Residency, Tacoma Family Medicine
  • Fellowship in Sports Medicine, University of Washington

Certifications

  • Board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine

Society Membership

  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • NFL Team Physicians Society
  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Contact
Hall Health Sports Medicine Clinic
University of Washington
Box 354410
4060 East Stevens Way
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.221.2443   Fax: 206.616.6652

Ashwin Rao, M.D.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Rao is a family physician who specializes in sports medicine. His clinical focus is on the management of medical and musculoskeletal problems related to sports and exercise. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington. Dr. Rao also serves as a team physician for the University of Washington Husky baseball, soccer, and crew teams.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Swarthmore College
  • Doctor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
  • Residency, University of Washington
  • Fellowship in Sports Medicine, University of Washington

Certifications

  • Board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine

Society Membership

  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Contact
Hall Health Sports Medicine Clinic
University of Washington
Box 354410
4060 East Stevens Way
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.221.2443   Fax: 206.616.6652

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