Brian J. Krabak M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.M.

Brian J. Krabak M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.M.

Specialties and Expertise

Sports Medicine

Services

Spine Center, Sports Medicine Center, Sports Spine & Orthopedic Health

Languages

English

Locations

Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium

3800 Montlake Blvd. NE
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 

Center for Pain Relief at UWMC-Roosevelt

4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 401
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206.598.4282|Map It 

Bio

Dr. Krabak is a sports medicine physician, specializing in running medicine, who focuses on the prevention, treatment of sports-related injuries, and sports performance enhancement in youth and adult recreational to professional athletes.

He obtained his undergraduate degree at Cornell University and earned his medical degree from the State University of New York-Buffalo. He complete an internship at the Johns Hopkins-Sinai Hospital Internal Medicine program and his PM&R residency at Tufts University where he was chief resident. Dr Krabak obtained specialty training in sports medicine at the Mayo Clinic and was a faculty member at Johns Hopkins Medicine prior to joining the University of Washington.

Dr. Krabak has extensive sports medicine experience including:
Olympic Games: 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials, 2010 Vancouver Games, 2004 Athens Games and 2002 Salt Lake Games
International Sports: 2015 World University Games-Swimming, 2014 FINA Swimming World Cup, Japan and Singapore, 2012, FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships, Canada
Professional Sports: Baltimore Orioles, Hagerstown Sun (NY Mets)
Collegiate Sports: University of Washington, Seattle University, Johns Hopkins University
National Team Physician: USA Swimming
Medical Director: RacingThePlanet 4 Deserts Ultramarathons, Seattle Rock N Roll Marathon, Baltimore Marathon, Med-City Marathon Physician: Seattle Marathon, Boston Marathon

He has a particular interest in endurance athletes (runners, swimmers, triathletes, cyclists and adventure racers), dance related injuries and baseball injuries. As a competitive athlete participating in multi-day adventure races, mountain bike races and Ironman triathlons, he understands the importance of balancing fitness and preventing injury.

Patient Care Philosophy

Dr. Krabak is passionate about helping patients regain active lifestyles and seeks to support amateur to professional athletes of all ages on a local to international level. He believes in treating the athlete as a whole, focusing on his or her specific goals.

Personal Interests

He has competed in more than 30 endurance events, including 24-hour and 36-hour adventure races; XTERRA and TransRockies 250-mile Mountain Bike Race; and marathons and triathlons from Olympic to Ironman distances.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Krabak's clinical interest is in the prevention, treatment and sports performance enhancement of sports related injuries in youth and adult athletes of all levels. 

Dr. Krabak has extensive sports medicine experience including:
Olympic Games: 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials, 2010 Vancouver Games, 2004 Athens Games and 2002 Salt Lake Games
International Sports: 2015 World University Games-Swimming, 2014 FINA Swimming World Cup, Japan and Singapore, 2012, FINA World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships, Canada
Professional Sports: Baltimore Orioles, Hagerstown Sun (NY Mets)
Collegiate Sports: University of Washington, Seattle University, Johns Hopkins University
National Team Physician: USA Swimming
Medical Director: RacingThePlanet 4 Deserts Ultramarathons, Seattle Rock N Roll Marathon, Baltimore Marathon, Med-City Marathon Physician: Seattle Marathon, Boston Marathon

Scope of Care

Dr. Krabak focuses on the prevention, treatment and sports performance enhancement of sports related injuries in youth and adult athletes. Dr. Krabak works closely with the patient, therapists, athletic trainers and coaches to develop a comprehensive program to return athletes to competitive status as quickly as possible. Dr. Krabak has a particular interest in endurance athletes (swimmers, runners, triathletes, cyclists and adventure racers), concussions and baseball injuries.

Research Interests

Dr. Krabak's research interests focus on the prevention and treatment of overuse injuries and medical illnesses in athletes:

1. Ultramarathon Runners: Current  research includes assessing hyponatremia in ultramarathon runners, association of footstrike patterns and injuries in ultramarathon runners. Published paper on injury and illness rates in multiday ultramarathon runners.

2. Swimmers: Currently studying predictors of injuries in competitive age group and collegiate swimmers, focusing on joint mobility and strength.

Affiliations

InstitutionCredentialSpecialtyYear
John Hopkins/Carey Business SchoolMedical education2003
S.U.N.Y. @ BuffaloMedical education1993
John Hopkins University /Sinai Hospital of BaltimoreInternshipGeneral Internal Medicine
Mayo ClinicFellowshipSports Medicine
Tufts-New England Medical CenterResidencyPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1993

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of Physical Medicine & RehabSports Medicine2008
American Board of Physical Medicine & RehabPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation1998
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