John W. O'Kane M.D.

John W. O'Kane M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Orthopaedics , Sports Medicine


Sports Medicine Center, Sports Spine & Orthopedic Health




Primary Location

Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium

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


Dr. O'Kane is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and UW head team physician. He also holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Orthopedics and Sports 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.

He specializes in sports medicine.

Patient Care Philosophy

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.

Personal Interests

Skiing, golf, music, and keeping up with my kids!

Clinical Interests

Sports medicine, primary care and athletic team care.

Musculoskeletal injuries in athletes and active people.

Medical issues related to sports performance.

Univ. of VermontMedical education1993
UW - Dept. of Family MedicineInternshipFamily Medicine
UW - Dept. of Family MedicineResidencyFamily Medicine
UW - Dept. of Orthopaedics & Sports MedicineFellowshipSports Medicine


Board Certifications

American Board of Family MedicineSports Medicine2003
American Board of Family MedicineFamily Medicine1996
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