Leah G. Concannon M.D.

 Leah  G. Concannon M.D.

Bio

Dr. Concannon is a sports and spine physician and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Concannon graduated summa…

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Patient Care Philosophy

I believe in the importance of working as a team to restore each patient to an optimum level of functioning. One of the cornerstones of this is effective patient communication and education so that we can work together towards a common goal.

Personal Interests

Dr. Concannon maintains an active lifestyle through bike commuting, long distance cycling, Ultimate Frisbee, snowboarding and yoga.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Concannon’s clinical interest is in the prevention and treatment of sports related injuries in athletes of all levels and ages. She has a particular interest in gymnasts and dancers, female athletes, adolescents with low back pain, and sports concussions.

Research Interests

Hypermobility in gymnasts; management of sports concussions.

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Univ. of Illinois College of Medicine-RegistrarMedical education2006
Medical College of WisconsinInternship
UW - Dept. of Rehabilitation MedicineResidency
UW - Rehabilitation Medicine-Sports Medicine FellowshipFellowship

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of Physical Medicine & RehabPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation2011
American Board of Physical Medicine & RehabSports Medicine2011
Dr. Concannon is a sports and spine physician and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Dr. Concannon graduated summa cum laude and with college honors from Louisiana State University, where she was a member of the women’s gymnastics team and three time Academic All-American. She received her medical degree from University of Illinois-Chicago School of Medicine, where she again graduated with college honors and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. After internship at the Medical College of Wisconsin, she completed her residency training and sports medicine fellowship at the University of Washington.

As a former collegiate gymnast, she understands the importance of finding the balance between activity and rest, and the desire for athletes to return to physical activity as quickly and safely as possible. In addition to her clinical work at UW, she is heavily involved in teaching residents and gives frequent lectures around the region to parents, coaches and healthcare providers about the evaluation and management of concussions. She is board certified in sports medicine and physical medicine & rehabilitation. She is also a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.
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