Dr. Krabak is a sports medicine physician in the Departments of Rehabilitation, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He 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
- 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, 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), concussions 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sports Medicine clinical experience includes:
Physician - 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials
Physician - 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games
Physician - 2004 Athens Olympics Games
Physician - 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Games
Physician - 1996 Paralympics Games
- Professional/Elite Sports
National Team Physician - USA Swimming
Team Physician - Baltimore Orioles
Team Physician - Hagerstown Sun (NY Mets)
Team Physician - Baltimore Bay Runners (IBL-Basketball)
Physician - University of Washington Athletics
Physician - Seattle University Athletics
Physician - Johns Hopkins Athletics (Football, Lacrosse, Soccer)
Team Consultant - Stevenson University
Medical Director - RacingThePlanet (China,Chile,Egypt,Antarctica)
Co-Medical Director - Baltimore Marathon
Co-Medical Director - Med-City Marathon
Physician - Seattle Marathon
Physician - Boston Marathon
Physician - Twin Cities Marathon
Physician, Roosevelt High School (Seattle, WA)
Track & Field Physician, Loch Raven High School (MD)
Dr Krabak's research interests focus on the prevention and treatment of overuse injuries and medical illnesses in athletes:
1. Ultramarathon Runners: Published paper on injury and illness rates in mulitday ultramarathon runners. Current research includes analyzing biochemical markers affecting hydration and analyzing cardiac markers in multi-day ultramarathon runners
2. Swimmers: Currently studying predictors of injuries in competitive age group and collegiate swimmers, focusing on joint mobility and strength. Developing a screening tool with USA Swimming to assist in the evaluation of swimmers.
3. Gymnasts: Currently studying predictors of injuries in competitive collegiate gymnasts, focusing on joint mobility and strength.
4. Ballet Dancers: Currently studying predictors of injuries in ballet dancer including hypermobility and strength.