Ashwin L. Rao M.D.

 Ashwin  L. Rao M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Primary Care - Family Medicine , Sports Medicine


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




Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium

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


Ashwin L. Rao, M.D. is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine. He sees patients at the UW Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium and the UWNC Northgate Clinic. 

Dr. Rao completed his undergraduate studies at Swarthmore College and his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Rao completed his residency training in family medicine and his sports medicine fellowship at the University of Washington. He is currently an Associate Professor in UW’s Department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Rao is a team physician for University of Washington Husky Athletics and the Seattle Seahawks. He works in both primary care and sports medicine settings. His clinical interests include ultrasound guided procedures, platelet rich plasma (PRP), selective peripheral nerve hydrodissection, percutaneous tenotomy (Tenex), management of chronic tendinopathy and arthritis, concussion evaluation and management, and comprehensive wellness care for the professional and recreational athlete.

Personal Interests

Dr. Rao enjoys travel, photography and watching as well as playing a variety of sports.


Case Western Reserve UniversityMedical education2003


Board Certifications

American Board of Family MedicineSports Medicine2008
American Board of Family MedicineFamily Medicine2006
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Dangers Facing Young Athletes: Coping with Doping, Concussions and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Part 1