BiographyMark A. Harrast, M.D. is a sports medicine physician and medical director of the Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium. Dr. Harrast graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and obtained his medical degree from Northwestern University. His clinical expertise is diagnosing and treating sports-related injuries and illnesses in endurance athletes, runners and triathletes. He also has a focus on injury prevention and wellness. He enjoys treating athletes and active people throughout the age spectrum. Dr. Harrast works closely with many rehabilitation professionals, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, coaches, massage therapists and nutritionists to individualize the treatment plan of care for each of his patients, depending on the significance and severity of the injury or illness. He likes his patients to be active participants in their healthcare in order to work together as a team to restore and maximize function lost through injury or illness.
Personal InterestsDr. Harrast is an accomplished competitive endurance athlete training for and racing in triathlons and marathons.
Northwestern Univ. Medical School
Medical education, 1996
University of Chicago
Other Education, 1992
University of Michigan SOM
Fellowship, Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine
UW - Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine
Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
St. Joseph Hospital (Denver)
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2011, American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehab
- Sports Medicine, 2008, American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehab