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Brian J. Krabak, MD, MBA

Brian J. Krabak, MD, MBA

Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine

On staff since September 2007

Academic Title: Clinical Associate Professor, Departments of Rehabilitation and Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, UW

"As an athlete and physician, I appreciate the importance of preventing injury for athletes at all levels of competition. My focus is on listening to the athlete and working with them to develop an appropriate plan so that they may achieve their specific goal"

Dr. Krabak is a Sports Medicine specialist 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 completed 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 prior to joining the University of Washington.

Dr Krabak has extensive sports medicine experience including: Olympic Games: 2010 Vancouver, 2004 Athens and 2002 Salt Lake Games Professional Sports: Baltimore Orioles, Hagerstown Suns (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 (swimmers, runners, 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. His research interests focus on the prevention and treatment of overuse injuries in runners, swimmers and ballet dancers. His current research includes assessing injuries in multi-day ultramarathon adventure athletes, predicting injuries in swimmers and functional assessment of ballet dancers in preventing injuries.

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Electrodiagnostic Medicine (Non-ABMS)
Sports Medicine

Medical/Professional School

SUNY School of Medicine - Buffalo, Buffalo
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, Columbia

Residency

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New England Medical Center, Boston

Fellowship

Sports Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Fellow American College of Sports Medicine 2013
Outstanding Resident Research Award Putnam A, Krabak BJ, Bandolin S: Impact of Ankle Braces on Skill Performance in Soccer Players. University of Washington 2011
Medical Staff Teamwork, Leadership and Caring Award University of Washington Medical Center 2011
Best Doctor, Washington State Washington Magazine 2010
Marquis - Whose who in America 2009
Best Doctors in America 2009
USA Swimming, High Performance Award-Sports Medicine and Science 2008
American Association of Physiatrists Education Research Fund Best Research Paper Award: Fish DE, Krabak BJ, Johnson-Greene DJ and deLateur BJ. Optimal Resistance Training: Comparison of the DeLorme 2004
American Medical Association / Glaxo-Wellcome Achievement and Leadership Award 1996

Publications

  • Simpson S, Krabak B
    Interspinous Ligament Calcification in a Collegiate Gymnast.
    PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation , 2014 Feb. 5
  • Air ME, Grierson MJ, Davenport KL, Krabak BJ
    Dissecting the Doctor-Dancer Relationship: Health Care Decision Making Among American Collegiate Dancers.
    PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation , 2013 Sept. 10
  • Krabak BJ, Waite B, Lipman G
    Injury and illnesses prevention for ultramarathoners.
    Current sports medicine reports , 2013 May : 12(3)183-9
  • Krabak BJ, Hancock KJ, Drake S
    Comparison of dry-land training programs between age groups of swimmers.
    PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation , 2013 Apr, : 5(4)303-9
  • Brian J. Krabak, MD, MBA
    Comparison of Dry-Land Training Programs Between Age Groups of Swimmers
    PM R , 2013 Jan. 29
  • Brian J. Krabak, MD, MBA
    Evaluation of the Shoulder
    Shoulder Disorders: A Pocket Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment. , 2013 : Nagler H and Singh R (Eds) Totawa,: Humana
  • Brian J. Krabak, MD, MBA
    Injury and Illnesses Prevention for Ultra-Marathoners Curr Sports Med Rep.
  • Brian J. Krabak, MD, MBA
    Improving the doctor-dancer encounter: an examination of healthcare seeking behavior, wants, and needs among community non-patient dancers
    Int Assoc Dance Med and Science Annual Meeting, Singapore , 2012 Oct.
  • Putnam AR, Bandolin SN, Krabak BJ
    Impact of ankle bracing on skill performance in recreational soccer players.
    PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation , 2012 Aug. : 4(8)574-9
  • Brian J. Krabak, MD, MBA
    Impact of Ankle Bracing on Skill Performance in Recreational Soccer Players
    PM R. , 2012 Aug. : 4(8)574-9
  • Zaremski JL, Krabak BJ
    Shoulder injuries in the skeletally immature baseball pitcher and recommendations for the prevention of injury.
    PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation , 2012 July : 4(7)509-16
  • Brian J. Krabak, MD, MBA
    Shoulder Injuries in the Skeletally Immature Baseball Pitcher and Recommendation for Prevention of Injury
    PM R. , 2012 July : 4(7)509-16
  • Krabak BJ
    Evaluation of shoulder injuries in the youth athlete.
    Pediatric annals , 2012 June : 41(6)243-8
  • Brian J. Krabak, MD, MBA
    Paget-Schroetter Syndome in a Competitive Swimmer
    American College of Sports Medicine , 2012 June
  • Brian J. Krabak, MD, MBA
    Evaluation of Shoulder Injuries in the Youth Athlete
    Pediatric Annals 2012 , 2012 June 1 : 41(6)243-8
  • Brian J. Krabak, MD, MBA
    Association Between Hypermobility and Prior Injury in Collegiate Swimmers
    Amer Med Soc Sports Medicine , 2012 Apr,
  • Brian J. Krabak, MD, MBA
    Prospective Cohort Study of Acute Kidney Injury in Multi-Day Ultramarathon Runners.
    Academic Emergency Medicine , 2012 Apr,
  • Brian J. Krabak, MD, MBA
    Concussion and Head Injuries in Baseball Players.
    Sports Medicine of Baseball , 2012 : Dines, ElAttrache, Yocum, Alctchek, Andrews (Eds) Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott William & Wilkins359-371
  • Brian J. Krabak, MD, MBA
    Foot Problems and Care.
    Wilderness Medicine, 6th edition , 2012 : Auerbach PS (Ed) Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier,580-593
  • Krabak BJ, Hoffman MD, Millet GY, Chimes GP
    Barefoot running.
    PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation , 2011 Dec. : 3(12)1142-9
  • Krabak BJ, Waite B, Schiff MA
    Study of injury and illness rates in multiday ultramarathon runners.
    Medicine and science in sports and exercise , 2011 Dec. : 43(12)2314-20
  • Brian J. Krabak, MD, MBA
    Barefoot Running: Point-Counterpoint
    PMR , 2011 Dec. : 3(12)1142-9
  • Jinguji TM, Krabak BJ, Satchell EK
    Epidemiology of youth sports concussion.
    Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America , 2011 Nov. : 22(4)565-75, vii
  • Krabak BJ, Kanarek SL
    Cervical spine pain in the competitive athlete.
    Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America , 2011 Aug. : 22(3)459-71, viii
  • Middleton K, Krabak BJ, Coppel DB
    The influence of pediatric autonomic dysfunction on recovery after concussion.
    Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine , 2010 Nov. : 20(6)491-2
  • Singh V, Green JR 3rd, Krabak BJ
    Chronic knee synovitis in an adolescent dancer.
    PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation , 2010 June : 2(6)573-5
  • Singh V, Green JR 3rd, Krabak BJ
    Chronic knee synovitis in an adolescent dancer.
    PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation , 2010 June : 573-5
  • Haig AJ, Im J, Adewole A, Nelson VS, Krabak B, International Rehabilitation Forum Commission on Physiatry in subSaharan Africa
    The practice of physical medicine and rehabilitation in subSaharan Africa and Antarctica: A white paper or a black mark?
    PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation , 2009 May : 1(5)421-6
  • Haig AJ, Im J, Adewole D, Nelson V, Krabak B
    The practice of physical and rehabilitation medicine in sub-Saharan Africa and Antarctica: a white paper or a black mark?
    Journal of rehabilitation medicine : official journal of the UEMS European Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine , 2009 May : 41(6)401-5
  • Krabak BJ, Alexander E, Henning T
    Shoulder and elbow injuries in the adolescent athlete.
    Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America , 2008 May : 19(2)271-85, viii
  • Waite BL, Krabak BJ
    Examination and treatment of pediatric injuries of the hip and pelvis.
    Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America , 2008 May : 19(2)305-18, ix
  • Krabak BJ, Alexander E, Henning T
    Shoulder and elbow injuries in the adolescent athlete.
    Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America , 2008 May : 271-85, viii
  • Waite BL, Krabak BJ
    Examination and treatment of pediatric injuries of the hip and pelvis.
    Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America , 2008 May : 305-18, ix
  • Krabak B, Kennedy DJ
    Functional rehabilitation of lumbar spine injuries in the athlete.
    Sports medicine and arthroscopy review , 2008 Mar. : 16(1)47-54
  • de Lateur BJ, Magyar-Russell G, Bresnick MG, Bernier FA, Ober MS, Krabak BJ, Ware L, Hayes MP, Fauerbach JA
    Augmented exercise in the treatment of deconditioning from major burn injury.
    Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation , 2007 Dec. : 88(12 Suppl 2)S18-23
  • de Lateur BJ, Magyar-Russell G, Bresnick MG, Bernier FA, Ober MS, Krabak BJ, Ware L, Hayes MP, Fauerbach JA
    Augmented exercise in the treatment of deconditioning from major burn injury.
    Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation , 2007 Dec. : S18-23
  • Bindal M, Krabak B
    Acute bacterial sacroiliitis in an adult: a case report and review of the literature.
    Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation , 2007 Oct. : 88(10)1357-9
  • Moore W, Krabak BJ
    Chronic lateral knee pain in a cyclist: popliteal artery entrapment.
    Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine , 2007 Sept. : 17(5)401-3
  • Moore W, Krabak BJ
    Chronic lateral knee pain in a cyclist: popliteal artery entrapment.
    Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine , 2007 Sept. : 401-3
  • Krabak BJ, Baima J, Smith J
    Musculoskeletal education in physical medicine and rehabilitation residency programs: graduating resident perspective.
    American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists , 2007 June : 86(6)493-8
  • Krabak BJ, Baima J, Smith J
    Musculoskeletal education in physical medicine and rehabilitation residency programs: graduating resident perspective.
    American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists , 2007 June : 493-8
  • Smith J, Krabak BJ, Malanga GA, Moutvic MA
    Musculoskeletal education in physical medicine and rehabilitation residency programs.
    American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists , 2004 Oct. : 83(10)785-90
  • Smith J, Krabak BJ, Malanga GA, Moutvic MA
    Musculoskeletal education in physical medicine and rehabilitation residency programs.
    American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists , 2004 Oct. : 785-90
  • Fish DE, Krabak BJ, Johnson-Greene D, DeLateur BJ
    Optimal resistance training: comparison of DeLorme with Oxford techniques.
    American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists , 2003 Dec. : 82(12)903-9
  • Fish DE, Krabak BJ, Johnson-Greene D, DeLateur BJ
    Optimal resistance training: comparison of DeLorme with Oxford techniques.
    American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists , 2003 Dec. : 903-9
  • Krabak BJ, Sugar R, McFarland EG
    Practical nonoperative management of rotator cuff injuries.
    Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine , 2003 Mar. : 13(2)102-5
  • Krabak BJ, Sugar R, McFarland EG
    Practical nonoperative management of rotator cuff injuries.
    Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine , 2003 Mar. : 102-5
  • Smith J, Krabak B
    Tug of war: introduction to the sport and an epidemiological injury study among elite pullers.
    Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports , 2002 Apr, : 12(2)117-24

Presentations

Presentations Title Event Location Date
Ultramarathon Medicine Singapore Sports Institute Singapore March 2013
Injuries in the Youth and Adult Throwing Athlete AAPMR National Assembly Atlanta GA Nov. 2012
Correlation between static and dynamic core strength and rates of injury in collegiate dancers Int Assoc Dance Med and Science Annual Singapore Oct. 2012
Improving the doctor-dancer encounter: an examination of healthcare seeking behavior, wants, and needs among community non-patient dancers Int Assoc Dance Med and Science Annual Meeting Singapore Oct. 2012
Exercise Associated Collapse AMSSM Comprehensive Sports Medicine Update and Board Review Course Lake Tahoe, Nevada. June 2012
Pediatric Musculoskeletal Injuries and Condition AMSSM Comprehensive Sports Medicine Update and Board Review Course Lake Tahoe, Nevada. June 2012
Knee Injuries AMSSM Comprehensive Sports Medicine Update and Board Review Course Lake Tahoe, Nevada June 2012
Elbow and Forearm Injuries and Condition AMSSM Comprehensive Sports Medicine Update and Board Review Course Lake Tahoe, Nevada June 2012
Ultra-Marathon Medicine Northwest Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting Seattle WA April 2012
UltraEvent: Medical Challenges and Observations United States Olympic Marathon Trials Sports Medicine Symposium Houston Texas Jan. 2012

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
Hypermobility, Strength and Injury Rates in Collegiate Swimmers 2011
Validity and Reliability of an Upper Extremity Functional Screening Tool in Swimmers. USA Swimming Sports Medicine and Science Committee 2011
Hypermobility, Strength and Injury Rates in Professional Ballet Dancers 2011
Dryland Training in Age-Group and Collegiate Swimmers 2011
Effects of Graduated Compression Stocking on Physiological and Sensation Responses during Sub-Maximal Running in Elite Collegiate Running Athletes $45,000 2010
Hypermobility and Injury Rates in Collegiate Gymnastics. 2010
Impact of Ankle Braces on Walter Stolov Fund $2000 2010 - 2012
Endurance Adventure Race Study RacingThePlanet, Abbot Laboratory, and Garmin $40,000 2005
Musculoskeletal Knowledge and Perception of Education for Incoming and Graduating Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residents Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation $5000.00 Jan. 1, 2003