Michael Fredericson

Michael Fredericson, MD, FACSM

Co-Director, Stanford Center on Longevity
Program Director, Lifestyle Medicine
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery/PM&R
Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Fredericson specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) with a unique approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports injuries. He is the first physician promoted to Professor of PM&R at Stanford University and is currently Director of PM&R Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, a Principal Investigator with the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance and is Co-Director of the Stanford Longevity Center with a focus on Lifestyle Medicine. He is also Head Team Physician for the Stanford Track & Field and Swimming Teams and the Medical Director for Stanford Club Sports. In addition, he is Founder and Director of the Stanford RunSafe Injury Prevention Program and has volunteered at both a national and international level with USA Track & Field and the International Olympic Committee.

Dr. Fredericson has been a featured speaker at numerous national and international sports medicine and rehabilitation symposiums and Visiting Professor at many institutions around the country. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, 34 book chapters and four books focused on an improved understanding and treatment strategies for overuse injuries in athletes. He is currently on the Men’s Health Magazine Advisory Board and has also held several scientific editorial appointments, among which are senior founding editor, PM&R, the official scientific journal of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2007 to 2014); associate editor, Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine (1999 to 2004); and editorial board member, Physician and Sports Medicine (1996 to 1999). Most recently he was appointed Co-Chairman of the Research Task Force for the Sports Medicine and Exercise Science Committee of USA Track & Field and has been honored with several prestigious grants from the Pac-12 Conference Student-Athlete Health & Well-Being Grant Program. His work’s impact is widely recognized: he is listed on ResearchGate as one of their top-cited researchers (97.5 percentile). He is also frequently featured in national and international media and lay publications with over 220 interviews for his expertise on a wide range of sports medicine, fitness, and health promotion topics.

Dr. Fredericson created the first ACGME Sports Medicine Fellowship at Stanford University and continues as Fellowship Director. He has received a variety of awards for his efforts to develop and foster musculoskeletal education and research for medical students, residents, and fellows. He founded several programs including courses on Lifestyle Medicine and Sports Medicine for Stanford medical and undergraduates, and a monthly orthopedic consultation service at the Arbor Free Clinic. For the past 20 years; he has also offered an international research fellowship in sports medicine with participation from physicians around the world including South Korea, Spain, Singapore, Brazil, France, China, and Japan. As a result of this experience, many of these physicians have been promoted to major sports medicine and academic appointments in their home countries.

“Lifestyle medicine is a natural extension of my work as a PM&R physician. For over ten years, I have been spearheading our efforts at Stanford to promote lifestyle medicine, sponsoring a popular course for our medical students. More recently, I am honored to be working with an amazing team of professionals, helping to lead the expanding Lifestyle Medicine initiative in conjunction with the Stanford Center on Longevity.”

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