Michael Fredericson, MD

Michael Fredericson, MD

General musculoskeletal physiatrist, Sports medicine physiatrist

Bio:   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 and a Principal Investigator in the Stanford Human Performance Lab. He is a Head Team Physician with the Stanford Sports Medicine Program and the Medical Director for Stanford Club Sports. He is also Founder and Director of the Stanford RunSafe Injury Prevention Clinic and has worked at both a national and international level with USA Track & Field and the United States 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 130 peer-reviewed articles, 22 book chapters and one book focused on an improved understanding and treatment strategies for overuse injuries in athletes. He is a former member of the Editorial Board of Physician and Sports Medicine, former Associate Editor of the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, Senior Founding Editor for the PM&R Journal, serves on the Research Committee for the Association of Academic Physiatrists, and is on the Scientific Advisory Board, and frequent contributor to, Runner’s World magazine. 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 was awarded a prestigious 3-year grant from the Pac-12 Conference Student-Athlete Health & Well- Being Grant Program.

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. For the past 18 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.
4.6 out of 5
196 Patient Ratings
8 Patient Comments

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Division

Sports Medicine Clinic

Runner's Injury Clinic

Professional Education

  • Internship: Mount Zion Medical Center (1989) CA
  • Sub-Speciallty Certification, American Board of PM&R, Sports Medicine (2007)
  • Board Certification: Physical Medicine and Rehab, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab (1993)
  • Board Certification: Sports Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab (2007)
  • Fellowship: SOAR (1993) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1992) CA
  • Medical Education: New York Medical College (1988) NY
  • BA, University of Redlands, Redlands,CA, Psychology (1982)
  • MD, NY Medical College, Vahalla, NY, Medicine (1988)
  • Fellowship, SOAR, Menlo Park, CA, Sports & Spine Medicine (1993)
  • Board Certification, American Board of PM&R, Physical Med & Rehabilitation (1993)
  • Diplomate, American Assoc of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine (1996)

Honors & Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa, National Collegiate Honor Society (1982)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (Junior Year), National Medical Honor Society (1987)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Stanford PM&R Residency Program (1997)
  • Highest Rated Lecture, The American Back Society Annual Meeting (1997)
  • President, AAPM&R, Sports Medicine Interest Group (1998-2000)
  • Outstanding Paper Award, North American Spine Society (2001)
  • Research Award, Physiatric Association of Spine, Occupational, and Sports Rehabilitation (2002)
  • Certificate of Meritorious Service, USA Track & Field, Sports Medicine and Sports Science Committee (2003)
  • Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine (2003)
  • Jose C. Montero MD, Excellence in Teaching Award, Stanford PM&R Residency Program (2003)
  • Head Physician, IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics, USA Track & FieldTeam (2006)
  • Member (1st PM&R Physician), International Patellofemoral Study Group (2006)
  • Excellence in Musculoskeletal Med Award, Kessler Institute and Univ of Med, New Jersey Med School (2007)
  • 4th Annual Avalon Cole Lectureship, University of Virginia, Running Medicine Conference (2008)
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors Corporation (2008-2013)
  • Visiting Professorship, Harvard University Department of PM&R (2009)
  • America’s Top Physicians, Consumers’ Research Council of America (2009-10)
  • Jerome Gersten, MD, Memorial Lectureship, University of Colorado Department of PM&R (2010)
  • Who's Who in Medicine in America & Who's Who in America, Marquis (2010)
  • Best Musculoskeletal Research Award, American Academy of PM&R (2011)
  • James D. Thompson MD, Humanitarian Award, Stanford PM&R Residency Program (2011)
  • Physiatric Assoc of Spine, Sports & Occupational Rehabiliation (PASSOR) Career Achievement Award, American Academy of PM&R (2011)
  • Faculty Mentor, Resident Research Award, Stanford PM&R Residency (2013)
  • Nadler Research Award, Foundation of PM&R (2015-16)
  • Student-Athlete Health & Well-Being Grant Award, Pac-12 Conference (2016-2019)

Administrative Appointments

  • Co-Chairman, Research Task Force, USA Track & Field (2016 - Present)
  • Fellowship Director, Stanford Sports Medicine (2010 - Present)
  • Senior Associate Editor, PM&R - The journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation (2008 - 2015)
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Runner’s World magazine (2001 - Present)
  • Director, PM&R Sports Medicine Service, Stanford University Medical Center (1994 - Present)
4.8

Friendliness

4.6

Recommended to others

4.6

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.6

Confidence in your doctor

4.1

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Fredrickson and Stephanie really understood my anxiety about the procedure and were gentle and communicative about it. Very good experience - less painful than expected.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Extremely impressed with Dr. F. and his resident, as well as the nurse assistant

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr Fredericson's resident at the time was very charismatic and friendly. Dr Fredericson himself can come across as unempathetic, and definitely brief - he's only there for 60s, maximum.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Respectful, thoughtful, clinically excellent.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Pleasant NICE dr.'s but I left with lots of unanswered questions.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I have already recommending this care provider to others

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

I wasn't an athlete but he still very much cared abt. my mobility and pain.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

He was very kind & patient because I was scared about electric shocks & friendly.

4.6 out of 5
196 Patient Ratings
8 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Fredrickson and Stephanie really understood my anxiety about the procedure and were gentle and communicative about it. Very good experience - less painful than expected.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Extremely impressed with Dr. F. and his resident, as well as the nurse assistant

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr Fredericson's resident at the time was very charismatic and friendly. Dr Fredericson himself can come across as unempathetic, and definitely brief - he's only there for 60s, maximum.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Respectful, thoughtful, clinically excellent.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Pleasant NICE dr.'s but I left with lots of unanswered questions.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I have already recommending this care provider to others

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

I wasn't an athlete but he still very much cared abt. my mobility and pain.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

He was very kind & patient because I was scared about electric shocks & friendly.