Karin VanBaak, MD
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2012)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Calvin College (MI) (2008)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (0001)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Family Medicine (2015)
Fellowships:
  • University of Minnesota Program, Sports Medicine (2016)
Department: Family Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
  • Family Physician, Boulder Health Center
  • Team Physician, University of Colorado Boulder

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2016)
    School of Medicine, Family Medicine
    Sports Medicine
  • Assistant Professor (2016)
    School of Medicine, Orthopedics
    Primary Care Sports Medicine

Publications

  • Weinstein S, Khodaee M, VanBaak K. Common Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2019 Nov;18(11):394-400. PubMed PMID: 31702721
  • VanBaak KD, Nally LM, Finigan RT, Jurkiewicz CL, Burnier AM, Conrad BP, Khodaee M, Lipman GS. Wilderness Medical Society Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diabetes Management. Wilderness Environ Med. 2019 Dec;30(4S):S121-S140. PubMed PMID: 31753543

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), member
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), member
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Boulder Health Center
5495 Arapahoe Avenue
Second Floor
Boulder, CO 80303
303-544-3900

UCHealth Family Medicine Clinic - Boulder
5495 Arapahoe Avenue
uchealth - Bolder Health Center
Boulder, CO 80303
720-848-9200

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Family Medicine, Board Certification
  • Sports Medicine, Board Certification
Clinical Interests
My many clinical interests include primary care for all ages, sports medicine, pediatric care, women's health, care of endurance athletes, and care of female athletes.

Care Philosophy
As a primary care and sports medicine physician, I believe in caring for my patients as a whole person, in focusing on injury and illness prevention, and in working with a multidisciplinary care team. I am passionate about physical activity promotion and in keeping my patients active throughout their lifetime.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2012)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Calvin College (MI) (2008)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (0001)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Family Medicine (2015)
Fellowships:
  • University of Minnesota Program, Sports Medicine (2016)
Department: Family Medicine
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