Sourav Poddar, MD
Associate Professor, Family Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical School (1997)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Rice University (TX) (1993)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (HealthONE Rose Medical Center) Program, Chief Resident, Family Medicine (2000)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Sports Medicine (2001)
Languages: English
Department: Family Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor, Family Medicine
  • Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine
  • Team Physician, CU Buffaloes
  • Medical Director, CU Buffaloes

Recognition & Awards

  • Fellow, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (2020)
  • Chair, PAC XII Brain Trauma Task Force (2019)
    serves as Chair of the Pac12 Athletic Conference's Brain Trauma Task Force
  • Board of Directors, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Foundation (2018)
    Appointed to BoD of AMSSM Foundation- dedicated to support sports medicine education, research and clinical excellence
  • Appointed to Brain Trauma Task Force, PAC 12 Conference (2015)
  • Neer Award, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (2013)
  • Chair, Sports Science Subcommittee, NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sport (2011)
    2011-20014
  • Neer Award, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (2011)
  • Physicians Recognition Award, American Medical Association (2010)
  • Community Preceptor of the Year, Rose Family Medicine Residency (2006)

Teaching

  • Associate Professor (2010)
    School of Medicine, Family Medicine
    Sports Medicine, Injury Prevention, Non-operative management of acute and chronic joint and tendon disorders, concussion evaluation and management
  • Associate Professor (2010)
    School of Medicine, Orthopedics
    Sports Medicine

Publications

  • McGrew C, MacCallum DS, Narducci D, Nuti R, Calabrese L, Dimeff RJ, Paul S, Poddar S, Rao A, McKeag D. AMSSM position statement update: blood-borne pathogens in the context of sports participation. Br J Sports Med. 2020 Feb;54(4):200-207. PubMed PMID: 30890535
  • Harmon KG, Clugston JR, Dec K, Hainline B, Herring S, Kane SF, Kontos AP, Leddy JJ, McCrea M, Poddar SK, Putukian M, Wilson JC, Roberts WO. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine position statement on concussion in sport. Br J Sports Med. 2019 Feb;53(4):213-225. PubMed PMID: 30705232
  • Breck J, Bohr A, Poddar S, McQueen MB, Casault T. Characteristics and Incidence of Concussion Among a US Collegiate Undergraduate Population. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Dec 2;2(12):e1917626. PubMed PMID: 31851345
  • Morris KL, Widstrom L, Goodrich J, Poddar S, Rueda M, Holliday M, San Millian I, Byrnes WC. A Retrospective Analysis of Collegiate Athlete Blood Biomarkers at Moderate Altitude. J Strength Cond Res. 2019 Nov;33(11):2913-2919. PubMed PMID: 31658211
  • McGrew C, MacCallum DS, Narducci D, Nuti R, Calabrese L, Dimeff R, Paul S, Poddar SK, Rao A, McKeag D. AMSSM Position Statement Update: Blood-Borne Pathogens in the Context of Sports Participation. Clin J Sport Med. 2019 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30893122
  • Harmon KG, Clugston JR, Dec K, Hainline B, Herring SA, Kane S, Kontos AP, Leddy JJ, McCrea MA, Poddar SK, Putukian M, Wilson JC, Roberts WO. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Position Statement on Concussion in Sport. Clin J Sport Med. 2019 Mar;29(2):87-100. PubMed PMID: 30730386
  • Harmon KG, Clugston JR, Dec K, Hainline B, Herring S, Kane SF, Kontos AP, Leddy JJ, McCrea M, Poddar SK, Putukian M, Wilson JC, Roberts WO. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine position statement on concussion in sport. Br J Sports Med. 2019 Feb;53(4):213-225. PubMed PMID: 30705232
  • Poddar SK, Widstrom L. Nonoperative Options for Management of Articular Cartilage Disease. Clin Sports Med. 2017 Jul;36(3):447-456. PubMed PMID: 28577705
  • The MOON Shoulder Group:, Unruh KP, Kuhn JE, Sanders R, An Q, Baumgarten KM, Bishop JY, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Holloway BG, Jones GL, Ma BC, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Poddar SK, Smith MV, Spencer EE, Vidal AF, Wolf BR, Wright RW, Dunn WR. The duration of symptoms does not correlate with rotator cuff tear severity or other patient-related features: a cross-sectional study of patients with atraumatic, full-thickness rotator cuff tears. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Jan 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24411924
  • Dunn WR, Kuhn JE, Sanders R, An Q, Baumgarten KM, Bishop JY, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Holloway GB, Jones GL, Ma CB, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Poddar SK, Smith MV, Spencer EE, Vidal AF, Wolf BR, Wright RW. Symptoms of pain do not correlate with rotator cuff tear severity: a cross-sectional study of 393 patients with a symptomatic atraumatic full-thickness rotator cuff tear. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 May 21;96(10):793-800. PubMed PMID: 24875019
  • MOON Shoulder Group:, Unruh KP, Kuhn JE, Sanders R, An Q, Baumgarten KM, Bishop JY, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Holloway BG, Jones GL, Ma BC, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Poddar SK, Smith MV, Spencer EE, Vidal AF, Wolf BR, Wright RW, Dunn WR. The duration of symptoms does not correlate with rotator cuff tear severity or other patient-related features: a cross-sectional study of patients with atraumatic, full-thickness rotator cuff tears. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Jul;23(7):1052-8. PubMed PMID: 24411924
  • Kuhn JE, Dunn WR, Sanders R, An Q, Baumgarten KM, Bishop JY, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Holloway BG, Jones GL, Ma CB, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Poddar SK, Smith MV, Spencer EE, Vidal AF, Wolf BR, Wright RW, MOON Shoulder Group. Effectiveness of physical therapy in treating atraumatic full-thickness rotator cuff tears: a multicenter prospective cohort study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Oct;22(10):1371-9. PubMed PMID: 23540577
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Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Vice Chair, Publications Committee
  • American College of Sports Medicine, Diplomate
  • AAFP, Fellow

Practice Locations

CU Sports Medicine Center
2000 S. Colorado Blvd
The Colorado Center Tower One, Suite 4500
Denver, CO 80222
720-848-8200

CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center
2150 Stadium Drive
Boulder, CO 80309
303-315-9900

UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver
175 Inverness Drive West Suite 200
Englewood, CO 80112
303-694-3333

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Sports Medicine, Board Certification (2002, 2012)
  • Family Medicine, Board Certification (2000, 2017)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Primary Care
  • Injuries and Wounds
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Sprains and Strains
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Shoulder Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Leg Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Knee Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Hip Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Fractures
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Foot and Ankle Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Arthritis
  • Wellness and Lifestyle - Exercise and Physical Fitness
  • Wellness and Lifestyle
Clinical Interests
I have a focus in sports medicine with special expertise in the management of acute and chronic joint and soft tissue injury including novel approaches using biologic therapies.

Care Philosophy
I believe in individualized care to help my patients return to sport, health, and life.

Public Speaking
Yes
Biologics in Sports Medicine Sports concussion Non-operative treatment options for arthritis Non-operative management for acute and chronic musculoskeletal injury

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical School (1997)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Rice University (TX) (1993)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (HealthONE Rose Medical Center) Program, Chief Resident, Family Medicine (2000)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Sports Medicine (2001)
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Languages: English
Department: Family Medicine
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