Morteza Khodaee, MD
Professor, Family Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, Tehran Azad University, Iran (1994)
Graduate School :
  • MPH, University of Michigan (2001)
Internship:
  • University of Michigan Program (2002)
Residency:
  • University of Michigan Program, Family Medicine (2004)
Fellowships:
  • University of Michigan Program, Sports Medicine (2005)
Languages: English, Farsi
Department: Family Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Family Medicine
  • Associate Professor

Recognition & Awards

  • Scholar of the Year Award, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, (2018)
  • Faculty of the Year, University Track, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2015)
  • Research Mentor of the Year, University Track, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2013)
  • Rising Star of the Year in Research Award, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2013)
  • Active Teacher in Family Medicine, AAFP (2011)
    Recognized as an “Active Teacher in Family Medicine” by the American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Faculty Development Award, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2010)
  • Faculty of the Year, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2007)

Publications

  • 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
  • Weinstein S, Khodaee M, VanBaak K. Common Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2019 Nov;18(11):394-400. PubMed PMID: 31702721
  • Bortz C, Khodaee M. 20-year-old male college basketball prospect • wrist pain after falling on wrist • normal ROM • pain with active/passive wrist extension • Dx?. J Fam Pract. 2019 Oct;68(8):462;464;467. PubMed PMID: 31609361
  • Pierpoint LA, Kerr ZY, Grunwald G, Khodaee M, Crume T, Comstock RD. Effect of environmental conditions on injury rates at a Colorado ski resort. Inj Prev. 2019 Jul 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31324655
  • Hellwinkel JE, McCarty EC, Khodaee M. Sports-related sternoclavicular joint injuries. Phys Sportsmed. 2019 Sep;47(3):253-261. PubMed PMID: 30644802
  • Khodaee M, Changstrom BG, Hoffman MD. Commercialised portable intravenous fluids in sports: placing vulnerable athletes at risk. Br J Sports Med. 2019 Feb;53(4):226-227. PubMed PMID: 30413426
  • Khodaee M, Radi RL. A painful anal lesion. J Family Med Prim Care. 2018 Sep-Oct;7(5):1139-1140. PubMed PMID: 30598979
  • Hellwinkel JE, Khodaee M. Hand contracture in an elderly male. Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2018 Dec;18(12):1653-1654. PubMed PMID: 30548782
  • Khodaee M, Changstrom BG, Hoffman MD. Commercialised portable intravenous fluids in sports: placing vulnerable athletes at risk. Br J Sports Med. 2018 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30413426
  • Olewinski L, Khodaee M. Posterior Earlobe Mass. Am Fam Physician. 2018 Nov 15;98(10):603-604. PubMed PMID: 30365291
  • Khodaee M. ACSM Clinician Profile. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2018 Jul;17(7):225. PubMed PMID: 29994820
  • Herring K, Mathern S, Khodaee M. Septic Infrapatellar Bursitis in an Immunocompromised Female. Case Rep Orthop. 2018;2018:9086201. PubMed PMID: 29984025
  • Tirabassi JN, Olewinski L, Khodaee M. Variation of Traditional Biomarkers of Liver Injury After an Ultramarathon at Altitude. Sports Health. 2018 Jul Aug;10(4):361-365. PubMed PMID: 29558239
  • Buck K, Spittler J, Reed A, Khodaee M. Psychological Attributes of Ultramarathoners. Wilderness Environ Med. 2018 Mar;29(1):66-71. PubMed PMID: 29336959
  • Keeling J, Khodaee M. Weakness with left elbow flexion · left anterior shoulder pain · Dx?. J Fam Pract. 2018 Jan;67(1):34-36. PubMed PMID: 29309471
  • Deffenbacher B, Langner S, Khodaee M. Are Self-study Procedural Teaching Methods Effective? A Pilot Study of a Family Medicine Residency Program. Fam Med. 2017 Nov;49(10):789-795. PubMed PMID: 29190405
  • Ansari M, Nourian R, Khodaee M. Mountain Biking Injuries. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2017 Nov Dec;16(6):404-412. PubMed PMID: 29135638
  • Langner S, Khodaee M. Dome-Shaped Lesion on the Finger. Am Fam Physician. 2017 Oct 1;96(7):467-468. PubMed PMID: 29094906
  • Khodaee M, Vidal A, Gutierrez G. Dimple on the shoulder after a ski injury. Emerg Med J. 2017 Nov;34(11):740. PubMed PMID: 29061875
  • Piggott SA, Khodaee M. A bump in the groin: Cutaneous actinomycosis. J Family Community Med. 2017 Sep-Dec;24(3):203. PubMed PMID: 28932167
  • Khodaee M, Mathern S, Madigosky WS, Bravman JT. A lump on the hip. Cleve Clin J Med. 2017 Aug;84(8):594-596. PubMed PMID: 28806167
  • Mims L, Khodaee M. Extra-Octave Fracture in a 14-Year-Old Basketball Player. J Pediatr. 2017 Jul;186:206-206.e1. PubMed PMID: 28408129
  • Khodaee M. Common Superficial Bursitis. Am Fam Physician. 2017 Feb 15;95(4):224-231. PubMed PMID: 28290630
  • Magrini D, Khodaee M, San-Millán I, Hew-Butler T, Provance AJ. Serum creatine kinase elevations in ultramarathon runners at high altitude. Phys Sportsmed. 2017 May;45(2):129-133. PubMed PMID: 28075653
  • Khodaee M, Volkmer B, Provance A. Distal Clavicular Torus Fracture in a 15-Year-Old Snowboarder. J Pediatr. 2017 Jan;180:288-288.e1. PubMed PMID: 27697328
  • Khodaee M, Deu RS. Ankle Morel-Lavallée lesion in a recreational racquetball player. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2017 Jun;57(6):822-824. PubMed PMID: 27058345
  • Khodaee M, Deu RS, Mathern S, Bravman JT. Morel-Lavallée Lesion in Sports. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2016 Nov Dec;15(6):417-422. PubMed PMID: 27841813
  • Khodaee M, Edelman GT, Spittler J, Wilber R, Krabak BJ, Solomon D, Riewald S, Kendig A, Borgelt LM, Riederer M, Puzovic V, Rodeo S. Medical Care for Swimmers. Sports Med Open. 2016 Dec;2(1):27. PubMed PMID: 27747782
  • Khodaee M, Volkmer B, Provance A. Distal Clavicular Torus Fracture in a 15-Year-Old Snowboarder. J Pediatr. 2016 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27697328
  • Shmerling A, Bravman JT, Khodaee M. Morel-Lavallée Lesion of the Knee in a Recreational Frisbee Player. Case Rep Orthop. 2016;2016:8723489. PubMed PMID: 27493817
  • Shadgan B, Pakravan A, Zaeimkohan H, Shahpar FM, Khodaee M. Zika and Rio Olympic Games. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2016 Jul-Aug;15(4):298-300. PubMed PMID: 27399828
  • Shadgan B, Khodaee M. Smart Clothing is the Best Protection Against Zika During Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. Clin J Sport Med. 2016 Jul;26(4):345-6. PubMed PMID: 27359297
  • Langner S, Deffenbacher B, Nagle J, Khodaee M. Barriers and methods to improve office-based procedural training in a family medicine residency. Int J Med Educ. 2016 May 29;7:158-9. PubMed PMID: 27238385
  • Tirabassi J, Brou L, Khodaee M, Lefort R, Fields SK, Comstock RD. Epidemiology of High School Sports-Related Injuries Resulting in Medical Disqualification: 2005-2006 Through 2013-2014 Academic Years. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Nov;44(11):2925-2932. PubMed PMID: 27166289
  • Noble M, Moreno E, Khodaee M. Severe Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis in a Patient with Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Am J Med. 2016 Aug;129(8):e121-3. PubMed PMID: 27103049
  • Khodaee M, Torres DR. Corneal Opacity in a Participant of a 161-km Mountain Bike Race at High Altitude. Wilderness Environ Med. 2016 Jun;27(2):274-6. PubMed PMID: 27095539
  • Khodaee M, Deu RS. Ankle Morel-Lavallée lesion in a recreational racquetball player. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2016 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27058345
  • Khodaee M, Miller LR, Wolcott M, Petersen BD. Knee pain · no popping · no previous trauma · Dx?. J Fam Pract. 2016 Feb;65(2):115-7. PubMed PMID: 26977461
  • Adragna J, Khodaee M. Should family physicians perform frenotomy for neonatal ankyloglossia?. J Family Community Med. 2016 Jan-Apr;23(1):51-2. PubMed PMID: 26929731
  • Khodaee M, Grothe HL, Seyfert JH, VanBaak K. Athletes at High Altitude. Sports Health. 2016 Mar-Apr;8(2):126-32. PubMed PMID: 26863894
  • Khodaee M, Seyfert J. Not a typical case of bilateral knee osteoarthritis. BMJ. 2016 Jan 6;352:i39. PubMed PMID: 26739165
  • Harris-Spinks C, Nabhan D, Khodaee M. Noniatrogenic Septic Olecranon Bursitis: Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2016 Jan-Feb;15(1):33-7. PubMed PMID: 26745168
  • Changstrom BG, Brou L, Khodaee M, Braund C, Comstock RD. Epidemiology of Stress Fracture Injuries Among US High School Athletes, 2005-2006 Through 2012-2013. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Jan;43(1):26-33. PubMed PMID: 25480834
  • Khodaee M, Olewinski L, Shadgan B, Kiningham RR. Rapid Weight Loss in Sports with Weight Classes. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2015 Nov-Dec;14(6):435-41. PubMed PMID: 26561763
  • Khodaee M, Jones D, Spittler J. Obturator Internus and Obturator Externus Strain in a High School Quarterback. Asian J Sports Med. 2015 Sep;6(3):e23481. PubMed PMID: 26448844
  • Khodaee M, Riederer M, VanBaak K, Hill JC. In Reply to Dr Lankford. Wilderness Environ Med. 2015 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26432424
  • Khodaee M, Ashby D. A Bump on the Knee. Am Fam Physician. 2015 Jul 15;92(2):149-50. PubMed PMID: 26176374
  • Khodaee M, Spittler J, VanBaak K, Changstrom BG, Hill JC. Effects of Running an Ultramarathon on Cardiac, Hematologic, and Metabolic Biomarkers. Int J Sports Med. 2015 Oct;36(11):867-71. PubMed PMID: 26134662
  • Miller L, Spittler J, Khodaee M, Bravman JT, Lyon C, Hoffecker L. Management of acute achilles tendon rupture. Am Fam Physician. 2015 Jun 1;91(11):794-800. PubMed PMID: 26034858
  • Khodaee M, Lombardo D, Montgomery LC, Lyon C, Montoya C. Clinical Inquiry: What's the best test for underlying osteomyelitis in patients with diabetic foot ulcers?. J Fam Pract. 2015 May;64(5):309-10, 321. PubMed PMID: 26009740
  • Khodaee M, Tirabassi J. The Hand-Powered Ring Cutter: A Useful Tool in Your Wilderness Medical Bag. Wilderness Environ Med. 2015 Sep;26(3):441-2. PubMed PMID: 25937548
  • Khodaee M, Amir M, Spittler J, Abdollahi M. Multiple painless cutaneous nodules. Indian J Dermatol. 2015 Mar-Apr;60(2):206-8. PubMed PMID: 25814721
  • VanBaak K, Barrow W, Tirabassi J, Khodaee M. Recurrent finger swelling. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2015 Mar;15(1):109-10; quiz 111. PubMed PMID: 25730659
  • Khodaee M, Riederer M, VanBaak K, Hill JC. Ultraendurance athletes with type 1 diabetes: Leadville 100 experience. Wilderness Environ Med. 2015 Jun;26(2):273-5. PubMed PMID: 25676658
  • Changstrom BG, Brou L, Khodaee M, Braund C, Comstock RD. Epidemiology of stress fracture injuries among US high school athletes, 2005-2006 through 2012-2013. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Jan;43(1):26-33. PubMed PMID: 25480834
  • Bergman C, Khodaee M, Hill JC. Diffuse subcutaneous upper extremity edema in the setting of rhabdomyolysis: a case report. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2014 Jan-Feb;13(1):42-4. PubMed PMID: 24412890
  • Khodaee M, Roy D, VanBaak K, Bafus BT. An unusual knee mass in a soccer player. Asian J Sports Med. 2014 Sep;5(3):e23187. PubMed PMID: 25520771
  • Khodaee M, Gold S, Montgomery LC. Bilateral hand cramping and weakness · broad fingers · coarse facial features · Dx?. J Fam Pract. 2014 Dec;63(12):E9-E11. PubMed PMID: 25486318
  • Johnson AR, Meeuwsen A, Khodaee M, Deutchman M. 4 pregnant women with an unusual finding at delivery. J Fam Pract. 2014 Nov;63(11):670-2. PubMed PMID: 25362497
  • Hoffman MD, Pasternak A, Rogers IR, Khodaee M, Hill JC, Townes DA, Scheer BV, Krabak BJ, Basset P, Lipman GS. Medical services at ultra-endurance foot races in remote environments: medical issues and consensus guidelines. Sports Med. 2014 Aug;44(8):1055-69. PubMed PMID: 24748459
  • Khodaee M. Bald patch in the beard. Am Fam Physician. 2014 Apr 1;89(7):583-4. PubMed PMID: 24695609
  • Bergman C, Khodaee M, Hill JC. Diffuse subcutaneous upper extremity edema in the setting of rhabdomyolysis: a case report. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2014 Jan-Feb;13(1):42-4. PubMed PMID: 24412890
  • Khodaee M, Luyten D, Hew-Butler T. Exercise-associated hyponatremia in an ultra-endurance mountain biker: a case report. Sports Health. 2013 Jul;5(4):334-6. PubMed PMID: 24459549
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Professional Memberships

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

Practice Locations

UCHealth A.F. Williams Family Medicine Clinic - Central Park
3055 Roslyn Street
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80238
720-848-9000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Family Medicine, Board Certification (2004, 2014)
  • Sports Medicine, Board Certification (2005, 2015)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Wellness and Lifestyle - Exercise and Physical Fitness
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Arthritis
  • Primary Care
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Fractures
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Wellness and Lifestyle
Clinical Interests
Non-surgical Sports Medicine, Office-based procedures (e.g. skin procedures, vasectomy, ultrasound guided joint injection)

Volunteer Activities
I am dedicated to improving healthy behaviors like daily exercises and balanced diet in the school systems.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Tehran Azad University, Iran (1994)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, University of Michigan (2001)
Internships:
  • University of Michigan Program (2002)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Michigan Program, Family Medicine (2004)
Fellowships:
  • University of Michigan Program, Sports Medicine (2005)
Languages: English, Farsi
Department: Family Medicine
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