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Ashley V. Austin, MD

Primary Sports Medicine

About Dr. Austin

Dr. Ashley V. Austin graduated cum laude from the University of Evansville where she played Division I basketball. She was an all-conference offensive and defensive player. 

After taking a year off to travel the world and reset from a busy student athlete life, Dr. Austin gained admission to the Medical College of Georgia at the University of Georgia and graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree in 2014. Thereafter, she spent one year of medical training doing general surgery and trauma surgery at the Albert Einstein affiliated Montefiore and Jacobi Medical Centers (Bronx, NY). She ultimately decided to pursue a career in primary care sports medicine. Dr. Austin completed her family medicine residency at the University of Virginia and was nominated as chief resident. In her final round of training, she completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA).

After fellowship, she remained on faculty at the University of Washington as an Assistant Professor where she trained medical students, residents, and fellows. She also served as the Co-Director of Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology for the School of Medicine and Faculty Liaison for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Department of Family Medicine.

Past sports coverage: high school football, National Ski Patrol, University of Washington Husky Athletics, WNBA COVID Bubble, Seattle Mariners

Hobbies: high-altitude mountaineering and hiking, playing tennis/basketball/soccer, snowboarding, learning to surf, reflective writing, and home improvement projects

Departments

Special Expertise

Non-surgical treatment of acute, overuse, and chronic musculoskeletal injuries with a focus on the shoulder, hip, knee, foot/ankle, and elbow. 

Procedures

Hyaluronic acid (gel) injections
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) joint and soft tissue injections
Trigger point injections
Ultrasound guided joint and soft tissue injections
Ultrasound guided needle barbotage for calcific tendinopathy

Patient Stories

Insurance

Please call our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. If you have out of network benefits, then your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your office visit. We will work with you and your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Financial assistance may be available for patients in need.

Credentials

Appointments

Assistant Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery

Affiliations

Member, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

Certification

American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)
Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine (CAQSM)

Awards

AMSSM Harry L. Galanty, MD Young Investigator's Award, 2021
Chair Award, University of Washington Family Medicine, 2021
​​​​​​​Chief Resident, University of Virginia Family Medicine, 2017-2018
Arnold P. Gold Humanism honor society, 2014
Alpha Upsilon Phi Community Service Award, 2014

Education

Medical College of Georgia at the University of Georgia, 2014

Internship

General Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore & Jacobi Medical Centers, 2014-2015

Residency

Family Medicine, University of Virginia Hospital, 2015-2018

Fellowship

Primary Care Sports Medicine, University of Washington, 2018-2019

State Licensure

Languages

English

Publications by Dr. Austin

Selected Books/Chapters

Austin AV, Harmon KG. Hematologic Issues in Athletes. In: Harrast, MA, Finnoff JT, 3rd Edition. Sports Medicine: Study Guide and Review for the Boards. Springer Publishing Company, 2021.

Statuta SM, Vaughan AJ, Austin AV. Doping and Ergogenic Aids. In: Miller MD, Thompson SR, ed. DeLee & Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Principles and Practice 5th Edition. Elsevier, 2017.

Statuta SM, Williams NI, Austin AV. Female Athlete Triad: Future Directions for Energy Availability and Eating Disorder Research and Practice. In: Statuta SM, ed. Clinics in Sports Medicine: The Female Athlete 1st edition. Elsevier. 2017; 36(4):671-686.

Selected Journal Articles

Austin AV, DeLong RN, Kucera KL, and Drezner JA. Differences in Survival Outcomes in Adolescent Male Basketball Players at School-Sponsored Versus Select Club-Sponsored Events and Implications for Racial Disparities. Circulation Journal of the American Heart Association. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes: 5 July 2022. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.121.008640

Kent JB, Sasser P, Austin AV. Are You Missing a Concussion by Watching an American Football Game? Video
Analysis of Ball Location in a Division I Football Program. Brain Injury: 12 April 2021. DOI: 10.1080/02699052.2021.1917658

Austin AV, Owens DS, Prutkin JM, et al. Do 'pathologic' cardiac murmurs in adolescents identify structural heart
disease? An evaluation of 15 141 active adolescents for conditions that put them at risk of sudden cardiac death. British Journal of Sports Medicine Published Online First: 15 January 2021. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2019-101718

Zondi PC, Austin AV. A question of colour: systemic racism in sports and exercise medicine. British Journal of Sports Medicine Published Online First: 17 December 2020. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-103351

Austin AV, Sasser P, Tanabe K, MacKnight JM, Kent JB. Video Analysis of Concussion Exposures in a National
Collegiate Athletic Division I Football Team. Orthop J Sports Med, 2020; 8(2): 2325967120903294.

Austin AV. I Don't Want Any Help From Your Kind: Being a Doctor While Black. Seattle Times Op-Ed 2020;
https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/i-dont-want-any-help-from-your-kind-being-a-doctor-while-black/

Austin AV. Non-operative Management of Grade III-V Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocations May Improve Early Function and Allow for Earlier Return to Work Compared with Operative Plate Fixation. Dynamed Resident Focus Article, 2017.

Austin AV, Green S, Ahsan S, Roskosky M, Shuler MS. Cadaveric Study of Appropriate Screw Length For Distal Radius Stabilization Using Volar Plate Fixation. Am Journal Orthop 2015; 44(8):369-372.

Cole AL, Smith EK, Austin AV, Freedman BA, Shuler MS. Near Infrared Spectroscopy Monitoring for Compartment Syndrome. Techniques in Orthopaedics 2012; 27(1):15-21.

 

Selected Presentations

Austin AV, Caballero B, and Whelan BM. Incidence of Menstrual Dysfunction in Female Collegiate Athletes. Rising with Research Oral Podium Presentation. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 31st Annual Meeting, Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX, April 8-13, 2022.

Austin AV, DeLong RN, Kucera KL, and Drezner JA. Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Adolescent Male Basketball Players: Survival Outcomes at School-Sponsored versus AAU/Select Events. Oral Podium Presentation. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 30th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (Virtual Conference), April 13-18, 2021.

Austin AV, Sugumaran S, Drezner JA. The Role of Diagnostic Echocardiography in the Cardiovascular Screening of High School Student Athletes. Research Poster Presentation. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 29th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, April 24-30, 2020.

Austin AV, Ko B, Drezner JA. Cardiac Auscultation in Young Athletes: Does Murmur Presence or Character Predict Structural Disease? Oral Podium Presentation. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 28th Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, April 12-17, 2019.

Austin AV, Statuta SM. A Staggering Finish: Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia. Oral Podium Presentation. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 28th Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, FL, April 24-29, 2018

Austin AV, Kent JB. Video Incidence Analysis of Concussions in NCAA Men's College Football, Position-Specific Analysis. Oral Research Presentation. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 27th Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, FL, April 24-29, 2018.

"Altitude Medicine" University of Washington Grand Rounds, 2018

Research

Research interests include radiofrequency ablation for chronic knee pain and equity/diversity/inclusion in sports medicine.

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of September 12, 2022, Dr. Austin reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.