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Ashley V. Austin, MD

Primary Sports Medicine
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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, Dr. Austin 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. 

Dr. Austin has covered sports at all levels including high school, National Ski Patrol, the WNBA and MLB.

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

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Specialized Centers

Women's Sports Medicine Center

Special Expertise

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


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



If your insurance is not listed, 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.



Assistant Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery


Member, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)


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


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


Medical School: 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

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For My Patients

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Directions to The Pavilion

My office is located at The Pavilion, 541 East 71st Street. The main entrance to The Pavilion is on the north side of 71st Street underneath the sky bridge that connects the main hospital to the Belaire Building.

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

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of May 11, 2024, Dr. Austin reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

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