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

  • Chief, Primary Sports Medicine
  • Team Physician - University of Coloardo Boulder
  • Medical Director - University of Colorado CU Buffaloes
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship Faculty

Recognition & Awards

  • Fellow, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (2020)
  • NCAA-AMSSM Covid-19 Advisory Board, NCAA-AMSSM (2020)
  • Chair, PAC XII Brain Trauma Task Force (2019)
    serves as Chair of the Pac12 Athletic Conference's Brain Trauma Task Force
  • AMSSM Exchange Lecturer, AOSSM (2019)
  • 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
  • Honorary "C" Award, University of Colorado Athletic Dept (2018)
  • 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

  • Whelan BM, Harmon KG, Aukerman DF, Konstantinides NA, Poddar SK, Bohr AD. Effect of the 2018 NCAA Kickoff Rule Change on Concussion Rates in Collegiate Football: Results From a Division 1 Conference. Orthop J Sports Med. 2023 Aug;11(8):23259671231187893. PubMed PMID: 37538536
  • McCarty E, Poddar S, Ebinger A. On-the-Field Emergencies in Athletics: It Takes a Team!. Clin Sports Med. 2023 Jul;42(3):xv-xvii. PubMed PMID: 37208065
  • Keenan RA, Poddar SK, Ebinger A, McCarty E. The Collapsed Athlete: General Principles. Clin Sports Med. 2023 Jul;42(3):345-354. PubMed PMID: 37208051
  • Lumba-Brown A, Teramoto M, Zhang R, Aukerman DF, Bohr AD, Harmon K, Petron DJ, Romano R, Poddar SK, Ghajar J. Multicentre evaluation of anxiety and mood among collegiate student athletes with concussion. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med. 2023;9(1):e001446. PubMed PMID: 36756287
  • Giri A, Freeman TH, Kim P, Kuhn JE, Garriga GA, Khazzam M, Higgins LD, Matzkin E, Baumgarten KM, Bishop JY, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Dunn WR, Jones GL, Ma CB, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Poddar SK, Smith MV, Spencer EE, Vidal AF, Wolf BR, Wright RW, Jain NB. Obesity and Sex Influence Fatty Infiltration of the Rotator Cuff: The ROW and MOON Cohorts. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2022 Jan 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35032677
  • Aukerman DF, Bohr AD, Poddar SK, Romano R, Petron DJ, Ghajar J, Giza CC, Lumba-Brown A, McQueen MB, Harmon KG. Risk of Concussion After a Targeting Foul in Collegiate American Football. Orthop J Sports Med. 2022 Feb;10(2):23259671221074656. PubMed PMID: 35141342
  • Harmon KG, Whelan BM, Aukerman DF, Bohr AD, Nerrie JM, Elkinton HA, Holliday M, Poddar SK, Chrisman SPD, McQueen MB. Diagnostic accuracy and reliability of sideline concussion evaluation: a prospective, case-controlled study in college athletes comparing newer tools and established tests. Br J Sports Med. 2022 Feb;56(3):144-150. PubMed PMID: 33883170
  • Goodrich JA, Frisco DJ, Kim S, VanBaak K, Holliday M, Rueda M, Poddar S, Byrnes WC. Iron Status and Homeostasis Across 2 Competitive Seasons in NCAA Division I Collegiate Cross-Country Runners Residing at Low Altitude. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2022 Dec 1;17(12):1716-1724. PubMed PMID: 36343619
  • Aukerman DF, Bohr AD, Poddar SK, Romano R, Petron DJ, Ghajar J, Giza CC, Lumba-Brown A, McQueen MB, Harmon KG. Risk of Concussion After a Targeting Foul in Collegiate American Football. Orthop J Sports Med. 2022 Feb;10(2):23259671221074656. PubMed PMID: 35141342
  • Giri A, Freeman TH, Kim P, Kuhn JE, Garriga GA, Khazzam M, Higgins LD, Matzkin E, Baumgarten KM, Bishop JY, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Dunn WR, Jones GL, Ma CB, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Poddar SK, Smith MV, Spencer EE, Vidal AF, Wolf BR, Wright RW, Jain NB. Obesity and sex influence fatty infiltration of the rotator cuff: the Rotator Cuff Outcomes Workgroup (ROW) and Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) cohorts. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2022 Apr;31(4):726-735. PubMed PMID: 35032677
  • Harmon KG, Whelan BM, Aukerman DF, Bohr AD, Nerrie JM, Elkinton HA, Holliday M, Poddar SK, Chrisman SPD, McQueen MB. Diagnostic accuracy and reliability of sideline concussion evaluation: a prospective, case-controlled study in college athletes comparing newer tools and established tests. Br J Sports Med. 2022 Feb;56(3):144-150. PubMed PMID: 33883170
  • Petek B et al. (Poddar SK one of ORCCA collaborators) Cardiovascular Outcomes in Collegiate Athletes After SARS-CoV-2 Infection: 1-Year Follow-Up From the Outcomes Registry for Cardiac Conditions in Athletes.Circulation . 2022 May 31;145(22):1690-1692. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.121.058272.
  • Moulson N et al (Poddar SK one of ORCCA collaborators). Cardiac Troponin Testing as a Component of Return to Play Cardiac Screening in Young Competitive Athletes Following SARS-CoV-2 Infection. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022 Aug 16;11(16):e025369.
  • Petek B et al (Poddar SK one of ORCCA collaborators), Prevalence and clinical implications of persistent or exertional cardiopulmonary symptoms following SARS-CoV-2 infection in 3597 collegiate athletes: a study from the Outcomes Registry for Cardiac Conditions in Athletes (ORCCA). Br J Sports Med . 2022 Aug;56(16):913-918.
  • Gregory A, Poddar S. Diagnosis and Sideline Management of Sport-Related Concussion. Clin Sports Med. 2021 Jan;40(1):53-63. PubMed PMID: 33187613
  • Bohr AD, Aukerman DF, Harmon KG, Romano R, Hernández TD, Konstantinides N, Petron DJ, Ghajar J, Giza C, Poddar SK, McQueen MB. Pac-12 CARE-Affiliated Program: structure, methods and initial results. BMJ Open Sport Exerc Med. 2021;7(2):e001055. PubMed PMID: 34079621
  • Gregory A, Poddar S. Diagnosis and Sideline Management of Sport-Related Concussion. Clin Sports Med. 2021 Jan;40(1):53-63. PubMed PMID: 33187613
  • Mills ST, Young TS, Chatham LS, Poddar S, Carpenter RD, Yakacki CM. Effect of foam densification and impact velocity on the performance of a football helmet using computational modeling. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin. 2021 Jan;24(1):21-32. PubMed PMID: 32840119
  • 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
  • Goodrich JA, Frisco DJ, Kim S, Holliday M, Rueda M, Poddar S, Byrnes WC. The importance of lean mass and iron deficiency when comparing hemoglobin mass in male and female athletic groups. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2020 Oct 1;129(4):855-863. PubMed PMID: 32881623
  • Mills ST, Young TS, Chatham LS, Poddar S, Carpenter RD, Yakacki CM. Effect of foam densification and impact velocity on the performance of a football helmet using computational modeling. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin. 2020 Aug 25;:1-12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32840119
  • Harmon KG, Suchsland MZ, Prutkin JM, Owens DS, Aukerman DF, Hwang CE, Lancaster SC, Petron DJ, Poddar SK, Porter DE, Petek BJ, Malik A, Drezner JA. Comparison of cardiovascular screening in college athletes by history and physical examination with and without an electrocardiogram: Efficacy and cost. Heart Rhythm. 2020 Oct;17(10):1649-1655. PubMed PMID: 32380289
  • Clayton G, Davis N, Holliday A, Joffe D, Oakley DS, Palermo FX, Poddar S, Rueda M. In-clinic event related potentials after sports concussion: A 4-year study. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2020;13(1):81-92. PubMed PMID: 32176669
  • 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. 2020 Jul;30(4):283-290. PubMed PMID: 30893122
  • 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
  • Whelan, Harmon, Aukerman, Konstantinides, Poddar, Bohr. Effect of the 2018 NCAA Kickoff Rule Change on Concussion Rates in the Pac-12, a Power Five Conference, submitted to BMJ Open .pending review
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Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), Fellow; Vice Chair, Publications Committee
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Diplomate
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), Member

Practice Locations

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

CU Medicine Orthopedics and Sports Medicine - UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver
175 Inverness Drive West
Suite 200
Englewood, CO 80112
303-694-3333

CU Medicine Regenerative Medicine, Hand and Spine Center
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, 2022)
  • 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 Prevention - Exercise and Physical Fitness
  • Wellness and Prevention
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Trigger Finger
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 and advanced ultrasound-guided techniques

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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