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Katherine H. Rizzone, M.D., M.P.H.

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Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Office: (585) 341-9407

Fax: (585) 320-1026

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Orthopaedics & Physical Performance


I am a board-certified primary care sports medicine physician. I care for patients who have sports injuries to the shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist, hip, knee and foot and ankle. I also am faculty of the URMC Concussion Care clinic, treating concussion in kids and adolescents. I specialize in diagnosis and management of bone stress injuries/stress fracture and safe return to sport after these injuries. I started the RUN URMC running medicine team, which offer gait analyses for runners, walkers and athletes looking to improve performance through optimizing their gait biomechanics. I also offer specialized treatment for knee osteoarthritis, including injections like cortisone, viscosupplementation, platelet rich plasma (PRP) in addition to performing cooled radiofrequency ablation (cRFA) on the geniculate nerves of the knee to help with chronic knee pain. I also perform nerve hydrodissection in various areas for chronic pain from impinged nerves.

My belief is that everyone is an athlete, no matter their age or fitness level, and my focus is helping patients to reach their goals.

I have been a team physician for several high school, collegiate, and professional sports teams and am currently the team physician for the SUNY-Brockport Golden Eagles and the University of Rochester Yellow Jackets in addition to being a physician for US Rowing.


I am a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society, and have been involved in national board leadership. I have given many national presentations and authored numerous book chapters and have several publications in peer-reviewed journals. My research is focused on injury prevention, the female athlete and non-surgical options for pain management.




    MD | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/01/2013 - 06/30/2015
    Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013
    Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    07/01/2009 - 06/30/2012
    Residency in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    06/01/2008 - 06/01/2009
    Internship in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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    Bronze Strong Star, University of Rochester Medical Center

    2016 - Present
    Bone and Joint Initiative Young Investigator Program, Fellow

    2015 - 2016
    Silver Strong Star, University of Rochester Medical Center

    Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRISM), best trainee paper

    Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

    Teacher of the Year, Southern Vance High School: voted on by the school faculty

    Phi Beta Kappa

    1997 - 2001
    University Honors program, SUNY at Buffalo

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    Journal Articles

    Schmidt, JD; Rizzone, KH; Hoffman, NL; Weber, ML; Jones, C; Bazarian, J; Broglio, SP; McCrea, M; McAllister, TW. "Influence of Developmental Stage and Age at First Concussion on Number of Subsequent Concussions". Accepted, Pediatric Neurology. 2017; .

    Rizzone, KH; Ackerman, K; Roos, K; Dompier, T; Kerr, Z. "Epidemiology of Stress Fractures in Collegiate Student Athletes, 2004-2005 Through 2013-2014." Journal of Athletic Training. 2017; 52(10): 965-974.

    Gold, JR; Piper, KF; Bodkin, RP; Rizzone, KH; Rueckmann, EA; Martina, CA. "Rock Climbers' Management of Hand Injuries and Their Perspectives on Seeking Healthcare: A Qualitative Analysis". Congent Medicine. 2017; 4(1).

    Books & Chapters

    Chapter Title: Dx, Mx, Rx of Sports-Related Injuries and Conditions
    Book Title: Principles of Rehabilitation Medicine
    Author List: Jain, N; Rizzone, K
    Published By: McGraw Hill Publishing 2017

    Chapter Title: Collision Sports in the Young Athlete
    Book Title: Sports Medicine in the Pediatric Office
    Author List: Kriz P, Rizzone K, Vengal S.
    Published By: American Academy of Pediatrics 2017

    Chapter Title: Question writer
    Book Title: AMSSM Sports Medicine CAQ Study Guide
    Author List: Paul, SR; Concannon, L; Morteza K
    Published By: Healthy Learning 2017




    Katherine H. Rizzone, MD, MPH