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

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

Sports Medicine - Non-Surgical

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Office: (585) 341-9037

Fax: (585) 340-3051

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Dr. Katherine H. Rizzone is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics. She specializes in non-operative sports medicine. Her special interests include musculoskeletal ailments including strains, sprains, tendonitis, fractures, sports concussions, and arthritis, as well as medical problems unique to the female athlete, and runners.

Prior to joining Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Dr. Rizzone was a Clinical Instructor at the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville TN. Dr. Rizzone is a native of Buffalo, NY and received her undergraduate degree from SUNY Buffalo, where she was on the Division I crew/rowing team and graduated summa cum laude. She earned her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed her Internal Medicine and Pediatric residency at Vanderbilt University. Following her residency, Dr. Rizzone completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship in 2013 and her Masters of Public Health at Vanderbilt University in 2015.

Dr. Rizzone is a board-certified primary care sports medicine physician. She is a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Female Athlete Triad Coalition. Dr. Rizzone has been a team physician for several high school, collegiate, and Minor League sports teams. She has given many national presentations and authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Rizzone has a focus on research with a special interest in sports specialization and injury risk, as well as the female athlete triad.


Faculty Appointments


  • Internal Medicine - Am Osteo Board of Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Sports Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics


BA | University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Biomedical Sciences

MD | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

MPH | Vanderbilt University
Public Health

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013
Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

07/01/2009 - 6/30/2012
Residency in Internal Medicine / Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

06/01/2008 - 06/01/2009
Internship in Internal Medicine / Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

7/1/2013 - 6/30/2015
Fellowship in at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

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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

Rizzone KH, Diamond A, Wallston K, McPheeter M, Roumie CR. "Development of a Survey to Examine Sports Specialization and Injury Risk Among College Athletes." CJSM. 2015; 25(2): 219.

Karpinos, AR, Rizzone KH, Cribbs SP, Roumie CL. ". Low proportion of high school senior athletes receiving recommended immunizations". The Physician and Sport Medicine. 2014; 42(2): 71-79.

Books & Chapters

Book Title: Hamstring Injury Prevention in Soccer Players Review
Author List: Chain, KF, Rizzone, KH
Published By: Sports Review Journal2016

Book Title: Psychosocial and Pharmacologic Interventions for Disruptive Behavior in Children and Adolescents
Author List: R Epstein, C Fonnesbeck, E Williamson, T Kuhn, ML Lindegren, K Rizzone, S Krishnaswami, N Sathe, CH Ficzere, GL Ness, GW Wright, M Raj, S Potter, M McPheeters
Published By: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.2015

Book Title: Psychosocial Interventions for Child Disruptive Behaviors: A Meta-Analysis
Author List: RA Epstein, C Fonnesbeck, S Potter, KH Rizzone, M McPheeters
Published By: Pediatrics2015