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William Roberts, MD, Family Medicine, Saint Paul, MN, St. John's Hospital

WilliamOliverRobertsMD

Family Medicine Saint Paul, MN

Sports Medicine (Non-Surgical)

Professor, Family Medicine & Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School

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Summary

  • William O Roberts MD, MS, FACSM, FAAFP is a Professor and Director of Faculty Affairs in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His special medical interests are in sports medicine and he has a sub-specialty certificate in Sports Medicine, is a Fellow, Past President, and Past Foundation President of the American College of Sports Medicine; a Fellow and on the Executive Board of the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS), a charter member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine; a founding member and past President of the International Institute of Race Medicine; Editor in Chief Emeritus for Current Sports Medicine Reports; an Editorial Board Member of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, British Journal of Sports Medicine, and Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine; the Medical Director for Twin Cities in Motion and the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon; the Chair of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for the Minnesota State High School League; and a member of the USA Soccer Cup Tournament Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. His research is in ice hockey and marathon related illness and injury. He has authored many research and educational publications in sports medicine, and has presented nationally and internationally on sports medicine topics.

Education & Training

  • University of MinnesotaMS, Family Medicine and Community Health, 1979 - 1981
  • University of Minnesota/North Memorial HospitalResidency, Family Medicine, 1978 - 1981
  • University of MinnesotaMS, 1981
  • University of Minnesota
    University of MinnesotaClass of 1978
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteBS, Biology, Cum Laude, 1970 - 1974
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteBS, 1974

Certifications & Licensure

  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 1996 - 1997
  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 1979 - 2022
  • American Board of Family Medicine Family Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine Sports Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow American Academy of Family Physicians, 2017
  • Mary O�Neil Determination Award Mary O�Neil Determination Award, 2017
  • Minnesota Best Doctors � Sports Medicine Minnesota Monthly, 2015
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Recommendations to Optimize Health in Youth Runners  
    Tenforde A, Roberts WO, Krabek BJ, A, Davis IS, Frederickson M, Luke A, Ackerman K, Strength and Conditions Journal, 1/21/2019
  • Running USA Best Practice Guide: Medical Operations for Road Races  
    Roberts WO, Running USA, 1/1/2019
  • Medical encounters at mass community-based endurance sport events: An international consensus statement on definitions and methodology of recording and reporting data  
    Schwellnus M, Kipps C, Roberts WO, Drezner JA, d�Hemecourt P, Troyanos C, Janse Van Rensburg DC, Killops J, Borresen J, Harrast M, Adami PE, Bermon S,Bigard X, Miglior..., Brit J Sports Med, 1/1/2019
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Prevalence Of Rash Suspicious For Tinea Among Minnesota High School Wrestlers -2017-18 Season.
    Berg MA, Roberts WO, Annual Meeting ACSM Research Posters, Minneapolis, MN, 1/1/2018
  • The Piggy Back Sign: Hip Fracture in a Runner.
    Weber J, Hu C, Roberts WO, Lane KR, Stovitz SD, Annual Meeting ACSM Clinical Case; Med SciSports Exerc., Denver, CO, 1/1/2017
  • Dizziness � Runner.
    Honsvall AM. Roberts WO, Lane KR, Annual Meeting ACSM Clinical Case; Med SciSports Exerc., Denver, CO, 1/1/2017
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Lectures

  • Keynote Lecture � Exertional Heat Stroke Recognition and Management in Athletes. 
    Chengdu, China - 1/1/2019
  • Invited Lecture - Medical Education in the United States. 
    Chengdu Sport University, Chengdu, China - 1/1/2019
  • Wellness and Life Balance for Sports Medicine Providers. 
    Orlando, FL - 1/1/2019
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Other

  • Guidelines for Competition in the Heat and Cold. 
    Roberts WO, Minnesota State High School League
    1/1/2017
  • Lightning Policy for Postponement and Cancellation. 
    Roberts WO, Minnesota State High School League
    1/1/2017
  • Marathon Medicine � Demands of Training and Competition, Medical Issues, and Injuries. 
    Roberts WO
    1/1/2016
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Authored Content

  • I've Attended Every ACSM Meeting Since 1982June 2021

Press Mentions

  • Everything You Need to Know About Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
    Everything You Need to Know About Patellofemoral Pain SyndromeOctober 24th, 2019
  • Updated Monograph Offers New Guidance on Preparticipation Physical Evaluation
    Updated Monograph Offers New Guidance on Preparticipation Physical EvaluationMay 15th, 2019
  • Hands Swelling on the Run? Here’s Why—and How to Fix the Issue
    Hands Swelling on the Run? Here’s Why—and How to Fix the IssueMay 8th, 2019
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