Karen L. Newcomer, M.D.

  1. Physiatrist
  2. Sports Medicine Specialist
  1. Back pain
  2. Exercise
  3. Little Leaguer's elbow
  4. Tennis elbow
  • Proprioception in low back pain
  • Eccentric strengthening in lateral epicondylitis
  • Outcomes in low back pain
  • Exercise compliance with therapy
  1. 1996
    Fellow - Sports Medicine RehabilitationMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1995
    Resident - Physical Medicine and RehabilitationMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1992
    Post-Grad - Internal Medicine preliminary yearMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1991
    MDUniversity of Minnesota Medical School
  5. 1987
    BA - BiologyLuther College

Certifications

  1. 2008
    Sports MedicineAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  2. 1996
    Physical Medicine & RehabilitationAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Awards and honors

  1. 2008
    Certificate of Distinguished Service as Program DirectorMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  2. 2002
    Excellence in Teaching RecognitionMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  3. 1999
    Athena Neurosciences Award (for best paper, young faculty division)Association of Academic Physiatrists
  4. 1995
    Physiatrists ScholarshipResearch Enrichment Program
  5. 1987
    Graduated Magna Cum LaudeLuther College
  6. 1987
    Graduate ScholarshipIntercollegiate Tennis Conferences of America

Professional memberships

  1. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Society of Sports Medicine
  2. 2008 - 2009
    MemberContinuous Improvement Group, Spine Center
  3. 2008
    MemberMusculoskeletal Education for Medical Students Task Force, Association of Academic Physiatrists
  4. 2008 - present
    ChairUndergraduate Education Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  5. 2008 - present
    MemberClinical Experiences Theme Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  6. 2007 - 2008
    Oral Board ExaminerAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  7. 2003 - 2005
    JudgeAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  8. 2003 - 2005
    MemberResearch Advisory and Advocacy Committee, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  9. 2002 - 2008
    MemberOrgan Curriculum Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  10. 1999 - 2000
    MemberExecutive Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  11. 1999 - 2000
    MemberScholarly Activities Enhancement Task Force, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  12. 1999 - 2000
    MemberRecruitment Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  13. 1999
    TreasurerMinnesota Physiatric Society
  14. 1999 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Sports Medicine
  15. 1998 - 2013
    MemberPM&R Research Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  16. 1998 - present
    MemberMinnesota Physiatric Society
  17. 1997 - 2008
    Co-DirectorSports Medicine Fellowship, Sports Medicine Center
  18. 1996 - 2007
    Co-ChairResearch Committee, Sports Medicine Center
  19. 1996
    DiplomateAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  20. 1996
    Item WriterAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  21. 1996
    DiplomateRecertification Committee, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  22. 1996
    Item WriterRecertification Committee, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  23. 1996 - present
    MemberUndergraduate Education Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  24. 1996 - present
    MemberAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  25. 1995 - 2012
    MemberResearch Committee, Sports Medicine Center
  26. 1995 - 2009
    MemberPhysiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation
  27. 1994 - 1996
    Resident RepresentativeMedical Laboratory Specialty Committee, Graduate Medical Education, Department of Health Sciences Research
  28. 1994 - 1996
    Resident RepresentativeUndergraduate Education Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  29. 1994 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Sports Medicine
  30. 1993 - 2003
    MemberResident Selection Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  31. 1993 - 1995
    Resident RepresentativeResident Selection Committee, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  32. 1993 - present
    MemberAssociation of Academic Physiatrists
  33. 1992 - 1994
    MemberResident Physician Council, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  34. 1992 - 1993
    Resident Representative and Vice ChairMarketing Committee, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  35. 1991 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  36. 1991 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  37. 1991 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  38. 1986 - present
    MemberPhi Beta Kappa Honor Society
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Publications

Research activities

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