Steven (Steve) K. Poon, M.D.

  1. Sports Medicine Specialist

Location

  1. Phoenix, Arizona

Languages

English

Dr. Steven Poon, M.D., C.A.Q.S.M. is a primary care and non-operative sports medicine specialist. He specializes in the whole care of the active individual from those who are new to exercise through high level collegiate, professional, and Olympic caliber athletes. He is an expert in the diagnosis, management, and non-operative treatment of acute or chronic injuries of the musculoskeletal system.

Dr. Poon graduated cum laude from Tufts University Medford campus with a B.S. in Chemistry before pursuing his medical degree also at Tufts University in Boston, MA. He then completed his residency in Family Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. While there, he advised medical students interested in Family Medicine and was awarded the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teacher Award. He also provided sports medicine coverage for Winston-Salem State University Athletics, Winston-Salem Dash High-A Minor League Professional Baseball team, and performing arts coverage at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Dr. Poon then completed a Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the University of Washington where he provided care for the Huskies Athletic Department. He is currently dual board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.

Prior to joining Mayo Clinic Arizona, Dr. Poon was team physician for Arizona State University Athletics for 5 years. Additionally, he served as Tournament Physician for USA Wrestling's World Team Trials Challenge Tournament in 2018 and remains active in the USA Wrestling medical coverage pool. He continues his interests in academics with continued ventures in education, research, and published book chapters. Dr. Poon also volunteers time serving with the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the pre-eminent primary care sports medicine society, in various committee leadership roles.

  1. Ankle arthritis
  2. Ankle instability
  3. Concussion
  4. Hip impingement
  5. Hip tendinitis
  6. Knee arthritis
  7. Knee pain
  8. Muscle strain
  9. Shoulder arthritis
  10. Shoulder impingement syndrome
  1. Joint injection
  2. Musculoskeletal exam
  3. Nerve hydrodissection
  4. Percutaneous tenotomy
  5. Platelet rich plasma injection
  6. Ultrasound
  7. Ultrasound-guided calcific tendinitis aspiration and lavage
  8. Ultrasound-guided cortisone injection
  9. Ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injection
  • Diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries
  • Experience treating patients of all age ranges and physical exertion levels from newly active to professional/Olympic athletes
  • Clinical and research interests in the prevention of sudden cardiac death in athletes, advanced sports concussion management, regenerative medicine
  • Specialty training in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and advanced musculoskeletal procedures including comprehensive joint, tendon, and ligament injections
  • Expertise in platelet-rich plasma treatment and percutaneous tenotomy
  • Providing compassionate and empathetic avenues of care for patients while understanding complex bio-psycho-social determinants of injury and recovery
  1. 2016
    Fellowship - Primary Care Sports MedicineSports Medicine Section, Department of Family Medicine
  2. 2015
    Residency - Family MedicineBaptist Medical Center, Wake Forest University
  3. 2012
    MDTufts University
  4. 2008
    BS - ChemistryTufts University

Certifications

  1. 2016
    Sports MedicineAmerican Board of Family Medicine
  2. 2015
    Family MedicineAmerican Board of Family Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2015
    Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teacher AwardFamily Medicine Residency Program, Wake Forest University
  2. 2011
    Scholarship RecipientAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
  3. 2008
    Elected positionMedical School Alumni Association, Tufts University
  4. 2003
    Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America

Professional memberships

  1. 2020
    ModeratorAcademic Interest Group, Academic Interest Group, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  2. 2019 - present
    Vice ChairAmerican Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  3. 2018 - present
    DirectorJournal Club, Sports Medicine Section, Arizona State University Health Services
  4. 2018 - present
    MemberSubstance and Alcohol Abuse Screening and Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Task Force (C3-SBIRT), Arizona State University Health Services and Counseling Services
  5. 2017 - present
    MemberContinuing Medical Education Committee, Arizona State University Health Services
  6. 2017 - present
    ChairpersonNational Membership Survey Subcommittee, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  7. 2017 - present
    ReviewerPublications Committee, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  8. 2016 - present
    Team PhysicianDepartment of Athletics, Arizona State University
  9. 2016 - present
    MemberMembership Committee, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  10. 2016 - present
    MemberPractice and Policy Committee, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  11. 2016 - present
    MemberAcademic Interest Group, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  12. 2015
    Covering PhysicianGuys and Dolls, University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA)
  13. 2015 - 2016
    PhysicianDepartment of Athletics, University of Washington
  14. 2014
    Covering PhysicianNutcracker, University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA)
  15. 2014
    Medical VolunteerDivision I ACC Conference Baseball Games, Varsity Baseball, Wake Forest University
  16. 2014
    MemberSports Medicine Workshop, Family Medicine Interest Group, Family Medicine Residency
  17. 2013
    Covering PhysicianNutcracker, University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA)
  18. 2013
    Medical VolunteerVolleyball Deacon Invitational, Wake Forest University
  19. 2013
    MemberSports Medicine Workshop, Family Medicine Interest Group, Family Medicine Residency
  20. 2013
    Medical VolunteerClub Rugby Match, Wake Forest University
  21. 2013 - 2015
    Founder/Resident LiaisonMedical Student Teaching and Advising Group, Family Medicine Residency, Wake Forest University
  22. 2013 - 2015
    Team PhysicianWinston-Salem State University
  23. 2012
    Covering PhysicianUniversity of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA)
  24. 2012
    Covering PhysicianNutcracker, University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA)
  25. 2012 - 2015
    MemberResidency Selection Committee, Family Medicine Residency, Wake Forest University
  26. 2012 - 2015
    ChairpersonAdvocacy and Leadership Committee, Family Medicine Residency, Wake Forest University

Publications