Katie is the Executive Director of San Diego Sports Medicine (SDSM) Executive Health & Corporate Wellness Program and the Medical Coordinator for the San Diego Firefighter's Regional Wellness Program at SDSM.
Katie joined San Diego Sports Medicine and Family Health Center in 1982, and in addition to her expanded duties, she continues to take care of patients in the Family Health Center.
Katie earned an undergraduate degree in Nutrition at the University of Wisconsin and a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology from San Diego State University.
She graduated from Stanford University's Primary Care Program in 1996 as a Physician Assistant and served on faculty for 13 years as Clinical Instructor and Co-Coordinator for the Stanford University Primary Care satellite program in San Diego.
earliest days at SDSM
has been developing specialized exercise and lifestyle programs for individual and corporate clients - a personalized approach to health care that has helped place SDSM
at the forefront of the wellness movement.
Based on her
depth of knowledge in exercise physiology and nutrition, coupled with her
experience as a physician assistant and project administrator, Katie
has created progressive programs in preventive care.
In addition to her
professional work, Katie
participates in Medical Mission trips, including visits to Mexico, Kenya and locations in the U.S.
is an accomplished athlete who captained the track and cross-country teams at the University of Wisconsin
embodies the credo that exercise and good nutrition have a positive effect on all aspects of health, from the cardiovascular system to psychological wellbeing.
Still a runner, Katie
also likes to cycle, hike, swim at the Cove, and cross-country ski with her
family in the Kettle Moraine Forest in Southern Wisconsin.
is an avid reader, loves the beach, and tinkers at the piano.
Katie Rusk, MS PA-C