Steven Stovitz, MD, MS

Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Steven Stovitz

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-2338

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St. SE
MMC 381
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Director, Program in Sports Medicine

MD, Medical College of Virginia

Lawrence Family Medicine Residency Program

Fellowship, Hennepin County Medical Center (primary care sports medicine)

Master of Science, University of Minnesota School of Public Health


Steven Stovitz, MD, MS, CAQSM sees patients in both Family and Sports Medicine at the Mill City Clinic and at the University of Minnesota Physician's Sports Medicine Clinic. His primary research focus is the interpretation and translation of research evidence for the purpose of shared medical decision making. He serves as team physician for University of Minnesota Athletics and for USA Volleyball. Dr. Stovitz is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and an associate editor at the British Journal of Sports Medicine and the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. He directs the Department of Family Medicine's Program in Sports Medicine.


Family medicine, sports medicine, adult and pediatric obesity

Awards & Recognition

  • Community Partner STAR Award, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 2015



Stovitz SD, Banack HR, Kaufman JS. Paediatric obesity appears to lower the risk of diabetes if selection bias is ignored. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2018 Apr;72(4):302-308.

Stovitz SD, Banack HR, Kaufman JS. Structural Bias in Studies of Cardiovascular Disease: Let's Not Be Fooled by the "Obesity Paradox". Can J Cardiol. 2017 Nov 7.

Nielsen RO, Chapman CM, Louis WR, Stovitz SD, Mansournia MA, Windt J, Møller M, Parner ET, Hulme A, Bertelsen ML, Finch CF, Casals M, Verhagen E. Seven sins when interpreting statistics in sports injury science. Br J Sports Med. 2017 Dec 20.

Stovitz SD, Verhagen E, Shrier I. Distinguishing between causal and non-causal associations: implications for sports medicine clinicians. Br J Sports Med. 2017 Nov 21.

Satin DJ, Swenson SA, Stovitz SD. Effectively engaging patients in everyday health-care decisions. J Fam Pract. 2017 Oct;66(10):E1-E6.



  • youth sports non-surgical orthopaedics acute and chronic musculoskeletal joint injuries obesity and its relation to musculoskeletal pain