Steven Stovitz, MD, MS

Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Steven Stovitz

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-884-0406

Office Address:
Dinnaken Office Building
925 Delaware St. SE
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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)

MS, University of Minnesota


Steven Stovitz, MD, MS, directs the University of Minnesota Program in Sports Medicine. He also serves as medical director at the University of Minnesota Physicians Sports Medicine Clinic. His clinical work is divided between the University of Minnesota departments of orthopedic surgery and intercollegiate athletics, where he is a team physician for University athletes. Stovitz’s primary research involves a variety of issues in the study of obesity. He also is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a senior associate editor at the British Journal of Sports Medicine.


Family medicine, sports medicine, adult and pediatric obesity

Awards & Recognition

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



Gorman M, Hecht S, Samborski A, Lunos S, Elias S, Stovitz SD. SCAT3 assessment of non-head injured and head injured athletes competing in a large international youth soccer tournament [published online ahead of print Aug 2, 2016]. Appl Neuropsychol Child.

Roberts WO, Asplund CA, O'Connor FG, Stovitz SD. Cardiac preparticipation screening for the young athlete: Why the routine use of ECG is not necessary. J Electrocardiol. 2015;48(3):311-315.

Roberts WO, Stovitz SD. Reply: sudden death in adolescent athletes. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;63(18):1931-2.

Stovitz SD, Shrier I. Sickle cell trait, exertion-related death and confounded estimates. Br J Sports Med. 2014;48(4):285-6.

Stovitz SD, Shrier I. Medical decision making and the importance of baseline risk. Br J Gen Pract.2013;63(616):e795-7. doi: 10.3399/bjgp13X674585.

Jevsevar DS, Brown GA, Jones DL…Stovitz SD, et al. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons evidence-based guideline on: treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee, 2nd edition. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013;95(20):1885-6.



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