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Michael C. Koester, MD
Verified Patient Rating: 4.72 (36 patient reviews and ratings)

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Pediatric & Adolescent Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Injuries in Active Adults, Sports Concussion Management

"I believe in a team-oriented approach involving the patient, family, and therapists in devising the best plan of treatment for each individual. My ultimate goal is to restore my patients to the highest possible level of work, play, or sport by providing compassionate care with a commitment to excellence."

Education and Training

  • Fellowship: Primary Care Sports Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2004-2005
  • Residency: Pediatric, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 1996-1999
  • Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, NV, Medical Doctorate, 1996
  • Undergraduate: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, Bachelor of Science, 1992


  • Licensed by the Oregon State Board of Medical Examiners
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
  • Credentialed ImPACT Consultant


  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Oregon Pediatric Society
  • Oregon School Activities Association, Medical Aspects of Sports Committee Chair
  • National Federation of State High School Associations, Sports Medicine Advisory Committee Chair

Hospital Staff Privileges

  • Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, OR
  • McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, Springfield, OR
  • McKenzie Surgery Center, Eugene, OR
  • Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physician since 2006


Stanfield, OR

Favorite Activities

Natives of the Pacific Northwest, my wife and I are happy to be back in Oregon to raise our three children. In my spare time, I enjoy running and learning the Korean language and culture. Additionally, I direct the Slocum Sports Concussion Program.  


Concussions - What has changed for today's athlete?

Rotator Cuff Injuries and Repair

Sports Nutrition

Dr. Michael Koester Discusses Concussions and The Slocum Foundation's Concussion Conference on KEZI!

Our very own Dr. Michael Koester discussed concussions and The Slocum Research &...

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The Slocum Research & Education Foundation to host educational concussion event

The Slocum Research & Education Foundation will host a concussion conference this fall on Saturday, Sept....

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Dr. Koester Talked at a Local Concussion Seminar & Was Featured in The World

Local athletic trainer, Laura Baker of Henry D. Sheldon High School, named regional nominee for The Newell 2017 National Athletic Trainer of the Year Award

Laura Baker, certified athletic trainer at Henry D. Sheldon High School, was recently named the regional nominee for The Newell 2017 National...

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Dr. Koester: Parents have key role in reducing concussions

Michael C. Koester, MD, ATC, sports medicine doctor at ...

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Dr. Koester featured on KMTR

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Slocum sports medicine doctor receives national Award of Merit

Slocum Doctors Are Angels in Adoption

Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is recognized with an Angel in Adoption award for their charitable donation to the Shinshicho...

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High School Football and Concussions

Did you know that helmets aren't designed to prevent concussions? They're designed to prevent skull fractures and bleeding. The way...

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"Dr. Koester has treated each of our children and we have seen over and over again his gentleness and expertise with them. He always figures out what is the problem and the best treatment to help them. When our daughter's injuries spiraled out of control last year with unusual consequences he knew exactly what she needed and went above and beyond to get her help. Other kids with the same issue have gone years misdiagnosed and consequently have gotten worse. Our daughter was diagnosed immediately by Dr. Koester. And when she became worse he knew how to get her the help she needed. We are grateful for all he has done for our family." – Heidi S.  
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