"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
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.
Dr. Michael Koester Says . . .
Watch for these warning signs of a concussion: vomiting, severe headache, and difficulty staying awake or answering simple questions. Take the person to the emergency room immediately if any of these symptoms are present after a head injury. Remember, an athlete does not have to lose consciousness to suffer a concussion.