Dan Cushman, M.D., is board-certified in Sports Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and specializes in the care of musculoskeletal injuries in both athletes and non-athletes, electrodiagnostics, musculoskeletal ultrasound, concussions, and endurance sports-specific injuries with a particular interest in runners, cyclists, swimmers, and triathletes. His conservative approach revolves around using exercise as medicine and avoiding medications whenever possible.
He serves as the team physician for the University of Utah Track & Field and Cross-Country teams and is also the team physician for the University of Utah Swimming and Diving teams. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in Chicago, IL at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (Northwestern University), where he served as chief resident, then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Utah. Dr. Cushman’s research interests include sports epidemiology, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and acupuncture dry needling in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.
Outside of work, he is active in endurance sports with his wife and has 3 young children. He recently ran in the SLC Marathon 5K and got 3rd place overall.