The University of Kansas Health System, LMH Health and Kansas Athletics jointly announced Dr. Jarrod Harrall has been named Head Primary Care Team Physician. Dr. Harrall comes to Kansas after serving as the team physician for the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. and Colorado College. During the summer of 2021, Dr. Harrall served as part of the USOPC Medical Delegation in Tokyo as the US Olympic and Paralympic Team Physician. This was the third time he has been selected to cover the Olympic Games.
With the upcoming retirement of Dr. Larry Magee, who has served as the Head Team Physician to Kansas student-athletes for more than three decades, a national search was conducted to fill the vacancy.
Dr. Harrall is a board-certified family and sports medicine physician, specializing primarily in sports medicine. He received his medical degree at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He completed a sports medicine fellowship training at Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.
A large part of his practice over the past 10 years has been dedicated to the care of elite level athletes. Through Team USA Medical Network, he has provided full spectrum healthcare in all facets of sports medicine across the country. As the Head Team Physician for Colorado College, he has both NCAA administrative and campus leadership responsibilities.
Dr. Harrall’s efforts were recognized nationally in 2020 when he received the prestigious Jack C. Hughston National Sports Physician of the Year awarded by the AASPT/APTA. He is the only non-orthopedic surgeon to ever win this award.
Dr. Harrall enjoys authoring periodicals that contribute important research and innovation to the field of sports medicine. His most notable recognitions to date include: 2009 Resident of the Year (University of Missouri-Kansas City), 2010 AOASM Most Outstanding Research Project (Sport-Related Concussions), and winner of the 2020 Jack C. Hughston National Sports Physician of the Year award (AASPT). Additionally, Dr. Harrall was selected as the US Olympic and Paralympic Team Physician (Tokyo 2020).
Dr. Harrall and his wife, Kylie, are parents to son, Paxton, age four, and they are “incredibly excited to get back to the area.”