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Katherine L. Dec, MD, FAAPMR

Katherine  L. Dec, MD, FAAPMR


Concussion Clinic/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Sports Medicine

Children's Pavilion

Appointments: (804) 828-CHOR (2467)

Board Certifications

Sports Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Medical School

VCU School of Medicine


Medical College of Virginia/VCU Health


Sports Medicine and Electrodiagnostics, MSU College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI


Internship: St. Vincent's Hospital and Health Care Center, Indianapolis, IN
Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing Medical University, Beijing, China

Areas of Interest

Sports concussion
Sports musculoskeletal issues
Dance injuries
Running/swimming/cycling injuries
Sports performance issues
Knee and shoulder sports injuries

Research Interests

Sports concussion
Musculoskeletal issues in female athletes
Relative energy deficiency syndrome


Dr. Dec has been a sports medicine physician in Richmond for more than 25 years, covering sidelines in youth sports, high schools and colleges. She is head team physician with Longwood University and a volunteer physician with U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams. She is immediate past president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, on the Frank C. McCue Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for Virginia High School League, a member of the concussion writing group for the American Academy Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and on the executive committee for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Board of Directors.

Dr. Dec has earned many awards - most recently the Ken Davis Teaching Excellence Award, Top Docs in Sports Medicine, Top Doc for Women in Sports Medicine, Outstanding Educator in Sports Medicine and the Frank C. McCue III, MD Sports Medicine Award from the Virginia High School Coaches Association.

She sees youth ages eight and up for prevention and for diagnosis and treatment of sports issues.

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