Biography

Dr. Laskowski is Co-director of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine and a Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Nationally and internationally recognized for his expertise in fitness and sports medicine, Dr. Laskowski studies and promotes best practices for general fitness, injury prevention and injury rehabilitation, strength training, and stability training. Collectively, Dr. Laskowski’s work has produced several hundred publication credits, including scientific papers, abstracts, books, book reviews, book chapters, and popular media and multimedia. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Golf Digest, Prevention, Time, Men’s Health, Esquire, and GQ Magazine. He has appeared on the NBC Nightly News, ABC World News Now, and Good Morning America as a trusted voice in sports medicine and fitness. He has been recognized for exceptional contributions to his field and has been annually acknowledged as one of the Best Doctors in America. His teaching expertise has been recognized by his election to the Mayo Clinic Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame, and he also has been selected as Outstanding Faculty Member and Co-Director of the Outstanding Course in the Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development. From 2006 to 2010, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as a member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports; he received a special commendation from the Department of Human Services for his contributions to the Council. He also received the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s Distinguished Public Service Award in 2016, Dr. Laskowski is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, and he was one of the first physiatrists to receive Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine. He currently serves as a Consultant to the National Hockey League Players' Association, and he is a Charter Member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.