Heather Cichanowski MD, CAQ

Medical Director of Women’s Sports Medicine at TRIA

Growing up, I pursued competitive biking, swimming and canoeing, but my main sport was cross-country skiing. I remain active in all these sports today and am honored to travel internationally as team physician for the US Cross-Country Ski Team. My own athletic experiences, including injuries, sparked my interest in sports medicine. My clinical practice focus is the care of musculoskeletal injuries as well return to play decisions and nutrition. As medical director of Women’s Sports Medicine at TRIA, my goals are to help guide your injury recovery back to the sports and activities you love as quickly as possible and to provide you the tools needed to help prevent re-injury. I have over 20 years of experience as a medical volunteer for many events. Residency: Family Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview, Minneapolis, MN Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN Medical degree: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine - Sports Medicine Position: Medical Director Women’s Sports Medicine at TRIA Honors & Awards: Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Top Physician for Women" (2008, 2011, 2014), Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Best Doctors Sports Medicine" (2014, 2016, 2017), Mpls/St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctors Sports Medicine" (2016) Personal Interests: Cross country skiing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and I speak fluent Norwegian

Growing up, I pursued competitive biking, swimming and canoeing, but my main sport was cross-country skiing. I remain active in all these sports today and am honored to travel internationally as team physician for the US Cross-Country Ski Team. My own athletic experiences, including injuries, sparked my interest in sports medicine. My clinical practice focus is the care of musculoskeletal injuries as well return to play decisions and nutrition. As medical director of Women’s Sports Medicine at TRIA, my goals are to help guide your injury recovery back to the sports and activities you love as quickly as possible and to provide you the tools needed to help prevent re-injury. I have over 20 years of experience as a medical volunteer for many events.

Residency: Family Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Medical degree: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine - Sports Medicine

Position: Medical Director Women’s Sports Medicine at TRIA

Honors & Awards: Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Top Physician for Women" (2008, 2011, 2014), Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Best Doctors Sports Medicine" (2014, 2016, 2017), Mpls/St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctors Sports Medicine" (2016)

Personal Interests: Cross country skiing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and I speak fluent Norwegian

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