Katherine L. Dec, M.D.

Katherine L. Dec, M.D.

Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Office information and hours

VCU Sports Medicine Clinic
1300 West Broad Street, Suite 113
P.O. Box 843027
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3027
Appointments: (804) 828-0713
Fax: (804) 828-0354
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday: 1 - 4:30 p.m.

VCU Neuroscience, Orthopedic and Wellness center
11958 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23233
Appointments: (804) 360-4669
Wednesday and Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Educational background

  • Fellowship: sports medicine and electrodiagnostics, Michigan State University
  • Residency: physical medicine and rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems
  • Medical school: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Undergraduate study: Albion College


  • Women’s sports medicine
  • Running issues
  • Electrodiagnostics (EMG and NCS)
  • Dance medicine
  • Swimming issues
  • Cycling injuries
  • All sports musculoskeletal injuries of knee, hip, shoulder, hand, foot, ankle, upper or lower extremities
  • Sports Concussion

Professional affiliations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Fellow
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine
  • Medical Society of Virginia

Professional activities

  • Head team physician, Longwood University
  • Second vice president, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • First vice president, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • Chairperson, Virginia High School League Frank C. McCue Sports Medicine Advisory Committee
  • Sports medicine advisory committee, National Federation of State High School Associations
  • Volunteer USA physician, US Olympic Committee: Beijing Paralympics (China), US Paralympics Cycling – World Cycling Championships (Switzerland), USA Basketball – Women, Exhibition trip (Cuba), Pan American Games (Dominican Republic), World University Games (China), John Hancock USA Gymnastics Championships, World Masters Aquatic Championships, World Gymnastics Championships (Olympic Trials), Skate America International Championships, Pan Pacific Aquatic Games.
  • Medical director, Richmond Marathon

Honors and awards

  • “Top Docs” Sports Medicine, Richmond Magazine. 2006, 2008, 2010 through 2015
  • “Top Docs for Women” in Sports Medicine, Richmond Magazine. 2009
  • Frank C. McCue, III, MD Sports Medicine Award, Virginia High School Coaches Association 2011
  • Outstanding Educator in Sports Medicine, Chesterfield Family Practice, 2008
  • Professionals Who Made a Difference, Longwood University, Virginia 2006
  • Ken Davis Teaching Excellence Award, Physician, Hanover Family Practice Residency 2005
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