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Matthew Negaard

Matthew Negaard


Matthew Negaard grew up in Sioux City, Iowa participating in multiple sports while developing a passion for medicine through the influence of his parents – his father, Kevin, an Athletic Trainer, and mother, Gail, an Intensive Care Nurse. Matt attended Northwestern College where he majored in Biology: Health Professions while obtaining All-American Honors on the baseball team. After his undergraduate education, he attended medical school at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. While there, he met his now wife, Briana (Midkiff) Negaard a Carmel, Indiana native who played golf for the Hawkeyes. Upon the completion of medical school, Dr. Negaard stayed at the University of Iowa for his residency in Emergency Medicine while Briana completed her golf career and began her training in pharmacy. After completing his EM residency, he became a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow at the University of Iowa serving as a team physician for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. 

Dr. Negaard has developed several different interests and has contributed research and education in musculoskeletal ultrasound, musculoskeletal injuries, in addition to a variety of Emergency Medicine topics. He also has developed an interest in orthobiologics and other innovative techniques in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Additional passions included serving those without access to medical care, which has led to him serving in Tanzania and Haiti. He continues to work at local emergency departments when he is not seeing patients at Methodist Sports Medicine.

Along the way, he continues to enjoy participating in recreational athletics, attending sporting events, and playing board games with Briana at home. 


Areas of Focus

  • Sports Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound guided injections and procedures
  • Sport Performance
  • Concussion
  • Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (formerly known as Female Athlete Triad)
  • Orthobiologics (i.e. Platelet Rich Plasma)
  • Acute Musculoskeletal Injuries


Clinical Assistants

Jessica Kutz, ATC


  • Northwestern College (IA '12
  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine โ€˜16
  • Emergency Medicine Residency, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics โ€˜19
  • Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics โ€˜20


  • Board Certified, American Board of Emergency Medicine 2021 - present
  • Certificated of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine 2021 – present
  • Medical License, State of Indiana 2020 - present
  • Medical License, State of Iowa 2016 - present
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) 2016 - present
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) 2016 - present
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) 2016 - present


  • Research Resident of the Year, University of Iowa Department of Emergency Medicine 2019
  • Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award 2016
  • Dulap Sportsmanship Award, Northwestern College 2012
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Co-SIDA First Team Academic All-American, baseball, second base 2012
  • Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Gold Glove Award, second base   2011 & 2012
  • New York Collegiate Baseball League Second Team All-League 2011
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Honorable Mention All-American, baseball, second base 2011


Kotab, M Atef; Negaard, M; Thomsen, TW. Coracoid Apophysiolysis in an Adolescent Softball Pitcher. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2020 Dec;19(12):522-523 

Negaard, M; Hall, MM; Wolf, B; Hogrefe, C. Ultrasound-aided Diagnosis of a Symptomatic Bennett Lesion in a Collegiate Baseball Pitcher. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2020 Nov;19(11):454-456

Negaard, M; Kruse, RC; Wolf, B; Hall, MM. [Abstract] Diagnostic Utility of Ultrasound and MRI When Evaluating the Medical Elbow in Baseball Players. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. 2020 March 30(2).

Slayman, T; Negaard, M; Kruse, RC. Diagnosis and Management of an Atypical Plantaris Tendon Injury in a Division I Football Player: A Case Report. International Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2020;4(1): 010-013. 

Marcussen, B; Negaard, M; Hosey, RG; Smoot, MK. A case series and literature review: Isolated traumatic first rib fractures in athletes. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. 2020 May;30(3):257-266. PMID: 30015636

Negaard, M; Vakkalanka, JP; Whipple, MT; Hogrefe, CP; Swanson, MB; Harland, KK; Mathiasen, R; Van Heukelom, J; Thomsen, TW; Mohr, NM. Concurrent proximal fractures are rare in those with distal forearm fractures: A national cross-section study. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health. 2019 Sept 20(5): 747-759. PMID: 31539332

Negaard, M; Thomsen, TW. Simultaneous bilateral patellar tendon rupture. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine; Leawood, KS [internet]. 2018 June 2. 

Negaard, M; Assimacopoulos, E; Harland, K; Van Heukelom, J. Emergency medicine selection criteria: An update and comparison. AEM Education and Training. 2018 April 2;2 p.146–153. PMID: 30051081

Negaard, M; Anthony C; Bonthius D; Jepson M; Marcussen B; Pelzer D; Peterson A. A case report: Glycopyrrolate for treatment of exercise-induced hyperhidrosis. SAGE Open Medical Case Reports. 2017 August 8;5. PMID: 28835822

Negaard, M; Peterson A. A feared, but uncommon injury in a high school football player. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine; Leawood, KS [internet]. 2017 May 20. 

Negaard, M; Hogrefe CP. Case Study: Per-cyst-ent pain in a weightlifter. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine; Leawood, KS [internet]. 2015 April 9.

Other Medical Contributions
-Contributor to the American Academy of Pediatrics COVID Return to Sport Guidance 
-Contributor to MDCalc 
-Author and Contributor to Academic Life in Emergency Medicine 
-Miller, Daniel G; Negaard, M. First Person: Six Tries to Get the Diagnosis Right; Emergency Medicine News. 2019 January Vol 41 Issue 1.
-Chapter Author, Myths in Emergency Medicine Volume 2
-9 National Conference Presentations


  • Team Physician, Heritage Christian High School 2020 - present
  • Team Physician, University of Iowa Hawkeyes 2019 - 2020
  • Team Physician, Highland High School (Riverside, IA) 2019 - 2020
  • Fellow Liaison, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Research Committee 2019 - 2020
  • Instructor, S.M.A.R.T.-E.S.T. (Sideline Management Assessment Response Techniques – Emergency Sports Trauma) Workshop at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting 2017, 2018, 2019