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Matthew Negaard

Sports Medicine Physician & Emergency Medicine Physician

Dr. Matthew Negaard developed a passion for medicine through the influence of his parents – an athletic trainer and an intensive care nurse. He has contributed research and education in musculoskeletal ultrasound and injuries, as well as a variety of emergency medicine topics.

Additionally, Dr. Negaard has a passion for serving those without access to medical care. He has tended to those in need in Tanzania and Haiti. He also has continued work in local emergency departments. Outside of his work, Dr. Negaard enjoys participating in recreational athletics, attending sporting events and playing board games with his wife Briana.

Areas of Focus

Sports Medicine | Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound | Ultrasound-guided Injections and Procedures | Sports Performance | Concussion | Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport | Orthobiologics | Acute Musculoskeletal Injuries | Shockwave Therapy


  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, 2016-present
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support, 2016-present
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine, Board Certified, 2021-present
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications, Sports Medicine, 2021-present
  • Medical License, State of Indiana, 2020-present
  • Medical License, State of Iowa, 2016-present
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support, 2016-present


  • Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa
  • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Emergency Medicine Residency
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship


  • Forté Fast Medical Director 2022-present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics 2020 – present
  • Heritage Christian High School, Team Physician, 2020-present
  • University of Iowa Hawkeyes, Team Physician, 2019-2020
  • Highland High School, Riverside, Iowa - Team Physician (2019-2020)
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Research Committee, Fellow Liaison, 2019-2020
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Instructor, S.M.A.R.T.-E.S.T. (Sideline Management Assessment Response Techniques - Emergency Sports Trauma), 2017-2022
It is such a blessing to join a physician group with such a rich history of serving the Indianapolis area. If you need urgent orthopedic care, our acute injury clinics offer easily accessible, reliable, high-quality evaluation and treatment from fellowship-trained physicians.
Matthew Negaard

patient Success Stories


Stress Fracture Patient

While training for the Boston Marathon, Eva developed a stress fracture. Hear from Eva about how her experience at Forté, from her first walk-in appointment with Dr. Negaard at Forté Fast to her final physical therapy appointment with Jen Lebeau, allowed her to recover in time for Boston.

Stacy Royer

Ankle Patient

Stacy came to Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics after spraining her ankle while letting out her brand new puppy, Auggie. With the help of Dr. Matthew Negaard and our team of physical therapists, Stacy is back to chasing after Auggie and living her best active life.

Laura Matthews

Hip and Shoulder Patient

Laura Matthews had been dealing with pain in her hip and shoulder when she came to Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. With ultrasound-guided injections performed by Dr. Matthew Negaard and physical therapy with Gabby Veldman, Laura is back to feeling better than ever.

In the News

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Forté Sports Medicine patient Eva Cheung crosses the finish line of the Boston Marathon

Forté Fast Helps One Runner Advance from Injury to Marathon

Oct. 11, 2023
For Eva Cheung, standing at the Boston Marathon starting line was one of those “pinch me” moments. “I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d qualify for Boston,” says Cheung. […]
Dr. Matthew Negaard of Forté Sports Medicine wrapping patients arm with white athletic tape

More Patients Are Turning to Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics for Specialized Walk-In Care

Aug. 21, 2023
Forté Fast Orthopedic Care’s patient volume is up 52% in the first half of 2023 CARMEL, Ind. – More patients are turning to Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, a Carmel-based, […]
Shockwave Therapy treatment offered at Forté Sports Medicine in Carmel, Indiana
Patient Education

Shockwave Therapy for Tendon Pain

Jul. 06, 2023
Shockwave Therapy for Tendon Pain Overuse or sudden stress on a tendon can cause pain and swelling that interferes with your daily life. It’s common for the pain to worsen […]
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