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Matthew Negaard

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician & Emergency Room 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, and specializes in the following areas:

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


  • 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.
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