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Anthony Luke, M.P.H., M.D.

Primary care sports medicine specialist

Dr. Anthony Luke is board certified in primary care for sports medicine. His special interests include the non-operative management of many sports medicine injuries along with prevention training and counseling. His research interests include epidemiology and injury prevention of high school sports injuries. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he served as a volunteer sports medicine doctor for the athletes.

Luke completed his undergraduate education, medical degree and family practice residency at the University of Toronto, in Ontario, Canada. He completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Boston and master's degree in public health at Harvard University.


Concussion and Brain Injury Program
1500 Owens St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-1915
Fax: (415) 514-6075

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Human Performance Center
1500 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 514-6077
Fax: (415) 885-3862

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

RunSafe Clinic
1500 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

Hours: Varies weekly

Sports Medicine Center
1500 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Appointments: (415) 353–2808
Main: (415) 353–9400
Fax: (415) 885–3862

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Anthony Luke


University of Toronto 1995


University of Toronto, Family Medicine 1997


Children's Hospital of Boston, Sports Medicine 1999

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Souza RB, Hatamiya N, Allen C, Aramaki A, Martinelli B, Wong J, Luke A. Medial and Lateral Heel Whips: Prevalence and Characteristics in Recreational Runners. PM R. 2015 Mar 7.
  2. Kumar D, McDermott K, Feng H, Goldman V, Luke A, Souza RB, Hecht FM. Effects of form-focused training on running biomechanics: A pilot randomized trial in untrained individuals. PM R. 2015 Jan 26.
  3. DiFiori JP, Benjamin HJ, Brenner JS, Gregory A, Jayanthi N, Landry GL, Luke A. Overuse injuries and burnout in youth sports: a position statement from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. Br J Sports Med. 2014 Feb; 48(4):287-8.
  4. DiFiori JP, Benjamin HJ, Brenner J, Gregory A, Jayanthi N, Landry GL, Luke A. Overuse injuries and burnout in youth sports: a position statement from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. Clin J Sport Med. 2014 Jan; 24(1):3-20.
  5. Thuillier DU, Souza RB, Wu S, Luke A, Li X, Feeley BT. T1? imaging demonstrates early changes in the lateral patella in patients with patellofemoral pain and maltracking. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Aug; 41(8):1813-8.
  6. d'Hemecourt PA, Luke A. Sport-specific biomechanics of spinal injuries in aesthetic athletes (dancers, gymnasts, and figure skaters). Clin Sports Med. 2012 Jul; 31(3):397-408.
  7. Souza RB, Fang C, Luke A, Wu S, Li X, Majumdar S. Relationship between knee kinetics during jumping tasks and knee articular cartilage MRI T1rho and T2 relaxation times. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2012 May; 27(4):403-8.
  8. Luke A, Lazaro RM, Bergeron MF, Keyser L, Benjamin H, Brenner J, d'Hemecourt P, Grady M, Philpott J, Smith A. Sports-related injuries in youth athletes: is overscheduling a risk factor? Clin J Sport Med. 2011 Jul; 21(4):307-14.
  9. Behera SK, Pattnaik T, Luke A. Practical recommendations and perspectives on cardiac screening for healthy pediatric athletes. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2011 Mar-Apr; 10(2):90-8.
  10. Stehling C, Luke A, Stahl R, Baum T, Joseph G, Pan J, Link TM. Meniscal T1rho and T2 measured with 3.0T MRI increases directly after running a marathon. Skeletal Radiol. 2011 Jun; 40(6):725-35.
  11. Luke AC, Stehling C, Stahl R, Li X, Kay T, Takamoto S, Ma B, Majumdar S, Link T. High-field magnetic resonance imaging assessment of articular cartilage before and after marathon running: does long-distance running lead to cartilage damage? Am J Sports Med. 2010 Nov; 38(11):2273-80.
  12. Philpott JF, Houghton K, Luke A. Physical activity recommendations for children with specific chronic health conditions: juvenile idiopathic arthritis, hemophilia, asthma, and cystic fibrosis. Clin J Sport Med. 2010 May; 20(3):167-72.
  13. Philpott J, Wilson E, Luke A. The importance of exercise: know how to say 'go'. Pediatr Ann. 2010 Mar; 39(3):162-4, 166-8, 171.
  14. Rauscher I, Stahl R, Cheng J, Li X, Huber MB, Luke A, Majumdar S, Link TM. Meniscal measurements of T1rho and T2 at MR imaging in healthy subjects and patients with osteoarthritis. Radiology. 2008 Nov; 249(2):591-600.
  15. Stahl R, Luke A, Li X, Carballido-Gamio J, Ma CB, Majumdar S, Link TM. T1rho, T2 and focal knee cartilage abnormalities in physically active and sedentary healthy subjects versus early OA patients--a 3.0-Tesla MRI study. Eur Radiol. 2009 Jan; 19(1):132-43.
  16. Stahl R, Luke A, Ma CB, Krug R, Steinbach L, Majumdar S, Link TM. Prevalence of pathologic findings in asymptomatic knees of marathon runners before and after a competition in comparison with physically active subjects-a 3.0 T magnetic resonance imaging study. Skeletal Radiol. 2008 Jul; 37(7):627-38.
  17. Luke AC, Bergeron MF, Roberts WO. Heat injury prevention practices in high school football. Clin J Sport Med. 2007 Nov; 17(6):488-93.
  18. Luke A, d'Hemecourt P. Prevention of infectious diseases in athletes. Clin Sports Med. 2007 Jul; 26(3):321-44.
  19. Iyengar J, Luke A, Ma CB. An unusual presentation of synovial chondromatosis of the knee: a case report. Clin J Sport Med. 2007 Mar; 17(2):157-9.
  20. Luke A, Ma CB. Exertional thigh pain in a runner. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2006 Sep; 5(5):251-3.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.