Carlin Senter, MD

Co-director, Sports Concussion Program
Primary care sports medicine specialist

Dr. Carlin Senter is a primary care sports medicine doctor whose focus is helping patients of all ages stay active, reduce injury risk and achieve peak performance. She has particular interests in exercise counseling and prescriptive exercise plans, as well as in treating sports concussions and stress fractures. She is co-director of the UCSF Sports Concussion Program.

Senter's research focuses on enhancing musculoskeletal education for primary care clinicians. She designs educational interventions to improve knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and diagnostic skills among medical students, residents and practicing clinicians. She also co-chairs two annual continuing education courses in sports medicine.

Senter earned her medical degree at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She then completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in sports medicine at UCLA.

Senter is an associate professor of medicine and orthopedics at UCSF. She belongs to the American College of Physicians, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine and Society of General Internal Medicine. She has received numerous awards for teaching and service.

Senter grew up in the East Bay, where she was a three-sport high school athlete. As an undergraduate at Harvard College, she rowed for Radcliffe Crew. She is head team physician for the San Francisco Deltas professional soccer team.

In her free time, Senter enjoys exploring the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband. Her favorite activities include trail running at Lands End, hiking in Marin County, eating It's-Its ice cream sandwiches and cheering for the Oakland Athletics.


Sports Concussion 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.

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.

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Board Certification

Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Sports Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Carlin Senter


David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 2004


University of Washington Medical Center, Internal Medicine 2008


UCLA Health System, Sports Medicine 2009