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Lisa M. Vopat, MD

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Clinical Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Team Physician, Team Physician for Blue Valley High School, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Professional Background

Dr. Lisa Vopat is a primary care Sports Medicine physician, board-certified in Emergency Medicine with a subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine. She earned her undergraduate degree from The University of Kansas in 2003 and went on to complete her medical degree at The University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2008. Originally from Massachusetts, she returned to the East Coast to begin her residency in Emergency Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Following her residency, she completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School where she remained on staff to begin her career specializing in pediatric and adult sports medicine, concussion management, and sports injury prevention.

Throughout her career, Dr. Vopat has provided medical coverage for a variety of events and venues, including Disney Cruise Lines, the Boston Marathon, the Boston Ballet, Northeastern University Men’s Ice Hockey and she is currently team physician for Blue Valley High School Football. Dr. Vopat was the Medical Director for the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championship here in Kansas City. She has published book chapters on sideline emergency care for young athletes, including a recent publication in The International Olympic Committee Manual of Emergency Sports Medicine. She has also been an invited lecturer on Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport and specializes in bone health evaluations for athletes and eating disorder management. While serving at Boston Children’s Hospital, she was part of the hospital’s Female Athlete Program. Dr. Vopat now cares for pediatric and adult athletes at The University of Kansas Hospital’s Sports Medicine andamp; Performance Center.

Dr. Vopat, whose husband, Dr. Bryan Vopat, also serves as a Sports Medicine and Performance Center Physician, reside in Overland Park and are the proud parents of two children.

Education and Training
  • BS, Biology/Genetics, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • MD, Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Clinical Fellowship, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Licensure, Accreditations & Certifications
  • State of Kansas Medical License, Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • State of Missouri Medical License, State of Missouri Healing Arts
Professional Affiliations
  • Concussion Symposium Planning Committee, Concussion Symposium Planning Committee, Member, 2018 - Present
  • Primary Care Sports Medicine Clinical Competency Committee, Primary Care Sports Medicine Clinical Competency Committee, Member, 2017 - Present
  • Interdisciplinary Concussion Team, Interdisciplinary Concussion Team, Member, 2016 - Present
  • Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine, Member, 2016 - Present
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine , Member, 2011 - Present
  • American College of Emergency Physicians, Member, 2008 - Present

  • Vopat, Lisa., M., Micheli, Lyle., J.. 2013. Emergency Care of the Adolescent Athlete, 205-211.
  • Vopat, Lisa., Marie, d’Hemecourt, Pierre. 2014. Environment and Fluid Homeostasis at the Pitchside, 1-11.
  • Vopat, Lisa., M.. 2016. Sideline Response and Transport, 27-38.
  • Vopat, B., G, Vopat, L., M, Bechtold, M., M, Hodge, K., A. 2020. Blood Flow Restriction Therapy: Where We Are and Where We Are Going.. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 28 (12), e493-e500
  • Carder, S., L, Giusti, N., E, Vopat, L., M, Tarakemeh, A, Baker, J, Vopat, B., G, Mulcahey, M., K. 2020. The Concept of Sport Sampling Versus Sport Specialization: Preventing Youth Athlete Injury: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.. The American journal of sports medicine, 363546519899380