Kartik Sidhar joined our residency faculty in August of 2021. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Sidhar is originally from Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School. During his undergraduate and medical school studies, he developed a passion for understanding healthcare disparities and how implicit bias may contribute to these disparities. This led him to pursue training as a facilitator for intergroup dialogue. He went on to design and lead interactive sessions for medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty, addressing implicit bias and microaggressions.
After medical school, he trained at the University of Wisconsin - Madison for Family Medicine residency. Dr. Sidhar and his wife, who is also a family physician, both had a passion for working with underserved communities. They spent a year after residency working for Indian Health Services, first in Northern Maine with the Passamaquoddy community and then in New Mexico with the Navajo community.
Dr. Sidhar then pursued a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship in Denver at the University of Colorado. He had the opportunity to refine his skills in musculoskeletal medicine and develop skills in diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasonography. He has a passion for working with all ability levels from high level athletes to those working on increasing their activity level for the purposes of self-care or improving their quality of life.
In his free time, Dr. Sidhar enjoys hiking, biking, and watching movies.