Kartik Sidhar, MD

  • Family Medicine Faculty

Dr. 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 expertise 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.

Scholarly Research Project

“The link between socioeconomic status and injury history in adolescent athletes: lower family affluence is associated with a history of concussion” Denver, CO 2020-2021: Conducted a cross sectional study evaluating rates of concussion in relation to high school athlete’s family affluence. Manuscript submitted for publication.  

Selected Publications

Netter Sports Medicine Textbook Contributor, October 2020: Submitted revised chapters as second author on “Sports Pharmacology on Pain and Inflammation Control in Athletes” and “Renal and Genitourinary Problems.” Accepted, awaiting final publication.

Sidhar K, Hammer E. How to help runners steer clear of injury. J Fam Pract. 2021 May

Edgoose, J, Quiogue, M, Sidhar, K. Understanding and Overcoming Our Implicit Biases. Family Practice Management. July/August 2019.

Bakke, K, Sidhar, K, and Kumagai, A.K.K. (2014)  Racism, Dialogue, and Medical Education.  Invited Commentary. Virtual Mentor: the American Medical Association’s On-line Ethics Journal. 

Family Medicine Case Files Contributor 2015: Reviewed and revised chapters 41-45 in Case Files Series Family Medicine shelf review book.

Gurin,Patricia, Biren A. Nagda, and Ximena Zúñiga. Dialogue across Difference: Practice, Theory and Research on Intergroup Dialogu. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. 2013: Contribution to epilogue as a facilitator of intergroup dialogues


Ultrasound Workshop Co-Instructor- University of Colorado Department of Orthopedics May, 2021: Co-instructor for hands on diagnostic and interventional ultrasound session for orthopedics residents.

University of Colorado Department of Sports Medicine Faculty Implicit Bias Workshop, January, 2021: Designed and led workshop on implicit bias with the University of Colorado Department of Sports Medicine faculty.

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Research Podium Presentation, April, 2021: Presented original research at national conference. “Is there a link between socioeconomic status and concussion history or musculoskeletal injury history in adolescent athletes.”

University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine Lecture, January, 2021: “High Yield Sports Medicine for Primary Care”

University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics Musculoskeletal Exam and Fracture Management Lecture: Presentation for pediatric residents on fractures and musculoskeletal exam workshop. 

University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine Casting Workshop: January, 2021: Co-led a hands on workshop on casting and splinting for family medicine residents.

University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Faculty Development Day Facilitator, May 2019: Co-lead a session on diversity training and microaggressions at statewide University of Wisconsin Family Medicine faculty development session.

University of Wisconsin Family Medicine Residency Social Identity Workshop 2017- 2019: Co-led workshops with residency classes to review implicit bias, social identity, and how to address microaggressions in the workplace.