Jennifer S Oberstar

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health


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I am Director of Sports Medicine at University of Minnesota Smiley’s residency clinic.  I am certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.  My practice entails caring for active patients with bone, joint and soft tissue injuries.  Additionally, I collaborate with the simPORTAL center and the Biomedical Engineering field to create a Hip Injection Skills Trainer model to advance medical student and resident training using ultrasound for injection procedures.  I was awarded the Discovery Fund Grant through the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health twice as the PI for Ultrasound-Guided Hip Injections Using Hip Simulation: A Curriculum for Family Medicine Residents.  I am also interested in exercise promotion through ACSM Exercise Is Medicine On Campus to improve the overall health of people on campus and in the surrounding community.  I value the opportunity to teach medical students and residents about Sports medicine through precepting, didactic sessions, and on-field experiences.  Furthermore, I volunteer as a team physician for high school sporting events, the Minnesota High School League, the Loppet Foundation, Target’s USA soccer cup, Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and am a past National Ski Patrol member.  I am a current member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Sports Medicine, and American Society for Sports Medicine.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Saba University

External Positions

Sports Medicine Fellowship, Hennepin County Medical Center

… → 2003

Research Interest Keywords

  • Hip Injection Skills Trainer
  • ACSM Exercise Is Medicine


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