Dr. Washburn is a non-surgical sports medicine and spine specialist. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Sports Medicine. He specializes in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnostic and interventional procedures, orthobiologics, and interventional spine. Dr. Washburn is experienced at treating athletes and non-athletes of all ages and has been a team physician at the collegiate and high school levels. He takes a holistic approach to patient care, with the goal of making an accurate diagnosis and formulating a treatment plan that will help restore someone’s quality of life.
Dr. Washburn received his undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine at Pepperdine University and competed as an NCAA Division I athlete with the men’s Cross Country team. He then pursued a Master’s degree in Kinesiology from Cal State Northridge where he contributed to research in the field of exercise science.
After completing medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, he attended UC Irvine for a residency in PM&R and served as chief resident his senior year. Dr. Washburn then went on to complete a PM&R Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he was trained in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound, orthobiologics, and interventional spine procedures.
In his spare time, Dr. Washburn continues to compete and participate in endurance events, coaches his kids’ sports teams, and loves spending time with his family.
- Washburn, N., Onishi, K., Wang, J. Ultrasound elastography and ultrasound tissue characterisation for tendon evaluation. Journal of Orthopaedic Translation. 2018; 15: 9-20.
- Washburn, N. Intra-Articular Steroid Injection Before Hip Replacement Surgery. Rehab In Review. Oct 2016; 24 (10): 6.
- Principles of Rehabilitation Medicine (Editor in Chief: Dr. Raj Mitra) Chapter 32: Soft Tissue Disorders
- Washburn, N., Borgquist, A., Wang, K., Jeffery, G.S., Kelly, M.J., Wagner, E.J. Receptor subtypes and signal transduction mechanisms contributing to the estrogenic attenuation of cannabinoid-induced changes in energy homeostasis. Neuroendocrinology. 2013; 97 (2): 160-75.