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Katie Edenfield - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Katie Edenfield

Associate Professor/Team Physician | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Dr. Katie Edenfield's expertise is in non-operative sports medicine, with specific expertise in sports cardiology and sports supplements.


Dr. Katie Edenfield currently serves as a clinical associate professor in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine and a team physician for the University of Florida Athletic Association. She is the associate program director of the UF Sports Medicine Fellowship. She also serves as a team physician for USA Swimming and is traveling to the Paris Olympic Games in this role, after having previously served as team physician at multiple World Championships (2022 & 2023), World Junior Championships (2017), and Pan American Games (2019). In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Edenfield is also involved in various sports and sports cardiology-related projects.

Areas of Expertise (5)


Sports Related Concussion

Sports Cardiology


Sports Supplements

Media Appearances (1)

Physician Spotlight: From Athlete to Team Physician for USA Swimming

UF Health  online


Katie Edenfield, MD, is a clinical associate professor at the University of Florida Department of Community Health & Family Medicine, specializing in sports medicine. She also serves as the associate program director for the sports medicine fellowship at UF, a provider for students at the UF Student Health Care Center and a team physician with the University Athletic Association.

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Articles (3)

COVID myocarditis in a collegiate athlete: Timeline and return to play

American Heart Journal Plus: Cardiology Research and Practice

Katherine M. Edenfield


Studies in collegiate athletes have demonstrated a prevalence of cardiac involvement between 0.5 and 3 % after SARS-CoV-2 infection. When post-COVID cardiac involvement occurs in athletes, the ideal return to play timeline and many possible long-term sequela or complications are unknown.

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Longitudinal cardiac remodeling in collegiate American football players as assessed by echocardiography during their collegiate career

Clinical Cardiology

Robert F. Hamburger, et. al


Studies on the longitudinal effects of intense physical training on cardiac remodeling are limited, especially in American collegiate football players. Hypothesis: college-level American football training will result in remodeling in a pattern consistent with a sport with moderate static and dynamic demands with increases in both wall and chamber sizes.

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Blood pressure characteristics of collegiate female athletes: A call for more focused attention on young women's health

American Heart Journal Plus: Cardiology Research and Practice

Yasmeen K. Taha, et. al


There is a paucity of data describing the association between blood pressure (BP) and cardiac remodeling in female collegiate athletes. This retrospective cohort review describes the BP characteristics and echocardiographic features of female collegiate athletes during preparticipation evaluation.

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