Dr. Drezner is board certified in Family Practice and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. He attended Brown University where he received an undergraduate degree in biomedical ethics and also played varsity basketball. He received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine in 1996 and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. He completed his residency at Tacoma Family Medicine in 1999 where he was Chief Resident and also received the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teacher Award. After residency, he completed fellowships in Primary Care Sports Medicine and in Faculty Development at the University of Washington. Dr. Drezner has twice received the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine Faculty Teaching Award (2000, 2006).
Dr. Drezner spent three years in Philadelphia working at the University of Pennsylvania as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family Practice and Orthopedic Surgery. He served as Team Physician for the University of Pennsylvania and was the Medical Director for the Penn Relays Carnival from 2001-2004. His clinical interests include the management of both medical and musculoskeletal problems as they relate to sports and exercise. In 2003 he was honored with the Patient Care Award from the University of Pennsylvania Department of Family Practice. Dr. Drezner is currently an Associate Professor in the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine and Associate Director of the Hall Health Sports Medicine Fellowship. He is responsible for the orthopedic and sports medicine curriculum within the University of Washington Family Medicine Residency, and serves as Team Physician for the University of Washington Husky athletes including men's soccer, men's basketball, and baseball. Dr. Drezner is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, on the Editorial Board for the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, and was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.
Dr. Drezner's research interests include the use of automated external defibrillators to prevent sudden cardiac death in the athletic setting, as well as the investigation of acute running and hamstring muscle injuries.