Dr. Jeremy Stanek is a sports medicine physiatrist who specializes in performing arts medicine, sports medicine, and musculoskeletal medicine. He enjoys treating musicians, dancers, athletes of all abilities, and anyone who wants to become or stay active. He performs diagnostic ultrasound as well as ultrasound-guided and fluoroscopic-guided procedures.

Dr. Stanek grew up on a small farm near the town of Qulin, Missouri. He received degrees in music performance from the University of Missouri and University of New Mexico and had a career as a professional trumpet player until developing focal dystonia (musicians' dystonia). Wanting to utilize his experience and education as a performer, he chose medicine as his next career. He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine then completed his intern year at the Medical College of Wisconsin, followed by advanced residency training in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) at the University of Missouri. In 2018, Dr. Stanek completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also was a provider in the Medical Program for Performing Artists, treating members of the St. Louis Ballet and his former colleagues in the St. Louis Symphony and community bands and orchestras. He has also provided coverage for a variety of events such as MMA fights, endurance sports events, and was a team physician for Washington University Athletics.

He conducts research in performing arts medicine and has given numerous conference presentations. Additionally, he enjoys speaking with professional and student musicians/dancers to educate them on arts medicine and avoiding injuries. In his free time, he enjoys working on old cars, baking, and participating in triathlons and other endurance sports.

Clinical Focus

  • Performing Arts Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Sports Injuries
  • Ultrasound and Fluoroscopic Injections

Academic Appointments

Honors & Awards

  • Jose C. Montero Teaching Award, Stanford University (2021)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, North American Spine Society (2018 - 2022)
  • Member, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (2011 - Present)
  • Member, Performing Arts Medicine Association (2005 - Present)
  • Member, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (2016 - Present)
  • Member, International Trumpet Guild (1995 - Present)
  • Member, Spine Intervention Society (2017 - Present)
  • Member, American Federation of Musicians (1997 - 2005)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehab (2018)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine (2018)
  • Medical Education: University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine (2013) MO
  • Fellowship: Washington University Sports Medicine Fellowship (2018) MO
  • Residency: University of Missouri Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency (2017) MO
  • Internship: Medical College of Wisconsin Internal Medicine Residency (2014) WI

2022-23 Courses

All Publications

  • Sternomanubrial Joint Pain Secondary to Ulcerative Colitis Treated with Ultrasound-Guided Injection. PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation Nguyen, C., Stanek, J. L. 2023

    View details for DOI 10.1002/pmrj.13031

    View details for PubMedID 37376805

  • Hyperphosphatemic Familial Tumoral Calcinosis in a Dancer. PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation Li, W., Stanek, J. 2022

    View details for DOI 10.1002/pmrj.12818

    View details for PubMedID 35445589

  • Pain and Playing Habits Among University Trumpet Students and Faculty International Trumpet Guild Journal Stanek, J. 2019; 43 (2): 37-42
  • Traumatic Neuropathy of the Trigeminal Nerve in a College Trumpet Player: A Case Report PM&R Stanek, J., Komes, K. 2018; 10 (2): 218–21


    A 20-year-old college trumpet player presented with a 3-month history of upper lip numbness and worsening playing ability after a marching band performance. Examination demonstrated anesthesia of the upper lip that followed the borders of the trumpet mouthpiece. While playing, the patient had poor range and an airy tone quality. A prescription of complete embouchure rest for 6 weeks and a tailored return to play regimen resulted in resolution of upper lip numbness and improved trumpet playing. Neuropathy of the lip in a brass player is uncommon but highlights the uniqueness of injuries that may be sustained by performing artists.V.

    View details for PubMedID 28736325

  • A Cross-Sectional Study of Pain Among US College Music Students and Faculty Stanek, J. L., Komes, K. D., Murdock, F. A. SCIENCE & MEDICINE INC. 2017: 20-+


    Studies over recent decades have demonstrated significant performance-related pain among professional musicians. However, there have been no largescale studies to evaluate pain among college musicians. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and anatomical locations of performance-related pain among students and faculty at the college level and learn what musicians do when they have pain.Cross-sectional data were collected using an online survey distributed to colleges across the United States. Data were analyzed using REDCap electronic data capture tools and Microsoft Excel.We received 1,007 survey responses and found that 67% of musicians at colleges experienced performance-related pain. The highest prevalence of pain was in woodwind musicians, with 83% reporting performance-related pain. The most common locations of pain were upper back (27%), lower back (26%), and fingers of the right hand (25%). Many student musicians with pain seek help from their teacher, but almost as many do not seek help at all. Less than 25% see a medical professional.Most musicians at colleges experience performance-related pain in a variety of anatomical locations depending upon instrument/voice. Performing arts health organizations can increase awareness of treatment options for musicians suffering from performance-related pain, which may lead to improved quality of life and increased career longevity for college musicians.

    View details for DOI 10.21091/mppa.2017.1005

    View details for Web of Science ID 000399247400004

    View details for PubMedID 28282475

  • Poster 448 Obturator Neuropathy after Lumbar Fusion and Resolution with Ultrasound-Guided Obturator Nerve Block: A Case Report. PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation Stanek, J. L., Agha, M. 2016; 8 (9S): S307

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.07.372

    View details for PubMedID 27673197

  • Growth characteristics in cerebral palsy subtypes: a comparative assessment DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY Stanek, J. L., Emerson, J. A., Murdock, F. A., Petroski, G. F. 2016; 58 (9): 931–35


    Children with quadriplegic cerebral palsy (CP) have been found to have growth rates that differ from those of children with typical development. Little research has been performed to distinguish whether growth patterns in hemiplegic, diplegic, and quadriplegic CP differ from one another. The purpose of this study was to compare growth of children with quadriplegic, hemiplegic, and diplegic CP.Retrospective data were collected from the electronic medical record of patients with CP at an outpatient center. Linear mixed models were used to examine growth by diagnosis, using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) diagnosis codes 343.0 (diplegia), 343.1 (hemiplegia), and 343.2 (quadriplegia).Heights and weights of children with quadriplegic CP were consistently lower than those with hemiplegic or diplegic CP. Children with hemiplegic CP had greater heights and weights than other CP subtypes. There were statistically significant differences in weight gain curves among the three diagnoses for males (p<0.05).Our study reveals differences in growth rates between hemiplegic, diplegic, and quadriplegic CP subtypes.

    View details for PubMedID 27059686

  • Obturator Neuropathy after Lumbar Fusion and Resolution with Ultrasound-Guided Obturator Nerve Block: A Case Report PM&R Stanek, J., Agha, M. 2016; 8 (9): S307
  • Functional Rehabilitation after Total Hip Arthroplasty in a Patient with Bilateral Congenital Upper Limb Difference American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Nichols, C., Stanek, J., Farid, R. 2016; 95 (3): A90
  • Complete Resolution of Long-term Piriformis Syndrome after Surgical Release: A Case Report PM&R Stanek, J., Agha, M. 2015; 7 (9): S145
  • Retrospective Assessment of Early Growth Characteristics in Cerebral Palsy Subtypes Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology Stanek, J., Emerson, J., Petroski, G., Murdock, F. 2011; 53: 12-13