Dr. Roh is a sports medicine physiatrist and specializes in treating sports-related injuries with innovative ultrasound-guided non-surgical procedures. These procedures treat overuse injuries in the shoulder, elbow, and other joints for recreational athletes and professional athletes.

These techniques help alleviate chronic pain without invasive surgery, and offer faster recovery time and return to normal activities, with minimal incisions. Conditions commonly treated with these minimally invasive procedures include musculoskeletal disease and pain, overuse injuries, tendonitis/tendinopathy, tennis elbow, rotator cuff injuries, and Achilles tendon problems.

Dr. Roh’s research interests include non-surgical treatment outcome and application of ultrasound to assess tendinopathy and other musculoskeletal injuries.

Clinical Focus

  • Physical Medicine and Rehab
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Medicine
  • Sports Injuries
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma
  • Non-operative Biologic treatment(PRP, Stem cell)

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Site Director, Residency Program PM&R, Stanford (2015 - Present)
  • Director, Educator, Stanford PM&R Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Service (2011 - Present)
  • Team Physician, Stanford Athletic Department (2013 - Present)

Honors & Awards

  • Resident Best Teaching Award, Stanford PM&R (2016)
  • Arbor Free Clinic Chief Resident Award, Stanford University, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2010)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Faculty and Mentor, Stanford ACGME PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship (2011 - Present)
  • Primary team physician - for men and women golf, women tennis, sailing and field hockey., Stanford Athletics (2011 - Present)
  • Committee Member, Stanford PM&R Education committee (2011 - Present)
  • Didactics organizer, Stanford PM&R Resident Musculoskeletal (2011 - Present)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Ultrasound Medicine (2014 - Present)
  • Member, American Registry For Diagnostic Medical Sonography (2011 - Present)
  • Member, Association of Academic Physiatrists (2011 - Present)
  • Member, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (2011 - Present)
  • Member, American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (2011 - Present)
  • Member, American Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (2011 - Present)
  • Member, American Association of Pain Management in Ultrasound (2011 - Present)
  • Member, American Board of Internal Medicine (2011 - Present)
  • Member, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (2011 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Sports Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab (2012)
  • Residency:Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2010) CA
  • Fellowship:Harvard Medical School MGH - Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (2011) MA
  • Medical Education:Yonsei University College Of Medicine (1999) South Korea
  • Board Certification, Sports Medicine, American Board of PM&R, ABFM (2012)
  • Board Certification, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography) (2012)
  • Board Certification: Physical Medicine and Rehab, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab (2011)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2007)
  • Residency:Metrowest Medical Center (2007) MA

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


1. Peer-reviewed articles

1.Steele K, Roh EY, Ladd A, Rose J. Rotational velocity of the elite golf swing: Benchmarks for amateurs. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. Submitted.

2. Poster presentation and abstract

1. Lyly Minh, Roh EY, Distal Clavicular Osteolysis Associated with Hand-to- Hand and Combat: A Case Report, 2013 AAPM&R annual assembly
2. Dutton R, Klima R, Roh EY. Pelvic Digit As An Unusual Cause of Hip Pain: A Case Report, 2013 AAPM&R annual assembly
3. Patel A, Roh EY, Radicular Pain: A case Report, 2012 AAPM&R annual assembly
4. Roh EY, Mitra R. Chronic refractory coccydynia secondary to pilonidal cyst: A Case Report, 2010 AAPM&R annual assembly
5. Roh EY, Kay J. Use of digital pen and paper technology for collection of patient reported symptom and functional status improves physician documentation. Poster. 2005 American College of Rheumatology annual assembly.
6.Roh EY, Davis J. Clinical Characteristics of a US cohort of spondylitis patients. 2004 American College of Rheumatology annual assembly.
7.Roh EY, Tethered cord development following conservative management of acute spinal epidural hematoma. 2015 AAP Annual Meeting


  • Adjuvant Botulinum toxin injection for rotator cuff repair, Stanford University (May 1, 2014)




Graduate and Fellowship Programs

  • PM& R Sports Medicine (Fellowship Program)


All Publications

  • Comparison of Muscle Onset Activation Sequences between a Golf or Tennis Swing and Common Training Exercises Using Surface Electromyography: A Pilot Study. Journal of sports medicine (Hindawi Publishing Corporation) Vasudevan, J. M., Logan, A., Shultz, R., Koval, J. J., Roh, E. Y., Fredericson, M. 2016; 2016: 3987486-?


    Aim. The purpose of this pilot study is to use surface electromyography to determine an individual athlete's typical muscle onset activation sequence when performing a golf or tennis forward swing and to use the method to assess to what degree the sequence is reproduced with common conditioning exercises and a machine designed for this purpose. Methods. Data for 18 healthy male subjects were collected for 15 muscles of the trunk and lower extremities. Data were filtered and processed to determine the average onset of muscle activation for each motion. A Spearman correlation estimated congruence of activation order between the swing and each exercise. Correlations of each group were pooled with 95% confidence intervals using a random effects meta-analytic strategy. Results. The averaged sequences differed among each athlete tested, but pooled correlations demonstrated a positive association between each exercise and the participants' natural muscle onset activation sequence. Conclusion. The selected training exercises and Turning Point™ device all partially reproduced our athletes' averaged muscle onset activation sequences for both sports. The results support consideration of a larger, adequately powered study using this method to quantify to what degree each of the selected exercises is appropriate for use in both golf and tennis.

    View details for DOI 10.1155/2016/3987486

    View details for PubMedID 27403454

  • Atlas of Ultrasound-Guided Musculoskeletal Injections Malanga, G., Mautner, K., Roh, E. Y., et al McGraw Hill Education. 2013
  • The Relationship between Golf Swing Trunk Rotation Biomechanics and Low Back Pain in Golfers Spineline Said, M., Johnson, E., Roh, E. 2013; Sep Oct: 21-26
  • Preseason Training for Golfers with Low Back Pain Spineline Roh Eugene Y, Geraci M, Smuck M 2012; Jan Feb: 17-21
  • Basic Appearance of Ultrasound Structures and Pitfalls PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA McDonald, S., Fredericson, M., Roh, E. Y., Smuck, M. 2010; 21 (3): 461-?


    The role of ultrasound in musculoskeletal imaging is expanding as technology advances and clinicians become better educated about its clinical applications. The main use of musculoskeletal ultrasound to physiatrists is to examine the soft tissues of the body and to diagnose pathologic changes. Ultrasound can be used to assist clinicians in performing interventional procedures. However, to successfully integrate this technology into their clinical practices, physicians must be familiar with the normal and abnormal appearance of tissues. They also must recognize the clinically relevant limitations and pitfalls associated with the use of ultrasound.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.pmr.2010.04.002

    View details for Web of Science ID 000282151400003

    View details for PubMedID 20797545