About Dr. Skiba

Dr. Philip Skiba, President and CEO

Dr. Philip Skiba received his medical degree in June of 2003, and trained in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Georgetown University / National Rehabilitation Hospital, in Washington DC. He then completed residency training in Family Medicine and a fellowship in Sports Medicine. He is board certified in both Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, and his practice focuses on the non-surgical management of sports injuries, as well as athlete training, health, rehabilitation and wellness. He completed his PhD (exercise physiology) in the Jones Laboratory at the University of Exeter (UK), where his research studies focused on oxygen kinetics, the determinants of athlete power production, athlete performance and their relationship to training.  He is currently the Program Director of the sports medicine program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, in Chicagoland.

Dr. Skiba has been a swim coach since 1994, and has been working in the wider world of sports performance since 2002. Practicing what he preaches, Dr. Skiba has completed numerous triathlons, including Ironman USA, and has also competed in the individual sports of cycling and running. As a sports physician, he works clinically, on the sidelines, and in the training room with high school, NCAA Division 1 and professional athletes.

Learn more about his lectures and publications here.