About Dr. Sarah Preiss-Farzanegan, El Dorado Hills

Dr. Preiss-Farzanegan PhotoDr. Preiss-Farzanegan is a Sports Medicine Specialist with experience caring for athletic and active individuals of all ages. She received her medical degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York and then completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. She completed her Sports Medicine fellowship at Stanford University where she cared for all varsity athletes at the Sports Medicine Center, as well as serving as team physician for several varsity teams including water polo, gymnastics, track and field, and women’s soccer.

She has a particular interest in caring for athletes with concussion injuries and she has experience conducting and publishing research on risk factors for recurrent concussions. Currently, Dr. Preiss-Farzanegan is President of Mindgame, a community non-profit group and coalition of the major medical systems in the Sacramento area, whose mission is to provide concussion education and access to quality concussion care. She enjoys traveling throughout the Sacramento area to lead concussion education sessions for clubs, coaches, players and their families.

Dr. Preiss-Farzanegan is a former Division 3 college soccer player and currently plays recreationally and coaches for the El Dorado Hills Soccer Club. She enjoys doing all things outdoors, especially with her husband and two children.

Who is a sports medicine patient?

“My patients are people who LOVE being active. They are team sport athletes, runners, cyclists, swimmers, kayakers, hikers, equestrians, and more. Some may have an acute musculoskeletal injury or a concussion, and some may have an overuse injury or non-musculoskeletal issue hindering their ability to be active. They enlist my help to make a diagnosis and design a rehabilitation and performance improvement plan so that they may continue to excel in their favorite activity and lead a healthy lifestyle.”

-Dr. Preiss-Farzanegan