Timothy Foster, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Associate Residency Program Director

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Timothy Foster, MD

Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Timothy Foster, MD, is a highly skilled physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation plus Sports Medicine and Concussion. He joined UC Health in 2018 and has since become a valuable member of the team working closely across specialties including orthopedics and neurology.

A Personalized and Research-Driven Approach to Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Care

Dr. Foster's philosophy of care centers around his expertise in sports medicine, non-surgical orthopedics, and neurologic rehabilitation. He is dedicated to working with patients to navigate their injuries and impairments, helping them maintain their current activity levels and restore them to their previous levels of function. Driven by a desire to improve patient's lives, he focuses on personalized treatment plans that address their unique needs. Dr. Foster believes that by committing to research, there is hope to improve old treatments and find new treatment options for patients.

Recognition for Exceptional Work: From Top Doctor to Team Physician

Throughout his career, Dr. Foster has received recognition for his exceptional work. He has been named a Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctor consecutively from 2018 to 2023, which highlights his commitment to patient-centered care. Additionally, he serves as a Team Physician for Miami University, Taylor High School, and the Cincinnati Cyclones.

Specialization in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

What sets Dr. Foster apart from other providers within his specialty is his specialization in musculoskeletal ultrasound. He is certified by the Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and leads the ultrasound curriculum for both the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Sports Medicine Fellowships. This expertise allows him to perform diagnostic examinations and guided injections with precision, providing patients with advanced diagnostic and treatment options.

A Collaborative and Multidisciplinary Approach to Patient Care

In his practice, Dr. Foster collaborates with various clinical teams, including the Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Departments, as well as the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine. This multidisciplinary approach ensures comprehensive and well-rounded care for his patients.

A Trusted Resource for Referring Physicians in Orthopedics and Neurology

Referring physicians, such as orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and primary care physicians, frequently trust Dr. Foster to provide expert consultations and treatment for their patients. His knowledge and experience make him a sought-after specialist in his field.

Outside of healthcare, Dr. Foster enjoys spending time with his family and engaging in various activities, such as exercise, woodworking, and kayaking.

Dr. Timothy Foster’s commitment to excellence, passion for helping patients overcome injuries, and dedication to advancing medical knowledge are second to none. His specialized expertise and compassionate approach make him an invaluable asset to his patients and the field of sports medicine and rehabilitation.




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Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine



University of Toledo


Bachelor of Science

Miami University



University of Cincinnati Medical Center



Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Sports Medicine)



Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine