Aaron Rubin, MD, FAAFP, FACSM


Clinical Associate Professor

Clinical Science

Dr. Aaron Rubin has a rich background as a family and sports medicine physician. He served as a program director of sports medicine for Kaiser Permanente, closely training teams of family physicians to specialize in sports medicine. In addition to his professional positions, Dr. Rubin serves as a volunteer for various sports programs in his community, including high schools, colleges, and Special Olympics Southern California. He has also been involved in Kaiser Permanente’s local and regional command centers and development of emergency preparedness and threat management.

Education and Training

BS, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
MD, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Postdoctoral training
Residency, Family Medicine, Texas Tech Regional Academic Health Center
Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center

Professional Positions

Partner Physician
Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center
Program Director
Kaiser Permanente Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Academic Faculty Member, Family Medicine Residency Program
Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center
Physician Coordinator for Disaster Preparedness
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Physician Chair for Primary Care Sports Medicine
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Chief Medical Officer
Special Olympics Southern California
Physician Operations Director
COVID-19 Oversight Group, Kaiser Permanente Regional Command Center
Physician Emeritus
Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center
Clinical Associate Professor, Clinical Science
Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine

Honors and Awards

Physician Exceptional Contribution Award
Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center

Scholarly Activities

Selected peer-reviewed research manuscripts
  • Rubin A, Araujo D, Howe WB. Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Phys Sportsmed. 1995 Aug;23(8):29-35. doi: 10.1080/00913847.1995.11947825. PMID: 29267019. 
  • Rubin A, Wadsworth T, Dexter WW, Garner D, Fuzie S. Pearls. Phys Sportsmed. 1996 Jan;24(1):22-74q. doi: 10.1080/00913847.1996.11947892. PMID: 29275744. 
  • Martinez R, Rubin AL. Synovial chondromatosis. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2003 Jun;2(3):123-4. doi: 10.1249/00149619-200306000-00003. PMID: 12831650. 
  • Honsik K, Boyd A, Rubin AL. Sideline splinting, bracing, and casting of extremity injuries. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2003 Jun;2(3):147-54. doi: 10.1249/00149619-200306000-00007. PMID: 12831654.
  • Rubin AL. Safety, security, and preparing for disaster at sporting events. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2004 Jun;3(3):141-5. doi: 10.1249/00149619-200406000-00006. PMID: 15122980. 
  • Yan CB, Rubin AL. Equipment and supplies for sports and event medicine. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2005 Jun;4(3):131-6. doi: 10.1097/01.csmr.0000306195.74864.cc. PMID: 15907264.
  • Simon LM, Rubin AL. Traveling with the team. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2008 May-Jun;7(3):138-43. doi: 10.1097/01.CSMR.0000319717.94287.46. PMID: 18477870.
  • Rubin A. ACSM Clinician Profile. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2011 Mar-Apr;10(2):55. doi: 10.1249/JSR.0b013e31820f1acf. PMID: 21623295.
  • Rush SC, Bremer J, Foresto C, Rubin AM, Anderson PI. A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study to Define Optimal Needle Length for Humeral Head IO Devices. J Spec Oper Med. 2012 Summer;12(2):77-82. doi: 10.55460/G6CY-1P5N. PMID: 22707029.
  • Rubin AL, Woodward T, Harrison L, Simon L, Rodriquez J. Medical Learning from the Special Olympics World Games 2015. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2016 May-Jun;15(3):134-9. doi: 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000257. PMID: 27172076.
Selected book chapters
  • Rubin AL, Simon L, Tunison, A, chapter author. Medicolegal concerns. In: ACSM's Sports Medicine: A Comprehensive Review 2nd Edition (Eds O’Connor, F, et al.) Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins (In Press).
  • Rubin AL, chapter author. Drug Testing. In: ACSM's Sports Medicine: A Comprehensive Review 2nd Edition (Eds O’Connor, F, et al.) Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins (In Press).
  • Rubin, AL, chapter author. Special Olympics. In: ISAKOS’s Sideline Management in Sports (Eds Rocha Piedade, Hutchinson, Parker, Espregueira-Mendes, Neyret) Springer (2023).