Daniel Vigil, MD

Associate Head Team Physician, UCLA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

    Dr. Vigil is a Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery and serves as Chief of the Divisions of Primary Care Sports Medicine for these departments at UCLA. He is also the Associate Head Team Physician for the UCLA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.  Dr. Vigil was a collegiate sprinter at Stanford, later earned his medical degree from Harvard, returned to California for his residency training in Family Medicine at Kaiser Permanente, then completed his Sports Medicine fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Vigil cares for Family Medicine and Sports Medicine patients of all ages, while supervising UCLA medical students, residents, and Sports Medicine Fellows.  In addition to his patient care and teaching duties at UCLA, Dr. Vigil is the Medical Director of UCLA Health Sports Performance Powered by EXOS, a collaboration between UCLA Health and EXOS to provide training and nutrition programs for athletes to reach their peak performance.  Dr. Vigil is also the Associate Head Team Physician and Director of Primary Care for the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a collaboration between the Lakers and UCLA Health.  Outside of UCLA, Dr. Vigil has been a team physician for several USA Track & Field teams at international competitions including the World Championships, World Cup, Continental Cup and Pan American Games. He has also served as a physician at the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Vigil’s research interests include heat illness and dehydration, overuse injuries and pre-participation screening, and the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in the treatment of sports-related injuries. He has conducted research in these areas and has authored scientific articles, case reports, and book chapters in these and other areas of sports medicine.