Dr. McKeag was appointed Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine in October of 1999. He is OneAmerica Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine and Director, IU Center for Sports Medicine.
He received his Doctor of Medicine from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 1973 and completed an internship at the Presbyterian Hospital, Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco in 1974. Following completion of the Family Practice Residency at the Grand Rapids Area Medical Education Program in 1976, Dr. McKeag completed concurrent fellowships in Family Practice and Adolescent Medicine at Michigan State in 1977. From 1977 to 1995, Dr. McKeag was a member of the Department of Family Practice at Michigan State University.
Dr. McKeag served as a Visiting Faculty while on a one-year academic sabbatical to the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. From 1995 to 1999 he was Director for Primary Care Sports Medicine and Vice-Chairman for the Departments of Family Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. McKeag is a past president and founder of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and is active with the American College of Sports Medicine. He helped develop the criteria for the Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine through the American Board of Family Medicine.
He has served as a professional consultant to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Committee, Kuwait University, Puerto Rico Olympic Committee, Clemson University, New York Giants and the Indianapolis Colts.
Dr. McKeag recently chaired the Indiana Arthritis Initiative and was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels to the Indiana Health Care Reform Core Committee, chairing the Work Force Subcommittee.
He has authored and edited textbooks on sports medicine and serves on several editorial board. His principle research interest at present is redefinition of diagnosis and management of sports-related mild traumatic brain injuries.