DR-SARAH-VLACHSarah Vlach, MD of Idaho Falls Idaho, moved to Idaho Falls in 2008 to join Dr. Shane Mangrum in private practice and together they founded Eastern Idaho Spine Center. She grew up in the midwest and completed her medical training at Mayo Medical School followed by residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Utah. Following residency completion, she practiced for four years in the Portland, Oregon area before relocating to eastern Idaho.

To better assist her patients, Dr. Vlach completed additional training in medical acupuncture in 2012, nutrition education in 2013, and went on to become Board Certified in sports medicine in 2013. She enjoys treating athletes and combining her personal passion for sports with high-quality care for athletes of all ages.

Dr. Vlach sees patients in Idaho Falls and Rexburg and also sees patients monthly in Driggs.

Dr. Vlach takes advantage of this area’s amazing recreational activities and is a passionate skier, climber, and biker. She took up ultrarunning in 2010 and hasn’t looked back, completing and competing in numerous trail running events.

Specialty & Clinical Interests:

  • Pain Management
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education & Medical Training

University of Utah
Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2001–2004

L D S Hospital
Internship, Transitional Year, 2000–2001

Mayo Medical School
Class of 2000

Board Status

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

Awards, Honors & Recognition

  • Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 2012

Publications & Presentations

  • Differences in pain perception in women using concentric and monopolar needles.
  • Cardiac changes associated with growth hormone therapy among children treated with anthracyclines.
  • Predictors of cardiac morbidity and related mortality in children with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.