Sports Medicine Division Overview

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Wide Range of ExpertiseThe Sports Medicine Division at Boston Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive multidisciplinary care to athletes of all ages and abilities, from professional athletes to eager novices.

As the first pediatric sports medicine center in the country, our team has provided the most innovative care available for the last four decades.

Our award-winning physicians have changed history by leading ground-breaking research in the lab and clinic, and by delivering the best care for each athlete's unique needs and goals.

Specialized pediatric sports medicine care

Kids aren't just small adults. Their bones are different. Their growth is different. Their pain is different. Boston Children's expertise in pediatric orthopedics consider every unique angle of athletes big and small — including adults— to deliver the best possible outcome for every sports injury.

Sports Medicine In the News

The future of treating ACL tears

Boston Children’s Martha Murray, MD, has studied ACL tears and sought ways to help the ligament heal without grafts or holes drilled into bones. The result has been a sponge scaffold now ready for testing in human knees. If all goes as hoped with human trials, the sponge scaffold could give athletes new, less invasive options for ACL repairs. In a Boston Globe article, Murray discusses what it took to go from engineering student to designing structures that help ACLs heal themselves and what she hopes the future holds.

Tommy John surgery and teen pitchers: what you need to know

Donald Bae, MD, a Boston Children’s Hospital orthopedic surgeon whose specialties include sports injuries of the upper limb and elbow injuries, answers parents’ questions about Tommy John surgery and ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tears.

To learn more about preventing common baseball injuries, download Boston Children’s Injury Prevention guide. To read a Sports Illustrated feature about Boston Children's approach to Tommy John surgery click here.

Read a story about how our unique approach to ACL repair brought one young boy to victory.

One patient’s story: From torn ACL to MVP

Explore the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s

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Sports Concussion Clinic

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Dance Medicine Section

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Female Athlete Program

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Injured Runner Clinic

Award-winning care

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Our award-winning experts in the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s come together to deliver multidisciplinary care that is individualized for each patient.

Teamwork and expertise

Our award-winning doctors have received prestigious accolades for their basic science and clinical research, and apply their innovations in a multi-disciplinary approach.  Our surgeons perform an average of 2,000 operations each year, and our team of specialists works together to provide customized, expert care for each individual.

Leadership Team

Boston Children's world-class experts work together to provide patients of all ages with the best possible care. Our award-winning physicians have changed the history of sports medicine by leading innovative research in the lab, and the clinic, and our wide range of specialists deliver care in a multi-disciplinary way that helps address athlete's unique needs.

Lyle J. Micheli, MD Director,
Division of Sports Medicine O'Donnell Family Professor of Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Mininder S. Kocher, MD, MPH Assoc. Director,
Division of Sports Medicine Director, Clinical Effectiveness
Research Center
Pierre A. d’Hemecourt, MD Director,
Primary Care Sports Medicine

The Division of Sports Medicine provides team physician support and services to a number of organizations including: 

Sports Medicine Affiliated Programs

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Locations

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Contact us

Boston Children’s Hospital isn’t just in Boston. Our Community of Care extends throughout eastern Massachusetts and beyond—giving families access to the services they need, when and where they need them.

The Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s provides services at four convenient locations in Boston, Lexington, Peabody and Waltham. 

Locations Address Contact
Boston Boston Children's Hospital
319 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
617-355-3501
Lexington Boston Children's at Lexington
482 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA 02420
617-355-3501
Peabody Boston Children’s at Peabody
10 Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA 01960
617-355-3501
Waltham Boston Children's at Waltham
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA 02453
617-355-3501

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The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO
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