Division of Sports Medicine
Fellowship Program information
The Division of Sports Medicine
The Division of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston Children's Hospital was established by John Hall, MD, in 1974. The initial faculty consisted of doctors Robert Runyon, Arthur Boland, William Shea and Lyle Micheli, who was named director of the Division of Sports Medicine in 1976.
Shortly after its inception, the Division began offering post-graduate training in pediatric sports medicine. The initial fellows were offered periods of six- or 12-month fellowships. Some fellows chose to do six months of pediatric sports medicine and six months of pediatric surgery fellowship training, while others did six months of pediatric sports medicine with us and an additional six months of adult sports medicine elsewhere. By the mid-1980s, two fellows in orthopedic sports medicine were being trained with a particular emphasis on pediatric sports medicine.
The Division began offering additional training in Primary Care Sports Medicine in July 1991 as a one-year fellowship. The Primary Care Sports Medicine fellows were required to have completed Board level certification in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine or Internal Medicine.
In 2002, this Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship was recognized by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and granted certification status. We also proudly note that every one of our Primary Care fellows has taken and successfully passed the Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) exam in Primary Care Sports Medicine.