As a dancer in childhood and a figure skater as a teen, it has been a real joy to work with other athletes as a physician.


Undergraduate Degree

  • Wheaton College , 1983 , Norton , MA

Medical School

  • Albany Medical College of Union University , 1987 , Albany , NY


Family Practice
  • Harrisburg Hospital , 1991 , Harrisburg , PA


Sports Medicine
  • Harrisburg Hospital , 1990 , Harrisburg , PA

Philosophy of Care

Medicine first peaked my interest in junior high biology. As I continued my education, I became increasingly intrigued by science and more aware of the artful way my own pediatrician combined empathy and humor into taking care of patients. Throughout my medical training, I have been most influenced by physicians who are able to listen well and communicate effectively with their patients. I was drawn to becoming a family physician because of the opportunity to develop excellent working relationships with patients.

I was introduced to sports medicine during my residency which provided a new opportunity for me to include my passion for dance and figure skating into my practice. As a dancer in childhood and a figure skater as a teen, it has been a real joy to work with these and other athletes as a physician.


Ellen Geminiani, MD is sports medicine physician in the Sports Medicine Division at Boston Children's Hospital. Her clinical interests include figure skating injuries, dance medicine, and general musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Geminiani is the chair of the U.S. Figure Skating Sports Science & Medicine Committee. She sees patient in Boston, Waltham, and Lexington.


  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles

  1. Han JS, Geminiani ET, Micheli LJ. Epidemiology of Figure Skating Injuries: A Review of the Literature. Sports Health. 2018 Nov/Dec; 10(6):532-537. View abstract
  2. Howell DR, Stracciolini A, Geminiani E, Meehan WP. Dual-task gait differences in female and male adolescents following sport-related concussion. Gait Posture. 2017 05; 54:284-289. View abstract
  3. Stracciolini A, Quinn BJ, Geminiani E, Kinney S, McCrystal T, Owen M, Pepin MJ, Stein CJ. Body Mass Index and Menstrual Patterns in Dancers. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 Jan; 56(1):49-54. View abstract
  4. Borg D, Sugimoto D, Brilliant A, Micheli L, Geminiani E. Effect of Sports Specialization on Lower Extremity Strength between Female Figure Skaters and Soccer Players: 134 June 1, 10: 30 AM - 10: 45 AM. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May; 48(5 Suppl 1):19. View abstract
  5. Meehan WP, O'Brien MJ, Geminiani E, Mannix R. Initial symptom burden predicts duration of symptoms after concussion. J Sci Med Sport. 2016 Sep; 19(9):722-5. View abstract