Andrea Stracciolini , MD

Andrea Stracciolini, MD

Sports Medicine Physician; Director of Dance Medicine

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Medical Services


  • Concussion Management
  • Dance Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Adolescent and Young Adult Hip
  • Ultrasound Injection Therapy


  • Orthopedic Center
  • Sports Medicine Division


  • English


  • Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program
  • Sports Medicine
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Andrea Stracciolini , MD

Philosophy of Care 

Throughout my career as a Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Primary Care Sports Medicine physician I have strived to make teaching a priority, while providing comprehensive clinical care to all of my patients. Currently, I am a full time attending physician in primary care sports medicine at the Boston Children's Hospital. As such, I have been able to further my career academically and clinically, with a special focus on sports and dance injury prevention, exercise promotion in children, and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Lecturing internationally, nationally and regionally has been a priority throughout my career.

Teaching others what I have had the luxury of learning from leaders in the field of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital is a critical and inherent part of my academic career. Pivotal to my career development, has been my work with pediatric exercise science specialists. Our goal is to promote the early diagnosis and treatment of children who are exercise deficient. Furthering my research on exercise promotion and injury prevention in young children is a significant future goal, and one that I look forward to. I will continue to strive to learn and build skills in new and exciting ways, and educate those in my path.

Experience and Education


Bachelor of Science in Nursing

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 1983-1987

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Doctor of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1990-1994

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fellowship, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Boston Children's Hospital, 2000

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Sports Medicine

Boston Children's Hospital, 2001

Boston, MA

Residency, General Pediatrics

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1997

Philadelphia, MA


  • Nursing, Pedatric Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine

Professional History

Dr. Andrea Stracciolini is a primary care sports medicine physician at Boston Children's Hospital's Sports Medicine Division. She is the director of their Dance Medicine program. Dr. Stracciolini specializes in dance medicine, the pediatric and young adult hip, musculoskeletal ultrasound and ultrasound guided injection therapy. 


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  1. Biernacki JL, Stracciolini A, Griffith KL, D'Hemecourt PA, Owen M, Sugimoto D. Association between coping skills, past injury and hip pain and function in adolescent elite female ballet dancers. Phys Sportsmed. 2018 Jan 18; 1-8.
  2. Foley CM, Sugimoto D, Mooney DP, Meehan WP, Stracciolini A. Diagnosis and Treatment of Slipping Rib Syndrome. Clin J Sport Med. 2017 Oct 06.
  3. Stracciolini A, Stein CJ, Kinney S, McCrystal T, Pepin MJ, Meehan Iii WP. Associations Between Sedentary Behaviors, Sleep Patterns, and BMI in Young Dancers Attending a Summer Intensive Dance Training Program. J Dance Med Sci. 2017 Sep 15; 21(3):102-108.
  4. Howell DR, Hanson E, Sugimoto D, Stracciolini A, Meehan WP. Assessment of the Postural Stability of Female and Male Athletes. Clin J Sport Med. 2017 Sep; 27(5):444-449.
  5. Cianci A, Sugimoto D, Stracciolini A, Yen YM, Kocher MS, d'Hemecourt PA. Nonoperative Management of Labral Tears of the Hip in Adolescent Athletes: Description of Sports Participation, Interventions, Comorbidity, and Outcomes. Clin J Sport Med. 2017 Aug 16.
  6. Fraser JL, Sugimoto D, Beng YM, D'Hemecourt P, Stracciolini A. Bony Morphology of Femoroacetabular Impingement in Young Female Dancers and Single-Sport Athletes. Orthop J Sports Med. 2017 Aug; 5(8):2325967117723108.
  7. Stracciolini A, Shore BJ, Pepin MJ, Eisenberg K, Meehan WP. Television or unrestricted, unmonitored internet access in the bedroom and body mass index in youth athletes. Acta Paediatr. 2017 Aug; 106(8):1331-1335.
  8. Howell DR, Stracciolini A, Geminiani E, Meehan WP. Dual-task gait differences in female and male adolescents following sport-related concussion. Gait Posture. 2017 May; 54:284-289.
  9. Stracciolini A, Sugimoto D, Howell DR. Injury Prevention in Youth Sports. Pediatr Ann. 2017 Mar 01; 46(3):e99-e105.
  10. Tocci N, Howell DR, Sugimoto D, Stracciolini A, Morse J, Meehan WP. Physical activity outside of organised sports is associated with functional performance. Acta Paediatr. 2017 May; 106(5):825-830.
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  12. Stracciolini A, Yen YM, d'Hemecourt PA, Lewis CL, Sugimoto D. Sex and growth effect on pediatric hip injuries presenting to sports medicine clinic. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2016 Jul; 25(4):315-21.
  13. Stracciolini A, Levey Friedman H, Casciano R, Howell D, Sugimoto D, Micheli LJ. The Relative Age Effect on Youth Sports Injuries. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 06; 48(6):1068-74.
  14. Fabricant PD, Lakomkin N, Sugimoto D, Tepolt FA, Stracciolini A, Kocher MS. Youth sports specialization and musculoskeletal injury: a systematic review of the literature. Phys Sportsmed. 2016 Sep; 44(3):257-62.
  15. Hanson E, Howell DR, Stracciolini A, Sugimoto D, Meehan WP. Female Athletes Demonstrate Better Postural Stability Than Male Athletes: 500 Board #337 June 1, 9: 30 AM - 11: 00 AM. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May; 48(5 Suppl 1):144.
  16. Fraser J, Sugimoto D, Hanson E, Yen YM, Stracciolini A. Prevalence of FAI Type in Adolescent Female Athletes with FAI Presenting to Sports Medicine Clinic: 1856 Board #8 June 2, 2: 00 PM - 3: 30 PM. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May; 48(5 Suppl 1):509.
  17. Stracciolini A. 1323. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May; 48(5 Suppl 1):345.
  18. Jackson SS, Sugimoto D, Howell DR, Meehan WP, Stracciolini A. Effects of Sports Specialization on the Rates of Iliotibial Band Syndrome in Pediatric Athletes: 1853 Board #5 June 2, 2: 00 PM - 3: 30 PM. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May; 48(5 Suppl 1):508.
  19. Luz J, Walker G, Edwards N, Pepin M, Faigenbaum A, Myer G, Stracciolini A. Disease Centricity Versus Prevention? Physician Barriers to Pediatric Physical Activity Evaluation and Treatment: 2453 June 3, 11: 15 AM - 11: 30 AM. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May; 48(5 Suppl 1):673-4.
  20. Jackson SS, Sugimoto D, Howell DR, Meehan WP, Stracciolini A. Effects of Sports Specialization on the Rates of Iliotibial Band Syndrome in Pediatric Athletes: 2350 Board #4. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May; 48(5 Suppl 1):654.
  21. Breen EO, Howell DR, Stracciolini A, Dawkins C, Meehan WP. Examination of Age-Related Differences on Clinical Tests of Postural Stability. Sports Health. 2016 May/Jun; 8(3):244-249.
  22. Sugimoto D, Bowen SL, Meehan WP, Stracciolini A. Effects of Neuromuscular Training on Children and Young Adults with Down Syndrome: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Res Dev Disabil. 2016 Aug; 55:197-206.
  23. 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). 2016 Apr 18.
  24. Stracciolini A, Hanson E, Kiefer AW, Myer GD, Faigenbaum AD. Resistance Training for Pediatric Female Dancers. J Dance Med Sci. 2016; 20(2):64-71.
  25. Fazekas ML, Stracciolini A. Snapping Pes Syndrome in a Pediatric Athlete. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2015 Sep-Oct; 14(5):361-3.
  26. Yin AX, Sugimoto D, Martin DJ, Stracciolini A. Pediatric Dance Injuries: A Cross-Sectional Epidemiological Study. PM R. 2016 Apr; 8(4):348-355.
  27. Stracciolini A, Yin AX, Sugimoto D. Etiology and body area of injuries in young female dancers presenting to sports medicine clinic: A comparison by age group. Phys Sportsmed. 2015 Nov; 43(4):342-7.
  28. Stracciolini A. ACSM Clinician Profile. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2015 May-Jun; 14(3):145-6.
  29. Stracciolini A, Stein CJ, Zurakowski D, Meehan WP, Myer GD, Micheli LJ. Anterior cruciate ligament injuries in pediatric athletes presenting to sports medicine clinic: a comparison of males and females through growth and development. Sports Health. 2015 Mar; 7(2):130-6.
  30. Stracciolini A, Casciano R, Friedman HL, Meehan WP, Micheli LJ. A closer look at overuse injuries in the pediatric athlete. Clin J Sport Med. 2015 Jan; 25(1):30-5.
  31. Faigenbaum AD, Best TM, MacDonald J, Myer GD, Stracciolini A. Top 10 research questions related to exercise deficit disorder (EDD) in youth. Res Q Exerc Sport. 2014 Sep; 85(3):297-307.
  32. Beasley MA, Stracciolini A, Tyson KD, Stein CJ. Knee injury patterns in young irish dancers. Med Probl Perform Art. 2014 Jun; 29(2):70-3.
  33. Stracciolini A, Casciano R, Levey Friedman H, Stein CJ, Meehan WP, Micheli LJ. Pediatric sports injuries: a comparison of males versus females. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Apr; 42(4):965-72.
  34. Hanson E, Stracciolini A, Mannix R, Meehan WP. Management and prevention of sport-related concussion. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Nov; 53(13):1221-30.
  35. Myer GD, Faigenbaum AD, Stracciolini A, Hewett TE, Micheli LJ, Best TM. Exercise deficit disorder in youth: a paradigm shift toward disease prevention and comprehensive care. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2013 Jul-Aug; 12(4):248-55.
  36. Stracciolini A, Casciano R, Levey Friedman H, Meehan WP, Micheli LJ. Pediatric sports injuries: an age comparison of children versus adolescents. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Aug; 41(8):1922-9.
  37. Meehan WP, Mannix RC, Stracciolini A, Elbin RJ, Collins MW. Symptom severity predicts prolonged recovery after sport-related concussion, but age and amnesia do not. J Pediatr. 2013 Sep; 163(3):721-5.
  38. Stracciolini A, Myer GD, Faigenbaum AD. Exercise-deficit disorder in children: are we ready to make this diagnosis? Phys Sportsmed. 2013 Feb; 41(1):94-101.
  39. Faigenbaum AD, Stracciolini A, Myer GD. Exercise deficit disorder in youth: a hidden truth. Acta Paediatr. 2011 Nov; 100(11):1423-5; discussion 1425.
  40. Stracciolini A. Cervical burners in the athlete. Pediatr Case Rev. 2003 Oct; 3(4):181-8.
  41. Stracciolini A, Metzl JD. Pediatric sports emergencies. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2000 Nov; 11(4):961-79.
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