Undergraduate Degree

BA, Nursing
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing , 1987 , Philadelphia , PA

Medical School

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine , 1994 , Philadelphia , PA


General Pediatrics
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia , 1997 , Philadelphia , PA


Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2000 , Boston , MA


Sports Medicine
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2001 , Boston , MA

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.


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 J, Sugimoto D, D'Hemecourt P, Stracciolini A. Ischial Tuberosity Avulsion Fracture in a Young Female Ballet Dancer. J Dance Med Sci. 2018 Dec 01; 22(4):233-237. View abstract
  2. Sugimoto D, Jackson SS, Howell DR, Meehan WP, Stracciolini A. Association between training volume and lower extremity overuse injuries in young female athletes: implications for early sports specialization. Phys Sportsmed. 2018 Nov 07; 1-6. View abstract
  3. Hart E, Meehan WP, Bae DS, d'Hemecourt P, Stracciolini A. The Young Injured Gymnast: A Literature Review and Discussion. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2018 Nov; 17(11):366-375. View abstract
  4. Han JS, Sugimoto D, McKee-Proctor MH, Stracciolini A, d'Hemecourt PA. Short-term Effect of Ultrasound-Guided Iliopsoas Peritendinous Corticosteroid Injection. J Ultrasound Med. 2018 Oct 31. View abstract
  5. Stracciolini A, Amar-Dolan L, Howell DR, Alex T, Berkner P, J Sandstrom N, Peluso M, Kurtz M, Mannix R, Meehan WP. Female Sport Participation Effect on Long-Term Health-Related Quality of Life. Clin J Sport Med. 2018 08 08. View abstract
  6. Kinney S, McCrystal T, Owen M, Stracciolini A, Meehan Iii WP. The Effect of Physical Therapist Involvement in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Youth and Adolescent Dancers' Injuries. J Dance Med Sci. 2018 Jun 15; 22(2):81-83. View abstract
  7. 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 09; 46(3):385-392. View abstract
  8. Foley CM, Sugimoto D, Mooney DP, Meehan WP, Stracciolini A. Diagnosis and Treatment of Slipping Rib Syndrome. Clin J Sport Med. 2017 Oct 06. View abstract
  9. 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. View abstract
  10. 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. View abstract
  11. 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. View abstract
  12. 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. View abstract
  13. 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. View abstract
  14. 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
  15. Stracciolini A, Sugimoto D, Howell DR. Injury Prevention in Youth Sports. Pediatr Ann. 2017 Mar 01; 46(3):e99-e105. View abstract
  16. 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. View abstract
  17. 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
  18. 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. View abstract
  19. 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. View abstract
  20. 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. View abstract
  21. 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. View abstract
  22. 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. View abstract
  23. Stracciolini A. 1323. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May; 48(5 Suppl 1):345. View abstract
  24. 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. View abstract
  25. 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. View abstract
  26. 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. View abstract
  27. 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. View abstract
  28. 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. View abstract
  29. 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. View abstract
  30. Fazekas ML, Stracciolini A. Snapping Pes Syndrome in a Pediatric Athlete. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2015 Sep-Oct; 14(5):361-3. View abstract
  31. Yin AX, Sugimoto D, Martin DJ, Stracciolini A. Pediatric Dance Injuries: A Cross-Sectional Epidemiological Study. PM R. 2016 Apr; 8(4):348-355. View abstract
  32. 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. View abstract
  33. Stracciolini A. ACSM Clinician Profile. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2015 May-Jun; 14(3):145-6. View abstract
  34. 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. View abstract
  35. 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. View abstract
  36. 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. View abstract
  37. Beasley MA, Stracciolini A, Tyson KD, Stein CJ. Knee injury patterns in young irish dancers. Med Probl Perform Art. 2014 06; 29(2):70-3. View abstract
  38. 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. View abstract
  39. Hanson E, Stracciolini A, Mannix R, Meehan WP. Management and prevention of sport-related concussion. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Nov; 53(13):1221-30. View abstract
  40. 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. View abstract
  41. 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. View abstract
  42. 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. View abstract
  43. 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. View abstract
  44. Faigenbaum AD, Stracciolini A, Myer GD. Exercise deficit disorder in youth: a hidden truth. Acta Paediatr. 2011 Nov; 100(11):1423-5; discussion 1425. View abstract
  45. Stracciolini A. Cervical burners in the athlete. Pediatr Case Rev. 2003 Oct; 3(4):181-8. View abstract
  46. Stracciolini A, Metzl JD. Pediatric sports emergencies. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2000 Nov; 11(4):961-79. View abstract