Ellen Geminiani, MD

Ellen Geminiani, MD

Sports Medicine Physician; Lecturer in Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Chair of Sports Science & Medicine Committee, US Figure Skating

"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."

Medical Services


  • Dance Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine


  • Orthopedic Center


  • Sports Medicine
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Ellen Geminiani, MD

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.

Experience and Education



Wheaton College, 1983

Norton, MA

Medical School

Albany Medical College of Union University, 1987

Albany, NY

Fellowship, Sports Medicine

Harrisburg Hospital, 1990

Harrisburg, PA

Residency, Family Practice

Harrisburg Hospital, 1991

Harrisburg, PA


  • American Board of Family Medicine

  • Sports Medicine

Professional History

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.


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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). 2016 Apr 18.
  4. 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.
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