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Lyle  Micheli, MD

Lyle Micheli
Orthopedic Surgery Research
Hospital Title:
Director, Division of Sports Medicine
Academic Title:
Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Research Focus Area:
Orthopedics: sports medicine
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Research Overview

Lyle Micheli and colleagues in the Division of Sports Medicine conduct research into the mechanisms of sports injuries, the techniques of rehabilitation and treatment, and the physiology of exercise and conditioning. Ongoing research activities include the study of knee injuries, running injuries, injuries to pre-adolescent children, and the psychological impact of sports and sports injuries. The division also investigates the prevention and treatment of injuries to dancers.

About Lyle Micheli

Lyle Micheli received his MD degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed a surgical internship and residency at University Hospital of Cleveland, a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital, and was awarded the Berg-Sloat Traveling Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery of the Orthopaedic Research Society.

Dr. Micheli is Past President of the American College of Sports Medicine. He is currently Vice President of the International Federation of Sports Medicine.

Key Publications

  • Harries M, Williams C, Stanish W, Micheli L. Oxford Textbook of Sports Medicine, 2nd edition. Oxford Medical Publications. 1998.

  • Kocher MS, Micheli LJ, Zurakowski D, Luke A. Partial tears of the anterior cruciate Ligament in children and adolescents. American Journal of Sports Medicine 2002; 30: 697-703.

  • Guy JA, Micheli LJ. Strength training for children and adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery 2001; 9: 29-36.
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