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Kristin Whitney | Education

Undergraduate School

University of Notre Dame

South Bend, IN

Graduate School

Loyola University

Chicago, IL

Medical School

Boston University School of Medicine

Boston, MA


Pediatrics; Boston Children's Hospital & Boston Medical Center

Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP)

Boston, MA


Pediatrics; Boston Children's Hospital & Boston Medical Center

Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP)

Boston, MA


Musculoskeletal-Sports Ultrasound, Sports Medicine Division

Boston Children's Hospital

Boston, MA

Kristin Whitney | Certifications

  • Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Kristin Whitney | Professional History

Kristin Whitney, MD, MA, Assistant Professor in Orthopedics-Harvard Medical School, is a Sports Medicine Physician in the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) Division of Sports Medicine. She is Director of the Injured Runner's Clinic & Running Injury Prevention Program with BCH & The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention. She is fellowship trained in Sports Medicine with a second sub-specialty fellowship in Musculoskeletal-Sports Ultrasound diagnostics & procedures; both fellowships were conducted at Boston Children's Hospital, along with her preceding residency.

Her clinical and research work focuses on health and performance among athletes of all ages experiencing acute and chronic injuries, particularly among runners and running-based team sport athletes. Dr. Whitney has helped provide medical support for the Boston Marathon for a decade and she currently serves as Co-Captain for the Marathon’s novel Athlete Medical Tracking Program, a Boston Marathon Medical Committee member, and a member of the board for the inaugural Boston Marathon Medical Research Program (est. 2023).

A 7-time Boston Marathon qualified runner herself, she has served as a coach for “Girls on the Run," and co-founded Forest Hills Runners, the largest free community running club in Massachusetts, highlighted in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2014. Her running-related research has been recognized with the 2022 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Harry L. Galanty Young Investigator Award, a 2023 Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance Symposium Translational Impact Award, and featured as a best research abstract at the 2023 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting & World Congresses.

She grew up playing a variety of sports including lacrosse, field hockey, soccer, golf, track & field, and has dabbled throughout her life in road cycling, swimming, sprint-triathlon, alongside her love for marathon running. Dr. Whitney is the proud mom of a highly active 3-year old daughter and is passionate about sports medicine research and clinical care as a means of promoting health, well-being, and community through sports.

Kristin Whitney | Media

Gait Analysis

Watch as Dr. Kristen Whitney explains how running gait analysis can help prevent future injury

Answers Blog

Avulsion fracture taps the brakes on a runner’s races

Answers Blog

What running mistakes lead to injury?

Kristin Whitney | Publications