LYLE J. MICHELI, MD
Lyle J. Micheli, MD, is Director Emeritus of the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Part-Time at Harvard Medical School. He is a past president of the American College of Sports Medicine and co-chaired the International Olympic Committee consensus on the health and fitness of young people through physical activity and sport. He was the recipient of the 2011 Robert E. Leach Mr. Sports Medicine award at the annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) in San Diego, CA in July 2011. He has served as Chairperson of the Massachusetts Governor’s Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports, on the Board of Directors of the United States Rugby Football Foundation, as Chairman of the USA Rugby Medical and Risk Management Committee, and on the advisory board of the Bay State Games. He has been the Attending Physician for the Boston Ballet since 1977 and is Medical Consultant to the Boston Ballet School.
Dr. Micheli received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College in 1962 and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1966. As an undergraduate student, Dr. Micheli was an avid athlete, competing in rugby, gridiron football, and boxing. Since graduation, Dr. Micheli has played prop for various Rugby clubs including the Boston Rugby Football Club, the Cleveland Blues Rugby Football Club, Washington Rugby Club and Mystic Valley Rugby Club where he also served as team coach.
Dr. Micheli has authored over 300 scientific articles and reviews related to sports injuries, particularly in children. His present research activities focus on the prevention of sports injuries in children. Dr. Micheli has edited and authored several major books and textbooks including the most recent four-volume Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine. His other publications include The Adolescent Athlete: A Practical Approach, The Pediatric and Adolescent Knee, The Sports Medicine Bible for Young Athletes, The Sports Medicine Bible, and numerous issues of Clinics in Sports Medicine.