Dr. Lyle Micheli - Director
J. Micheli, M.D., is director of the Division of Sports Medicine at Children's
Hospital and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Part Time at Harvard Medical
School in Boston, Massachusetts. He 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 a keen athlete, competing in
rugby, gridiron football, and boxing.
is a past president of the American College of Sports Medicine (president
1989-1990), having also served on the Board of this organization and as
Vice-President of Medicine. Since 1988, Dr. Micheli has represented the
American College of Sports Medicine in the selection process of the Sport
Science Award of the International Olympic Committee President. He served as
Chairperson of the Massachusetts Governor's Committee on Physical Fitness and
Sports from 1991 - 2004. In 1998, he was elected to the Executive Board of the
International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS), where he previously served
on the Education Commission since 1990 and as its chairperson from 1995 to
1998. In 2002, Dr. Micheli was elected Vice-President of FIMS.
has been the Attending Physician for the Boston Ballet since 1977 and is
Medical Consultant to the Boston Ballet School. In 1984, he was appointed to
the Board of Directors of the United States Rugby Football Foundation, and he
remains an active member of a variety of local, national and international
initiatives dedicated to the advancement of sports medicine, sports science,
and sports injury prevention. In 2001, Dr. Micheli was elected Chairman of the
USA Rugby Medical and Risk Management Committee. In 2002, Dr. Micheli was
elected to the Advisory Board of the Bay State Games.
He is the author
of over 300 scientific articles and reviews related to sports injuries,
particularly in children, scoliosis and other disorders of the spine, and
medical problems of dancers. His present research activities are focused on the
prevention of sports injuries in children, including assessment of risk factors
and injury occurrence, as well as assessment of dysfunctions of the shoulder in
children and young adults. The sports that particularly interest him are
rowing, ballet, distance running, and rugby football.
has edited and authored several major books, including The Sports Medicine
Bible (HarperCollins, 1995), which is a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate
selection, and is generally considered the definitive trade book in this field.
Dr. Micheli is the author of the Sports Medicine Bible for Young Athletes.
Micheli first played rugby as an undergraduate and medical student at Harvard
University. He subsequently played prop for Boston Rugby Club, Cleveland Blues,
RFC, Washington Rugby Club, and as a player coach for the Mystic Rugby Club.