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Holly J. Benjamin

InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentOrthopaedic Surg & Rehab Med
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Holly J. Benjamin, MD, FACSM, is a specialist in sports medicine and non-surgical musculoskeletal injuries. She has been regionally and nationally recognized for expertise in treating all types of athletic injuries in young patients. She routinely does office consultations discussing sport safety and return to play guidelines following an injury. Dr. Benjamin sees patients to discuss sport "readiness" for activities such as weightlifting and "en pointe" for ballet.

    She is currently chair of the committee on sports medicine and fitness for the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. She serves as director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Program at the University of Chicago Student Care Center.

    Dr. Benjamin has been invited to present dozens of lectures on sports problems in child, adolescent and female athletes. She is a member of the editorial board for the American Academy of Pediatrics' "Sport Shorts" — an educational publication for physicians, coaches, and parents. She is a medical officer for the Chicago Marathon and Chicago Triathlon and is part of the medical team for the WNBA Chicago Sky. In addition, she is head team physician for the University of Chicago Lab School, and a team physician for the varsity athletic program where she specializes in the treatment of medical conditions in the athlete.

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    Kent State University , Kent, OH B.S1994Integrated Life Sciences
    Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, Cleveland, OHPre-doctoral Fellowship1992Molecular Biology
    Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine , Rootstown, OH Medical School1994combined BS/MD
    Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OHMD1994
    The University of Chicago Children’s Hospital, Chicago, ILResidency, Pediatrics1997
    Primary Care Sports Medicine Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, ILFellowship1998Clinical Associate, Department of Pediatrics
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    2017Interview - Naperville Sun article, “Big spike in Naperville District 203 concussion numbers tied to
    2015Common Pediatric Medical Procedures Videos, AAP.
    2015Interview –“Safe Bee Water Intoxication” for the AMSSM Weekly Digest, Columbia, AM
    2015 Fitness and Health: Expert opinion on Menstruation and distance running, for Runner’s World.
    2015 Common Pediatric Medical Procedures video, American Academy of Pediatrics. http://pedia
    2014Ankle Sprains in Youth Sports. AAP News Today, Orland, FL.
    2014AAP Digital Medical Solutions: Pediatric Orthopedic Emergencies. Video CME Production.
    2008 Invited to serve as a volunteer physician for the Olympic Training Center. Colorado Springs
    2003Elected Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (2nd female pediatrician ever elected fell
    1999Distinguished Alumni Award, The New Aurora High School Alumni

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    1. Kroshus E, Wagner J, Wyrick D, Athey A, Bell L, Benjamin HJ, Grandner MA, Kline CE, Mohler JM, Roxanne Prichard J, Watson NF, Hainline B. Wake up call for collegiate athlete sleep: narrative review and consensus recommendations from the NCAA Interassociation Task Force on Sleep and Wellness. Br J Sports Med. 2019 Jun; 53(12):731-736. PMID: 31097460.
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    2. Taranto E, Fishman M, Benjamin H, Ross L. Genetic Testing by Sports Medicine Physicians in the United States: Attitudes, Experiences, and Knowledge. Sports (Basel). 2018 Nov 12; 6(4). PMID: 30424536.
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    3. Taranto E, Fishman M, Garvey K, Perlman M, Benjamin HJ, Ross LF. Public Attitudes and Knowledge About Youth Sports Participation and Concussion Risk in an Urban Area. J Natl Med Assoc. 2018 Dec; 110(6):635-643. PMID: 30376961.
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    4. Weber ML, Lynall RC, Hoffman NL, Miller EH, Kaminski TW, Buckley TA, Benjamin HJ, Miles CM, Whitlow CT, Lintner L, Broglio SP, McCrea M, McAllister T, Schmidt JD. Health-Related Quality of Life Following Concussion in Collegiate Student-Athletes With and Without Concussion History. Ann Biomed Eng. 2019 Oct; 47(10):2136-2146. PMID: 30302664.
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    5. Weber ML, Dean JL, Hoffman NL, Broglio SP, McCrea M, McAllister TW, Schmidt JD. Influences of Mental Illness, Current Psychological State, and Concussion History on Baseline Concussion Assessment Performance. Am J Sports Med. 2018 06; 46(7):1742-1751. PMID: 29672135.
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    6. Pujalte GGA, Benjamin HJ. Sleep and the Athlete. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2018 Apr; 17(4):109-110. PMID: 29629966.
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    7. Benjamin HJ, Engel SC, Chudzik D. Wrist Pain in Gymnasts: A Review of Common Overuse Wrist Pathology in the Gymnastics Athlete. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2017 Sep/Oct; 16(5):322-329. PMID: 28902754.
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    8. Fishman M, Taranto E, Perlman M, Quinlan K, Benjamin HJ, Ross LF. Attitudes and Counseling Practices of Pediatricians Regarding Youth Sports Participation and Concussion Risks. J Pediatr. 2017 05; 184:19-25. PMID: 28238481.
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    9. Benjamin HJ, Boniquit NT, Hastings ES. The Traveling Athlete. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2015 Apr; 26(1):189-207. PMID: 26514039.
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    10. Roberts WO, Löllgen H, Matheson GO, Royalty AB, Meeuwisse WH, Levine B, Hutchinson MR, Coleman N, Benjamin HJ, Spataro A, Debruyne A, Bachl N, Pigozzi F. Advancing the preparticipation physical evaluation: an ACSM and FIMS joint consensus statement. Clin J Sport Med. 2014 Nov; 24(6):442-7. PMID: 25347259.
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    11. Roberts WO, Löllgen H, Matheson GO, Royalty AB, Meeuwisse WH, Levine B, Hutchinson MR, Coleman N, Benjamin HJ, Spataro A, Debruyne A, Bachl N, Pigozzi F. Advancing the preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE): an ACSM and FIMS joint consensus statement. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2014 Nov-Dec; 13(6):395-401. PMID: 25391096.
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    12. DiFiori JP, Benjamin HJ, Brenner JS, Gregory A, Jayanthi N, Landry GL, Luke A. Overuse injuries and burnout in youth sports: a position statement from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. Br J Sports Med. 2014 Feb; 48(4):287-8. PMID: 24463910.
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    13. DiFiori JP, Benjamin HJ, Brenner J, Gregory A, Jayanthi N, Landry GL, Luke A. Overuse injuries and burnout in youth sports: a position statement from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. Clin J Sport Med. 2014 Jan; 24(1):3-20. PMID: 24366013.
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    14. Acharya K, Benjamin HJ, Clayton EW, Ross LF. Attitudes and beliefs of sports medicine providers to sickle cell trait screening of student athletes. Clin J Sport Med. 2011 Nov; 21(6):480-5. PMID: 21959797.
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    15. Koopmans J, Cox LA, Benjamin H, Clayton EW, Ross LF. Sickle cell trait screening in athletes: pediatricians' attitudes and concerns. Pediatrics. 2011 Sep; 128(3):477-83. PMID: 21824886.
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    16. Luke A, Lazaro RM, Bergeron MF, Keyser L, Benjamin H, Brenner J, d'Hemecourt P, Grady M, Philpott J, Smith A. Sports-related injuries in youth athletes: is overscheduling a risk factor? Clin J Sport Med. 2011 Jul; 21(4):307-14. PMID: 21694586.
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    17. McCambridge TM, Benjamin HJ, Brenner JS, Cappetta CT, Demorest RA, Gregory AJ, Halstead M, Koutures CG, LaBella CR, Martin S, Rice SG. Athletic participation by children and adolescents who have systemic hypertension. Pediatrics. 2010 Jun; 125(6):1287-94. PMID: 20513738.
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    18. Boyd AS, Benjamin HJ, Asplund C. Splints and casts: indications and methods. Am Fam Physician. 2009 Sep 01; 80(5):491-9. PMID: 19725490.
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    19. Boyd AS, Benjamin HJ, Asplund C. Principles of casting and splinting. Am Fam Physician. 2009 Jan 01; 79(1):16-22. PMID: 19145960.
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    20. Benjamin HJ. The female adolescent athlete: specific concerns. Pediatr Ann. 2007 Nov; 36(11):719-26. PMID: 18074988.
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    21. Benjamin HJ, Nikore V, Takagishi J. Practical management: community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA): the latest sports epidemic. Clin J Sport Med. 2007 Sep; 17(5):393-7. PMID: 17873553.
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    22. Benjamin HJ, Briner WW. Little league elbow. Clin J Sport Med. 2005 Jan; 15(1):37-40. PMID: 15654190.
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    23. Benjamin HJ, Glow KM, Mees PD. Choosing a strength training program for kids. Phys Sportsmed. 2003 Sep; 31(9):27-8. PMID: 20086489.
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    24. Benjamin HJ, Glow KM. Strength training for children and adolescents: what can physicians recommend? Phys Sportsmed. 2003 Sep; 31(9):19-26. PMID: 20086488.
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    25. Grant M, Golant M, Rivera L, Dean G, Benjamin H. Developing a community program on cancer pain and fatigue. Cancer Pract. 2000 Jul-Aug; 8(4):187-94. PMID: 11898258.
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    26. Briner WW, Benjamin HJ. Volleyball injuries: managing acute and overuse disorders. Phys Sportsmed. 1999 Mar; 27(3):48-60. PMID: 20086702.
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