Holly J. Benjamin, MD, FACSM

Pediatric Sports Medicine, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery | More

Professor of Pediatrics and Orthopaedic Surgery Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine

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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.

Areas of Expertise

  • Disordered Eating
  • Overhead Sports Related Injuries
  • Running Injuries
  • Overuse Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Sprains, Strains & Tendonitis
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Sports Physicals
  • Sport Biomechanics
  • Concussion & Brain Injury

Medical Education

  • Northeast Ohio Medical University

Internship

  • University of Chicago Medicine

Residency

  • University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital

Fellowship

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1997

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Sports Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English