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

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Holly J. Benjamin, MD, FACSM
Dr. Holly Benjamin 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

Education

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Additional Education

  • 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 POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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South Loop

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Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

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Comer Children's Hospital - Hyde Park

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Orland Park

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Comer Children's at Edward Hospital - Naperville

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UChicago Medicine at Riverside Medical Center

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At a Glance

Practicing Since1997

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Sports Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English