Areas of Expertise:
Concussions in pediatric athletes, Injury prevention, Overuse injuries in pediatric athletes, Pediatric injuries, Stress fractures
Locations: Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Exton; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County; Specialty Care, King of Prussia
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)
Matthew Grady, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, is a pediatric sports medicine specialist in The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery.
Dr. Grady is a board-certified pediatrician with a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in primary care sports medicine. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, where he is Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship program, and is responsible for training CHOP Emergency Department fellows, pediatric residents and medical students.
Dr. Grady is very active nationally in sports medicine education and policy, with specific expertise and interest in pediatric concussion. He serves on The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine educational committee, and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, and served as AAP representative on the development of the National Physical Activity Plan.
Dr. Grady also reviews articles for several journals including the American Journal of Sports Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Care. He lectures extensively on a variety of sports injuries, how to evaluate if athletes are ready to participate, and how to prevent injuries.
Locally, he serves as the concussion consultant for several area high schools and has teamed with county and state officials to develop “return to school” guidelines for students following concussion injuries.
Dr. Grady earned his MD from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, and interned at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. He completed his medical residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, and a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.
In addition to his professional interests, he is very involved in youth sports at the community level. He serves on a local community youth sports board and is also a youth sports coach, holding an E class soccer license.
- Education and Training
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
American Board of PediatricsAmerican Board of Pediatrics/Sports medicine
- Titles and Academic Titles
Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist
Fellowship Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
- Centers and Programs
Grady M. Preparticipation physical evaluation. In Sarwark JF, Labella CR, editors. Pediatric orthopedics and sports injuries: a quick reference guide. Elk Grove Village: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2010. p. 247-51.
Grady M. Procedures. In: Trauma Burns and Common Critical Care Emergencies, The Harriet Lane Handbook. 16th ed. Philadelphia: Mosby; 2002.
Posters and Presentations
Vernau BT, Grady MF, Goodman A, Wiebe DJ, Basta L, Park Y, Arbogast KB, Master CL. Oculomotor and Neurocognitive Assessment of Youth Ice Hockey Players: Baseline Associations and Observations After Concussion. Dev Neuropsychol. 2015 Jan;40(1):7-11.
Grady M. From pee-wees to pros: head injuries in sports [panel discussion]. Association of Health Care Journalists National Conference; 2011 Apr 16.
Grady M. Evaluation and return to school [lecture]. Brain Steps Regional Leadership Team; 2011 Apr 7.
Grady M. Concussion: gold standard in evaluation and treatment [CHOP CME program]. CareTalks: Partnering to Improve Kids' Health; 2011 Apr 2; Philadelphia.
Grady M. Updates on adolescent concussion [pediatric grand rounds]. Albert Einstein Medical Center; 2011 Mar 15; Philadelphia.
Grady M. Concussion management in schools [lecture]. North Penn School District; 2010 Dec 8.
Grady M. Pediatric sports medicine fractures [sports medicine grand rounds]. Crozer-Chester Medical Center; 2010 Dec 2; Chester.
Grady M. Sideline and office concussion management [lecture]. Pro Physical Therapy Athletic Trainers Group; 2010 Nov 16.
Grady M. Updates on pediatric concussion [lecture]. Flyers Skate Zone/Team Comcast Ice Hockey Club, 2010 Oct 28; Philadelphia.
Grady M. Office evaluation of concussion [lecture]. 2010 EPIC-IC Fall Conference: Traumatic Brain Injury, Co-sponsored by Pennsylvania Medical Home Initiative and Pennsylvania State Chapter of AAP; 2010 Oct 15.
Grady M. Concussion and head and neck injuries [lecture]. Bert Bell Memorial Youth Football League Coaches at Marple Township Municipal Building; 2010 Aug 16; Broomall.
Gray M. The role of physical activity in treating pediatric obesity [lecture]. National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Annual Meeting; 2010 Jun 25; Philadelphia.
Grady M. Pennsylvania Subcommittee Hearing for House Bill 2060 [expert witness]; 2010 Feb 11.
Grady M. Adolescent concussion [lecture]. Shanghai University Traditional Chinese School of Medicine; 2009 Nov 19; Shanghai, China.
Grady M. New updates on adolescent concussion [pediatric grand rounds]. Abington Hospital; 2009 Sep 22; Abington.
Grady M. Adolescent concussion [lecture]. Bucks County Physical Therapy Group; 2009 Mar 24.
- Editorial and Academic Positions
2010-present, Editor, Case of the Month, American Academy of Pediatrics, Council of Sports Medicine
2008-present, Case reviewer, American Journal of Sports Medicine
2007-present, Case presentation reviewer, Educational Committee, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
2007-present, Case reviewer, Pediatric Emergency Care
2009-2010, Member, Standard Setting Committee for Sports Medicine Certification/Recertification Exam, American Board of Family Medicine
2008-2010, AAP Representative, National Physical Activity Plan Committee
- Editorial and Academic Positions