Michael Beasley, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, FAMSSM

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Michael Beasley, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, FAMSSM, is a pediatric sports medicine specialist with a focus on sports injury prevention and overuse injuries at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric sports medicine, Injury prevention, Pediatric injuries, Sports injuries, Repetitive strain injuries, Overuse injuries in pediatric athletes, Concussion management, Athletic injuries in shoulders, elbows and knees, Medical education
Locations: Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Brandywine Valley; Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care; Specialty Care, King of Prussia
Appointments, Referrals and Video Visits: 215-590-1527


Michael Beasley, MD, is a pediatric sports medicine specialist with a focus on sports injury prevention and overuse injuries at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He provides comprehensive clinical care for pediatric, adolescent and young adult athletes, with a special interest in treating patients with concussion, spondylolysis, and throwing injuries.

Dr. Beasley’s biggest goal is to get young athletes back to their sports as quickly but as safely as possible. He likes to discuss all pain and injuries with a particular focus on the sports and even position involved – making sure the patient and family has a plan that fits specifically with their activity goals. 

A graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, in Iowa City, IA, Dr. Beasley completed his pediatric residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ, where he also served as chief resident. 

After residency, Dr. Beasley completed fellowships in primary care sports medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. With a passion for medical teaching, he also completed the Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and obtained a certificate in Advanced Medical Education from Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), Boston, MA.

Team and program coverage has been a major aspect of Dr. Beasley’s practice. He served as head team physician for Northeastern University’s Division I Men’s Ice Hockey team and head team physician at the University of Massachusetts-Boston Division III sports teams over the past 12 years. He has also been a consulting provider for the Boston Ballet and the training schools, the Boston Marathon, and served as chief medical officer for the Division III NCAA Track National Championship in Boston in 2019.

Concussion is one of the primary focuses of Dr. Beasley’s clinical expertise, education and community outreach. He had been a regular speaker at local and regional events and served on multiple committees related to concussion education. Dr. Beasley helped create a standardized clinical pathway for concussion management in primary care at Boston Children’s.

Dr. Beasley also has a keen focus on spondylolysis, a common cause of lower back pain in kids, teens and young adults. Before joining CHOP, he developed a national webinar on spinal injuries, authored multiple book chapters, and lectured extensively on the topic. 

A former baseball coach and umpire, he also founded an Injured Thrower’s Clinic to provide multidisciplinary care, slow-motion video analysis and care planning to youth to address pain management, injury prevention and mechanical performance. 

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Beasley has a passion for medical education. He has served on numerous local and regional committees as well as professional societies, the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness (AAP COSMGF), the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), and Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM). 

He has taught residents, clinical fellows and research fellows on a variety of orthopaedic and sports medicine topics, such as shoulder, knee and spinal injuries, concussion, performance enhancing substances, and returning to sports after illness. He has also developed novel teaching modules for joint exams between pediatric trainees and faculty, and continues to focus on developing new, innovative teaching methods for sports medicine.

Dr. Beasley hopes that through teaching other doctors as well as patients and their families about sports medicine, young athletes at all levels will know they have a plan in place to not only get them back, but hopefully KEEP them back to any activities that they enjoy.  

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA


Phoenix Children’s Hospital / Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona


Primary Care Sports Medicine - Boston Children’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Rabkin Fellowship in Medical Education - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Board Certification

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics
Sports Medicine – American Board of Pediatrics

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Biotechnology - University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist

Departments and Services




Seligman E, Beasley MA, Christino MA, Miller PE, Kobelski G, Stracciolini A. Changes in training patterns and confidence to return to sport in United States collegiate athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Phys Sportsmed. 2022 Mar 8:1-6. doi: 10.1080/00913847.2022.2046957. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35209782. 


Coleman N, Beasley M, Briskin S, Chapman M, Cuff S, Demorest RA, Halstead M, Hornbeck K, Kinsella SB, Logan K, Liu R, Mooney C, Myers RA, Ruparell S, Santana J, Walter KD, Waterbrook AL, Wolf SF. Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine Curriculum Guidelines for Pediatric Residents. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2021 Apr 1;20(4):218-228. doi: 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000830. PMID: 33790194. 


Howell DR, Beasley M, Vopat L, Meehan WP 3rd. The Effect of Prior Concussion History on Dual-Task Gait following a Concussion. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Feb 15;34(4):838-844. doi: 10.1089/neu.2016.4609. Epub 2016 Sep 14. PMID: 27541061.

Howell DR, O'Brien MJ, Beasley MA, Mannix RC, Meehan WP 3rd. Initial somatic symptoms are associated with prolonged symptom duration following concussion in adolescents. Acta Paediatr. 2016 Sep;105(9):e426-32. doi: 10.1111/apa.13486. Epub 2016 Jun 15. PMID: 27230721; PMCID: PMC5335869.


Beasley MA, Stracciolini A, Tyson KD, Stein CJ. Knee injury patterns in young irish dancers. Med Probl Perform Art. 2014 Jun;29(2):70-3. doi: 10.21091/mppa.2014.2016. PMID: 24925173. 



Michael A Beasley and Christina L. Master (2021). The Bare Bones of Concussion: What the Sideline Orthopaedic Surgeon Needs to Know. JPOSNA®, 3(4). Retrieved from https://www.jposna.org/ojs/index.php/jposna/article/view/320



Michael A. Beasley and Mininder S. Kocher. The Adolescent: Little Leaguer’s Elbow. In Miller MD, Hart JA, and MacKnight JM (eds): Essential Orthopaedics, 2nd Ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2020.


Michael A. Beasley and Michael J. O’Brien. Concussions in Adolescents. In LaPrade RF and Kocher MS (eds): Let’s Discuss: Adolescent Sports Injuries. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2016

Michael A. Beasley, Cynthia J. Stein, William P. Meehan III. Concussion. In Neinstein LS, Katzman DK, Callahan ST, Gordon CM, Joffe A, and Rickert V (eds): Neinstein’s Adolescent 13 and Young Adult Health Care: A Practical Guide. Philadelphia: Lippincott William & Wilkins, 2016 

Posters and Presentations


Rea, Corrina, Beasley, Michael A., Sprecher, Eli, et al. Improving concussion evaluation and management in a primary care setting. Poster presentation, April 2022 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Denver Colorado.


Seligman, Eva, Beasley, Michael, Christino, Melissa, Kobelski, Greggory, Stracciolini, Andrea. (2021). Impact Of SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic-related Restrictions on Collegiate Athletes’ Offseason Training and Perceived Mental and Physical Preparedness for Return to Sport: 202. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 53. 62-63. Poster presentation (virtual), June 2021 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.