Matthew F. Grady, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, is a pediatric sports medicine specialist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) with expertise in primary care sports medicine. He works primarily in King of Prussia, PA.
Areas of Expertise:
Concussions in pediatric athletes, Injury prevention, Overuse injuries in pediatric athletes, Pediatric injuries, Primary care sports medicine, Repetitive strain injuries, Sports injuries, Stress fractures Locations:Specialty Care, King of Prussia; Middleman Family Pavilion
Matthew Grady, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, is a pediatric sports medicine specialist in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
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 Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 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
Pediatrics – American Board of PediatricsSports Medicine – American Board of Pediatrics
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
Vernau BT, Haider MN, Fleming A, Leddy JJ, Willer BS, Storey EP, Grady MF, Mannix R, Meehan W, Master CL.: Exercise-Induced Vision Dysfunction Early After Sport-Related Concussion Is Associated With Persistent Postconcussive Symptoms. Clin J Sport Med Page: doi: 10.1097, Mar 2023 Notes: epub ahead of print.
Valovich McLeod TC, Snedden T, Halstead M, Wilson J, Master C, Grady M, Fazekas M, Santana J, Zaslow T, Miller S, Coel R, Howell DR; PRiSM Concussion Research Interest Group.: Influence of Personal and Injury-Related Factors Predicting Deficits in Quality of Life Domains Among Pediatric Athletes: Findings From the Sport Concussion Outcomes in Pediatrics Study. Clin J Sport Med Page: doi: 10.1097, Mar 2023 Notes: epub ahead of print.
Roby PR, Podolak OE, Grady M, Arbogast KB, Master CL.: The effect of a home exercise program on visio-vestibular function in concussed pediatric patients. Front Sports Act Living 5(1): 1064771, Mar 2023.
Corrado C, Willer BS, McPherson JI, Storey E, Sisto SA, Master T, Wiebe D, Grady M, Mannix R, Meehan W, Leddy JJ, Haider MN.: Adolescents with More Oculomotor and Vestibular Signs of Sport-Related Concussion Benefit from Aerobic Exercise: an Exploratory Analysis. J Neurotrauma Page: doi: 10.1089, Apr 2023 Notes: epub ahead of print.
Chizuk HM, Willer BS, Cunningham A, Bezherano I, Storey E, Master C, Mannix R, Wiebe DJ, Grady MF, Meehan WP, Leddy JJ, Haider MN.: Adolescents with Sport-Related Concussion Who Adhere to Aerobic Exercise Prescriptions Recover Faster. Med Sci Sports Exerc 54(9): 1410-1416, Sep 2022.
Roby PR, Metzger KB, McDonald CC, Corwin DJ, Huber CM, Patton DA, Margulies SS, Grady MF, Master CL, Arbogast KB. : Pre- and post-season visio-vestibular function in healthy adolescent athletes. Phys Sportsmed 50(6): 522-530, Dec 2022.
Roby PR, Metzger KB, McDonald CC, Corwin DJ, Huber CM, Patton DA, Margulies SS, Grady MF, Master CL, Arbogast KB.: Pre- and post-season visio-vestibular function in healthy adolescent athletes. Phys Sportsmed 21(1): 1-9, Sep 2021.
Alvarez TL, Yaramothu C, Scheiman M, Goodman A, Cotter SA, Huang K, Chen AM,Grady M, Mozel AE, Podolak OE, Koutures CG, Master CL.: Disparity vergence differences between typically occurring and concussion-related convergence insufficiency pediatric patients. Vision Res. 2021 185: 58-67, Aug 2021.
Leddy JJ, Master CL, Mannix R, Wiebe DJ, Grady MF, Meehan WP, Storey EP, Vernau BT, Brown NJ, Hunt D, Mohammed F, Mallon A, Rownd K, Arbogast KB, Cunningham A, Haider MN, Mayer AR, Willer BS.: Early targeted heart rate aerobic exercise versus placebo stretching for sport-related concussion in adolescents: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Child Adolesc Health 5(11): 792-799, Nov 2021.
Corwin DJ, Arbogast KB, Swann C, Haber R, Grady MF, Master CL.: Reliability of the visio-vestibular examination for concussion among providers in a pediatric emergency department. Am J Emerg Med 38(9): 1847-1853, Sep 2020.
Corwin DJ, Arbogast KB, Haber RA, Pettijohn KW, Zonfrillo MR, Grady MF, Master CL.: Characteristics and Outcomes for Delayed Diagnosis of Concussion in Pediatric Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department. J Emerg Med 2020 59(6): 795-804, Dec 2020.
Corwin DJ, McDonald CC, Arbogast KB, Mohammed FN, Metzger KB, Pfeiffer MR, Patton DA, Huber CM, Margulies SS, Grady MF, Master CL.: Clinical and Device-based Metrics of Gait and Balance in Diagnosing Youth Concussion. Med Sci Sports Exerc 52(3): 542-548, Mar 2020.
Master CL, Podolak OE, Ciuffreda KJ, Metzger KB, Joshi NR, McDonald CC, Margulies SS, Grady MF, Arbogast KB.: Utility of Pupillary Light Reflex Metrics as a Physiologic Biomarker for Adolescent Sport-Related Concussion. JAMA Ophthalmol 138: 1135-1141, Nov 2020.
Bin Zahid A, Hubbard ME, Lockyer J, Podolak O, Dammavalam VM, Grady M, NanceM, Scheiman M, Samadani U, Master CL: Eye Tracking as a Biomarker for Concussionin Children. Clin J Sport Med. 30(5): 433-443, 2020.
Desai N, Wiebe DJ, Corwin DJ, Lockyer J, Grady MF, Master CL. "Factors Affecting Recovery Trajectories in Pediatric Female Concussion." Clin J Sport Med. 2019;29(5):361-367.
Corwin DJ, Zonfrillo MR, Wiebe DJ, Master CL, Grady MF, Arbogast KB. "Vestibular and Oculomotor Findings in Neurologically-Normal, Non-Concussed children." Brain Inj. 2018;32(6):794-799.
Nguyen JC, Gendler L, Guariento A, Nguyen MK, Hong S, Grady MF, Caine D.: MRI findings of growth plate fractures of the knee: are there age- and fracture-dependent differences? Skeletal Radiol 52(7): 1321-1329, Jan 2023.
Vernau B, Grady MF, Ganley T: Orthopedics. The Philadelphia Guide Inpatient Pediatrics 3d edition. Shah SS, Ronan JC, Catallozzi M, Frank G (eds.). McGraw Hill, Page: 581-591, 2022 Notes: chapter author.
Batley MG, Ashe K, Senese MT, Grady MF, Williams BA.: Distal Adductor Magnus Avulsion Fracture Treated with Excision After Failure of Nonoperative Management: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect 12(2): doi: 10.2106, May 2022 Notes: epub.
Master CL, Bacal D, Grady MF, Hertle R, Shah AS, Strominger M, Whitecross S, Bradford GE, Lum F, Donahue SP; AAP Section on Ophthalmology; AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY; AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY AND STRABISMUS; and AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED ORTHOPTISTS.: Evaluation of the Visual System by the Primary Care Provider Following Concussion. Pediatrics 150(2): e2021056048, Aug 2022.
Master CL, Bacal D, Grady MF, Hertle R, Shah AS, Strominger M, Whitecross S, Bradford GE, Lum F, Donahue SP; AAP SECTION ON OPHTHALMOLOGY; AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY; AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY AND STRABISMUS; and AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED ORTHOPTISTS.: Vision and Concussion: Symptoms, Signs, Evaluation, and Treatment. Pediatrics 150(2): e2021056047, Aug 2022.
Scheiman M, Grady MF, Jenewein E, Shoge R, Podolak OE, Howell DH, Master CL.: Frequency of oculomotor disorders in adolescents 11 to 17 years of age with concussion, 4 to 12 weeks post injury. Vision Res 183: 73-80, June 2021.
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
Master CL, Rogers T, Podolak O, Howell D, Grady MF, Scheiman M.: Objective Infrared Eye Tracking Aids in the Identification of Concussion-Related Vision Disorders in Adolescents. National Neurotrauma Society Symposium, Virtual July 2021 Notes: Poster.
Master CL, Storey EP, Wang L, Grady MF, McDonald C, Margulies SS,Arbogast KB, Ayaz H. : An fNIRS investigation of the physiological underpinnings of visual cognitive workload after concussion. National Neurotrauma Society Symposium, Virtual July 2021 Notes: Poster.
Master CL, Storey EP, Wang L, Grady MF, McDonald C, Margulies SS,Arbogast KB, Ayaz H .: Distinct patterns of prefrontal hemodynamic activity inconcussion during a rapid number naming task. Military Health System Research Symposium, Kissimmee, FL Aug 2021 Notes: Poster, cancelled due to COVID-19.
Master CL, Storey EP, Haider MN, Mannix RC, Meehan WP, Willer BS,Leddy JJ, Grady MF.: Accommodative amplitude and pupillary light reflex metrics before and after exercise among adolescents with sport-related concussion Military Health System Research Symposium, Kissimmee, FL Aug 2021 Notes: Poster, cancelled due to COVID-19.
Podolak OE, Joshi N, Ciuffreda K, Mohammed F, Sharma S, Kessler R, McDonald C, Arbogast K, Grady MF, Master CL. : The Utility of Pupillary Light Reflex as an Objective Biomarker of Acute Concussion in the Adolescent Athlete. 7th Annual Meeting, Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine January 2020 Notes: Poster.
Storey EP, Master SR, Brown NJ, Magrini D, Renjilian CB, Turner C,Vernau BT, Ganley TJ, Arbogast KB, Grady MF, Master CL.: Sport Specialization and Exposure in a Tertiary Concussion Program. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, May 2020 Notes: Poster, cancelled due to COVID-19.
Storey EP, Master SR, Brown NJ, Magrini D, Renjilian CB, Turner C,Vernau BT, Ganley TJ, Arbogast KB, Grady MF, Master CL.: Sport Specialization and Exposure in a Tertiary Concussion Program. American Academy of Pediatrics Conference, Virtual Oct 2020 Notes: Poster.
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.
Awards and Honors
2022, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors in Sports Medicine
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
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