Joel Brenner

"The chance to help CHKD develop a sports medicine and an adolescent medicine program was a great way to give back to the community and hospital that gave me so much during my pediatric training."

Dr. Joel Brenner

(757) 668-7850

Practice
Board Certifications

Adolescent Medicine

American Board of Pediatrics

Sports Medicine

Education

Medical School: SUNY Buffalo

Residency: Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine

Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine

Bio

Dr. Brenner is the medical director of CHKD's sports medicine and adolescent medicine programs and the director of CHKD's sports concussion program. Dr. Brenner attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo and completed his pediatric residency training at EVMS. He completed fellowships in primary care sports medicine and adolescent medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he also received a master of public health at the University of Texas.

Dr. Brenner is the team physician for local high schools and Norfolk State University, Governor’s School for the Arts, Todd Rosenlieb Dance and Virginia Ballet Theatre. He is the medical director for the athletic training programs in Chesapeake middle and high schools and Virginia Beach middle schools. Dr. Brenner lectures locally, nationally and internationally on topics including concussions and overtraining in young athletes.

Dr. Brenner is a member of the Virginia High School League Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) and the SMAC Concussion Subcommittee, and the chairperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness.

Clinical Interests
  • Concussions
  • Overuse injuries and prevention
  • Running and dance medicine
Honors & Awards
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2014
  • 2012 Presidential Service Award, Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association
  • 2011 Hampton Roads Top Doctors 2011, Sports Medicine 
  • 2007 Finalist, CHKD Faculty Teaching Award 
Research
Overuse and over-scheduling in youth sports; concussions in youth sports; sports medicine education in pediatric residents.

(757) 668-7850

Dr. Brenner on Concussions