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About Joel Brenner, MD

About Joel  Brenner, MD Dr. Joel Brenner is a leading specialist in overuse injuries and concussions, as well as medical director of CHKD's Sports Medicine Program. He is a past chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness.
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    Mother on a video call with doctor with sick teenage son Posted By: Joel Brenner, MD
    Wednesday, May 6, 2020

    Making the Most of Your CHKD Telehealth Visit

    At a time when families are staying home to slow the spread of COVID-19, CHKD is offering telehealth appointments to keep our patients and health care providers safe. Read full post>>

    Young girl looking sad on the soccer field Posted By: Joel Brenner, MD
    Friday, February 21, 2020

    Building Mental Wellness, Boosting Sports Performance

    Medical Director of CHKD's sports medicine program, Dr. Joel Brenner examines the psychological aspects of youth sports and the concerns associated with specializing in a single sport. Read full post>>

    Close up of swimmer Posted By: Joel Brenner, MD
    Friday, September 2, 2016

    Sports Specialization May Do More Harm Than Good

    The American Academy of Pediatrics warns that sports specialization can be harmful and lead to burnout in a report authored by CHKD's Dr. Joel Brenner. Read full post>>