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Mark Halstead, MD
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Sports Concussion Program
Medical Director, Young Athlete Center

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Clinical Specialty
Pediatric, Adolescent and Adult Sports Medicine

Clinical Interests
Musculoskeletal and medical problems related to sports in pediatric and adult athletes; non-operative management of sports-related injuries; sport concussion management; injuries and overuse problems in runners; football injuries; exertional compartment syndrome in lower extremity; stress fractures; throwing athlete problems; back pain in young athletes.

Research Interests
Sport-related concussions and stress fractures in athletes.

Dr. Halstead received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1998. After completing a residency and chief residency in pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin, he completed a fellowship in nonoperative pediatric and adult sports medicine at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Halstead is a team physician for the St. Louis Blues, Washington University athletes, and Lafayette High School, and is the Medical Director for the Washington University and St. Louis Children's Young Athlete Center. He also serves as an assistant medical director to the Go! St. Louis Marathon. Dr. Halstead is currently an elected member to the executive committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. He was the lead author on their clinical report on "Sport-Related Concussions in Children and Adolescents" published in 2010.

Best Doctors in America, 2007-present (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Board Certifications
Pediatrics, 2002; Certificate of Added Qualification, Sports Medicine, 2004

Medical Degree
University of Wisconsin Medical School

Pediatrics, UW Health / University of Wisconsin

Pediatric & Adult Sports Medicine, Vanderbilt University

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