Mark Halstead

Mark Halstead, MD

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Director, Sports Concussion Program

Medical Director, Young Athlete Center

Medical Director, Progress West Clinic

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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 team physician to Washington University, Francis Howell and Timberland High School and consults with several other local high schools for concussion care. He serves as a medical consultant to the St Louis Blues. He was a team physician for 11 seasons for the St Louis Rams, formerly served as assistant medical director to the Go! St Louis Marathon and has been a medical director for the MO Cowbell Marathon. He currently serves on the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA). He was an elected member to the Board of Directors of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) from 2014-2018 and was an elected member to the executive committee to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness from 2008-2014. He was the lead author of the AAP clinical report on "Sport-Related Concussions in Children and Adolescents" published in 2010 and revised in 2018 and also was the lead author of the AAP clinical report on “Returning to Learning after a Concussion.”

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Fractures and stress fractures
  • Growth plate injuries
  • Knee pain
  • Ligament, muscle and tendon tears/strains/sprains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Overuse injuries
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sport-related concussions
  • Sports-related injuries and exertional compartment syndrome
  • Tendinitis/tendinopathy

Common Procedures

  • Exertional compartment syndrome testing
  • Joint Injections and aspirations
  • Nonoperative fracture management
  • Viscosupplementation injections

Clinical Office Locations 

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

  • Halstead ME, Bernhardt DT. Elbow Dislocations. Volume 2, Number 7:April 26, 2006(last revision). www.emedicine.com
  • Halstead ME, Bernhardt DT. "Exercise-Induced Urticaria." The Five Minute Sports Medicine Consult. Ed. Mark D. Bracker, MD. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2001.
  • Halstead ME, Bernhardt DT. Common Infections in the Young Athlete. Pediatric Annals 2002: 31(1): 42-48.
  • Fitch RW, Halstead ME. “Medical Aspects of Sports Participation.”Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review. Lieberman JR, ed. Chapter 47, pp: 515-522. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL, 2009.

Research Interests

Sport-related concussions and stress fractures in athletes.

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.

Background

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 team physician to Washington University, Francis Howell and Timberland High School and consults with several other local high schools for concussion care. He serves as a medical consultant to the St Louis Blues. He was a team physician for 11 seasons for the St Louis Rams, formerly served as assistant medical director to the Go! St Louis Marathon and has been a medical director for the MO Cowbell Marathon. He currently serves on the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA). He was an elected member to the Board of Directors of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) from 2014-2018 and was an elected member to the executive committee to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness from 2008-2014. He was the lead author of the AAP clinical report on "Sport-Related Concussions in Children and Adolescents" published in 2010 and revised in 2018 and also was the lead author of the AAP clinical report on “Returning to Learning after a Concussion.”

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics, 2002; Certificate of Added Qualification, Sports Medicine, 2004

Medical Degree

  • University of Wisconsin Medical School

Residency

  • Pediatrics, UW Health / University of Wisconsin

Fellowship

  • Pediatric & Adult Sports Medicine, Vanderbilt University

Honors and Awards:

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

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Dr. Halstead’s Office Locations

St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center

13001 N Outer Forty Rd., Suite 1C
Town and Country, MO 63017

Progress West Hospital Medical Office Building

20 Progress Point Pkwy, Suite 114
O'Fallon, MO 63368

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