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 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.

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
  • Synvisc injections and platelet rich plasma injections

Clinical Office Locations

  • Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center

    14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

    Chesterfield, MO 63017

  • St. Louis Children's Hospital

    4S60, Suite 1B

    One Children's Place

    St Louis, MO 63110

  • 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 Parkway, Suite 114
    O'Fallon, MO 63368

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 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.

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

Washington University Orthopedics – Chesterfield

14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

Chesterfield, MO 63017

St. Louis Children's Hospital

One Children's Place

St Louis, MO 63110

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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