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Lyle J. Micheli, M.D. Children's Hospital Boston, USA, Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr. Lyle J. Micheli is one of the world's leading authorities on sports care. He is a professor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School and a past president of the world's largest and most prestigious association of sports care professionals, the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Micheli is currently vice president of the International Federation of Sports Medicine and chairman of the Massachusetts Governor's Council on Fitness and Sports. In 1974, he co-founded the nation's first clinic focused exclusively on the care of young athletes. He remains director of this unit, which in 1982 became officially known as the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital (Harvard Medical School). Dr. Micheli is author of hundreds of published clinical studies and scholarly review articles and books and is coauthor of The Sports Medicine Bible.