Cynthia R. LaBella, MD

Medical Director, Institute for Sports Medicine

Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Lurie Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Lincoln Park

2515 N. Clark Street/467 W. Deming Place
Chicago, Illinois 60614-3393

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Lurie Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center in Skokie

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Clinical Interests

Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of injuries and medical conditions in young athletes, including Knee injury treatment and prevention, concussions and post-concussion syndrome, sprains, strains, dislocations, fractures, overuse injuries, stress fractures, heat illness, nutritional concerns, exercise-induced asthma, and conditions unique to athletes with disabilities. ​


Education & Training

Education: Cornell University Medical College, 1994

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in sports medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001; Residency in pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, 1994-1997

Board Certifications: General Pediatrics with certificate of added qualifications in Sports Medicine

Professional Organizations: American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine