About the Women’s Sports Medicine Program

The Women’s Sports Medicine Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) cares for active women of all ages with the full range of sports-related injuries, from sprains and strains to dislocations and fractures. Our multidisciplinary team of specialists diagnose, treat and help patients manage conditions with non-surgical options such as physical therapy as well as exercise and nutritional counseling. When surgery is the best option for relieving pain, and returning to activity, our sports medicine surgeons perform all types of conventional surgeries and minimally invasive arthroscopic surgical procedures.

Led by Elizabeth Matzkin, MD, named one of Boston’s top doctors by Boston Magazine, our women’s sports medicine team includes experienced specialists who are also sports team physicians and athletes themselves. Dr. Matzkin is involved in research efforts focused on numerous topics including the female athlete triad and treatment outcomes after injuries. Read recent news coverage about BWH’s Women’s Sports Medicine Program.

Why Brigham and Women’s Hospital for Women’s Sports Medicine?

  • Access to leading sports medicine experts, each with experience treating female athletes of all competitive levels.
  • Experienced orthopaedic surgeon who is the team physician for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer, Paralympics and Hockey teams as well as head team physician for Stonehill College.
  • Highly trained physiatrist who is an accomplished wheelchair athlete and two-time winner of the Boston Marathon.
  • Collaboration with multidisciplinary team of subspecialists in rheumatology, endocrinology, nutrition, exercise physiology, sports psychology, physical therapy and nursing.
  • Depth of experience performing ACL reconstruction, labral repair, meniscectomy, rotator cuff repair and shoulder labral repair.
  • Innovative surgical care and rehabilitation for females with Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries.
  • Robust research program to better understand injuries in female athletes and determine the most effective diagnoses, treatment and prevention methods.
  • Surgical procedures performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital.
  • Outpatient appointments at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital and Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Foxborough.


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