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Holly J. Benjamin, MD, FACSM

Professor of Pediatrics and Orthopaedic Surgery

Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine

Dr. Holly Benjamin is a specialist in sports medicine and non-surgical musculoskeletal injuries. She has been regionally and nationally recognized for expertise in treating all types of athletic injuries in young patients. She routinely does office consultations discussing sport safety and return to play guidelines following an injury. Dr. Benjamin sees patients to discuss sport "readiness" for activities such as weightlifting and "en pointe" for ballet.

She is currently chair of the committee on sports medicine and fitness for the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. She serves as director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Program at the University of Chicago Student Care Center.

Dr. Benjamin has been invited to present dozens of lectures on sports problems in child, adolescent, and female athletes. She is a member of the editorial board for the American Academy of Pediatrics' "Sport Shorts"--an educational publication for physicians, coaches, and parents. She is a medical officer for the Chicago Marathon and Chicago Triathlon. In addition, she is head team physician for the University of Chicago Lab School, and a team physician for the varsity athletic program where she specializes in the treatment of medical conditions in the athlete.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Medicine Children's at Elmhurst
1200 S. York Street, Suite 3190
Elmhurst, IL 60126

University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's at Edward 
Medical Office Building II 
120 Spalding Drive, Suite 407 
Naperville, IL 60540

University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care at South Loop
1101 S. Canal Street, Suite 201 and 202
Chicago, IL 60607

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Primary Care Sports Medicine

Medical School

Northeastern Ohio University


The University of Chicago Medicine


The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital


Lutheran General Hospital


American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Sports Medicine
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 834-3531

Office Fax

(773) 834-5964

Office Postal Address

Holly J. Benjamin, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 0810
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Sports medicine
  • Sports injuries in children and teens
  • Sprains, strains and tendonitis
  • Female athletes
  • Overuse musculoskeletal injuries
  • Running injuries
  • Overhead sports related injuries
  • Concussions and return to play issues
  • Pre-participation sports physicals
  • Supplements in athletes
  • Disordered eating in athletes
  • Sport biomechanics

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Benjamin's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.