Dr. Eric Small has practiced Pediatric Sports Medicine for more than 25 years. After completing his undergraduate studies at Haverford College, Dr. Small graduated with his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He then completed both his internship and residency in Pediatrics at Montefiore Medical Center through Albert Einstein College of Medicine. To finish his training, Dr. Small moved to McMaster University Children's Exercise and Nutrition Center in Canada for his fellowship in Pediatric Exercise Medicine, followed by Harvard's Boston Children's Hospital for a second fellowship in Pediatric Sports and Dance Medicine. With his board certifications in Pediatrics and Sports Medicine, Dr. Small believes that many sports injuries can be healed with exercise or some additional therapies and therefore does not perform surgery. Additionally, Dr. Small is bilingual and can communicate with patients in both English and Spanish.
In conjunction with his clinical role, Dr. Small serves as Clinical Assistant Professor in the departments of Orthopedics, Pediatrics, and Rehabilitation Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine. He is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the North American Society of Pediatric Exercise Medicine, and also holds fellowship status in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Small was named Best Sports Medicine Physician multiple times by NY Magazine, Westchester Magazine, and Castle Connolly.
Dr. Small has several research projects stretching back over 20 years in areas such as female gymnast nutrition, Osgood-Schlatter Disease, and young elite swimmer muscle training. He has given thousands of lectures on both sports injuries and youth sports concussion medicine both nationally and regionally. As the team physician for local high schools and colleges, Dr. Small sets policies regarding sports injury management and return-to-play protocols. He can often be spotted on the sidelines of local football games.
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