Dr. Rebecca G. Breslow is a primary care sports medicine physician in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and an Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Breslow is a life-long runner and successfully competed on the local and regional Masters road racing circuit in the Boston area.
In addition to training in Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine, she is also a USA Track & Field coach and a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She combines her medical background and her experiences as an athlete, coach, and trainer in her sports medicine practice.
Dr. Breslow’s clinical practice is focused on running injuries and injury prevention, care of athletes at road races and mass participation events, and care of track & field and Masters athletes. She strives to empower her patients to take charge of their musculoskeletal health and well-being. She volunteers on the Sports Medicine and Science Committee and National Team Medical Staff of USA Track & Field and is a volunteer physician for many local road races and track & field events. She also provides medical support to the BWH Stepping Strong marathon team.
Dr. Breslow’s research involves characterizing and preventing injury and illness at road races and mass participation events. In addition, Dr. Breslow is the Principal Investigator of the Charity Marathoner Personality Study (ChaMPS), which seeks to identify factors leading to overuse injuries in charity team marathon runners.