Dr. Rebecca Anne Demorest
Kids and Sports
Dr. Rebecca Anne Demorest, sports medicine pediatrician and Associate Director of Sports Medicine at Children’s Hospital Oakland comes on the show to discuss children and sports. How to avoid chronic overuse injuries and keeping your little athlete safe during sports season. She will also discuss the the latest advice on concussion management in pediatric athletes.
Dr. Rebecca Anne Demorest is a sports medicine pediatrician and Associate Director of Sports Medicine at Children’s Hospital Oakland. She specializes in non-operative management of musculoskeletal and medical conditions affecting pediatric, adolescent, and young adult athletes. She comes to the Bay Area from Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City where she was an Assistant Attending Physician and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. Prior to that, Dr. Demorest was the Medical Director of Sports Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC and an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Pediatrics at The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Dr. Demorest grew up in the Philadelphia area and completed her undergraduate training with honors at the University of Pennsylvania. She obtained her medical degree from The University of Pittsburgh where she graduated with AOA honors. She completed her pediatrics residency at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and her sports medicine fellowship at The University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Demorest is board certified in Pediatrics and fellowship trained with a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine. She is currently one of less than 150 nationwide pediatricians trained in sports medicine. She is an elected member of the Executive Committee of The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. Dr. Demorest is also a medical board member of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the governing body for high school sports in California.
Dr. Demorest is currently a team physician for Piedmont High School, Oakland Strokes and USA Rowing. She has been a team physician for the Wisconsin Badgers, George Washington Colonials and numerous high schools. She has provided medical care at the 2009 U23 World Rowing Championships in the Czech Republic, the 2008 US Tennis Association Federation Cup in Moscow, the 2007 World Rowing Championships in Munich, Germany, the WNBA Combine, San Francisco Giants road games in Washington D.C., the Madison Marathon and Ironman. She was Medical Director of the Fairfax County Virginia Public School System and was Co-Medical Director of the annual Cherry Blossom 10-Mile Run.
Dr. Demorest has done research in the field of sports medicine medical education. Her other interests include concussion management, the female athlete, gymnastics and rowing injuries, and Little League shoulder and elbow. She has published numerous articles and chapters on various sports medicine topics and speaks regularly on sports medicine topics at the local and regional level.
Dr. Demorest is an avid runner and a former competitive high school and collegiate rower. She lives in San Ramon, CA with her husband, Joe, and her newborn son, Luke.
Melanie Cole, M.S.