Cynthia LaBella, MD

Cynthia LaBella, MD, FAAP

Pediatrics Chicago, IL

Medical director, Institute for Sports Medicine, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago; Associate professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine


Office Address

  • 225 E Chicago Ave # 69
    Lurie Children's Hospital Of Chicago
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Phone: (312) 227-6190
    Fax: (312) 227-9404

Cynthia LaBella, MD, FAAP

Pediatrics Chicago, IL

Medical director, Institute for Sports Medicine, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago; Associate professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Pediatrics: Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Interests: sports injury prevention and treatment

Education & Medical Training

  • Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell UniversityWeill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
  • Cornell University
  • Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins University
  • University of North Carolina School At Chapel HillUniversity of North Carolina School At Chapel Hill

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical LicenseIL State Medical License2001 - 2017
  • American Board of PediatricsPediatrics
  • American Board of PediatricsSports Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Best overall research award for “Effect of a neuromuscular warm-up on injury rates among female athletes in urban public high schools: A cluster-randomized controlled trial”American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, 2009
  • Oded Bar-Or award for best pediatric sports medicine or healthy active living presentation, "Effect of a neuromuscular warm-up on injury rates among female athletes in urban public high schools: A cluster-randomized controlled trial”Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness’ Program, 2009
  • A Todd Davis Award, Outstanding PhysicianChildren's Memorial Hospital, Chicago IL, 2008

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Sports Specialization in Young athletes: Evidence-based Recommendations  Jayanthi N, Pinkham C, Patrick B, Dugas L, LaBella C, Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 1/1/2013
  • Cheerleading Injuries: Epidemiology and Recommendations for Prevention  LaBella C, Mjaanes J, and the AAP Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness., Pediatrics, 10/22/2012
  • Pitching Biomechanics Associated With Elbow or Shoulder Pain in Youth Baseball Pitchers: A Prospective Cohort Study  LaBella C, Karakostas T, Monroe L, Lawler E, Gryfakis N, Hsiang S, DePersia N, and King E, Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 3/1/2011

Books/Book Chapters

  • Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Injuries: A Quick Reference Guide  

    Editors: Sarwark JF, LaBella CR.American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL
    2010
  • Developmental Essentials: The Foundations of Youth Conditioning Chapter: Endocrine Development and Implications Page 361 - 380
    LaBella C
    Editors: Franczyk S, Nylander SB.International Youth Conditioning Association Inc., Chicago, IL
    2005

Abstracts/Posters

  • Groin and buttock pain in an adolescent male soccer athlete LaBella C, AMSSM 14th Annual Conference, Austin, TX, 4/18/2005
  • Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Program at Uplift Community High School Health Center-Heartland LaBella C

Lectures

  • Cheerleading Injuries: Epidemiology and Prevention National Athletic Trainer’s Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV - 6/1/2013
  • Lessons Learned from Implementing an ACL Injury Prevention Program in Chicago Public High Schools American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN - 5/1/2013
  • Return to Football After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction AAP Grand Rounds - 1/1/2013

Professional Memberships"

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • GHI PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Healthfirst New York
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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