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 & Training

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

Certifications & Licensure

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

    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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