Lyle J. Micheli, MD, is director of the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston, and in 2005, was named the O’Donnell Family Professor of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. He is currently the Secretary General for the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS). Dr. Micheli is also the founder of The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention which opened in April 2013. He founded the first youth sports injury clinic at Children's Hospital in 1974, and was also one of the first, if not the first, doctor to sound the alarm bells about overuse injuries in youth sports. He has seen first hand how year-round sports and early specialization have taken their toll on the bodies of our kids, and has worked tirelessly over the years to make youth sports safer. It is not a stretch to say that Dr. Micheli is one of the truly great sports medicine doctors of this or any generation.