Marci Goolsby, MD

Hospital of Special Surgery: Medical Director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Clinic

    Marci A. Goolsby, MD, is a Sports Medicine physician at HSS and the Medical Director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Center. She is also an assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. She has served as team physician for the WNBA New York Liberty, USA Olympic Biathlon, and USA Women’s Basketball. She is the second Vice President of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine in line to serve as President 2022-2023, where she previously served on the board of directors.

    “I strive to help patients reach their goals, whether that is to safely maintain an active lifestyle or to improve their sports performance. I focus on treating the whole patient and understanding the “what” and “why” to help prevent future injury. Together, we can address all aspects of their injury and get them back to doing what they love”.

    A graduate of Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine, she completed her residency in family medicine at UCLA and remained at UCLA to complete her fellowship in sports medicine. She is board certified in family medicine with a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine.

    Dr. Goolsby treats patients for a variety of musculoskeletal complaints seeking non-surgical care. Her main interests are stress fractures and the female athlete triad, which is the related components of nutrition-exercise balance, menstrual function, and bone health. As a prior collegiate basketball player with continued active lifestyle, she understands what it means to be an athlete and focuses on safe return to activity for her patient. She also has a special interest in the care of basketball players, runners and triathletes.

    She has been an invited speaker nationally and internationally, sharing her expertise on bone health of the athlete, the female athlete triad, stress fractures, and overuse injuries. She has been involved in multiple clinical research projects in the areas of vitamin D deficiency prevalence in various injuries and stress fracture imaging and risk factors.

    Dr. Goolsby has authored and contributed to several scientific publications, chapters, medical journal reviews and articles. She has held several education roles and she is currently part of the editorial board for Current Sports Medicine Reports and co-chair of “Exercise as Medicine” curriculum for Weill Cornell Medical College. She regularly teaches students, residents, and fellows as well as being a mentor and coordinator for the Women’s Sports Medicine Center summer internship program.

    She enjoys being active with biking, swimming and yoga. In her free time, she looks forward to traveling and experiencing new cultures with her husband and two young children