Marci A. Goolsby, MD, is board certified in Family Medicine with a subspecialty of Sports Medicine. She is an assistant attending physician in the Women's Sports Medicine Center at HSS, and is on faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College. She trained in Sports Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, where she served as team physician for the UCLA's women's basketball, women's volleyball, softball, and baseball teams. She has also served as an event physician at marathons and triathlons.
Her main areas of clinical and research interest are stress fractures and the Female Athlete Triad, which includes the interrelated components of energy availability, menstrual function, and bone mineral density. These patients often present to clinic with a stress fracture with lack of normal menstrual cycles due to an energy deficit. Dr. Goolsby has focused her research on the diagnosis and treatment of the low energy availability component of the Female Athlete Triad. For more information, please visit the Female Athlete Triad Coalition website.
As a prior collegiate basketball player, Dr. Goolsby also has a special interest in the care of basketball players. She is a consulting team physician for the New York Liberty.
“Prospective Analysis of Physiological Measures in Amenorrheic and Oligomenorrheic Collegiate Athletes Compared to Eumenorrheic Controls in Response to a Nutritional Intervention”. Abstract (Manuscript in progress). Marci Goolsby, MD, Aurelia Nattiv, MD, and Becci Twombley, RD. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. 20(2):139, March 2010.
“Predictors for Incidence and Rate of Bone Stress Injury in Male and Female Collegiate Track Athletes: A Prospective Analysis”. Abstract (Manuscript in progress). Marci Goolsby, MD, Aurelia Nattiv, MD, and Julie Casper, MD. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 18(2):188, March 2008.
“Atraumatic Hip Injury in Adolescent Amenorrheic Runner”. Podium case presentation of displaced femoral neck fracture at stress fracture site at 2010 ACSM Annual Conference — June 4, 2010
“The Role of Integrative Medicine in Sports Injury Management”. UCLA Sports Medicine Grand Rounds — May 5, 2010
“Cervical Spine Injury in High School Football Player”. Podium case presentation of C5 burst fracture/cervical spine injury in high school football player ar 2010 AMSSM Annual Conference — April 19, 2010
“Prospective Analysis of Physiological Measures in Amenorrheic and Oligomenorrheic Collegiate Athletes Compared to Eumenorrheic Controls in Response to a Nutritional Intervention”. Podium research presentation at 2010 AMSSM Annual Conference — April 18, 2010
“Sideline Emergencies”. Ventura Hospital, Family Medicine Grand Rounds lecture— January 6, 2010
“Overtraining Syndrome”. UCLA Sports Medicine Grand Rounds — December 9, 2009
“Patellar Dislocation”. UCLA Sports Medicine Grand Rounds — October 7, 2009
“Hip Pain in a Cross-Country Runner”. Podium case presentation of iliac crest avulsion fracture at 2009 Annual ACSM Conference — May 27, 2009
“Sports Dermatology”. Los Angeles Sports Medicine Symposium at Kaiser Permanente-Los Angeles — June 17, 2009
“Treatment Approach to Common Overuse Injuries”. Tarzana Hospital, Medicine Grand Rounds — May 15, 2009
“Treatment Options for Achilles Tendinopathy”. UCLA Sports Medicine Grand Rounds — January 7, 2009
“Predictors for Incidence and Rate of Bone Stress Injury in Male and Female Collegiate Track Athletes: A Prospective Analysis”. Podium research presentation at 2008 AMSSM Annual Conference — March 27, 2008