Marci A. Goolsby, MD, is an assistant attending physician at HSS in the Women's Sports Medicine Center. She is also on faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College.
A graduate of Texas A&M University Health Science Center, 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 subspecialty in Sports Medicine.
Dr. Goolsby sees patients for a variety of musculoskeletal complaints but her main areas of clinical and research interest 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, she also has a special interest in the care of basketball players.
Dr. Goolsby is the consulting team physician for the New York Liberty women’s professional basketball team. At UCLA, Dr. Goolsby served as a team physician for the women’s basketball, women's volleyball, softball and baseball teams. She has also served as an event physician at marathons and triathlons.
Assistant Attending Physician, Dept. of Medicine (Sports Medicine), Hospital for Special Surgery
Instructor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Care of active and athletic women
Female Athlete Triad
Athletic pre-participation examinations
Joint and soft tissue injections
Viscosupplementation knee injections
Trigger point injections
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As of March 27, 2015, Dr. Goolsby reported no financial interest relationships with healthcare industry.
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Certification of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, 2010
Board Certified in Family Medicine, 2008
“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.
De Souza MJ, Nattiv A, Joy E, Misra M, Williams NI, Mallinson RJ, Gibbs JC, Olmsted M, Goolsby M, Matheson G. 2014 female athlete triad coalition consensus statement on treatment and return to play of the female athlete triad: 1st international conference held in San Francisco, CA, May 2012, and 2nd international conference held in Indianapolis, IN, May 2013. Clin J Sport Med. 2014;24(2):96-119.
De Souza MJ, Nattiv A, Joy E, Misra M, Williams NI, Mallinson RJ, Gibbs JC, Olmsted M, Goolsby M, Matheson G. 2014 female athlete triad coalition consensus statement on treatment and return to play of the female athlete triad: 1st international conference held in San Francisco, CA, May 2012, and 2nd international conference held in Indianapolis, IN, May 2013. Br.J.Sports Med., 2014, 48, 4, 289-2013.
Nattiv A, Kennedy G, Barrack MT, Abdelkerim A, Goolsby MA, Arends JC, Seeger LL. Correlation of MRI grading of bone stress injuries with clinical risk factors and return to play: A 5-year prospective study in collegiate track and field athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2013;41(8):1930-1941.
Goolsby M, Nattiv A, and Twombley B. “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). Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. 20(2):139, March 2010.