Joel Brenner, MD
Dr. Brenner is the medical director of CHKD's sports medicine program and the director of CHKD's sports concussion, dance medicine and running programs. Dr. Brenner attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo and completed his pediatric residency training at EVMS. He completed fellowships in sports medicine and adolescent medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, where he also received a master of public health at the University of Texas.
Dr. Brenner is the team physician for local high schools and Norfolk State University, Governor’s School for the Arts, Todd Rosenlieb Dance and Virginia Ballet Theatre. He is the medical director for the athletic training programs in Chesapeake middle and high schools, and Virginia Beach middle and high schools. Dr. Brenner lectures locally, nationally and internationally on topics including concussions and over-training in young athletes and sports specialization.
Dr. Brenner has testified before the state and federal legislature to assist with laws protecting student-athletes with concussions. He also was an invited participant for the Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit at the White House, hosted by President Obama.
Dr. Brenner is a member of the Virginia High School League Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) and the past chairperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness.