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Paul Stricker, MD, FA

PAUL STRICKER, MD, FAAP, is an internationally recognized physician, speaker, educator and author with nearly 25 years of experience. Dr. Stricker is one of a small number of physicians who is board-certified in both sports medicine and pediatrics, and reached a unique and coveted position when he was selected by the Olympic Committee as a physician for the United States team at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. He was an All-American swimmer in college, completed pediatrics at Arkansas Children's Hospital, a sports medicine fellowship at UCLA, and was team physician for UCLA and Vanderbilt University. Dr. Stricker is enthusiastic about young people having a positive experience with sports and exercise.

Dr. Stricker previously served as president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Sports Medicine & Fitness and the editorial Board for Healthy Children magazine. He has been selected as one of America's Top Pediatricians and America's Best Doctors. Dr. Stricker has authored numerous medical publications and an award-winning book for parents and coaches entitled Sports Success Rx!&mdsh;Your Child's Prescription for the Best Experience. He has been cited in national publications such as US News & World Report, USA Today and parenting magazines, and has been featured on ESPN and other television programs discussing ways to increase activity and decrease sports pressure for children and teenagers. He is still a dedicated athlete and competitive US Masters swimmer. He currently resides and has his medical practice in San Diego, CA, at Scripps Clinic, an internationally recognized multi-specialty medical group and clinical research institution. You may visit his website and contact him through for more information.