About Kelly McInnis, DO

Dr. Kelly McInnis is a physiatrist who treats non-surgical sports injuries. She works closely with surgical and physical therapy colleagues to develop non-operative treatment programs to return patients to athletic and recreational activity.

Dr. McInnis received her BA from Boston College and her DO from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident, Dr. McInnis completed a fellowship in Non-operative Sports Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. McInnis is board certified in both PM & R and Sports Medicine and is the Program Director of the Harvard – Spaulding PM & R sports medicine fellowship program. She is a team physician for the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots and a team consultant for the Boston Ballet,  Boston Bruins and New England Revolution.

Dr. McInnis has clinical interest and research interests in overuse injuries in the endurance athlete; with special considerations in the female athlete. She works closely with patients, staff physical therapists and sports orthopaedists to develop strategies for injury management, prevention and performance enhancement. In addition, she has completed specialized training in musculoskeletal ultrasound and is interested in the application of diagnostic and interventional techniques for sports injury, including orthobiologic injection therapy (platelet rich plasma/PRP and stem cell injections).

Dr. McInnis was featured on the Charged podcast, which is a podcast from Mass General that seeks to uncover the stories of women leading health care today. Listen to her episode.

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Sports Medicine Center
175 Cambridge Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2723
Phone: 617-643-0821
Fax: 617-726-3438

Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Foxborough
20 Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA 02035
Phone: 508-718-4375
Fax: 508-718-4036

Orthopaedics at Mass General Waltham
52 Second Avenue
Building 52, Suite 1150
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 617-726-7500

Medical Education

  • DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Fellowship, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Sports Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab

Accepted Insurance Plans

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.


Dr. McInnis focuses her clinical research on musculoskeletal overuse injuries including tendinopathy and bone stress injury; with a special interest in understanding the differences in the biomechanics of the female athlete.


  • Select publications:

    • Borg-Stein J, McInnis KC, Dugan S, Mottola M, Gruber J. Evaluation and management of musculoskeletal and pelvic disorders of pregnancy. Crit Rev Phys Rehabil Med 2006;18:187-204.
    • Nguyen R, Borg-Stein J, McInnis K. Applications of platelet-rich plasma in musculoskeletal and sports medicine: an evidence-based approach. PM&R 2011;3: 226-50.
    • Curry EJ, Logan C, Ackerman K, McInnis KC, Matzkin EG. Female athlete triad awareness among multispecialty physicians. Sports Med Open. 2015;38:1-7.
    • Ramey L, Palmer WE, McInnis KC. Femoral neck stress fracture: can MRI grade help predict return-to-running time? Am J Sports Med. 2016 Aug;44(8):2122-9.
    • McInnis KC, Ramey L. High risk stress fractures: evaluation and management. PM&R supplement: Advanced Concepts and Controversies in Sports Medicine 2016; 8: S113-S12.
    • Chen E, Borg-Stein J, McInnis KC. Ankle sprains: evaluation, rehabilitation and prevention. Curr Sports Med Rep 2019;18(6):217-223.