About Adam Tenforde, MD


 Dr. Tenforde is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. He is a sports medicine physician at the Spaulding National Running Center – one of the only centers in the United States exclusively dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of running-related injuries. Dr. Tenforde has the unique perspective of being both a doctor and a former professional runner who was an All-American at Stanford University where he contributed to three NCAA National Team Championships and later qualified for the Olympic trials.

Dr. Tenforde’s research has focused on the evaluation of biological and biomechanical risk factors for stress fractures and other running injuries. He is also investigating how to prevent injuries in athletes. His research has been published in many medical journals including Sports Medicine, American Journal of Sports Medicine and Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Dr. Tenforde frequently lectures on sports injury and prevention, and when he’s not working you’ll find him training for the Boston Marathon. 

Departments, Centers, & Programs:



Spaulding Rehabilitation-Cambridge
1575 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-4308
Phone: 617-526-8004

Medical Education

  • BA, Stanford University
  • MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Stanford University Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Stanford University Medical Center

American Board Certifications

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

Accepted Insurance Plans

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