About Stephanie DeLuca, MD

Dr. Stephanie DeLuca is a physiatrist who specializes in non-surgical treatment of sports injuries with a particular focus on pediatric/adolescent sports medicine. Believing strongly in a collaborate approach, Dr. DeLuca frequently partners with a multidisciplinary team – including coaches, athletic trainers, physical therapists, surgeons, and other health professionals. This integrated approach ensures athletes receive comprehensive care, facilitating a swift and safe return to the sports they love. She prioritizes injury prevention, effective treatment and peak performance optimization for her patients.

Dr. DeLuca received her bachelor's degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from Binghamton University and her master's degree in Basic Medical Sciences and medical degree at New York Medical College. During her collegiate education, she competed on Binghamton University’s Division I women’s softball team and was a team captain during her senior year. She completed her Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency at Harvard Medical School/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, where she served as chief resident. Following residency, she completed a fellowship in PM&R Sports Medicine at Harvard/Spaulding.

Dr. DeLuca is board-certified in both PM&R and Sports Medicine. She is a clinical instructor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School.

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Locations

Sports Medicine at Mass General Waltham
52 Second Ave.
3rd Floor, Suite 3300
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 617-726-8523

Children's Orthopaedics Service
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Suite 3E
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-8523
Fax: 617-724-0551

Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Foxborough
20 & 22 Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA 02035
Phone: 617-726-8523

Medical Education

  • MD, New York Medical College
  • Residency, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital***
  • Fellowship, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital***

Accepted Insurance Plans

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Research

Dr. DeLuca's clinical and research interests include sports and overuse injuries with an emphasis on the impact of anatomy and biomechanics in pediatric, adolescent and young adult athletes. Additionally, she is interested in sideline sports coverage, equity in sports, injury prevention, sports specialization and ultrasound applications for the pediatric/adolescent athlete.

Publications

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    • DeLuca S*, Robinson DM*, Yun PH, Rosenberg C, Tan CO, Tenforde AS. Similar Functional Gains Using Radial Versus Combined Shockwave Therapy in Management of Plantar Fasciitis. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2021;60(6):1098-1102. PMID: 34023216.
    • Steere HK, DeLuca S, Borg-Stein J, Malanga GA, Tenforde AS. A Narrative Review Evaluating Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy as a Potential Regenerative Treatment for Musculoskeletal Conditions in Military Personnel. Mil Med. 2021 Jul 1;186(7-8):682-706. PMID: 33770175.
    • Yun PH, DeLuca S, Robinson D, Park A, Rosenberg C, Kohler MJ, & Tenforde AS. Radial versus combined shockwave therapy in the management of proximal hamstring tendinopathy: Similar functional outcomes in running cohort. Muscle Ligaments and Tendons Journal. Nov 2021;1(4):742-748.
    • Tenforde AS, Borgstrom HE, DeLuca S, McCormack M, Singh M, Hoo JS, Yun PH. Best practices for extracorporeal shockwave therapy in musculoskeletal medicine: Clinical application and training consideration. PM R. 2022 May;14(5):611-619. PMID: 35187851, PMCID: PMC9321712.
    • Fagher K, DeLuca S, Derman W, Blauwet C. Optimising health equity through para sport. Br J Sports Med. 2023 Feb;57(3):131-132. PMID: 36137733, PMCID: PMC9887353.
    • Vu K, Rhim HC, McCormack M, Fee J, Gureck A, DeLuca S, Robinson DM, Tenforde AS. Patient-reported Outcomes During Telehealth Versus In-person Follow-up Visits for Patients Treated with Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy. PM R. 2023 Aug 13. PMID: 37574919.

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