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Barry Goldberg, MD Director, Little League International Board of Directors

(Updated April 2005)

Dr. Barry Goldberg

Dr. Barry Goldberg is currently and has been for more than fifteen years director of sports medicine at Yale University Health Services. In his position he is in charge of the Yale varsity sports program comprising of 1,200 varsity athletes as well as the club sport program.

In 1993, Dr. Goldberg was appointed the chairman of USA Baseball Medical and Safety Advisory Committee and currently remains in this position. In 1996, he became a member of the Little League International Board of Directors.

Dr. Goldberg has also been the school physician at Amity High School for more than 25 years and team physician for the New Haven Ravens, a Class AA baseball team since 1994. He is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the Yale University School of Medicine. He has implemented and instructs a sports medicine elective for pediatric residents as well as provides sports medicine lectures for the pediatric training program.

Dr. Goldberg is a Magna cum Laude graduate of Queens College in 1964 and a Summa cum Laude graduate of Downstate Medical Center in 1968 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1963 and Alpha Omega Alpha in 1968. He was a member of the Committee of Sportsmedicine of the American Academy of Pediatrics from 1986-1992 and on the Executive Committee from 1991-1996.

In 2002, Dr. Goldberg edited “Play Safe,” an educational National Football League manual for coaches and parents sponsored by the NFL. Currently, 60,000 plus sets have been distributed. In 2003, he was made a member of the Medical Advisory Committee of Major League Baseball.

Since his appointment as Chairman of the Medical Safety Committee of USA Baseball and as a member of the Board of Directors of Little League, Dr. Goldberg has focused on baseball, specifically baseball safety. He has actively participated in the protocols of three published USA Baseball sponsored articles which includes:

  • Mueller F. Injuries in Little League Baseball from 1987-1996. Physician Sportsmedicine, 29,41-48, July 2001.
  • Fleisig G, Lyman S, Andrews J, Osinski R. Effect of pitch type, pitch count and pitching mechanisms on the risk of elbow and shoulder pain in youth baseball. Amer. J. Sports Med, 30 (4): 463-468, 2002.
  • Marshall S, Mueller F. Evaluation of safety balls and faceguards for the prevention of injuries in youth baseball. Journ. of Amer. Med. Assoc., Vol.89, 5, 2003.

Dr. Goldberg has provided review articles on Creatine supplementation, smokeless tobacco, child abuse, lightning and stress fractures as well as articles relating to ports for children with chronic health conditions. His involvement with USA Baseball, which includes members from the National High School Federation, the Youth Sports Council and Major League Baseball as well as his position as a member of the Board of Directors of Little League International, his clinical experience at Yale University and his long held interest in overuse syndromes makes Dr. Goldberg a qualified member of a research team that has proposed to study overuse injuries in young baseball pitchers.

Dr. Goldberg and his wife Betty live in Orange, Conn. They have three children (Mickey Scott, Rachel Leigh, and Daniel Drexler).