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Ellen K. Casey, MD, CAQSM, FACSM

Ellen K. Casey, MD, CAQSM, FACSM Physician

Co-Director, Penn Center for the Female Athlete Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Casey is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adolescent Sports Medicine
  • Dance Injuries
  • Female Athlete Triad
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Fluoroscopy Guided Injection
  • Herniated Disc Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Injections
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Sport Related Pelvis Injury
  • Sports Medicine - Women
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Stress Fractures

Description of Clinical Expertise

Sports Medicine
Female Athletes
Stress Fractures
Running Medicine
Dance Medicine
Gymnastics Medicine

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Virginia
Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital
Residency: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Fellowship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital


American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National American College of Sports Medicine, National American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, National Association of Academic Physiatrists, National Female Athlete Triad Coalition, National Spine Intervention Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Casey is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Sex Differences in Sports-Related Injury
Risk Factors for ACL Injury
Injury Prevention
Patellofemoral Pain
Female Athlete Triad

Selected Publications:

*Casey E, Rho M and Press J: Sex Differences in Sports Medicine Textbook. Sex Differences in Sports Medicine : 2016.

Caldwell M, *Casey E, Powel B, Shultz S: “Hormonal Influences on Sex Differences in Sports Medicine”. Sex Differences in Sports Medicine : 2016.

*Casey E, Reese M, Okafor E, Chun D, Nigl F, Gagnon C, Dhaher Y.: Influence of Menstrual Cycle and Oral Contraceptive Phase on Spinal Excitability. PM&R Epub : 2016.

Cohler MH and *Casey E: A Survey of Runners' Attitudes Toward and Experiences with Minimally Shod Running. PM&R 7 (8): 831-5,2015.

Plastaras C, McCormick Z, Nguyen C, Rho M, Nack SH, Roth D, *Casey E, Carneiro K, Cucchiara A, Press J, McLean J, Caldera F: Is Hip Abductor Strength Asymmetry Present in Female Runners in the Early Stages of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? American Journal of Sports Medicine 44 (1): 105-12,2015.

Reese M and *Casey E: "Hormonal Influence on the Neuromusculoskeletal System in Pregnancy". Musculoskeletal Health in Pregnancy and Postpartum: A Guide for Clinicians. : 2015.

*Casey E, Lento P, Ihm J, Rodriguez H: “Vascular Injuries in the Lower Limb of Athletes”. Nerve and Vascular Injuries in Sports Medicine : 2009.

Akuthota V and *Casey E: “Diagnostic Tests for Nerve and Vascular Injuries”. Nerve and Vascular Injuries in Sports Medicine : 2009.

*Casey E: Natural History of Radiculopathy. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America 22 (1): 1-5,2011.

Linn S, Murtaugh B, *Casey E.: Role of Sex Hormones in the Development of Osteoarthritis. PM&R 4(5 Suppl) : S169-73,2012.

Sleeper MD, Kenyon LK, Casey E.: Measuring fitness in female gymnasts: The gymnastics functional measurement tool. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy 7 (2): 124-38,2012.

*Casey E, Hameed F, Dhaher YY.: The muscle stretch reflex throughout the menstrual cycle. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 46 (3): 600-9,2014.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Musculoskeletal Center

3737 Market St. 

Room 6161

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-294-9150
Fax: 215-222-8712
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)