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Sports Medicine


Texas Medical Center
Specialty Care

Adolescent Medicine, Sports Medicine
Phone: 832-822-4887 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)
Fax: 832-825-3689 (Main) | 832-227-2493 (West)


Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street
Mark Wallace Tower - 11th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Texas Children's Specialty Care Sugar Land
15400 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Joseph Nathaniel Chorley, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Sports Medicine 1997
Baylor College of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 1995
Baylor College of Medicine Internship Pediatrics 1993
Baylor College of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1992


In the practice of Sports Medicine, identifying the underlying cause for an athlete's problem and designing an individualized program to correct that problem is the key to providing effective care. The majority of my patients are young athletes (less than 20 years of age), but a significant proportion are younger heart but older than the usual pediatric patient (oldest patient is 89 years old). I have a clinical interest in treating endurance athletes (runners, bikers, swimmers, triathletes, etc.), throwing athletes, as well as club and scholastic sports athletes (i.e.-football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, and dance). I believe educating the patient and family about the diagnosis and its causes empowers them to be an active participant in the healing process.

My research interests have been in the area of fluid and electrolyte abnormalities and endurance athletes and designing educational interventions to prevent these problems.

Texas Children’s Hospital: Medically Speaking

Watch Running Injuries featuring Dr. Chorley

A look at the biomechanical factors in a runners that lead to injury and being able to accurately identify the proper diagnoses for different pains that runners experience.


Organization Name Role
American College of Sports Medicine Fellow/Member
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Fellow/Member
Houston Marathon Medical Comittee Associate Medical Director
Susan Komen Race for the Cure Medical Committee Medical Director
World Road Racing Medical Society Member

Selected Publications

Chorley, JN . "Disorders of the Upper Extremity in Section of Orthopaedics" in Fisher, Martin, Elizabeth M. Alderman, Richard E. Kreipe, Walter D. Rosenfeld" American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Adolescent Health Care. [Elk Grove Village, Ill.]: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011. 1600-607.

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Medically Speaking - Running Injuries

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