Dr. Paul Stricker

MD, Charter Member

About Dr. Paul Stricker

Dr. Paul Stricker graduated from UMR in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in life science.  While at the university, he was an all-America performer for the Miner swimming team.  Paul received his medical degree from the University of Missouri–Columbia, completed pediatrics at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and a sports medicine fellowship at UCLA.   He received a professional degree from UMR in 2006.  Paul is one of just over 150 doctors in the U.S. who is board certified in both sports medicine and pediatrics.  He was team physician for UCLA and Vanderbilt University and reached a unique and coveted position when he was selected by the Olympic committee as a physician for the United States team at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.  He previously served as President of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Sports Medicine & Fitness and editorial Board member for Healthy Children magazine.  He has been selected as one of America’s Top Pediatricians and America’s Best Doctors.  Dr. Stricker has authored numerous medical publications and a book for parents and coaches entitled Sports Success Rx!—Your Child’s Prescription for the Best Experience.  He has been cited in such national publications as US News & World Report, USA Today, parenting magazines, while being featured on ESPN and other television programs to discuss ways to increase activity and decrease sports pressure for children and teenagers.  Paul is still a dedicated athlete and competitive swimmer and he currently resides and has his medical practice in San Diego, Calif,, at Scripps Clinic, an internationally recognized multi-specialty medical group and clinical research institution.