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Get to Know Dr. Lee Mancini, the Doctor of Fitness

A former two-sport Division I College athlete, Dr. Lee Mancini is a sports medicine physician, certified sports nutritionist, and certified (with distinction) strength & conditioning specialist. 

ARWH9791 optHe has worked directly with three professional organizations and numerous men’s and women’s college teams to design personalized nutrition & training programs, including Worcester State College, Holy Cross College, and Assumption College. 

Author and Speaker

A leader in the field of sports nutrition, supplements, and sports performance, Dr. Mancini has published articles, written book chapters, and spoken nationally on these topics.

How he got his start

The son of a semi-professional football player and former college football coach, Lee grew up in Ithaca, NY, where sports were always a part of his life. In high school, Lee played baseball, ice hockey, soccer, swimming, and basketball. He attended Harvard for college, was a two-sport athlete, playing baseball and ice hockey, while at the same time graduating with honors in biology. He attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, where he kept active with road races, strength competitions, and sprint distance triathlons. In 1999, while a medical student, he completed the Boston Marathon.

Next, Dr. Mancini

After medical school, he completed a residency in Family Medicine and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Massachusetts.  Dr. Mancini sees patients at the UMass Memorial Sports Medicine Center as a sports medicine specialist. He has taken care of many high school, college, and professional athletes. The list of college athletes includes Holy Cross College, Fitchburg State College, Worcester State College, Assumption College, and The University of Massachusetts (UMass) at Amherst. He has worked with three professional organizations, and currently through the Sports Medicine Center he takes care of the Boston Red Sox Minor League Organization. He is now the team physician for Assumption College, and for the student-athletes at Shrewsbury High School.

Committed to helping others

During the many years of training to become a physician, Dr. Mancini devoted many hours training numerous high school, college, and recreational athletes. In addition:

  • His private patients also benefit from his knowledge and experience as a certified strength and conditioning specialist and certified sports nutritionist.
  • He has helped injured athletes return to play sooner
  • He has helped diabetic patients lose weight and control their sugars more effectively
  • He has created training programs that have enabled sports participants of all ages to reach the next level of competition

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