Michele LaBotz, MD is a sports medicine physician at InterMed seeing patients at their South Portland and Yarmouth offices. She holds an appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. LaBotz graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She completed her pediatric internship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her pediatric residency at Maine Medical Center, and her fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After fellowship and before returning to Maine, she served as team physician and associate director of the sports medicine fellowship at the University of Hawai’i.

Dr. LaBotz is currently on the editorial board for Pediatrics and the Board of Directors for the Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). She previously served on the Executive Committee of the AAP’s Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness and was the council’s policy coordinator. Dr. LaBotz is also on the Board of Directors for the Taylor Hooton Foundation, and is a TrueSport Expert through the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

Dr. LaBotz is a recreational runner and paddler and enjoys the trails and waterways of Southern Maine. She is married to a retired golf professional, and their daughter is in college.

Scholarship Areas of Interest: Physical literacy and physical activity in children and adolescents, exertional heat illness, mental health in young athletes

Project Name: Physical Literacy for All Youth in Maine (PLAY-ME)