• Christopher P. Varacallo DO
  • (814) 231-2101
  • Location: DuBois
  • Specialty: Sports Medicine, Non-surgical Treatments, General Orthopedics
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“Efficient, timely and quality care is essential in sports medicine, and I am dedicated to making that happen.” – Dr. Varacallo

Dr. Varacallo is a sports fellowship trained board certified orthopedic physician seeing patients in need of non-surgical orthopedic care. His training and experience include unique competencies in the areas of athletic injuries, osteopathic medicine, and athletic training programs. Dr. Varacallo is dedicated to delivering appropriate, high quality care to professional and student athletes like you. Your experience with Dr. Varacallo will deliver you back to the game with a comeback your team will be ready for.

Dr. Varacallo is a member of the American Osteopathic Associations, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Varacallo resides in DuBois, PA with his wife Elissa and daughter Cecelia. He enjoys playing golf and working out.


  • 2007 Bachelors of Arts in Biochemistry, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA
  • 2011 Doctorate, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
  • 2011-2015 Family Medicine Residency Program, Fairview Hospital/Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH
  • 2014-Present Sports Medicine Fellowship, Palmetto Health/University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC


  • Board Certified Family Medicine
  • Certificate of Added Qualification Sports Medicine

Honors and Awards

  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teacher Award, 2014
  • Fairview Hospital/Cleveland Clinic Family Medicine Residency
  • Chief Resident, 2013-2014
  • Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation
  • Scholarship, 2009 and 2010
  • ESPN The Magazine/ CoSIDA Academic All-District, 2007
  • Baseball, District 2 College Division


  • Yeargin, S, Yeargin, B, Androlia, A, Varacallo, CP. “Autoimmune and Environmental Conditions” In: Preventing Sudden Death in Sport and Physical Activity Volume 2. Learning; Bartlett., editor. Burlington, MA: Jones; Under editorial review
  • Varacallo CP. Mindfulness and Mental Health. The Ohio Family Physician Spring 2014 Vol 66(1);24-25
  • Varacallo CP. What are your knees telling you? The Ohio Family Physician Spring 2013 Vol 65(1):28-29
  • Varacallo CP, Kelly RB. Does weight loss decrease pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee? Evidence Based Practice 15 (10) 2012: 6-7
  • Varacallo CP, Franley N. Is transdermal nitroglycerine an effective treatment for tendon injury? Evidence Based Practice 11 (6) 2013:6
  • Varcallo CP. Is platelet rich plasma therapy an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis? Evidence Based Practice 17 (8) 2014: E8

Hospital Affiliations

Penn Highlands Healthcare

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Sports Medicine, 2011-present
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, 2011-present
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, 2011-present
  • American Academy of Family Physicians, 2010-present
  • American Osteopathic Association, 2007-present
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