Primary care sports medicine Fellowship.
The curriculum for Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship defines the educational experience for the fellow. The faculty is highly trained and experienced in their subspecialty fields. The sports medicine faculty members, both surgical and nonsurgical, are all fellowship-trained, holding current certificates of added qualifications. The fellow will have direct interaction and oversight with the faculty in the clinic, training room, operating room, and at sports events.
The clinical experience of the fellow encompasses all aspects of primary care sports medicine, including office-based practice, game and event coverage, training room, pre-participation physicals, research, and presentations. The primary teaching orthopedic practice is respected, vibrant, and strong, providing excellence in sports medicine care to a large central Pennsylvania geographical region. The fellow will have educational experience with grade school, high school, amateur, collegiate, and professional athletes. The athletic patient population will encompass all sports, including boxing, pro-style wrestling, and endurance athletes. In addition, the fellow will care for weekend warriors and patients of the general population with musculoskeletal complaints.
The fellow has full educational support from all members of the faculty and administration at the orthopedic practice for training in sports medicine. This includes on-site training with ultrasound, X-Ray, MRI, durable medical equipment, injections, ultrasound guided injections, neuropsychological testing for concussion management, and advanced procedure training, such as compartment pressure testing. In addition, there is full support from the primary teaching affiliation with Conemaugh Health System and the Conemaugh Family Medicine Residency. The impact of the totality of experiences in the educational process during the fellowship year will produce a quality, caring, competent physician ready to enter any sports medicine community with knowledge and skill.
Primary Care Sports Medicine – Fellowship Trained
- Eric M. Kephart, DO
- Shawn C. Saylor, DO
- Christopher Varacallo, DO
Orthopedic Sports Medicine – Fellowship Trained
Conemaugh Family Medicine Residency Director
- Jeanne Spencer, MD