Sports Medicine Experts

Volker Musahl, MD
Medical Director, UPMC Rooney Sports Complex

After earning his medical degree at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg in Germany, Dr. Musahl moved to the United States, where he completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh and a fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery Sports Medicine and Shoulder in New York City. In addition to his work as a University of Pittsburgh professor and a leading orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Musahl is also a co-head team physician for the University of Pittsburgh football team, as well as team physician for Carlow University and Mt. Lebanon High School.

His research interests include knee and shoulder biomechanics. Recently, he was awarded the Cabaud Memorial Award, which was given for the best paper researching hard or soft tissue biology. He also won the Aircast Award for Basic Science for his collaborative work on ACL reconstruction. Currently, Dr. Musahl is associate professor of bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, program director of sports medicine fellowship, and medical director at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.

Freddie H. Fu, MD
Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

In addition to his role as chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC, Dr. Fu is the David Silver Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. He also has served as the head physician for the University of Pittsburgh Department of Athletics since 1986, and was instrumental in establishing the Sports and Preventive Medicine Institute in 1985, the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, which opened in October 2000, and the University of Pittsburgh's Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.

The recipient of more than 250 awards and numerous major research grants, Dr. Fu is known worldwide for his pioneering surgical techniques, attracting patients — both athletes and non-athletes — from all over the globe. He is also world-renowned for his research on the biomechanics of sports injuries, and has edited 30 major textbooks, authored 173 book chapters and over 550 peer-reviewed articles, and has given over 1,100 national and international presentations.

Albert Lin, MD

At the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, Dr. Lin is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder and sports injuries, including arthroscopic shoulder surgery, complex shoulder conditions, shoulder replacement, rotator cuff tears, and ACL reconstruction. He also serves as an assistant professor in the Division of Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Dr. Lin earned a medical degree at Harvard Medical School in Boston, where he completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery, as well as a fellowship in shoulder and elbow. He also completed an additional fellowship in sports medicine at UPMC. 

Stephen Rabuck, MD

With a specialty in sports medicine, Dr. Rabuck is an orthopaedic surgeon at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex and clinical instructor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. His areas of clinical expertise include treatment of sports related injuries of the athlete, with a special research interest in ACL reconstruction, surgical repair of tendon ruptures, and post-surgical rehabilitation.

Dr. Rabuck earned a medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and went on to complete a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago. He then returned to UPMC to complete a fellowship in sports medicine.

Mark W. Rodosky, MD

Dr. Rodosky is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of shoulder problems in patients of all ages and both sexes. His patients include local people and professional athletes from around the world, with shoulder problems ranging from the common to the complex. Dr. Rodosky has special expertise in minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques, as well as in difficult open reconstructions and replacements.

Dr. Rodosky serves as chief of UPMC's Shoulder Service and has taught residents, fellows, and practicing orthopaedic surgeons from many different countries. He earned a degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University in Chicago, and completed his medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and the prestigious Neer Shoulder Fellowship at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Rodosky is consistently named one of The Best Doctors in America and to Pittsburgh Magazine's Top Doctors list. He is world-renowned for his biomechanical and clinical research, and has written numerous articles and presented numerous lectures nationally and internationally.

Dharmesh Vyas, MD

Dr. Vyas specializes in adult and pediatric sports medicine injuries, including open and arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, and hip. A graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals and his sports medicine fellowships at UPMC, the Klinikum Rechts der Isar in Germany, and the Centre Albert Trillat in France. Dr. Vyas also serves as the head team physician for the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins.

Currently, Dr. Vyas is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He has co-authored publications on his research interests, which include the basic science and treatment of ACL reconstruction, meniscal repair, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder instability. Dr. Vyas is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS) and holds additional sub-specialty certification in sports medicine. He is also a member of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and the NHL team physicians’ society.

Vonda J. Wright, MD
Medical director, UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

Dr. Wright is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and works to optimize her patients’ mobility. She is especially interested in aging athletes and how physical aptitude affects mobility, and other aspects of general health, as people age. She is director of the Performance and Research Initiative for Masters Athletes (PRIMA), the first program of its kind in a medical setting.

Dr. Wright first came to the University of Pittsburgh in 1999 as an orthopaedic surgery resident. She completed a research fellowship in the Musculoskeletal Growth and Development Lab, and a one-year sports medicine and upper extremity fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Wheaton College, in Wheaton, Ill.; her master’s degree in oncology nursing from Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, and her medical degree from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago.

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UPMC Rooney
Sports Complex
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Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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8000 Cranberry Springs Drive
Cranberry Township, PA 16066


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