Dr. Hagen is one of few female sports medicine physicians in the region who have completed formal training in primary care sports medicine and is on the medical staff of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s (UPMC) Center for Sports Medicine.
She has served as a team physician for the Pittsburgh Penguins; a consultant to the medical team for the Pittsburgh Steelers; and a team physician for the University of Pittsburgh, Robert Morris University (RMU), Point Park University and the Pittsburgh Passion women's professional football team.
Dr. Hagen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in integrative biology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991, where she discovered her interest in sports medicine while serving as a student athletic trainer. She earned a master of science degree in physiology at Georgetown University in 1994, and a doctorate in medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1998. Her postdoctoral work included an internal medicine residency at UPMC Montefiore and the director of the sports medicine fellowship at UPMC Shadyside.
Dr. Hagen cares for athletes on all levels – from recreational to high school to college to professional and elite. She assists the medical teams of several other local colleges and high schools as well as numerous local sporting events throughout the year.
Dr. Hagen’s research endeavors have included female athletic issues, the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and the effect of gender on sports-related concussion. She is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.
In addition to her medical career, Dr. Hagen has made public service and volunteerism a top priority. She has served as a Special Olympics medical and coaching volunteer; a medical service volunteer at Banso Baptist Hospital in Cameroon, Africa; a consultant for a Washington, D.C.-based public school health promotion project and a cancer outreach program; and a volunteer health care provider and reading tutor at a homeless health clinic in California.