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Sports Medicine Fellowship Faculty at UPMC in South Central Pa.

Steven J. Collina, MD

Steven J. Collina, MD, is board-certified in family medicine and sports medicine. He completed his training for both at UPMC Shadyside in Pittsburgh. Prior to joining UPMC Pinnacle, Dr. Collina was the assistant director and fellowship director at the Crozer Sports Medicine fellowship program in Suburban Philadelphia from 2001 through 2014. He was in a private practice orthopedic group before returning to academics with UPMC Pinnacle in 2018. He served as the team physician for the Philadelphia Union for six years as well as the medical director for the Philadelphia Triathlon for seven years. He has been performing diagnostic and guided procedures with ultrasound for over 10 years. Dr. Collina is a passionate mountain bike rider/racer with a special interest in biomechanics of cyclists.

Kush Patel, MD

Kush Patel, MD, is board-certified in internal medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Patel received his bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., and he received his medical degree from St. Georges University in Grenada, West Indies. After completing his residency in internal medicine at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Conn., where he subsequently served as chief resident, he went on to complete his primary care sports medicine fellowship at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Patel has experience treating athletes of all skill levels from adolescent and high school, college and professional, to adult weekend warriors. During his sports medicine fellowship, he provided physician coverage at the University at Buffalo for D1 football, soccer, wrestling, and basketball and at Canisius College for D1 hockey. He specializes in the use of ultrasound to aid in making diagnosis and for injection treatments and utilizes the minimally invasive percutaneous tenotomy using Tenex Health to treat various tendinopathies.

John V. Murphy, DO

John V. Murphy, DO, is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine. He completed his family medicine training at Penn State Health in Reading, Pa., and his sports medicine fellowship at UPMC in Pittsburgh. During training, he served as a team physician for the University of Pittsburgh football, Robert Morris Ice hockey, Robert Morris basketball, and various mass participation events including the Pittsburgh Marathon and EQT 10 miler. Dr. Murphy currently serves as the team physician for Millersville University. He has strong clinical interests in diagnostic ultrasound, regenerative orthobiologics, along with general musculoskeletal treatment of athletes of all ages. Dr. Murphy has always pursued an active lifestyle and participated in multiple sports through high school and college. He has a strong passion for sports and medicine, taking pride in treating patients of all activity levels. He specializes in the care of the entire athlete.

Michael Yurkewicz, DO

Michael Yurkewicz, DO, is board-certified in family medicine and sports medicine. He attended Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology. He then received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his family medicine residency at UPMC Pinnacle where during his 3rd year he was the chief resident. He then completed his sports medicine fellowship with Michael Cordas, DO, at UPMC Pinnacle. He is the assistant director of the UPMC Pinnacle family medicine residency program as well as core faculty for the UPMC Pinnacle sports medicine fellowship. Dr. Yurkewicz is in private practice at Red Cedar Family Practice in Lewisberry, Pa., and he also sees patients at the PinnacleHealth Bone and Joint Center. He serves as the team physician for Cedar Cliff High school.

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