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UPMC Sports Medicine South Side Medical Building to be Renamed in Honor of Dr. Freddie Fu

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Rick Pietzak
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Susan Manko
Vice President

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WHAT: At a special event in honor of Dr. Freddie Fu’s unwavering dedication, commitment and tireless efforts to advance and improve care in sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery over more than 30 years, the newly renovated medical building on the campus of the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex will officially be dedicated as the UPMC Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Center. 
Pittsburgh sports broadcasting legend and the voice of Pitt Panthers football, Bill Hillgrove, will serve as master of ceremonies for the event. 


  • Freddie Fu, M.D., chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UPMC; founder, UPMC Sports Medicine
  • Patrick Gallagher, Ph.D., chancellor, University of Pittsburgh 
  • Steve Israel, former NFL and Pitt Panthers cornerback 
  • Volker Musahl, M.D., current chief, UPMC Sports Medicine 

WHEN: 3:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018

WHERE: UPMC Rooney Sports Complex medical building, 3200 S. Water St., Pittsburgh, 15203.

Note to Media: To cover this event, prior arrangements must be made by contacting Rick Pietzak at 412-523-6922 or