Matthew McElroy, DO, ARDMS, program director
Welcome to the Geisinger Medical Center Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. Our program is newly formed but our faculty and organization offers a well-established tradition of educating primary care sports medicine physicians bringing over seven years experience. We matriculate our first fellow in July 2017. Our program is one year in length.
Our program is uniquely placed within the orthopedic and sports medicine departments at Geisinger Medical Center and as such offers direct education from our orthopedic sports surgeons and musculoskeletal trained radiologists. Our fellow will be able to utilize the resources of our top tier orthopedic residency training program; fellows will follow some surgical cases through to the operating room, participate in anatomy cadaver dissections and utilize our skills lab to practice ultrasound guided injections on cadaver specimens.
We have four primary care sports medicine trained physicians on faculty with residency training in pediatrics, emergency medicine, PMR and family practice. Our surgical faculty includes three pediatric orthopedists, three sports medicine surgeons, three hand surgeons and a foot and ankle surgeon.
Musculoskeletal ultrasound training is a critical piece if our training. We hold monthly didactics with case discussions, lectures and hands on practical training on live and cadaver models. Our faculty has three RMSK trained members and a combined 15 years of musculoskeletal ultrasound experience. Additionally, our fellows will become versed in diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound guided injections of all musculoskeletal body regions. Fellows should expect to log more than 200 diagnostic and ultrasound guided procedures during the year.
Our curriculum includes board review sessions, monthly journal clubs, MRI and fracture conferences as well as quarterly sports medicine morbidity and mortality conferences attended by our orthopedic, athletic training and physical therapy colleagues.
Our sports medicine coverage includes Bucknell University (division I), Bloomsburg University (division II), and Susquehanna University (division III). Our fellows also cover mass events (Danville half marathon and Humdinger trail run)
Finally, we are proud of our newly remodeled state of art sports medicine clinic equipped with modern and efficient exam rooms as well as on site digital MRI, CT and X-ray. We have a dedicated procedure room for ultrasound guided regenerative injections and ultrasound guided microtenotomy procedures.
The video below highlights our faculty and facilities and provides a glimpse into our fellowship.
We are proud of our program and expect to train exceptional primary care sports medicine physicians.
Thank for considering our program.
Matt McElroy, DO