Program Director: Sam Akhavan, MD
Program Length: 1 year, August 1 through July 31
Fellows per year: 2
The Allegheny General Hospital Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship is accredited by the ACGME, one-year in length from August 1 through July 31, and accepts two fellows per year. Under the direction of Sam Akhavan, MD, the fellows work with two residents on the sports medicine service to cover ten attending faculty members.
The goal of our Sports Medicine Service is to help injured athletes get back to their sport as quickly and safely as possible. We treat a variety of athletic injuries to the musculoskeletal system, with a special focus on shoulder, hip, elbow, and knee injuries. We are the official medical provider of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Riverhounds, as well as the team physicians for USA Rugby (both 15s as well as the Olympic 7s Team), traveling nationally and internationally to cover events including the 2015 (England) and 2019 (Japan) Rugby World Cup. We also cover numerous area high schools.
Our fellowship-trained surgeons and primary care sports medicine specialists are experts in their respective fields. Using the latest non-operative and operative treatments, our doctors help patients regain function, so they can quickly return to competition or work. Our physicians are on the forefront of pioneering research studies that can lead to even more effective treatment options for sports injuries. Fellows will work with the following