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Faculty

Core Faculty

Jeff Kim, DO

Dr. Kim is a sports medicine physician at Saint Vincent Sports Medicine, earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed both a family medicine residency and a sports medicine fellowship at Saint Vincent.

Dr. Kim has additional training and certification for osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) and joint injections, including but not limited to the shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist and hip. He also specializes in concussion treatment and education, OMT for both athletes and non-athletes experiencing neck, back, pelvis and hip pain, and gait assessment for runners and walkers.

Non-athletes can take advantage of Dr. Kim’s services as well. He provides non-surgical treatment for any musculoskeletal injuries and issues, and brings a conservative approach to treatment for arthritis, muscle imbalances and pain patterns that are not necessarily related to sports.

Dr. Kim is the head team physician for Penn State Behrend and Fairview High School. He provides medical coverage for many local athletic events, including the Erie Marathon.

His favorite sports are hockey & basketball, and he enjoys sailing, running, skiing and snowboarding. He is passionate about sports medicine because he likes helping athletes overcome the obstacles of an injury and return to peak performance in their desired sport.

Laura McIntosh, MD

Dr. McIntosh is the fellowship program director. She earned her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed her family practice residency at UPMC-Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., and her sports medicine fellowship at Saint Vincent.

Dr. McIntosh takes a functional approach to the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal problems. She does utilize more traditional options like medications, bracing and joint injections when necessary. She also specializes in diagnosing and managing concussions. She enjoys working with athletes of all ages and specialties, but has a special interest in treating runners.

Non-athletes can benefit from Dr. McIntosh’s expertise in that her skills can also be applied to problems and issues that are not related to sports or exercise.People who do not consider themselves athletes can actually experience the same types of musculoskeletal injuries as athletes, and Dr. McIntosh can provide the specialized care needed to help them avoid living with chronic pain – and maybe even help them discover the athlete within!

Dr. McIntosh is a team physician for Gannon University and Mercyhurst Preparatory School. She also assists in covering games for the Erie Seawolves. She provides medical coverage for several local athletic events including the Highmark Quad Games, Presque Isle Triathlon and the Edinboro Triathlon.

Her favorite sports are basketball and crew, and she enjoys running, hiking and cross country skiing. For Dr. McIntosh, sports medicine is most rewarding when she can help an individual get back to their sport or simply get through their day pain-free. While the cause some injuries is clear and the treatment plan is standard, she also enjoys "playing detective" to get to the heart of the problem when injuries are more complicated.

Philip St. Julien, DO

Dr. St. Julien is the associate fellowship director. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed both his family medicine residency and sports medicine fellowship at Saint Vincent Hospital.

Dr. St. Julien has additional training and certification for osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) and joint injections, including but not limited to the shoulder, knee, elbow wrist and hip. He also specializes in concussion treatment and education, OMT for both athletes and non-athletes experiencing neck, back, pelvis and hip pain.

Non-athletes can take advantage of Dr St. Julien’s services as well. He provides non-surgical treatment for any musculoskeletal injuries and issues and brings a conservative approach to treatment for arthritis, muscle imbalances and pain patterns that are not necessarily related to sports.

Dr. St. Julien is the team physician for Edinboro University, Northwestern and Girard High School, assists with coverage for the Erie Seawolves and is the medical director for the Barber Beast on the Bay. He also provides medical coverage for many local athletic events including the Erie Marathon.

His favorite sports are basketball, soccer and golf. He also enjoys coaching and being active in the youth sports community. He is enthusiastic about helping young athletes participate safely and pain-free as they develop their athletic skills, understanding the importance that athletic participation plays in their lives and well-being.

Jay Deimel, MD

Dr. Deimel is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine for adults and children. He provides a full range of care, including fracture/trauma care with a special interest in soft tissue injuries of the hip, knee and shoulder.

After earning his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Deimel attended Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals.

He pursued additional training and expertise during his orthopaedic sports fellowship at Stanford University, while serving as an assistant team physician for the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford athletic teams.

Before coming to Erie, Dr. Deimel was an orthopaedic surgeon at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute and clinical instructor in orthopaedic surgery for the University of Chicago Orthopaedic Surgery residency program.

Currently, Dr. Deimel is the Director of Sports Medicine St. Vincent AHN and Hip Preservation Surgery and is an assistant Orthopaedic Instructor LECOM Orthopaedic Residency Program. He also is the team physician for Gannon University and McDowell High School.

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Adjunct Faculty

Mark Buseck, MD

Dr. Buseck is an orthopaedic surgeon. Dr. Buseck earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his medical residencies at Rush-Presbyterian – St. Luke’s Medical Centered in Chicago, IL and Denver Children’s Hospital. He then took an additional year of fellowship training at Cincinnati Sports Medicine Center.

Dr. Buseck has a special interest in treating athletic injuries of the knee. This involves arthroscopic treatment of meniscal cartilage tears with either partial excision or repair. Dr Buseck also specializes in surgical Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction including the “all inside” repair with minimal incisions.

Dr. Buseck has always enjoyed the treatment of the athletic patients due to their high level of physical conditioning and motivation to recover and return to play.

Thomas Fessler, MD

 Dr. Thomas Fessler, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon who earned his medical degree from Georgetown School of Medicine. He completed his surgical residency at University Massachusetts Medical Center.

Dr. Fessler

Dr.Fessler is the head team physician for Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Cathedral Preparatory School.
 

Andrew Hay

Orthopaedic Physical Therapist
 

Sara Benczkowski

Vestibular Therapist
 

Mary Ann Love

Senior Athletic Trainer, AHN
 

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