LECOM/ Millcreek Community Hospital Sports Medicine
Program Director: Patrick F. Leary, D.O.,
Telephone: (814) 868-7860
Welcome to the
Millcreek Community Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. We have recently been awarded
a five year accreditation by the American Osteopathic Association to continue to train two primary
care sports medicine fellows each year. Under the program direction of Patrick F. Leary D.O.,
FAOASM, FACSM, we are in our sixth year of operation.
Sports Medicine Fellows,
Andrew Martin, D.O.
& Craig Chappell, D.O.
Our affiliation with
LECOM, the largest and most innovative medical school in the nation, has allowed for teaching and
training in association with many fine osteopathic specialists in the community. Our campuses in
Erie, Pennsylvania, Bradenton, Florida and Greensburg, Pennsylvania have facilitated nationwide
research and broad opportunities for the fellows.
The Sports Medicine Program
will offer you the experience, training and leadership like none other. We are a program for
osteopathic physicians taught and led by osteopathic physicians, and we adhere to the competencies
of the American Osteopathic Association, American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine and the
American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. We review applications from osteopathic physicians
who have completed residencies in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics
and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Your exposures will include expanding skills in
return-to-play determinations, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Injection Therapy, Prolotherapy, and
Concussion Management. Computer based Neuropsych Testing, ACL Injury Prevention, Acupuncture (and a
host of other sports medicine and integrative components related to the expanding field of sports
competition, movement and exercise) are provided. Functional movement screening is emphasized in
performance enhancement and injury prevention.
Head team physicians for over 700 athletes at
Mercyhurst University including Division I men s and women s hockey, Doctors Leary and Coppola
perform pre-participation physical examinations, training rooms anddaily injury assessments
throughout the athletic seasons. On-field event coverage of football and men s and women s
hockey are part of our responsibilities. The Sports Medicine Fellows primary continuity clinics
are performed at the Student Health Center on the Mercyhurst University campus and allow for ongoing
training in their primary specialty.
(top) Mercyhurst University Football & Hockey, (bottom left) Gregory Coppola,
D.O., Andrew Martin, D.O., Anthony Ferretti, D.O., (Orthopedics), Patrick Leary, D.O., (bottom
right) Patrick Leary, D.O. & Craig Chappell, D.O.
Additionally, LECOM Sports
Medicine provides the medical care and event coverage for the NBA Development League franchise, Erie
BayHawks. Playing a fifty game season, the BayHawks are in their third year and are affiliated with
the Orlando Magic.
(left to right) Orlando Magic, Erie BayHawks, Patrick Leary, D.O.
LECOM Sports cover OHL Erie Otter's Hockey, Erie Explosion Arena Football and Erie Seawolves AA
Pro Baseball. Daily clinical patients include fitness injury evaluations and treatment for our
expanding Baby Boomer population and non-surgical musculoskeletal diagnosis and therapies.
The Sports Medicine Department is located in the 100,000 square foot ECOM Wellness Center. The
LECOM Wellness Center provides Physical Therapy, Aquatic therapy and integrative opportunities of
Yoga, TaiChi, and a complete physical fitness facility. Also, Orthopedic, Radiology, Gynecology and
Geriatric Specialists and a complete xray suite with CT/Nuclear/Dexa/Ultrasound share the third
floor. MCH s Orthopedic Residency, Geriatric, and OMM Fellowships are integrated into the Sports
Yearly attendance and presentations are required at the annual meetings
of the AOASM and ACSM. The LECOM Sports Medicine leadership has historically been a part of the
national sports medicine arena. Presently, Dr. Leary is President of the AOASM.
and philanthropic activities have been experienced yearly in Honduras through the Hackett Hemwall
Foundation. An immersion experience in Prolotherapy techniques is held each spring. Fellows are
encouraged to participate in a yearly injection therapy course sponsored by the University of
Wisconsin. Acupuncture, nutrition and a mind-body perspective are all incorporated into the year
Weekly didactic lectures for the LECOM Medical Students are presented by the
Sports Medicine Department in addition to OMM lab demonstrations. Sports Medicine Physicians
precept MSIII and MSIV students monthly in clinical exposures along with mentoring the LECOM Sports
Medicine Club, providing didactics and demonstrations monthly for this enthusiastic club.
LECOM Medical Students Lindsey Stephens & Jennifer Trypkowski present their Sports
Medicine Research at a national conference.
The one-year post residency fellowship offers
supervised experiences by board certified sports medicine specialists in the office, in the
classroom and on the side lines. Research opportunities, national speaking venues and yearly
publication are part of our norm.
Residents applying to our Sports Medicine, OMM, Geriatirc
FM, and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowships and Residents wanting to apply to an OGME-2 Year (or
beyond) are encouraged to submit a Residency/Fellowship
Application (on-line application) to Medical Education, Millcreek Community Hospital. A copy
of the Resident's/Fellow's board scores, transcript and at least two letters of recommendation are
to be included. To apply to any of our Internships (OGME1 Residency Positions), our
Gastroenterology Fellowship and our Geriatric Internal Medicine Fellowship, please submit an
application through ERAS (Electronic
Residency Application Services). Selected candidates will be asked to personally interview in Erie.
LECOM Sports Medicine does not participate in the match.
Thank you for your interest in our
LECOM SPORTS MEDICINE
Patrick F. Leary, D.O., FAOASM, FACSM
Certified in Family
Practice, Sports Medicine and Geriatrics (and Recertified)
Gregory W. Coppola, D.O.,
Certified in Family Practice, Sports Medicine, OMM, Integrative Medicine Fellowship
Patrick Leary, D.O.
5401 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509
Millcreek Community Hospital
5515 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509