LECOM/ Millcreek Community Hospital Sports Medicine
Program Director: Patrick F. Leary, D.O.,
Telephone: (814) 868-8208
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 third 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 AOA, AOASM and AOBFP. 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. Bodymap and functional movement screening is
emphasized in performance enhancement and injury prevention.
Head team physicians for over
700 athletes at Mercyhurst College 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 College campus and
allow for ongoing training in their primary specialty.
(top) Mercyhurst College 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. & Andrew Martin, 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 New York Knicks.
(left to right) New York Knicks, Erie BayHawks, Patrick Leary, D.O.
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 ofYoga, 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 Medicine
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 and hold leadership roles in those organizations.
philanthropic activities have been experienced yearly in Honduras through the Hackett Hemwall
Foundation. An immersive 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
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
Gregory W. Coppola, D.O., FAOASM
Certified in Family Practice, Sports Medicine, OMM, Integrative Medicine Fellowship
Patrick Leary, D.O.
5401 Peach Street
Millcreek Community Hospital
5515 Peach Street