Stephen Schaaf, MD
Sports Medicine Fellow

Why did you choose UPMC for advanced training?
I was attracted to PM&R sports medicine because I enjoy working with active individuals/athletes to maintain and maximize their function. UPMC has one of the premier PM&R sports medicine fellowships. Specifically, the fellowship provides training in sports medicine that is comprehensive and multidisciplinary. In addition, the fellowship offers top level specialized training in diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound, regenerative medicine techniques, as well as interventional spine procedures. Lastly, at UPMC there are numerous opportunities to further develop academic and research skills.

Career Interests
Clinical: Sports medicine, diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound, interventional spine
Research: Tendinopathy, regenerative medicine, protein and genetic biomarkers for interventional spine procedures

Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medicial Center

Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine

Undergraduate: The Ohio State University

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Personal Interests
Bernese Mountain Dog
Pittsburgh Penguins