Neal Washburn, DO
Sports Medicine Fellow

Why did you choose UPMC for advanced training?
When I first decided to attend medical school, it was with the purpose to eventually become a sports medicine physician. As an athlete myself, I understood the heart and mentality of the athlete, and knew that I could empathize with their struggles as it related to their injuries. Given the various paths that one can take to become a sports medicine physician, I felt that PM&R embodied the approach and philosophy that I wanted to bring to my patients. Additionally, I believed that PM&R was perfectly suited to make me a musculoskeletal specialist in the field of sports medicine.
There are many reasons why I was attracted to the fellowship at UPMC. Specifically, the UPMC Sports Medicine fellowship offers a unique opportunity to receive specialized training in diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound, regenerative medicine techniques, as well as interventional spine. Situated in the “City of Champions,” there are numerous opportunities to work with athletes of all calibers, both on the sideline and in the clinics of state-of-the-art facilities. UPMC continues to be a worldwide leading academic institution in the field of sports medicine, and it’s exciting to be a part of it!

Career Interests
Clinical: Diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound; regenerative medicine; ultrasound elastography in the context of tendinopathy; interventional spine; overuse injuries; running medicine

Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences

Undergraduate: Pepperdine University

Hometown: Cypress, CA

Personal Interests