Alyssa Neph, MD
Why did you choose UPMC residency program?
PM&R is the perfect combination of my interests in musculoskeletal medicine and neurology. I love that PM&R focuses on a patient’s functional status and works toward getting the patient to a level at which they can return home. Physiatrists are able to form lasting and meaningful relationships with their patients which is very important to me.
I chose UPMC because it is a fantastic, well-rounded program where I felt I could be exposed to everything necessary to feel comfortable practicing on my own after graduation. The residents and other faculty seemed genuinely happy and Pittsburgh has a lot of great scenery and entertainment to offer.
Clinical: Sports Medicine, Interventional Spine
Research: Sports medicine
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Undergraduate: Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
Hometown: Waterford, MI
Figure skating and snowboarding
camping and hiking