Patrick Polsunas, MD

Why did you choose UPMC residency program?
I have a longstanding interest in musculoskeletal health as well as functional improvement, and so when I learned about PM&R, it seemed like the obvious choice. While at PittMed, I was fortunate to be guided to Dr. Sowa for research and career mentorship, and she helped me understand the field and where it fit in the spectrum of medicine. While all of the programs I interviewed with had appealing attributes, there was nowhere else where I felt I would have both the breadth and depth of opportunities available here across all aspects of PM&R. It didn't hurt that my wife and I fell in love with the Steel City as medical students, and were happy to be able to spend a few more years enjoying this wonderful town.

Career Interests
Clinical: MSK, Interventional Pain, Sports

Research: Back Pain

Internship: UPMC Transitional Year

Medical School: University of Pittsburh

Undergraduate: Arizona State University

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Personal Interests
Travel, photography, travel photography
Running, cycling