Excela Health Sports Medicine is a community-based service, with facilities in Greensburg, North Huntingdon and Delmont. We combine high levels of expertise and training with personal attention and individualized efforts to get you off the sidelines and back in the game. Our sports medicine specialists are fellowship trained, to provide you the same level of service as in large cities.
Meet Our Sports Medicine Specialists
Jennifer A. Erdos, MD, orthopedic surgeon, board certified
Medical School: Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
Residency: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh
Fellowship: University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y., orthopedic sports medicine
A Western Pennsylvania native, Dr. Erdos provides medical and surgical care to prevent, evaluate and treat injuries for both the recreational and competitive athlete of any age. As a collegiate All-American swimmer and an NCAA Woman of the Year, she knows what drives athletes and what it takes to keep them safe.
She specializes in:
•Reconstructive surgery of the knee, shoulder and elbow
•Arthroscopy of the knee, shoulder, elbow and hip
680 Pellis Road, Greensburg, Pa. 15601
Excela Square at Norwin (formerly Norwin Medical Commons) 8775 Norwin Avenue, North Huntingdon, Pa. 15642
Jacob A. DiCesare, DO, primary care sports medicine, board certified
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Pittsburgh/St. Margaret Hospital, family medicine
Fellowship: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh
A Greensburg Central Catholic High School graduate, Dr. DiCesare returns to the area, joining the Excela Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine physician practice. Board certified in family and sports medicine, his focus is on non-surgical options for musculoskeletal issues including:
•Back and neck pain
In addition to doing corticosteroid joint injections, Dr. DiCesare performs specialized sports medicine procedures including:
•Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
-Trigger point injections
680 Pellis Road, Greensburg, Pa. 15601
Excela Square at Norwin, 8775 Norwin Avenue, North Huntingdon, Pa. 15642
James Masterson, DO, primary care sports medicine, board certified
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship and Residency: Doctors Hospital, Columbus Ohio, chief resident, family medicine program
Certificate of Added Qualifications: Sports medicine
While in post-doctoral training, Dr. Masterson had the opportunity to spend time studying sports medicine and exercise physiology through clinical rotations at Grant Sports Medicine, Doctors Hospital Sports Medicine, Ohio State University Sports Medicine. He also works with the Concussion Clinic and was instrumental in making Hempfield one of the first school districts in the country to implement computer neurocognitive testing to improve concussion management of affected athletes.
Medical Commons One, 530 South Street, Greensburg, Pa. 15601
While concussions to professional athletes have received much attention recently, the fact is: for every one concussion that occurs in the pros, more than 5,000 happen in high school games. That’s why Excela Health has created a Concussion Clinic, with the double-sided objective of providing education to prevent concussion and using the latest techniques to treat and evaluate recovery after one takes place.
Dr. Masterson and the Excela Health Sports Concussion Program are proud to be a credentialed ImPACT® Consultant and leader in sports concussion management.
View Dr. Masterson's Web Chat on Concussions and Sports Related Injuries
Our Athletic Training Outreach Program
We provide certified athletic trainers for local high schools and colleges to help with both injury prevention and on-the-spot attention when something occurs on the field. As allied health professionals, our certified athletic trainers specialize in the prevention, assessment, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of muscle and bone injuries and illnesses. They are generally one of the first health care providers on the scene when injuries occur. Not to be confused with fitness or personal trainers, they can recognize, evaluate and assess injuries, provide immediate care when needed, and "educate" others about becoming physically fit and reducing the risk of injury through various means.
Our certified athletic trainers also work under the direction of a fellowship trained sports medicine physician. If needed, Excela Sports Medicine specialists work with Excela Health Outpatient Rehabilitation to provide you with the right therapies at the right moment.
Our certified athletic trainers are located at:
Seton Hill University
Kenneth Kopesky, MEd, ATC, ACI, Head Athletic Trainer
Staff Athletic Trainers
Lysha Draskovic, MS, ATC, LAT, PES
Lindsay Gilarski, MS, ATC, LAT
Derek Knotts, MS, ATC, LAT
Jordan Blair, MS, ATC, PES
Westmoreland County Community College
Rob Rubal, MS, ATC
Hempfield Area High School
Erica Ames, ATC
Jeannette Jr./Sr. High School
Michael Castillo, ATC
Mount Pleasant High School
Kyle Bowman, ATC, LAT
Kaitlyn Sippel, ATC, PES, EMT-B
Penn Trafford High School
Jennifer Galando-Smith, MS, ATC
Gina Linn, ATC
Southmoreland High School
Paul Cervola, ATC
Yough High School
Lauren Germanowski, MEd, ATC, CSCS
The Kiski School
Robert Eckenrode, ATC
Casual Call ATCs
Will Lawhorn, MS, ATC
Robert Rubal, ATC
Molly Bruggeman, ATC
Local, skilled, experienced. That’s Excela Health Sports Medicine.
For more information about our Athletic Training Outreach Program, please call
Timothy McMahon, MS, ATC, lead athletic trainer, 724-689-1970.