UPMC Sports Medicine

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To the South Fayette School District Athletic Community:

UPMC Sports Medicine is proud to partner with the South Fayette School District athletic program. South Fayette and UPMC Sports Medicine both highly value innovative excellence, creating a unique environment for athletic healthcare. We strive to ensure every athlete receives the right care at the right time every time. Our sports medicine team is committed to combining evidence-based medical research with the examination of site-specific results of our daily medical practice. 
 
As we prepare for the upcoming school year, we would like to introduce our sport medicine team. UPMC Sports Medicine provides two on-site, full-time athletic trainers to South Fayette who are available during the school year at athletic practices and events. Athletic trainers are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine, enabling the prevention, recognition, and management of athletic-related injuries at campus facilities under the supervision of a licensed physician. In addition to a supervising physician, South Fayette benefits from a consulting neuropsychologist who specializes in concussion diagnosis and management.
 
Larissa J. Symington, LAT, ATC has provided athletic training services to the South Fayette athletic teams since 2015. She has developed her approach to athletic healthcare primarily through her involvement with the UPMC Concussion Research Program, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Larissa leads sports medicine data collection and analysis to provide the team with detailed information to improve patient care.
 
Devin Kielur, DAT, LAT, ATC enters his second year providing athletic training services at South Fayette since completing his clinical doctorate degree in athletic training in 2020. His clinical vision is to foster patient efficacy through education, empowerment, and development of an individual’s ability to overcome injury and illness. “Student-athletes have their own unique set of values, goals, and expectations, and it is my clinical mission to support all dimensions of health by promoting lifelong health and wellness behaviors, while investing into personal, as well as athletic, growth and development.” 
 
Bryson Lesniak, MD is a knee and shoulder orthopedic surgeon with vast experience in sports medicine. He specializes in the athletic population through his affiliations with University of Pittsburgh athletics, Carnegie Mellon University athletics, and South Fayette School District, as well as other Pittsburgh-area high schools. Dr. Lesniak has overseen the athletic healthcare at South Fayette since 2014 and many of our athletes have benefitted from his leadership and medical care.
 
Natalie Sherry, PsyD, MBA, specializes in sport-related concussion, serving as South Fayette’s consulting neuropsychologist since 2018. She demonstrates a deep understanding of this complex injury and provides individualized treatment plans that focus on academic and athletic success. Dr. Sherry has coordinated academic accommodations for injured South Fayette athletes and understands our student-athletes' desire to maintain their studies.

In Health, 

Larissa J. Symington, LAT, ATC      
Athletic Trainer I, UPMC Sports Medicine      
 
Devin S. Kielur, DAT, LAT, ATC 
Athletic Trainer I, UPMC Sports Medicine

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