For generations, UPMC Sports Medicine has been healing professional athletes and sports enthusiasts alike of any sports-related injuries. Pittsburgh teams like the Steelers and Penguins have been strongly dependent on UPMC to help aid in their recovery, and their newest addition, the Pittsburgh Power would like to show their gratitude for the efforts UPMC and its advanced medical team have dedicated to keeping their players healthy.
Meet the UPMC Medical Staff
Thomas M. Sisk, MD, Head Team Physician
Dr. Thomas Sisk is an assistant professor of orthopedics at the University of Pittsburgh and a primary care sports medicine physician for UPMC Sports Medicine. He received his medical degree from Thomas-Jefferson in Philadelphia and completed a sports medicine fellowship at UPMC. In addition to being appointed team physician for the Pittsburgh Power Dr. Sisk also cares for the World Wrestling Entertainment, Chatham University, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Duquesne Women’s Basketball, and Cirque de Soleil. He previously cared for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Dr. Dharmesh Vyas, MD
Dr. Dharmesh Vyas is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at UPMC. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Chicago and completed a surgical fellowship in sports medicine at UPMC. Dr. Vyas is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and the treatment of athletic injuries. In addition to being a team physician for the Pittsburgh Power, Dr. Vyas also cares for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Brandon McClendon, Athletic Trainer
Brandon McClendon is a certified athletic trainer with UPMC Sports Medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala. and his master’s degree in athletic training from California University. McClendon is in his fourth year as the Pittsburgh Power’s Head Athletic Trainer and in his sixth year in athletic training with UPMC. He also has served as a certified athletic trainer with the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2010 season.
Nick Henry, Athletic Trainer
Nick Henry is a certified athletic trainer with UPMC Sports Medicine. This is his third season as the Pittsburgh Power’s assistant athletic trainer after returning from working as an athletic training intern for the organization. Nick graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training, completed his master’s degree in injury prevention at California University of Pennsylvania. Nick holds a Performance Enhancement Specialist and a National Association of Speed and Explosion certification.
Megan Carter, Physical Therapist
Megan Carter is a physical therapist at UPMC Sports Medicine. She received a bachelor’s degree in Biologyfrom Lafayette College, a doctorate in physical therapy from Columbia University in New York City. Previous clinical experience include sports medicine internships at The Ohio State University, The United States Military Academy – West Point and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. This is her first year working with UPMC and first season with the Pittsburgh Power. Megan is also a Certified Titleist Performance Institute Medical Professional.