Wayne Sebastianelli, MD

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    1989 …2024

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    Research interests

    Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli’s interests are in orthopaedic and sports medicine. He has served as a principal investigator and co-investigator for several NIH grants, including "Investigation of Athletes at Risk for Traumatic Brain Injuries." Dr. Sebastianelli has coauthored several books and published more than 85 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

    Teaching and educational interests

    Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli is involved in the education of orthopaedic sports medicine fellows, primary care sports medicine fellows, family and community medicine residents and medical students at Penn State University Park. He has also served as an oral examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery since 1999 and as a member of the same organization's Field Test Task Force for Sub-Specialty Certification Examination since 2010.

    In addition, Dr. Sebastianelli has been a member of the Board of Directors of OMeGA Medical Grants Association since 2014. The organization's mission is to award and administer grants for graduate orthopaedic medical education through an independent, transparent process.

    Clinical interests

    Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli's clinical interests are in knee, shoulder, ankle, hand, hip and ligament surgery. This includes knee, hip and shoulder replacements. In addition, he has been Chief of Staff at Mount Nittany Medical Center since 2004.

    Professional information

    Board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009

    Subspecialty certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2015

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    Fellowship, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


    Residency, University of Rochester


    Internship, University of Rochester


    MD, University of Rochester


    Biology and Anthropology, AS, University of Rochester


    External positions

    Member, Board of Directors, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    2018 → …

    Member, Council of Delegates, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

    2017 → …

    Member, Development/Donor Support Committee, American Orthopaedic Association

    2016 → …

    Member, Membership Committee, American Orthopaedic Association


    Member, Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society

    2003 → …


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