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Sports Medicine Fellow

Matthew Giordanego

College: Allegheny College -- Meadville, PA

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine -- Philadelphia, PA

Residency Training: UPMC Shadyside -- Pittsburgh, PA

Interests in Medicine other then Sports Medicine: I have really gotten into nutrition and preventative medicine after getting fat in med school.

Life before Medicine: I’ve had a typical path, so school and school and school and … well I took a year between college and med school and did some bench research, but ultimately, just more preparation for medicine.

Favorite Books: Into thin air is amazing. I just read The War of Art which is inspiring. I’m listening to the A Song of Ice and Fire series now – jaw dropping.

Favorite Movies: Anything Stanley Kubrick has done. Forrest Gump. Most of the cheesy 80s horror flicks [It, Children of the Corn, Child’s Play]. Don’t judge.

Why you chose residency in Montana: I chose to interview out here for a few reasons. One, Montana is so vastly different than PA it seemed like a cool change. The fellowship offers such a wide variety of coverage and experience that was hard to find anywhere else. After my interview, I knew I had to come out here. The people here are pretty amazing, the opportunity was unmatched, and the training is top notch. It is pretty hard to beat.

Curriculum Topics

  • Anatomy
  • Bracing, Orthotics, Podiatry
  • Certification as Specialist in Strength and Conditioning
  • Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics
  • Exercise Prescription and Treadmill Testing
  • Event Coverage and Mass Participation
  • Family Medicine Clinic
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound - Diagnostic and Therapeutic
  • Nutrition
  • Orthopedics
  • Pharmacology
  • Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
  • Radiology
  • Research
  • Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Preparticipation Exams
  • Team Physician
  • Training Room
Sports Medicine Faculty
Practicing Locations

Conferences & Presentations

There are a number of meetings and conferences held throughout the year in which the fellow attends and participates. Sports Medicine Fellowship meetings are held every Thursday mornings with the fellow, teaching faculty, and staff. Sports medicine presentations by the fellow, faculty, and community attendings are rotated with Journal Club and Radiology Rounds to produce a wealth of didactic. The fellow is responsible for presenting sports medicine topics to the residents at the Montana Family Medicine Residency. The fellow will also participate in the Magic City Sports Medicine Conference, ATC Forums, and Coaches Clinics. Attendance at one AMSSM CME conference is sponsored and required

Interview Requirements

  • -ERAS Application
  • -3 Letters of Reference
  • -Medical School Diploma
  • -Confirmation of residency training/completion (or anticipated)
  • -Current State Licenses (if any)
  • -CV
  • -Personal Statement
  • -Visa, if applicable

You may submit the items listed above to:

Cindy Ness
Program Coordinator
Montana Family Medicine Residency
123 S 27th St, Suite B
Billings, MT 59101

Participating Organizations

Montana Family Medicine Residency - The fellowship is coordinated through the Montana Family Medicine Residency program based out of Riverstone Health. It is through MFMR and Riverstone Health that the fellow has independent sports medicine clinics in addition to continuity clinics in Family Medicine. MFMR has a simulation lab complete with joints for practicing aspirations and injections for the fellow to hone their skills. A consistently nationally recognized Family Medicine program, MFMR has an exceptional faculty who facilitate the fellow’s education and affords numerous opportunities for teaching residents, faculty, midlevel providers and visiting students. MFMR is a part of the University of Washington School of Medicine WWAMI network allowing additional supports through the University of Washington. The fellowship, now in existence through MFMR for 10 years, recently gained re-accreditation for an additional 5 years, the most allowed by the ACGME.

Ortho Montana - the fellow has the opportunity to learn orthopedic and musculoskeletal medicine from the largest orthopedic group in the state, with fellowship trained orthopedic specialists in sports medicine, foot and ankle, hand and wrist, spine, pediatrics, and adult reconstruction. Ortho Montana has a primary care sports medicine specialist, and performs diagnostic and therapeutic musculoskeletal ultrasound as well. The fellow gains experience in the orthopedists' clinics as well as surgeries, gaining hands on experience in diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries as well as significant experience with anatomy, exam skills, and interventional treatments.

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