Is your heart in shape for sports? Watch a special edition of abc27’s Good Day PA, Thursday, February 27, at 10 am to learn how UPMC Pinnacle is helping build better athletes with cutting-edge cardiovascular care. You’ll also meet athletes who have been helped to prevent and recover from heart-related issues thanks to UPMC Pinnacle medical professionals.
Plus, have your questions answered in a live webchat with specialists from UPMC Pinnacle.
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Dr. Apollo is a non-invasive cardiologist and co-medical director of sports cardiology at UPMC Pinnacle Heart and Vascular Institute. He completed medical school, residency and fellowship at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Apollo is board-certified in cardiovascular disease. He enjoys running and cycling and unites his passion for cycling and cardiology by writing heart-related articles for the cycling publication, VeloNews.
Steven Collina, MD, is the medical director for the Bone and Joint Center at UPMC Pinnacle. He is a board-certified sports medicine physician. Dr. Collina received his medical degree from University of South Florida College of Medicine, and he completed a residency in family medicine and a sports medicine fellowship at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Dr. Morris is a non-invasive cardiologist and co-medical director of sports cardiology at UPMC Pinnacle Heart and Vascular Institute. Board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography and nuclear medicine, Dr. Morris completed medical school and residency at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine followed by fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in New Jersey. In his spare time, Dr. Morris is a general sports enthusiast and cycles competitively.
Kush Patel is a board-certified sports medicine physician and assistant medical director for the Bone and Joint Center at UPMC Pinnacle. Dr. Patel received his medical degree from St. Georges University in Grenada, West Indies, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Conn., where he subsequently served as chief resident. Dr. Patel completed his primary care sports medicine fellowship at the University at Buffalo, N.Y.