Wayne Sebastianelli, MD

    • 3240 Citations
    • 33 h-Index
    1989 …2016

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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

    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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    Research Output

    Athletic Head Trauma

    Sebastianelli, W. J., Sep 1 2016, In : Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review. 24, 3, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Injury and illness epidemiology at a summer sport-camp program, 2008 through 2011

    Oller, D. M., Buckley, W. E., Sebastianelli, W. J. & Vairo, G. L., Mar 1 2015, In : Journal of Athletic Training. 50, 3, p. 313-320 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations
  • 3 Scopus citations

    Feasibility of virtual reality for assessment of neurocognitive, executive, and motor functions in concussion

    Slobounov, S. M., Sebastianelli, W. J. & Newell, K. M., Jan 1 2014, Concussions in Athletics: From Brain to Behavior. Springer New York, p. 49-68 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Introduction

    Slobounov, S. M. & Sebastianelli, W. J., Jan 1 2014, Concussions in Athletics: From Brain to Behavior. Springer New York, p. 1-19 19 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

  • 1 Scopus citations