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Athletic Hall of Fame

Wayne Sebastianelli

Wayne Sebastianelli

'79, '83M (MD), '88M (Res)

At Rochester:

  • Played football for two seasons-freshman and sophomore years-before gaining early admission into the University's School of Medicine
  • He was part of the second class to be admitted to what was then a pilot program
  • B.A. in biology and anthropology, Magna Cum Laude, 1979
  • Named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and Phi Beta Kappa


  • M.D. with honors from the University of Rochester in 1983
  • Presently a tenured professor of orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation and the director of athletic medicine at Penn State University
  • Was a clinical instructor of surgery at Penn State's Milton Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA from 1988-1989
  • Assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, 1989-1992
  • Associate surgeon, Strong Memorial Hospital, 1989-1992
  • Attending orthopedic surgeon, Monroe Community Hospital, 1990-1992
  • Joined Penn State as Director of Athletic Medicine in December, 1992
  • Has received research funding and grants for more than a dozen projects
  • Authored more than 30 peer-reviewed articles, over 35 non-peer-reviewed articles, and 13 books and book chapters