Luga Podesta, M.D. specializes in non-surgical sports medicine, shoulder, elbow,
knee and spine. He earned his medical doctorate at New York Medical College/St.
Vincent’s Medical Center of Richmond in Staten Island, New York. He completed his
internship at Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, and his residency
in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitations at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center
of New York, where Dr. Podesta was chief resident. He completed fellows at Kerlan-Jobe
Orthopedic Clinic and Staten Island Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in New York.
Dr. Podesta is a diplomate to the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
and a significant contributor in the medical professional community as a member
of a number of medical societies, including the American Orthopedic Society for
Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, California Society of Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation and California Medical Association. He is a charter
member at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and is an orthopedic
consultant to several athletic programs. He is an active author and lecturer.