UPMC Team

Freddie Fu, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon
David Silver Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Freddie H. Fu, MD, is the David Silver Professor and chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Fu specializes in sports medicine and serve as head team physician for the University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department. Dr. Fu’s major research interest lies in anatomic ACL reconstruction, clinical outcomes and bioengineering of sports-related problems.


MaCalus V. Hogan, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon
MaCalus V. hogan, MD, is the Vice Chairman of Education and Residency Program Director for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He specializes in foot and ankle surgery with a focus on sports injuries. He is currently the director of the UPMC Foot and Ankle Injury Research (F.A.I.R) Group and co-director of the Musculoskeletal Growth and Regeneration Lab.

Dr. Hogan completed his fellowship training at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, where he worked with the New York Ballet Company and American Ballet Theatre. Dr. Hogan currently serves as consultant for the athletic departments at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Robert Morris University and Duquesne University. He also serves as the assistant team physician for Point Park University and the Conservatory of Performing Arts.


Kelley A. Anderson, DO

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Kelley A. Anderson, DO, is a board-certified primary care sports medicine physician and medical advisor for the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program. Dr. Anderson graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency, as well as her fellowship in sports medicine, at UPMC.

Dr. Anderson is a team physician from Carnegie Mellon University athletics and is in charge of the Elite Runner’s medical tent at the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon. She provides medical coverage for the annual Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic and is the medical director for the annual Pittsburgh Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. She also provides care for club gymnastics teams throughout the Pittsburgh area.


Brittany Wilcosky, MS, LAT, ATC

Athletic Trainer
Brittany received her bachelor’s degree in athletic training from California University of Pennsylvania. As a student, she studied at Broadway Dance Center in New York City, Point Park University, and CLO, and won many dance competitions and scholarships. Before joining PBT in July, 2017, Brittany served as athletic trainer for Penn Hills High School. She also serves as a floating athletic trainer for UPMC and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Brittany has a master’s degree in exercise science and is also certified EMT, personal trainer, group fitness instructor and performance enhancement specialist.


Erica Coffey, PT, MS, SCS

Director, UPMC CRS Sports Residency Program
Senior Physical Therapist

Eric1 is a physical therapist who has devoted much of her career to performing arts-related injuries and rehabilitation. She attended the University of Massachusetts, where she was a member of the women’s gymnastics team while completing her bachelor’s degree in exercise science. She returned home to Pittsburgh and completed her advanced master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Pittsburgh.

Erica has been a physical therapist since 1998 and is a board-certified specialist in sports medicine physical therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

Erica has been at PBT since 2001. She also treats dancers and non-dancers with a focus on knee, foot and ankle injuries at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.


Catherine C. Hagan Vargo, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS

Senior Physical Therapist

Catherine C. Hagan Vargo completed her bachelor’s degree in biology and health sciences and her doctorate in physical therapy from Duquesne University. She is a board-certified specialist in orthopaedics and sports medicine physical therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

Catherine has an extensive personal history with dance, having been a dancer herself in a wide variety of styles and techniques. Professionally, she has worked closely with dancers at PBT, Point Park University and community dance programs. She provides on-site care in addition to show coverage for PBT dancers.


Jeff Lucchino, MS, RDN, CSSD

Sports Dietician

Jeff Lucchino is a registered dietitian nutritionist and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics. Jeff specializes in sports dietetics, weight management and disease prevention. He has been a registered dietitian for over 10 years and currently supports various disciplines in sports medicine, as well as several collegiate athletic programs in the greater Pittsburgh area. Jeff graduated from IUP with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics and completed his master’s degree in health and rehabilitation sciences from the University of Pittsburgh. Jeff has worked with athletes at the professional and Olympic level. His research interests include nutrition and exercise to improve athletic performance and injury prevention.