Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Bryson P. Lesniak, MD

  • Associate Professor

Bryson Lesniak, MD, is a UPMC orthopaedic surgeon and team physician for the University of Pittsburgh, including men’s basketball and men’s and women’s soccer teams. He also serves as the head team physician for Carnegie Mellon University athletics. 

Dr. Lesniak is an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Pitt School of Medicine. He previously practiced and taught at the University of Miami, where he served as the team physician for the Miami Marlins professional baseball franchise and the University of Miami athletics. He has additionally served as a traveling physician for U.S. Soccer developmental teams.

Dr. Lesniak’s primary clinical and research interests include sports related injuries of the shoulder and knee, including shoulder instability, rotator cuff injury and complex knee cartilage and ligamentous injuries. He is an author of over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts, numerous book chapters, as well as the co-editor of Master Techniques in Orthopedics: Sports Medicine, 2nd Edition textbook, and co-editor of the journal Operative Techniques in Orthopedics

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
  • Residency: University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Pittsburgh, PA