Offers high-quality, individualized care with compassion. Believes communication and collaboration with patients is the foundation for effective relationships. Through effective education, patients are empowered to partner in their care and achieve their health goals.
Throughout his impressive 24-year career, Dr. Podesta has been dedicated to restoring his patients' quality of life. He takes great pride in his ability to quickly and safely return patients to the life they want to live; whether that is playing a sport, working, or enjoying recreational activities. His typical patient is anything but typical and includes all who seek his expertise, including professional athletes, musicians and performing artists as well as weekend warriors, high school, college, recreational and youth athletes.
Dr. Podesta is a nationally recognized sports medicine physician specializing in the non-surgical treatment of orthopedic, musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries to the shoulder, elbow, knee, and spine. He brings with him a wealth of experience on and off the field and is considered a pioneer in the new field of Regenerative Medicine; an area of medicine with the potential to fully heal damaged tissues. It offers hope for individuals who are unable to or do not choose to undergo surgery.
Dr. Podesta serves as a consultant to the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, Major League Baseball Umpires and World Baseball Classic and as a sports performance consultant to Cirque Du Soleil-Iris. He is the head team physician for Suffolk Community College athletics and team physician and consultant to a number of Suffolk County, New York high school athletic programs and elite sport clubs.
Dr. Podesta served as the medical director and head team physician for the Los Angeles Kiss (Arena Football League) from 2014-2015 and served as team physician for the Los Angeles Angels Baseball team (2010-2013) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (1990-2006.) He also served as head team physician for the World Champion LA Xtreme (XFL) (2001) the Los Angeles Avengers, AFL (2002-2008) the Los Angeles Riptide MLL (2006-2008,) Oxnard College, and as team physician for Loyola Marymount University. Past consultant roles have included the Los Angeles Lakers and as a training camp consultant to the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints.