The Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK is committed to the safety of all participants, crews, volunteers and spectators. We also see the runner-physician relationship as a rich opportunity for interaction and mutual benefit. Our medical team is knowledgeable and experienced with running and poised not only to respond to specific needs, but also to serve as as a resource to participants, both seasoned and beginners.
Dr. Katie Gloyer completed her family medicine residency at Jefferson in Philadelphia. She left Philadelphia to complete her Sports Medicine Fellowship at Penn State. After working in family medicine and sports medicine in Hershey, Pa., she took a position as a Team Physician at Penn State working as a primary care sports medicine physician. She currently takes care of many of the men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as patients in the community needing sports medicine care/advice. She enjoys distance running in her spare time. She has covered numerous running events, including marathons and ultramarathon events. She enjoys being a part of the running atmosphere and caring for this group of athletes!
Dr. Phil Bosha has been the medical director for the Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK Relay and Ultramarathon for the last 4 years. He has been working as a primary care sports medicine physician with Penn State for the last 6 years. He has worked with numerous sports team during his time at Penn State. Currently he works with football, wrestling, fencing, and the Spikes baseball team. Prior to working at Penn State, he completed his family medicine residency at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa., and his sports medicine fellowship at Methodist Hospitals of Dallas, Texas. He enjoys running when he has time and hopes to run in more races next year, and possibly the ultramarathon some day!
Dr. Michael Pitzer completed his family medicine residency at The University of Maryland. He moved to State College from Baltimore in June 2013 to complete a one-year fellowship in sports medicine at Penn State. He chose to pursue a sports medicine fellowship in order to improve his ability to treat musculoskeletal problems. He currently works with all of the men’s and women’s athletic teams at Penn State, as well as patients in the community needing sports medicine care/advice. He enjoys jogging in his spare time, and is interested in working with running athletes of all distances.