Prior to joining Orthopaedic Associates USA, Dr. Luis A. Gandara had a private practice in general physiatry and sports medicine in his native Puerto Rico. Dr.
Gandara specializes in general physiatry, non-operative sports medicine, peripheral joint injections, musculoskeletal ultra sound examination with guided joint injections and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections, sports concussion management, prolotheraphy and electro diagnosticstudies. Dr. Gandara focuses on restoring physical functions lost due to injury by providing non-surgical treatments which can be carried out by the patient themselves or with the aid of other physicians and health care professionals such as orthopedic surgeons, neurologists and physical therapists. Having played in competitive sports and knowledge gained in the medical practice, he has special interest on sports injuries of athletes at all levels, non-operative osteoarthritis treatments and conservative spinal care.
During Dr Gandara's fellowship he was appointed Assistant Team Physician for the Pittsburgh Pirates Major League Baseball Club, the Pittsburgh Rugby Club, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds Soccer Club and the Pittsburgh Force Womens Football Club.
Dr. Gandara is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He has presented scientific papers at physiatry national meetings as well in sports medicine national meetings. Dr. Gandara was an avid baseball player growing up in his native Puerto Rico. He was part of the 1997-1998 NCAA Division I Old Dominion University baseball team Norfolk, VA. He also played for the 1998-1999 Division II Armstrong Atlantic State University baseball team in Savannah, GA. In his spare time he enjoys his family, music and traveling abroad. He speaks Spanish fluently.