Allison Bean, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dr. Bean's clinical practice focuses on non-surgical treatment of sports injuries, including joint, tendon, and ligament disorders. She specializes in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnostic and interventional applications including administration of orthobiologics (e.g. platelet-rich plasma and dextrose prolotherapy). Her research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of musculoskeletal tissue injury and repair, using this knowledge to guide the development of novel regenerative rehabilitation therapies to improve physical function.

Clinical Interests: musculoskeletal and sports medicine, health of the female athlete, diagnostic ultrasound, ultrasound-guided procedures, orthobiologics/regenerative medicine

Research Interests: regenerative rehabilitation, sex differences and aging in musculoskeletal disorders, stem cells, tissue engineering

Why are diversity and inclusion important to me? I am a member of the UPMC Department of PM&R Diversity and Inclusion Committee because I believe that equity in science and healthcare is essential to establish and maintain healthy communities. Supporting retention and promotion of women and minorities in the academic workforce benefits everyone – including the healthcare system and more importantly, the patients we serve.

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Residency, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
  • Fellowship, Sports Medicine, UPMC Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation