Victor R. Prisk, MD

Victor R. Prisk MD - Orthopaedic SurgeonVictor R. Prisk MD

Medical Director of POW

Member GNC Medical Advisory Board

VRP Sciences, LLC Scientific Director

IFBB Professional League Bodybuilder and Judge

Author: The GAIN Plan, The Leucine Factor Diet

Education & Work

2012 to 2017

  • Allegheny Health Network
  • Assistant Professor Drexel
  • Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

2012

  • Assistant Professor Drexel
  • Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
  • Board Member Bodiography Contemporary Ballet
  • GNC Medical Advisory Board

2008 to 2012

  • University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor
  • Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • ABOS Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon 2010

2007 to 2008

  • The Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Fellow in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

2006 to 2007

  • University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Clinical Instructor and Super-Chief
  • Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, VA Pittsburgh Medical Center

2001 to 2006

  • University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Resident and Research Fellow

1997 to 2001

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • M.D. Graduate with Honors

1996 to 1997

  • Michigan State University
  • Masters Program in Human Physiology

1993 to 1996

  • Iowa State University of Science and Technology
  • B.S. Honors Zoology with emphasis in Physiology and Biochemistry

1992 to 1993

  • United States Air Force Academy

Honors, Grants & Recognition

Residency & Beyond

  • Steve Stone Award, NPC Nationals 2010
  • Albert B. Ferguson Translational Research Grant 2010
  • Guest Surgeon for the Prima Dama Dominican Republic 2007
  • AOSSM Aircast Award for Basic Science 2003 “The Efffect of Relaxin Treatment in Skeletal Muscle Injury”
  • Key Note Speaker, Bioscience Frontiers QUT Brisbane, Australia 2002 “Stem Cell Therapies for the Musculoskeletal System”
  • Ferguson Grant from the Pittsburgh Foundation
  • Muscletech Athlete Sponsorship, Iovate Health Sciences

Medical School

  • Association for Academic Surgery Student Research Award 2001 “Effect of Chronic Peritoneal Sepsis on Mortality in Female Rats”
  • Otto Saphir Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Pathology
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Junior Year Inductee
  • Avery Brundage Memorial Scholarship for Student Athletes
  • M1 Year Class President

Pre-Medicine

  • 1st Place National Ranking NCAA Still Rings 1996-1997
  • NCAA All-American Gymnastics, 2nd Place Still Rings 1997
  • NCAA Academic All-American 1994, 1997
  • NCAA National Championship Finalist Still Rings 1994
  • Athletic Scholarship for Gymnastics Michigan State U. 1996-1997
  • Athletic Scholarship for Gymnastics Iowa State U. 1993-1996
  • Highest Student Athlete GPA Award, Iowa State U. 1994
  • NBC’s Hansen’s Hero, 1994
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Phi Eta Sigma
  • Golden Key National Honors Society
  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship Finalist
  • Congressional Appointment to the United States Air Force Academy

Publications

  • Prisk VR. Commentary on an article by J.D. Rompe, MD, et al.: “Plantar fascia-specific stretching versus radial shock-wave therapy as initial treatment of plantar fasciopathy”.J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Nov 3;92(15):e26.
  • Prisk VR, Hamilton WH. Plantar Condylectomy for the Unstable Second Metatarsophalangeal Joint. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics 20(3):162-166 Sept 2010
  • Prisk VR. Osteochondral Autograft Transfer for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics 20(3):190-194, Sept 2010
  • Prisk VR,Imhauser CW, O’Loughlin PF, Kennedy JG. Lateral ligament repair and reconstruction restore neither contact mechanics of the ankle joint nor motion patterns of the hindfoot. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Oct 20;92(14):2375-86.
  • Prisk VR.Osteochondral Autograft Transfer to the Medial Talar Dome. 2009 (chapter submitted to Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine)
  • Prisk VR, Hamilton WG. Stress fracture of the first rib in weight-trained dancers.Am J Sports Med. 2008 Dec;36(12):2444-7. Epub 2008 Oct 23
  • Prisk VR, O’Loughlin PF, Kennedy JG. Forefoot injuries in dancers. Clin Sports Med. 2008 Apr;27(2):305-20.
  • Prisk VR, Wukich D. Ankle fractures in diabetics. Foot Ankle Clin. 2006 Dec;11(4):849-63
  • Prisk V, Shen W (co-first author), Li Y, Foster W, Huard J. Inhibited Skeletal Muscle Healing in Cyclooxygenase-2 Gene-Deficient Mice: The Role of PGE2 and PGF2α.J Appl Physiol. 2006 Oct;101(4):1215-21.
  • Prisk V, Huard J. Chapter 34: Stem Cells in Tissue Engineering. Scaffolding in Tissue Engineering. Yale Press (in press 2005)
  • Li Y, Foster W, Deasy BM, Chan Y, Prisk V, Tang Y, Cummins J, Huard J. Transforming growth factor-beta1 induces the differentiation of myogenic cells into fibrotic cells in injured skeletal muscle: a key event in muscle fibrogenesis. Am J Pathol. 2004 Mar;164(3):1007-19.
  • Prisk V, Huard J. Muscle injuries and repair: the role of prostaglandins and inflammation. Histol Histopathol. 2003 Oct;18(4):1243-56.
  • Lu Z, Dantzer W, Hopmans E, Prisk V, Cunnick J, Murphy P, & Hendrich S. Reaction with fructose detoxifies fumonisin B1 while stimulating liver-associated natural killer cell activity in rats. J Agric Food Chem. 1997, 45: 803-809

    Abstracts & Presentations

  • Yoshimasa Fujimaki, Motoko Miyawaki, Kwesi St. Louis, Cullen Grover, Eric Thorhauer, Victor Prisk (PI), Scott Tashman. IN VIVO KINEMATICS OF THE ANKLE DURING GAIT FOLLOWING RECONSTRUCTION FOR CHRONIC ANKLE INSTABILITY accepted ORS Chicago 2013
  • Prisk V, Imhauser C, O’laughlin P, Wright T, Kennedy J, Deland J. The Effects of Lateral Ligament Injury and Reconstruction of Hindfoot Kinematics and Ankle Contact Mechanics. AOFAS Vancouver, BC July 2009 (podium)
  • Carl Imhauser, Victor Prisk, Padhraig O’Loughlin, Timothy Wright, John Kennedy, Jonathan Deland. Lateral Ligament Reconstructions Restore Ankle Joint Contact Mechanics but Alter Coupled Motions at the Hindfoot ORS Las Vegas, NV USA February 2009, (podium)
  • Shen W, Prisk V, Li Y, Foster W, Cummins J, Fu F, Huard J, Inhibited Skeletal Muscle Healing in Cyclooxygenase-2-Deficient Mice: The Roles of PGE2 and PGF2a in Muscle Cell Differentiation. AOSSM Annual Meeting Keystone, CO USA July 2005 (Poster and Podium)
  • Prisk V, Foster W, Li Y, Huard J. The Effects of Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibition and Gene Deficiency on Skeletal Muscle Healing. ACSM National Meeting Indianapolis, IN USA 2004 (podium)
  • Prisk V, Foster W, Li Y, Huard J. The Effects of Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibition and Gene Deficiency on Skeletal Muscle Healing. ACSM Eastern Regional Meeting East Stroudsburg, PA USA 2004 (podium)
  • Prisk V, Foster W, Li Y, Cummins J, Huard J. The Effects of Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibition on Skeletal Muscle In Vivo and In Vitro. POJ Pittsburgh, PA 2004
  • Prisk V, Peng H, Usas A, Huard J. The Effects of Cyclooxygenase-2 Gene Deficiency on Heterotopic Bone Formation. POJ Pittsburgh, PA 2004
  • Prisk V, Peng H, Usas A, Cooper GM, Huard J. The Effects of Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibition on Heterotopic Bone Formation. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting; San Francisco, CA USA March 2004 (Poster)
  • Prisk V, Foster W, Li Y, Huard J. The Effects of Cyclooxygenase-2 Inhibition on Skeletal Muscle Healing. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting; San Francisco, CA USA March 2004 (Poster)
  • Negishi S, Li Y, Foster W, Cummins J, Kuroda R, Prisk V, Huard J. The Effect of Relaxin Treament in Skeletal Muscle Injuries. AOSSM Annual Meeting; San Diego, CA USA July 2003 (Aircast Award for Basic Science)
  • Prisk V, Bosmann H, Choudary G, Sharma A, Law W, Ferguson J. Effect of Chronic Peritoneal Sepsis on Mortality in Female Rats. Shock 1999 (Suppl to Vol 11); 33 (Assoc. for Academic Surgery Student Research Award)
  • Wall P, Prisk V, Miller K, Paulsen S, Chendrasekhar A, Moorman D, Timberlake G. Overnight Fasting Increases Baseline Neutrophil CD18 Expression in Rats. Society Of Critical Care Medicine; 27Th Educational And Scientific Symposium; San Antonio, Texas, USA February 1998
  • Prisk V, Wall P, Moorman D, Clapper J, Paradise N, Timberlake G. Neutrophil CD-18 Expression after Hemorrhagic Shock and Resuscitation. Society Of Critical Care Medicine; 26Th Educational And Scientific Symposium; San Diego, CA, USA February 1997

    Grand Rounds UPMC Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery:

  • ACL Reconstruction in the Skeletally Immature Athlete. June 2004
  • Tibial Pilon Fractures: Current Concepts 2004. September 2004
  • Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain: Diagnosis and Management. March 2005

    Previous Research Projects:

  • Development of a Bloodless Glucose Monitor for Diabetic Patients. Bayer Corporation/MSU 1996-1997
  • The Effects of Oral Creatine Phosphate Supplementation on Maximal Exercise Performance. Advisor: Douglas King, PhD. ISU 1995-1996

    Activities and Interests

  • Consultant to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
  • Consultant to the NPC and IFBB
  • Columnist Muscular Development Magazine “Ask the Doc” Column
  • Columnist Muscular Development Magazine “Supplement Performance”
  • Writer Weider’s Flex Magazine; Writer Fitness Rx for Men; Fitness Rx for women
  • Writer Physique Magazine, Dubai & Sport en Fitness, Holland (translated)
  • Fellow AOFAS and IADMS