Dr. Petrolla participated in an accelerated medical school program and received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine.He completed an internship in Internal Medicine and residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was the chief resident in his final year. Dr. Petrolla completed an ACGME accredited pain fellowship program at Orthopaedic & Spine Specialists in York, PA. He then practiced in Denver, CO for two years before moving back to Pittsburgh.Dr. Petrolla has been practicing medicine since completing his internship in 2004. He has special interest in spinal interventions, musculoskeletal pain syndrome, post concussive care and disc related disease.In his leisure time, he enjoys Ohio State Football, spending time with his wife, children and dogs along with cooking family recipes.
7/11-present The Orthopedic Group
1145 Bower hill Road, Suite 301
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
11/09-6/11 Colorado Pain and Rehabilitation
3555 Lutheran Parkway Suite 320
Wheatridge, CO 80033
7/08-6/09 Fellowship Interventional Pain
Orthopaedic and Spine Specialist
Director: Michael B. Furman, M.D., M.S.
7/04-6/08 Residency Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Residency Director: Wendy Helkowksi, M.D.
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8/00-5/04 Medical School (combined BS/MD program)
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM)
6/97-6/00 Undergraduate Education (combined BS/MD program)
Youngstown State University (YSU)
Combined BS/MD program
1/07-08 Chief Clinical Resident 1/2007-08 (UPMC)
6/00 Summa Cum Laude (YSU)
6/97-00 Academic Scholarship (YSU) science department
6/00 Golden Key Nation Honor Society (YSU)
5/98-00 Lowellville School District – Lowellville, Ohio
– Assistant Varsity Football Coach
– Head Coach Lowellville Freshman Football Team
– Assistant Off-season/ In-season training program
– Mentor to high school student athletes
3/07 Instructor for Pittsburgh Medical School’s Musculoskeletal Intersession Course for third year medical students
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7/04-08 Residency Lectures:
Resident Anatomy Course 2007. The Lumbar Spine.
Anatomy and Clinical Correlations. February/March 2007
Resident Grand Rounds – Low back Pain and the Intervertebral Disc. History, Physical, and Diagnosis. March 29th 2006
Resident Grand Rounds – Lumbosacral Radiculopathy.
Pathophysiology, Imaging, and Diagnosis. September 6th 2006
Cervical Disc Disease: Mon Valley Hospital Lecture Series. 2012
Petrolla JJ, Furman MB. Chapter 5 Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection. In: Furman MB, Lee TS, Berkwits L eds Atlas of Image-Guided Spinal Procedures. Philadelphia Elsevier Saunders 2013:57-62.
Petrolla JJ, Furman MB. Chapter 11 Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection, Infraneural Approach. In: Furman MB, Lee TS, Berkwits L eds Atlas of Image-Guided Spinal Procedures. Philadelphia Elsevier Saunders 2013:105-110.
Petrolla JJ, Furman MB. Chapter 21 Trans Epidural Steroid Injection, Infraneural Approach. In: Furman MB, Lee TS, Berkwits L eds Atlas of Image-Guided Spinal Procedures. Philadelphia Elsevier Saunders 2013:210-206
Petrolla JJ, Furman MB. Chapter 27 Thoracic Disc Access. In: Furman MB, Lee TS, Berkwits L eds Atlas of Image-Guided Spinal Procedures. Philadelphia Elsevier Saunders 2013:237-242
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Petrolla JJ, Furman MB. Chapter 29 Cervical Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection, Paramedian Appraoch. In: Furman MB, Lee TS, Berkwits L eds Atlas of Image-Guided Spinal Procedures. Philadelphia Elseiver Saunders 2013:251-260
Furman MB, Petrolla JJ. Chatper 11 Therapeutic Intra-Articular Lumbar Facet Joint Injections. In: DePalma, MJ eds. iSpine: Evidence-Based Interventional Spine Care. New York, Demos Medical 2011:95-102
International Spine Invention Society (ISIS)
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR)
North American Spine Society (NASS)
Licenses and Board Exams:
Unrestricted Pennsylvania State License MD #433757
Unrestricted Colorado State License #47862
Diplomat American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Subspecialty of Pain Medicine-American Board of Medical Specialties Certificate #1319
Subspecialty of Sports Medicine-American Board of Medical Specialities
Certificate # 379