Dr. Victor Prisk is an assistant professor and board-certified orthopaedic surgeon for Drexel University and Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, PA. He specializes in the care of physique athletes, dancers and gymnasts.
He is an NCAA All-American gymnast from Iowa State University and Michigan State University and graduated with honors from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. While in medical school, Dr. Prisk performed across the country as a professional swing dancer with his troupe Hep Cat Swing and, during his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh, became interested in body building, translating his research in sports nutrition and muscle injury to success on the competitive stage.
In 2009, he won the International Federation of Body Building (IFBB) North American Championships and proceeded to earn his IFBB pro-card with a win at the 2010 NPC National Championships.
During his fellowship training, Dr. Prisk specialized in dance medicine and sports foot and ankle surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He has cared for dancers at the NYC Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and Point Park University. He currently serves on the board for the contemporary ballet Bodiography.
He actively researches the endocrinology of tissue healing and the role of nutrition in surgical care, is an avid writer in multiple medical journals and fitness magazines, and is inventor of the G.A.I.N. Plan for lifelong health and performance.