Sports Medicine Staff

-Sports Medicine Staff 


Ryan Johnson, ATC, LAT

Athletic Trainer

Ryan Johnson began his career at Allegheny Health Network the summer of 2016. Shortly after his hire he started working at Avonworth High School and Middle School. He earned a Bachelors in Science degree in Athletic Training from James Madison University in 2011. Since 2011 he has worked in a variety of socioeconomic school systems in Virginia (Ryan’s home state), Michigan, and now Pennsylvania. In 2016 Ryan was named the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Gatorade Secondary School Athletic Trainer of the Year (district 4), while working at Holt High school in mid Michigan.



Dr. Marco Alcala, Jr., MD

Family Practice & Sports Medicine/Concussion Management

Avonworth School District and Team Physician

Dr. Alcala received his medical degree from Saint George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. He Completed his general surgical internship at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and his general surgical residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital, both in New Jersey. He underwent a three-year research fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute in Pittsburgh, Pa. He completed his family medicine residency at the Beaver Medical Center in Beaver, Pa. He then completed his fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he trained as a team physician for the Pittsburgh Pirates. 

He is a published author of several articles, presented multiple abstracts for research, and has given oral presentations on a variety of topics to medical audiences around the country. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, The American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, the USA Boxing Association, the American Association of Family Physicians, and the American Board of Family Medicine. 

Dr. Alcala is the team physician for Avonworth and Moon high schools and team physician for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has medical staff privileges at Allegheny General Hospital and is welcoming new patients. 


Dr. Sam Akhavan, MD

Team Orthopaedic Physician


Allegheny Health Network now offers same day appointments with specialists if you call before 11 am.


Avonworth’s Team Physicians see patients in Wexford, Cranberry, Federal North, and Cool Springs.

Dr Marco Alcala – Family Medicine, Sports Medicine/Concussions

Dr Sam Akhavan – Orthopaedics