Cayuga Wellness Center

Andrew Getzin, MD
Clinical Director,
Cayuga Medical Center Sports Medicine and Athletic Performance
Cayuga Wellness Center


Bachelor of Arts: History, Amherst College (Amherst, MA)
Doctor of Medicine: University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey Medical School (Newark, NJ)
Residency: Family Medicine, Brown University School of Medicine (Pawtucket, RI)
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)


Board Certified-American Board of Family Practice
Certification of Qualifications in Sports Medicine

Areas of Specialty

Endurance athletes
Back pain in young athletes
Stress fractures
Exertional lower leg pain
Shortness of breath in the athlete

Professional Involvement

Dr. Getzin is a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the New York State Medical Society. He is the director of the Cayuga Medical Center Sports Medicine Professional lecture series. Dr. Getzin is the co-director of the Cayuga Lake Triathlon Sports Medicine Conference held every August in Ithaca, NY.

Relevant Work Experience

Head Team physician: Ithaca College
Head Team physician: Tompkins Cortland Community College
Head Team physician: Finger Lakes Gymnastics Academy
Team physician: USA Triathlon
Team physician: USA Olympic Committee
Head Team Physician: USA Women's Handball 2006-8
Founder and Medical Director: Cayuga Lake Triathlon 2003-2009
Medical Coverage: Lake Placid Ironman 2002-5 (competed 2006 11:04); Musselman Half Ironman (competed 2004,5,8); Empire State Games (2000-2004), New York City Ironman 2012

Personal Profile

Dr. Getzin is a competitive triathlete earning All-American status with USA Triathlon the past four years. He recently returned from Kona where he competed in the Ironman World Championship (after qualifying at Lake Placid Ironman). Dr. Getzin played football while at Amherst College and rugby for the following eight years before switching to triathlon. He is married to Dr. Karen LaFace, a family physician and previous Olympic springboard diver who represented the United States in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. They have three children, Zoe, Lucy and Quentin.
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