Dr. Max Testa

MD, Intermountain Healthcare

Dr. Testa practices Medicine and Sports Medicine. His training was in Italy first, and in the United States later (US since 2000). His practice focuses on exercise medicine, sports injuries, and training prescription. For 25 years he has also coached athletes, particularly in endurance sports. He is currently practicing with Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City and Park City. His interests include reading, outdoor activities and traveling.

Education and working experience:

  • Graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pavia “cum Laudem” in 1982
  • Specialized in Sports Medicine at the same University (1982-1985)
  • Physician, Cardiac Rehab and Sport Cardiology Dept., Montescano Rehab Center, Pavia 1982-1985
  • Family Medicine Physician for the Italian Health service (1985-1999)
  • Contracted Professor at the Sports Medicine School of the University of Pavia (Teaching Sports Cardiology, and Training Methodology) 1985-1988
  • Director, Italian Institute of Sports and Occupational Pathology, Milan 1988-1992
  • Head Team doctor professional cycling teams (7-11; Motorola; MG Technogym; Asics; Mapei; BMC; CCC. 1985- current
  • Cycling Coach for many pro cyclists, including Olympic gold winners, World Champions, National Champions; 1985-current
  • US medical license, UC Davis, CA 2003
  • Director, Sports Performance program UC Davis, CA 2000-2006
  • Physician, IHC 2006-current

Scientific Activity:

Books/Chapters:
1988
Minelli R, Ricciardi L, Rossi A, Forni R and Testa M: Manuale
Alfabetico di Medicina dello Sport (Alphabetical Manual of Sports
Medicine). Bibliothecne srl Editor, Milan, Italy.

2007
Navazio F. and Testa M : Benefits of Physical Exercise, Chapter 24 in
“Physiological Basis of Aging and Geriatrics”, Paola S. Timiras
(editor), 4th edition. Informa Healthcare, New York, NY

2008
Heiden E, Testa M, Musolf D: Faster Better Stronger. Harper Collins Ed
New York, NY

1982-2008
Several scientific publications on applied exercise physiology, sports
cardiology and pulmonology, training effects, etc