Elizabeth Manetta, M.D., PGY4
Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency: York Hospital
Kristofer Tupper, D.O., PGY4
Undergraduate: Bowdoin College
Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Kent Family Medicine
I grew up on the coast of southern Maine where I enjoyed four unique seasons of sports and outdoor recreational activities, supported by Maine’s diverse geography of ocean, forest, mountains, and lakes. I participated in various sports teams throughout my youth and have endured injuries through mountain biking and nearly every board sport—skateboarding, wakeboarding, and surfing to name a few. However, my first love was snowboarding and has been my life’s passion since age six. I began to compete in freestyle and boarder cross events by age ten but stopped abruptly midway through college after tearing my ACL for the third time in a two-year span.
Between my injuries and having a dad who was a radiologist, I spent a lot of time getting x-rays, visiting orthopedic offices, and undergoing physical therapy. As I look back, it is no surprise that my journey lead to sports medicine! In residency, I did several sports electives, had the opportunity to cover Division I and III college athletics, and was fortunate to secure an away rotation at UConn. In just two short weeks, I already felt like part of the UConn family, so could not wait to spend a full year with the awesome people at this program! It will be an interesting year with COVID-19 with lots of unknowns, but I am still looking forward to working with and learning from the top tier faculty and athletes here at UConn.