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Sam DelNegro
Sam DelNegroPA-C
Sam is originally from Santa Cruz, CA and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA and her Master of Medical Science degree at Yale University. Sam began her career as a first responder for Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol. With a desire to be more involved in patient care, she went on to become a Physician Assistant with focus on her passion for trauma, orthopaedics and sports medicine. Sam joined Dr. Provencher’s team at The Steadman Clinic in June, 2016. She is readily available to Dr. Provencher’s patients to answer questions in all areas including preoperative, postoperative, medication, and rehabilitation. She is an excellent resource and happy to provide exceptional care for Dr. Provencher’s patients from the greater Vail community and our patrons from around the world.
Megan Puppe
Megan PuppePractice Coordinator
Megan is the Practice Coordinator and Executive Assistant to Dr. Mathew Provencher. She grew up in a small town in North Dakota and attended Minnesota State University Moorhead, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Megan has worked in the medical field for over 10 years as a discharge planner for General Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery, as well as many other areas of healthcare; from Emergency medicine to Palliative Care. Megan’s experience makes her the perfect liaison between our patients and clinical team.
Tyler Joseph Zajac
Tyler Joseph Zajac MS, ATC, OTC
Originally from Farmington Connecticut, Tyler packed up and moved south for undergrad where he received his Bachelor’s in Athletic Training at the University of Alabama. There he had the opportunity to work with many sports teams including Rowing, Tennis, Baseball and 2012 National Champion Football team. He also spent time as an intern with both a minor league baseball team and physical therapy clinic. He then moved to Kentucky where he accepted a position as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Louisville for two years. He earned his Masters of Science degree in Sports Administration while assisting in the care of their football team and stepping in as the interim Head Athletic Trainer for swimming and diving for a short time.

He then went on to work as a seasonal Assistant Athletic Trainer with the New England Patriots football organization for one year working with a world class program and perfecting his skills as an athletic trainer before accepting an Athletic Training residency position here at The Steadman Clinic. Tyler spent his residency year exploring new opportunities in research as well as working closely with all of the world-renowned surgeons here. During this time he attained his Orthopaedic Technologist Certification allowing him to assist with surgical procedures. Following this he was hired on to Dr. Matthew T. Provencher’s staff as their Athletic Trainer to assist in both clinic and the operating room. He enjoys all the outdoor activities that Vail has to offer and is extremely excited to be in his new role and home here at The Steadman Clinic.

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