Professional Summary


  • Universita degli Studi di PAVIA - Pavia, in Doctor of Medicine, 1982


  • Specialization School of Sport Medicine - Pavia, in Sports Medicine, 1985

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine


  • Sports Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Practice Focus

Sport and exercise medicine from prevention to diagnosis to treatment. Sport-related musculoskeletal injuries. Cardiopulmonary and other medical issues related to exercise, including exercise-induced asthma, cramps, fainting, unusual fatigue, and loss of performance. Exercise prescription for the prevention and treatment of disease. Physiological evaluation of athletes, including V02 max, lactate threshold, body composition, and strength evaluation. Training programs to optimize athletic performance. Bike fitting and bike biomechanics.


I currently coach professional cyclists including Levi Leipheimer and George Hincapie. Previously, I coached Lance Armstrong, Andy Hampsten, and triathletes Chris Lieto, and Steve Larsen. My wife Julie is a marathon runner and our son and daughter are active in tennis, soccer, skiing, and swimming. When I'm not practicing medicine, developing and coaching professional and amateur athletes, attending to cyclists on the pro tour, or writing books about sports performance, I love to cycle and ski.

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Verified Patient Ratings

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Patient Satisfaction

(4.9) 601 ratings

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Mar 15, 2023
Both Dr. Testa and his PA, , are excellent. They provide a very personal and expert level of care.
Mar 11, 2023
Dr Testa is amazing
Mar 11, 2023
Thank you so much! Great experience with Dr. Testa and nurse .
Feb 23, 2023
Probably the best doctor I have ever seen
Feb 18, 2023
Max is the best around
Feb 7, 2023
Dr. Testa is very personable and attentive, and takes time to discuss and explain my options.
Jan 19, 2023
Good attention
Jan 13, 2023
Dr. Testa is a fantastic provider, always recommend him highly
Jan 9, 2023
Max is the best!
Jan 7, 2023
The Intermountain System is efficient and staffed with great people. Dr. Testa was remarkable. Smart, engaged and interested in what he could do to help me.
Jan 6, 2023
Dr. Testa is fabulous. Very knowledgeable and wanting to find solutions to help me live my best possible life.
Dec 26, 2022
I am a repeat patient of Dr. Testa, who again was excellent in his listening and engagement. He takes all the time needed to work through every aspect of physical health, explains details and practical solutions to problems and displays a genuine care for the individual. I call him the 'best of the best' and recommend him without equivocation.
Dec 24, 2022
Dr Testa is the greatest Dr I've ever had.
Dec 24, 2022
Again this staff from beginning to end are the best
Dec 22, 2022
Dr Testa is the very best, I travel on an airplane to see Dr Testa.
Dec 21, 2022
Dr Testa is a great listener and really takes time to understand my concerns and figure out the cause of my pain and limitations.
Nov 30, 2022
My visit was concerning a cycling accident when I was hit by a car and Dr. Testa has years of experience with these type of issues
Nov 15, 2022
Dr Testa is the best ambassador you have.
Nov 14, 2022
Dr Testa is an excellent listener who works diligently to get to the root of the problem.
Oct 18, 2022
Dr Testa is excellent! He was attentive & thorough & took my opinions into account. I wish more providers were like him.
Oct 17, 2022
Is already 10 years Massimo Testa is my doctor. For me is very easy work with him; I'm Italian and Massimo speak fluent Italian so all is fast and better
Sep 25, 2022
Dr. Testa is most caring and assuring physician I have ever met!
Sep 10, 2022
Dr. Testa and his team take the time to explain things to me. I very much appreciate it. They also suggest other reading resources to aid me in my healthcare.
Sep 8, 2022
Max is wonderful to work with for your health. Always has encouraged me to work on my health whether it's my diet or exercise. I appreciate his advice.
Aug 31, 2022
Dr. Testa is so good, nobody better, always always first rate care
Aug 31, 2022
I am a triathlete, other athletes always ask me what did Dr. Testa say, he is so respected.
Aug 28, 2022
Answered every question I went in with and gave me great plan to address the issue. Dr. Testa did a great job explaining the issue to me so I have some comfort moving forward.
Aug 28, 2022
Best experience yet in treating my knee.
Aug 26, 2022
Doctor Testa was superb
Aug 8, 2022
Always tell my athletes to use Max.
Aug 8, 2022
I always tell my Olympic athletes to use Max. No one, and I mean no one, can do what Max does.
Aug 5, 2022
Dr Testa is the best. Fantastic bedside manner. Knows his stuff. Really cared about my issues and involved me in the decisions.
Aug 1, 2022
Very pleasant experience and very helpful. Thank you.
Aug 1, 2022
Dr Testa was very knowledgeable and very helpful
Jun 30, 2022
I always recommend Dr Testa, nobody better.
Jun 22, 2022
It was incredible!! So focused on the outcomes I'm seeking (to get me running again!). I have already raved about the visit to others!!
May 29, 2022
Dr Testa was fantastic. Best doctor ever.
May 20, 2022
Doctor Testa is the best doctor I have ever been to! He was incredibly helpful and went above and beyond for my care! His performance and care were above even my highest expectations!
May 20, 2022
Again, doctor testa was the best doctor I have ever been to and made the experience amazing
May 12, 2022
Great doctor!
May 12, 2022
Awesome Doctor!
Apr 27, 2022
Beyond 'very good' you need an excellent classification.
Apr 17, 2022
Best there is!
Apr 17, 2022
Excellent all the way around. Left feeling like we knew the problems and could fix them!
Apr 4, 2022
Dr Testa is amazing
Mar 29, 2022
Dr. Testa was awesome. He even contacted an out of state physician who used to work in Utah to find out a good specialist in Utah for me to see.
Mar 28, 2022
Excellent on both my care giver.
Mar 24, 2022
Excellent experience- so knowledgeable and explained everything so I could understand
Mar 24, 2022
Highly recommend Dr M Testa
Mar 19, 2022
To be honest, Dr. Testa & Nurse we're the best medical team I have ever experienced in my 71 years of life. I am seriously grateful & surprised to be In their care. This Is the first time I have ever had such thorough & professional medical care
Mar 19, 2022
The very best experience in my lifetime.
Mar 15, 2022
Dr Testa and the Resident Physician were incredible.
Mar 14, 2022
Dr Testa was extremely helpful, professional, and accessible.
Mar 13, 2022
I can't say enough good things about Dr Testa. He is an amazing Dr and I appreciate the time he takes to review my questions/concerns and provided detail explanations and his opinions.
Mar 13, 2022
Mar 13, 2022
A wonderful group of people
Feb 26, 2022
Great care provider!
Feb 26, 2022
Great staff!
Feb 18, 2022
Dr Testa acted like I was the only client he had to see that day. He answered all my questions, took time to describe my test results and gave helpful advice.
Feb 14, 2022
Feb 12, 2022
I went to the best to get the best advice! Very pleased.
Feb 7, 2022
Very positive
Feb 7, 2022
Very positive
Feb 6, 2022
Doctor Testa is a valuable brand manager for Intermoutain Health. You need him.
Jan 25, 2022
Very good and professional
Jan 23, 2022
Jan 14, 2022
Very thorough exam, history taking, explanation of data and plan. Plenty of opportunity to discuss all questions and details.
Jan 14, 2022
Definitely will recommend
Jan 12, 2022
Dr. M. Testa is excellent!
Jan 11, 2022
Excellent involvement with Dr.
Jan 8, 2022
His clinical skills found an anomaly that I was unaware of. I am extremely appreciative of his thoroughness, knowledge, clinical skills and most importantly his genuine care and concern for my personal health.
Jan 5, 2022
Dr Testa is the best! He has broad medical knowledge and understands that most of us want to manage our health concerns while being as physically active as possible.
Dec 29, 2021
Dr Testa is wonderful. He listens, understands, and we work as a team in my treatment/healing.
Dec 29, 2021
Dr. Testa is the best!
Dec 22, 2021
Testa is excellent.
Dec 20, 2021
Dr Testa is a very capable physician
Dec 18, 2021
Dr. Testa is one of the best physicians that I've ever met. I've seen him several times over the years for different conditions. He is extremely knowledgeable and I have great confidence in him. He is very personable and he always makes me feel important.
Dec 16, 2021
Dr. Testa is so professional and knowledgeable when it comes to sport specific injuries
Dec 16, 2021
I wouldn't hesitate recommending Dr. Testa to any of my friends
Dec 16, 2021
This is the best doctors visit I've ever had
Dec 16, 2021
Any experience with Dr. Testa is profoundly helpful and uplifting. .
Dec 16, 2021
Dr. Testa is the most caring doctor I have ever had. He is willing to go the extra mile when needed. He is personable, passionate and kind.
Dec 12, 2021
The Best