Vincera Institute
1200 Constitution Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
(267) 592-3200
info@vincerainstitute.com

William C. Meyers, MD

William C. Meyers, MD has dedicated 25 years to pioneering the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of core muscle injuries, formerly known as athletic pubalgia or sports hernia. Dr. Meyers led the awareness that the whole core muscle complex, inclusive with the hip joint, contributes to the injury which has advanced old terminology such as athletic pubalgia or sports hernia. Treating patients with abdominal or groin injuries stemmed from a unique experience in the 1980s with the U.S. National Soccer Team, Miami Dolphins, and various Olympic athletes. Since then, he has developed a number of variants of the surgical repair for core muscle injuries (athletic pubalgia/sports hernia) and their relationship to the ball and socket hip joint. He has evaluated over 15,000 patients, including professional players from the National Football League, National Hockey League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, Professional Tennis, Professional Golf, Professional Bull Riding, Swimming, Olympic Track and Field, collegiate and recreational athletes.

Dr. Meyers received his B.A. from Harvard University and his M.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency and fellowship at Duke University, subsequently serving 14 years as Chief for various divisions of surgery. Prior to moving to Philadelphia, Dr. Meyers was Chairman of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at University of Massachusetts-Worcester. He served as Professor, Chairman of Surgery and Senior Associate Dean at Drexel University College of Medicine from January 2001 until November of 2010. Dr. Meyers has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has received various industry grants for research. He has authored and co-authored over 300 peer reviewed medical publications, and has authored chapters and edited texts. He also has authored two books.

In 2013, Dr. Meyers established Vincera Institute, a center dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, research and education of core injuries.

Specialty
Core Muscle Injuries (Sport Hernia)
Hernia & Hydrocele Repair
General surgery

Appointments
President, Vincera Core Physicians
President and Chairman, Vincera Institute
President and Chairman, Vincera Foundation
Professor of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine
Consulting Professor of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Jefferson Medical College

Education
MD, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York
MBA, University of Pennsylvania/Wharton Business School, Philadelphia, PA
BA, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts – Cum Laude

Fellowship
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Residency
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Internship
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Awards
American Gastroenterological Association Fellow
American Hepatobiliary Association Founder’s Presidential Honoree
Wharton MBA Class Valedictorian Address
University of Massachusetts McCready Award for Resident Teaching
University of Massachusetts Medical Student Golden Apple Award
University of Massachusetts McCready Award for Resident Teaching
University of Massachusetts Medical Student Golden Apple Award
Mass Medical Device Industry Annual Leadership Award
Peruvian Surgical Society Award
Yugoslavian Surgery Award
Duke University Medical Student Golden Apple Award

Affiliations
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society
American College of Surgeons
American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
American Liver Foundation
American Medical Association
American Pancreatic Association
American Surgical Association
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
Association of Academic Surgery
David C. Sabiston Surgical Society
International Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Association
International Liver Transplant Society
International Pancreatic Association
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Philadelphia College of Surgeons
Societe Internationale de Chirurgie
Society American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery (SAGES)
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Southern Surgeons Club
Southern Surgical Association

Publications
Thompson WM, Meyers WC, Seigler HF, Rice RP: Gastrointestinal complications of renal transplantation [radiologic aspects]. Semin Roentgenol 13:319-238, 1978.

Meyers WC, Jones RS: Hyperacidity and hypergastrinemia following extensive intestinal resection. World J Surg 3:539-544, 1979.

Meyers WC, Jones RS: Effect of glucagon and insulin upon biliary lipid secretion. Am J Surg 137:7-12, 1979.

Meyers WC, Kelvin FM, Jones RS: Diagnosis and surgical treatment of colonic endometriosis. Arch Surg 114:169-175, 1979.

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Struan H. ColemanStruan H. Coleman, MD, PhD

Dr. Coleman is a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip preservation and sports medicine. Dr. Coleman earned a medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and holds a D.Phil in Microbiology from Oxford University, England. Dr. Coleman completed both his residency in Orthopedic Surgery and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. During his fellowship, Dr. Coleman worked as an assistant physician for the New York Giants football team. Dr. Coleman is currently the Head Team Physician for the New York Mets Baseball team.

Dr. Coleman focuses on the management of sports related injuries of the hip, knee and shoulder. Dr. Coleman has a particular interest in hip arthroscopy and hip preservation surgery and has treated many high level athletes with hip problems. He currently serves as Director of the Hip Preservation Center at Vincera. Dr. Coleman has published numerous articles and has written chapters related to the field of sports medicine and hip arthroscopy. He has been awarded two United States Patents for devices developed to enhance arthroscopic procedures. Dr. Coleman currently serves as a medical consultant for Pivot, Stryker and Blue Belt Technologies.

Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Services include
Surgical opinions and evaluations
Hip Arthroscopy & Hip Preservation Surgery
Operative and Non-operative management of sports related injuries

Appointments
Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Cornell Weill Medical College
Head Team Physician, New York Mets
Director, Hip Preservation Center at Vincera
Member, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service

Education
MD, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
D. Phil, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
MSc, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
BA, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Fellowship
Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports Medicine and Shoulder, New York, NY

Residency 
Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, New York, NY

Internship
New York Hospital, Weil Cornell Medical Center, Surgical Intern, New York, NY

Honors And Awards
2002 Founders Award, Eastern Orthopaedic Association. 2003 Annual meeting.
“Chronic Rotator Cuff Injury and Repair Model in Sheep: A Histological and In Vivo Biomechanical Study”.
2001 Neer Award Nomination. ASES Specialty Day, 2002.
“Chronic Rotator Cuff Injury and Repair Model in Sheep: A Histological and In Vivo Biomechanical Study”.
1995 AOA. Columbia College of P&S, NY, NY.
1988 Overseas Research Scholarship. Oxford University, England. Tuition and housing for three years of Study at Oxford University.

Affiliations
American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
American College of Sports Medicine
American Medical Association

Patents
US Patent # 6,736,833 B2. Application of UV to Collagen for Altering Length and Properties of Tissue

Publications
Brockmeier SF, Dodson CC, Gamradt SC, Coleman SH, Altchek DW. Arthroscopic intratendinous repair of the delaminated partial-thickness rotator cuff tear in overhead athletes. Arthroscopy. 2008 Aug;24(8):961-5. Epub 2007 Nov 13.

Struan Coleman MD, PhD, David B. Cohen, MD, Mark C. Drakos, MD, Answorth A. Allen, MD, Stephen J. O’Brien, MD, David W. Altchek, MD, and Russell F. Warren, MD. Arthroscopic repair of type II superior labral anterior posterior lesions with and without acromioplasty: a clinical analysis of 50 patients. Am J Sports Med. 2007 May;35(5):749-53. Epub 2007 Jan 31.

Deborah Faryniarz MD, Christine Morelli BS, Struan Coleman MD PhD, Tara Holmes PAC, Answorth Allen MD, David Altchek MD, Frank Cordasco MD, Russell F. Warren MD, Michael K. Urban MD, Michael A. Gordon MD. Interscalene block anesthesia at an Ambulatory Surgery Center performing predominantly regional anesthesia: a prospective study of 133 patients undergoing shoulder surgery. J of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2006 Nov-Dec; 15(6).

David B. Cohen, MD, Struan Coleman MD, PhD, Mark C. Drakos, MD, Answorth A. Allen, MD, Stephen J. O’Brien, MD, David W. Altchek, MD, and Russell F. Warren, MD. Outcomes of Isolated Type II SLAP Lesions Treated with Arthroscopic Fixation Using a Bioabsorbable Tack. Arthroscopy and Related Research 2006. February 22(2): 136-142.

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John Salvo MDJohn P. Salvo Jr., MD

Dr. Salvo is double board certified in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr Salvo is a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He specializes in knee ligament (ACL) reconstructions, shoulder instability, and rotator cuff repairs, and hip arthroscopy.

He also has extensive experience in arthroscopic procedures of the hip and hip preservation. Dr. Salvo is one of the Philadelphia region’s leaders in hip arthroscopy, especially in athletes. He is an Associate Master Instructor for AANA for hip arthroscopy and shoulder arthroscopy courses, teaching other orthopedic surgeons the latest techniques. He is an active member of several subspecialty societies, including AANA and AOSSM

Specialty
Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery

Special Expertise
Hip Arthroscopy & Hip Preservation
Shoulder instability
ACL reconstruction

Services
Hip Arthroscopy

Labral tears
FAI (femoroacetabular impingement)
Hip preservation
Loose bodies
Snapping hip
Hip pain

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Labral tears
Instability
SLAP tear
Rotator cuff tear
Impingement

Knee Arthroscopy

ACL tears
Meniscal tears
Patella instability

Appointments
Orthopedic Surgeon, Rothman Institute
Consultant, Philadelphia Phillies
Reviewer, Arthroscopy
Reviewer, Orthopedics
Director, Medical Advisory Board for the Adam Taliaferro Foundation (2000-2012)

Education
MD, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
BS, MS, Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Residency
Orthopaedic Surgery, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship
UHZ Sports Medicine Institute at the University of Miami, Sports Medicine, Miami, FL

Affiliations
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA)
American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons (ABOS)
New Jersey Orthopaedics Society/OSNJ
Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey
Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society

Publications

Salvo, JP Indications and Techniques for Hip Arthroscopy Continue to Evolve Orthopedics Today May, 2012

Salvo, JP FAI: Precursor to Arthritis? Treatment Options Orthopedics Today, Fall 2012

Salvo, JP, Morrison, W, Miller, (ed), Presentation, Imaging, and Treatment of Common Musculoskeletal Conditions Labral Tears, Ligamentum Teres Tears, & Chondral Injuries, Femoroacetabular Impingement, Synovial Disorders, Bursitis, Arthritis, 2011

Salvo, JP, Troxell, CR, Duggan, DP Incidence of Venous Thromboembolic Disease Following Hip Arthroscopy Orthopedics 2010, Sept 7; 33(9): 664

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Michael Ciccotti MDMichael G. Ciccotti, MD

Dr. Ciccotti, Director of the Sports Medicine Team at the Rothman Institute, is internationally recognized for his work in sports medicine. He is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chief of Sports Medicine, and Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University. He serves as Head Team Physician for the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Joseph’s University.

He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has served on the Board of Directors for the major Sports Medicine Societies in the world. He has authored numerous articles, research, and textbooks and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on sports medicine. He has been consistently recognized as one of the “Top Sports Doctors” regionally and nationally.  Dr. Ciccotti currently serves as the President of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association.

Specialty
Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy

Special Expertise
Reconstruction of Knee, Shoulder and Elbow Sports Injuries

Services
Knee

Ligament Injury (Anterior Cruciate Ligament – ACL)
Meniscal Injury
Cartilage Injury

Shoulder

Instability
Labral Injury (Anterior, Posterior, Superior – SLAP)
Rotator Cuff Injury

Elbow

Ligament Injury (Ulnar Collateral Ligament – UCL)
Tendon Tear (Bicep, Triceps)
Tendonopathy (Tennis/Golfers Elbow)
Loose Bodies

Appointments
Orthopedic Surgery, Rothman Institute
Director of the Division of Sports Medicine, Rothman Institute
Co-Director, Sports Medicine Research, Rothman Institute
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jefferson Medical College
Head Team Physician and Medical Director, Philadelphia Phillies
Head Baseball Team Physician and Medical Director, St. Joseph’s University
Orthopaedic Consultant – Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Eagles
President, Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association

Education
M.D., Georgetown University Medical School

Fellowship
Kerlan-Jobe Sports Clinic, Los Angeles, CA

Residency
Thomas Jefferson University, Orthopaedic Residency, Philadelphia, PA

Awards
Top Doctors in America, Castle Connelly Listing
America’s Top Orthopaedists,  Consumers’ Research Council of America
Top Doctors in Philadelphia,  Philadelphia Magazine
Philadelphia Super Doctors, Key Professional Media, Inc.
Top Doctors in Delaware Valley, Suburban Life Magazine
The Best Doctors in America, Woodward/White Listing
Top Sports Doctors, American Registry
Top Orthopaedic Surgeon for Me, Suburban Life Magazine
Vitals Top 10 Doctors Award, American Registry

Affiliations
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Board of Directors
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Education and Industry Council
Herodicus Sports Medicine Research Society, Executive Board
Major League Baseball Team Physician Association, Past-President (Executive Committee)
International Sports Medicine Society
The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
American Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Learning Center
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Research Study Group Coordinator
Youth Sports Safety Committee

Publications
Peer Reviewed

Ciccotti MG, Atanda Jr. A, Nazarian LN, Cohen SB, Holmes L, Dodson CC: Stress Ultrasonography of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament of the Elbow in Major League Baseball Pitchers.  Accepted 2013.  THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, Major League Baseball Supplement.  PMID:

Cohen SB, DeLuca PF, Dodson CC, Marchetto PA, Pepe MD, Ciccotti MG:  Pectoralis Major Ruptures in National Football League Players. Accepted 2013.  PHYSICIAN AND SPORTS MEDICINE.  PMID:

Kraeutler MJ, Cohen SB, Ciccotti MG:  Allograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in patients under 30 years old: A matched-pair comparison of bone-patellar tendon-bone versus tibialis anterior. Accepted 2013.  KNEE SURGERY, SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY, ARTHROSCOPY.  PMID:

Koyonos L, O’Brien D, Kraeutler M, Cohen S, Ciccotti MG, Williams G, TuckerB, Lazarus M, Dodson CC.  Is Generalized Ligamentous Laxity a Risk Factor for Poorer Outcome After Arthroscopic Anterior Shoulder Stabilization? A Prospective Evaluation. JOURNAL OF SHOULDER AND ELBOW SURGERY, Volume 22, Issue 4 , Pages e42-e43, Apr 2013. PMID:

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Christopher Dodson MDChristopher C. Dodson, MD

Dr. Dodson is a board certified Sports Medicine surgeon. He is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and specializes in sports related injuries of the shoulder, elbow and knee.

His clinical interests include shoulder instability, ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff tears, and elbow injuries in overhead athletes.  He serves as an assistant team physician for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia Flyers and as an orthopaedic consultant for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the  Pittsburgh Pirates

Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine

Special Expertise
Reconstruction of Knee, Shoulder and Elbow Sports Injuries

Services
Knee

Ligament Injury (Anterior Cruciate Ligament – ACL)
Meniscal Injury
Cartilage Injury

Shoulder

Instability
Labral Injury (Anterior, Posterior, Superior – SLAP)
Rotator Cuff Injury
Biceps Injury

Elbow

Ligament Injury (Ulnar Collateral Ligament – UCL and Lateral Collateral Ligmant-LCL)
Tendon Tear (Bicep, Triceps)
Tendonopathy (Tennis/Golfers Elbow)
Loose Bodies
Bone Spurs

Other

Proximal Hamstring Ruptures
Achilles Tendon Ruptures

Appointments
Orthopedic Surgery, Rothman Institute
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jefferson Medical College
Assistant Team Physician   Philadelphia Eagles
Assistant Team Physician  Philadelphia Flyers
Orthopaedic Consultant – Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates
Editorial Reviewer, American Journal of Sports Medicine
Social Media Co-Editor and Reviewer, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Editorial Reviewer, Arthroscopy Journal

Education
M.D., Brown University Medical School

Fellowship
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Residency
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Awards
Top Doctors in Main Line, Main Line Today Magazine
Top Doctors in Delaware Valley, Suburban Life Magazine

Affiliations
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Board of Directors
The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
NFL Team Physician Society
American Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Interurban Orthopaedic Society
Orthopaedic Learning Center

Publications

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Sommer Hammoud MDSommer Hammoud, MD

Dr. Sommer Hammoud is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and specializes in sports related injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow. She completed her residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

Dr. Hammoud’s fellowship in sports medicine was completed in the Harvard program at Massachusetts General Hospital.  During her fellowship, she served as an assistant team physician in the care of the Boston Red Sox, New England Revolution, and Boston Bruins and served as the head team physician for Curry College athletics.  Her clinical interests include anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions, multi-ligament knee injuries, knee meniscus tears, shoulder instability and labral tears, as well as rotator cuff repair.  Dr. Hammoud has a special interest in sports-related injuries of the female athlete and is the Director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program at the Rothman Institute.

Specialty
Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery

Special Expertise
The Female Athlete
ACL Reconstruction
Rotator Cuff Tears
Shoulder Instability
Patellar Instability

Services
Knee Arthroscopy/Open Surgery

ACL Tears
PCL/Multigament Knee Injuries
Meniscal Tears
Cartilage Injury
Patellar Instability
Patellar and Quadriceps Tendon Tears

Shoulder Arthroscopy/Open Surgery

Labral Tears
Instability
SLAP tears
Rotator Cuff Tears
Impingement
Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injuries

Elbow

Biceps Tendon Ruptures
Medial Epicondylitis
Lateral Epicondylitis

Hip

Proximal Hamstring Tendon Tears

Appointments
Sports Medicine Surgeon, Rothman Institute
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jefferson Medical College

Education
MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
BS, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital, Sports Medicine Fellow, Boston, MA

Residency
Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, New York, NY

Internship
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/New York Weill Cornell Center, General Surgery, New York, NY

Awards
2011 AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Development Program
2011 Russel F. Warren MD Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Basic/Translational Research
1997 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year – UCLA Women’s Soccer
1997 Olympic Development Program (ODP) Women’s Soccer National Team Member

Affiliations
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS)

Publications
Hammoud S, Bedi A, Magennis E, Meyers WC, Kelly BT.  A High Incidence of Athletic Pubalgia in Professional Athletes with Symptomatic Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI).  Arthroscopy. 2012 Oct;28(10):1388-95.

Allon AA, Ng KW, Hammoud S, Brooks R, Jones C, Schwartz J, Hook M, Maher SA.  Augmenting the articular cartilage-implant interface: functionalizing with a collagen adhesion protein. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2012 Aug;100(8)2168-75.

Cross MB, Musahl V, Bedi A, O’Loughlin P, Hammoud S, Suero E, Pearle AD. Anteromedial versus central single-bundle graft position: which anatomic graft position to choose? Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Dec;20(8):1340-50.

Mauro CS, Voos JE, Hammoud S, Altchek DW.  Failed Anterior Shoulder Stabilization. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2011 Dec;20(8):1340-50.

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Eric Kropf

Eric J. Kropf, MD

Dr. Eric J. Kropf is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgical management of hip, knee, shoulder and elbow conditions.  He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and Director of Resident Education and Research at Temple University.  Dr. Kropf’s clinical interests focus on sports related injuries, comprehensive care of overhead athletes, hip preservation and arthroscopic techniques for non-arthritic hip conditions, knee ligament reconstruction including individualized ACL surgery, surgical management of shoulder instability and rotator cuff disease.

Dr. Kropf also specializes in cartilage restoration and joint preservation of the hip, knee and shoulder.  His expertise includes cartilage and meniscus transplantation, corrective osteotomies, partial knee replacements, total shoulder replacement and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.

Dr. Kropf is currently working on basic science research focused on advanced imaging techniques and devices to detect early cartilage degeneration and evalute reconstructed ligaments.  His clinical research interests include outcomes after ACL, revision ACL surgery and elective shoulder and knee surgery.

Originally from the Lehigh Valley, Dr. Kropf returned to the Philadelphia area after completing the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  He received his medical degree at Georgetown University where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and completed his undergraduate education at Villanova University.

Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Special Expertise
Sports medicine
Shoulder, elbow, knee and hip arthroscopy
Cartilage restoration procedures
Shoulder and elbow injuries in overhead and throwing athletes

Appointments
Attending Physician Orthopaedic Surgery, Temple University Hospital
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Temple University Medical School

Education
MD, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
BS Biology, Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Residency
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Internship
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Awards
Lehigh Valley Sports Medicine Scholarship
Academic All-Big East Athletic Conference Baseball
Alpha Epsilon Delta Medical Honor Society
Alpha Omega Alpha
Genzyme Biosurgery/AANA Scholarship
Temple Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Educator of the Year

Affiliations
Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-Fellow
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
International Cartilage Repair Society
International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Research Society
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Philadelphia County Medical Society

Publications
Book Chapters

Kropf EJ, Sekiya JK: Treatment of Bone Defects of Humeral Head and Glenoid. In Cole BJ, Sekiya JK Eds. Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow and Knee in Sports Medicine. New York. 2008.

Mascarenhas R, Kropf EJ, Harner CD. Ligamentous Injuries of the Knee. In Sivananthan S, Miller MD, Sherry E, Warnke PH Eds. Mercer’s Textbook of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. 10th Edition. London, UK. 2009.

Wang JH, Kropf EJ, Fu FH. Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction. In Ryu RK Ed. AANA Advanced Knee Arthroscopy. 2009

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ASR

Anil S. Ranawat, MD

Anil S. Ranawat performs hip, knee and shoulder arthroscopy, as well as ACL surgery (including double bundle surgery and revision ACL surgery), meniscal surgery, femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI) surgery, osteotomies, partial and total joint surgery, and fracture surgery. He is an Assistant Team Physician for the New York Mets.

His clinical and research interests are focused on joint-preservation surgery of the knee and hip, an area of expertise in which he excelled while dedicating himself to two years of additional training at the University of Pittsburgh and Schulthess Klinik in Switzerland, respectively.

Additionally, Dr. Ranawat has a deep interest in robotic surgery, partial knee replacement and mobile-bearing technology.

Dr. Ranawat began his academic study at Duke University, where he attained numerous academic honors. Later, he would begin his medical training at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and would continue his training at Hospital for Special Surgery. Throughout his career, some of the accolades that Dr. Ranawat has received include the T. Campbell Thompson Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery, the Jean C. McDaniel Resident Teaching Award at Hospital for Special Surgery, the Maurice Müller European Traveling Hip Fellowship and the AAOS Washington Health Policy Fellowship. The latter is evidence of Dr. Ranawat’s commitment to providing quality care for all patients, a mission encompassed by his interest in health policy initiatives.

Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Special Expertise
Young Adult Hip Disease
ACL and Ligament Surgery
Joint-preservation of the Hip and Knee

Procedures and Treatments:
Hip Arthroscopy
Knee Arthroscopy
Shoulder Arthroscopy
ACL and Meniscal Surgery
Impingement Surgery
Osteotomies
Partial and Total Joint Surgery
Fracture Surgery

Appointments
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Assistant Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery

Education
MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh Sports Medicine Fellowship, Pittsburgh, PA
Maurice Müeller Traveling Hip Fellowship, Zurich, Switzerland

Residency
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Internship
New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Awards
Maurice Müller European Traveling Hip Fellowship, 2007 – 2008
AAOS Washington Health Policy Fellowship, 2006 – 2007
Jean C. McDaniel Resident Teaching Award at Hospital for Special Surgery, 2006
T. Campbell Thompson Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery, Cornell University, 2001

Affiliations
American Medical Association
American Orthopaedic Association
Arthroscopic Association of North America
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Orthopedic Society of the State of New York
American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Board Eligible

Specialized Centers

Publications
Editorial Appointments

Sekiya JK, Safran M, Ranawat AS, and Leunig M. Techniques in Hip Arthroscopy and Joint Preservation Surgery (book in press – Elsevier)

Sculco TP, Lim M, Ranawat AS, Pearle A. The Hospital for Special Surgery Guide to Orthopedic Surgery (book and Palm publications in press – Lippincott)

Selected Publications

Sussman PS, Ranawat AS, Lorich DG, Padgett DE, and Kelly BT. Arthroscopic Versus Open Osteoplasty of the Head-Neck Junction: A Cadaveric Investigation. Arthrosc. 2007 December; 23 (12): 1257-64. Epub 2007 Oct 29.

Fu, FH, Ranawat AS. Tensioning in Double-bundle ACL Reconstruction. Arthrosc. 2007 September; 23 (9): 1027.

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Eugene HongEugene Hong, MD

Eugene Hong, M.D., is chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine and holds the Hamot and Sturgis Endowed Chair of the Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine. He also serves as the associate dean for primary care and community health. Dr. Hong is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine. He serves as head team physician for Drexel University and Philadelphia University; is a team physician at Saint Joseph’s University; and serves as team physician for the U.S. National Women’s U19 Lacrosse Team. Dr. Hong specializes in concussion management and is currently funded by the NIH and Department of Defense in concussion-related research projects.

Specialty
Sports Medicine
Primary Care

Services include:
Community medicine
Concussion
Exercise prescription
Exercise-related compartment pressure measurements
Health and wellness promotion
Injury prevention
Musculoskeletal medicine
Musculoskeletal ultrasound
Neurocognitive testing for concussions
Overuse injuries
Platelet rich plasma therapy
Preventive medicine
Primary care
PRP therapy
Sports medicine
Tendonopathy

 Appointments
Associate Dean for Primary Care and Community Health, Drexel University College of Medicine
Chair of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine
Head team physician, Drexel University
Team physician, Saint Joseph’s University
Head team physician, Philadelphia University
Team physician, US National Women’s U19 Lacrosse Team

Education
MD, Tufts School of Medicine, Boston, MA
BA, Columbia University, New York, NY

Fellowship
Thomas Jefferson University, Sports Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
University of Massachusetts, Community Medicine, Boston, MA

Residency
Thomas Jefferson University, Family Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Internship
Thomas Jefferson University, Family Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
University of Connecticut, General Surgery, Farmington, CT

Awards
Names “Top Doctor” by Philadelphia magazine (2013)

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Joan O'Shea headshotJoan F. O’Shea, M.D., F.A.A.N.S.

Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery
Orthopaedic Spine Specialist

A board-certified neurosurgeon with fellowship training in orthopaedic spine surgery, Dr. Joan O’Shea has dedicated her career to treating spinal disorders. She earned her medical degree at State University of New York, Upstate Health Center in Syracuse, NY. Dr. O’Shea completed an orthopaedic spine surgery fellowship after full neurosurgical training, performing innovative, state of the art procedures in residency and neurosurgical programs, at some of the world’s most distinguished spine surgery centers: Mount Sinai Medical Center NYC, NY Hospital for Joint Diseases and The Spine Institute of New York at Beth Israel Medical Center. During her fellowships, Dr. O’Shea worked as an assistant physician under the direction of Dr. Michael Neuwirth, Gloria Estefan’s surgeon and also with Dr. Martin Camins, former New York Jet defensive lineman Dennis Byrd’s surgeon.

With an exemplary reputation for innovation in her field, earned through her world-class training, Dr. O’Shea’s conservative approach to treating symptoms and conditions in the management of back, neck and spine pain, have contributed towards over twenty years of clinical expertise, using the most advanced minimally invasive spine surgery techniques in the country. Implementing innovative, minimally invasive surgical skills, maintaining the anatomy of core muscles, supports her philosophy of and belief in the importance of a strong body core. Dr. O’Shea’s caring bedside manner, superior knowledge of spine health and close involvement in every stage of patient care, have earned her the respect and admiration of colleagues and patients throughout the nation.

Dr. O’Shea practiced neurosurgery at Cooper Trauma and Medical Center in Camden, NJ. Introducing innovative treatment solutions, she founded and practices at The Spine Institute of Southern New Jersey in Marlton, NJ, which she opened in 2001, specializing in elective degenerative treatments such as minimally invasive lower back fusions and artificial disc replacement surgery. Dr. O’Shea opened the first outpatient ambulatory spine surgery center in South Jersey in 2005. For over fifteen years, she has been a lecturer and invited instructor to neurosurgeons at the Annual American Association of Neurologic Surgeons Meeting, teaching neurosurgeons state of the art minimally invasive spine procedures. She now lectures for NASS, teaching spine surgeons from around the country how to do same day spine surgery.

Specialty
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Services include
Back, Neck and Spine opinions, evaluations and minimally invasive surgery
Back Sprains and Strains
Disc Injuries
Vertebral Fractures

Appointments
President and Founder, The Spine Institute of Southern New Jersey
President, South Jersey Surgical Center
First elected by peers spinal surgeon, Chief of Spine at Virtua Health System
Attending Neurosurgeon, Virtua Hospital

Education
M.D., SUNY, Upstate Health Center, Syracuse, NY

Neurosurgical Residency
Mount Sinai Medical Center NYC

Fellowships
Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship, NY Hospital for Joint Diseases
The Spine Institute of New York at the Beth Israel Medical Center

Honors and Awards
Amongst “208 Spine Surgeons and Specialists to Know” April 2012 in Becker’s Orthopedic, Spine, and Pain Management Review
Named Top Ten Women Spine Surgeons in US – Becker Orthopedic Review September 2011
Named top 100 Spine Surgeons in US in Becker Orthopedic in 2010
Top Doc Philadelphia and SJ Magazines 2002-2013

Affiliations
American Association of Neurologic Surgeons
North American Spine Society
American Academy of Neurosurgeons
American Medical Association
Women in Neurosurgery
New Jersey Neurosurgical Society
New Jersey Spine Society
Medical Society of New Jersey
Burlington County Medical Society
Camden County Medical Society

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R.J. Meagher, M.D., F.A.A.N.S. RJ Meagher headshot

Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery
Diplomate of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc.

Dedicated to the treatment of patients with acute and chronic neurological and orthopedic disorders and injuries, Dr. Meagher, a double board certified neurosurgeon, has a philosophy of spine care, which includes treating patients as a whole, rather than just a particular body part or diagnosis. With a conservative approach to treatment, He supports a philosophy of and belief in the importance of a strong body core. Dr. Meagher’s dedication to a career in spine health includes investing in his patients, with a belief that when patients engage and participate in their own care, they have the advantages and ability to recover, and will return to their pre-injury functional level.

When surgery is required, Dr. Meagher’s surgical expertise includes implementing innovative, minimally invasive surgical techniques, maintaining the anatomy of core muscles and supporting the strength of the body core. His holistic approach to spine health includes treating cervical disorders, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, neck, back and leg pain and injuries, muscle weakness, spinal cord injuries, spinal trauma, dislocations and fractures, spine diseases and disorders. While in his residency at Temple University Hospital, his experience and research in a neurosurgical trauma center advanced him in the field of traumatic brain Injury and concussion syndrome.

Dr. Meagher is a member of the North American Spine Society and is a NASS Evidence Based Guidelines Committee Member. As a neurosurgical specialist, he has participated in multiple presentations and lectures throughout the country on neurosciences related topics. His research includes the effects of traumatic brain injury on cerebral prostaglandin levels using microdialysis techniques.

Specialty
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Services include
Back, Neck and Spine opinions, evaluations and minimally invasive surgery
Back Sprains and Strains
Disc Injuries
Vertebral Fractures

Appointments
Associate Neurosurgeon, The Spine Institute of Southern New Jersey
Attending Neurosurgeon, Virtua Hospital
North American Spine Society, Evidence Based Guidelines Committee Member

Education
B.S., Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
M.D., Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, NJ

Residency
Temple University Hospital, General Surgery
Temple University Hospital, Neurosurgical Residency

Affiliations
American Association of Neurologic Surgeons
North American Spine Society (NASS)
American Academy of Neurosurgeons
American Medical Association
Medical Society of New Jersey
Burlington County Medical Society
Camden County Medical Society

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alexander poorAlexander Poor, MD

Dr. Poor is a general surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery and inguinal and femoral hernia repair. Dr. Poor earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency in General Surgery under Dr. William Meyers at Drexel University College of Medicine. He has participated in several basic science and clinical research studies, as well as contributed to book chapters. He has an interest in basic science and clinical research that advances understanding of core anatomy and the pathophysiology of its associated injuries. Dr. Poor is currently in the advanced training program for core muscle injuries at Vincera Institute and serves as associate director of research.

 

Specialty
General Surgery

Services
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Education
MD, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
BS, Neuroscience, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA

Residency
Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Internship
Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Honors And Awards
Drexel University College of Medicine Resident Research Fellowship.
“The Golden Stethoscope Award” from the Drexel University College of Medicine Class of 2009 for excellence in teaching by a resident.

Patents
WO Patent # 2012018891 A2. Materials for disinfection produced by non-thermal plasma.

Publications & Presentations
Poor AE, Ercan UK, Yost A, Brooks AD, Joshi SG. (2013) Microbial and cellular responses to nonthermal plasma-treated alginate wound dressing: control of multidrug-resistant pathogens. Surgical Infections.

Poor AE, Eskin B, Georgiadis C, Hamzavi B, Brooks AD. (2012) Urine Iodine, Estrogen, and Breast Disease. Journal of Cancer Therapy. 3 (6), 1164-1169.

Poor AE, Eskin BE, Brooks AD, et al. The Role of Iodine in Breast Disease. Conjoint Meeting of the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery and New York Surgical Society, April 2012, Philadelphia, PA.

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Jason Hartman Jason Hartman, DO, RKC

Dr. Hartman specializes in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM) and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). He is currently the owner of Flat Rock Health, an integrative pain management center in Manayunk. Dr. Hartman is a former Associate Professor and a current adjunct clinical faculty member at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

He is a certified Medical Acupuncturist and preceptor for the Helms Medical Institute (HMI), which is the premier Medical Acupuncture program in the United States. In this role he teaches other physicians the art and science of acupuncture. Part of his commitment to HMI includes the education of military physicians in medical acupuncture.

Dr. Hartman is skilled in the field of prolotherapy as taught by the Hackett-Hemwall Foundation at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Hartman uses a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care and wellness; with a mission to share his passion for the quest for wellness with his patients, friends, and family.

Services

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)
Medical Acupuncture
Prolotherapy
Trigger Point Injections

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Adam Sackstein, MD

Dr. Adam Sackstein is dedicated to evaluating, diagnosing and treating acute and chronic pain disorders. Dr. Sackstein is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine. Newer technology is available to safely treat pain in a minimally invasive manner and still provide a definitive approach to addressing the pathology. Dr. Sackstein treats neck and back pain, failed back surgery syndrome, CRPS/RSD, herniated discs, radiculopathy, sciatica, whiplash, post shingles pain/PHN, diabetic and other neuropathies, joint pain and pain related to work injuries and motor vehicle accidents. Therapies may include injections, such as epidural or facet injections, nerve blocks, or, if necessary, discography, minimally invasive discectomy, intradiscal therapies, implantable spinal cord stimulators or pain medication to relieve pain. Dr. Sackstein believes that an interdisciplinary approach, coordinating treatment with other practitioners, is the optimal path to good outcomes.

Specialty
Pain Management

Specialty Expertise
Anesthesiology

Services
Injections: Epidural, Facet
Nerve Blocks
Discography
Minimally Invasive Discectomy
Intradiscal therapies
Implantable Spinal Cord Stimulators
Pain Medication
Other Therapies

Appointments
Capital Health System at Fuld, Trenton, NJ
St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, NJ
The Medical Center at Princeton, Princeton, NJ

Education
MD, State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY
BA, City University of New York Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

Residency
Yale University, New Haven Hospital, New Have, CT

Internship
Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY

Affiliations
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
International Spinal Intervention Society
American Society of Anesthesiologists
New Jersey Society of Anesthesiologists
New Jersey Medical Society
Camden County Medical Society
American Pain Society
American Academy of Pain Management

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Josephson-headshotDr. Youssef Josephson, DO

Dr. Youssef Josephson, osteopathic physician, is double board certified in physical medicine & rehabilitation and pain medicine by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Josephson treats and manages pain associated with arthritis, back pain, bursitis, cancer pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, disc herniations, facet syndrome, facial pain, fibromyalgia, headaches, hip pain, interstitial cystitis, neck Pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, peripheral neuropathy, radiculopathy, RSD/ CRPS, sacroiliac joint syndrome, sciatica, spasticity, spinal stenosis and phoracic Pain. Therapies may include injections, such as epidural or facet injections, nerve blocks, or, if necessary, discography, minimally invasive discectomy, intradiscal therapies, implantable spinal cord stimulators or pain medication to relieve pain. Dr. Josephson is assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Rowan University-School of Osteopathic Medicine and specializes in interventional pain management, musculoskeletal medicine, and electromyography. Dr. Josephson focuses on core muscle structure and believes that the foundation to good health is through a strong, healthy core. He seeks to restore optimal function via interventional procedures.

Specialty
Pain Management

Specialty Expertise
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Osteopathic Medicine

Services
Annuloplasty
Botox® Injections
Discography
EMG/NCS
Epidural Steroid Injections of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine
Facet Joint Injections
Facet Joint Rhizotomy
Intradiscal Electrothermal Annuloplasty (IDET)
Implantable Pain Pumps
Nerve Block Injections
Occipital (headache) nerve blocks
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Radiofrequency Neurolysis Procedures
Sympathetic blocks for RSD
Sacroiliac Joint Injections
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Ultrasound guided peripheral injections

Appointments
Assistant Professor Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine
Kennedy Health System, Cherry Hill, Washington Township, Stratford, NJ

Education
MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
BA, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Residency
North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System, Great Neck NY
Temple University Hospital/ MidAtlantic Pain Center Spine and Pain, Newark, DE

Internship
Crozer-Keystone Health System, Drexel Hill, PA

 Affiliations
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Academy of Spine Specialists
American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Pain Society
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Association of Academic Physiatrists
Interventional Spine Intervention Society
New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

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