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Selected as one of the Best Doctors in America© 2017-2018


1971-75  Baccalaureate: Cornell University (Anatomy and Physiology)

1976-80  Medical Doctorate: Temple University School of Medicine

Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments:

1980-81  Surgical Internship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

1981-82  Post-doctoral Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery Research, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia

1982-85  Clinical Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1985-86  Post-graduate Fellowship in Arthroscopic and Athletic Trauma Surgery, Temple University Center for Sports Medicine and Science, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Specialty Certification:

1989  Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Re-certified: 1997.


Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware

Faculty Appointments:

1986-92  Attending Surgeon and Chief, Sports Medicine Service, Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center.

1986-95  Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

1995-97  Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director, University of Pennsylvania Sports Medicine Center.

Current Professional Activity:

Private Practice of Orthopaedic Knee Surgery: Pennsylvania Knee & Shoulder Center / New Jersey Knee & Shoulder Center.

Hospital Staff Privileges: Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA; Surgery Center of Pennsylvania, Havertown, PA; Surgery Center of Cherry Hill, (part of the Jefferson/Wills Eye Network) Cherry Hill, NJ; Virtua Health System: Marlton, NJ and Voorhees, NJ.

Awards and Honors:

1975  Cornell University: Graduated with "Distinction in All Subjects".

1984  University of Pennsylvania: Orthopaedic Biomechanics & Biophysics Award.

1986  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons/Orthopaedic Research Society: "Kappa Delta" Award, for the most outstanding U.S. orthopaedic research achievements of 1986.

1986  American Orthopaedic Association: North American Traveling Fellowship Award (one of six graduating orthopaedic residents nationwide selected for this academic honor).

1993; 1998; 2003   "Best Doctors in America" reference text citation in the specialty category of Knee Arthroscopy.

1996  Selected for citation in "Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare".

1997  Selected for citation in "Who's Who in Science and Engineering".

1997  American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: Granted full Fellowship status.

1998  New Jersey Monthly Magazine: Regional "Top Docs" Listing.

2003-2015 Repeat selection for listing in “The Best Doctors in America” (sub-specialty category: Arthroscopy / Sports Medicine)

2006, 7, 8, & 2010 Cited “Top Physicians of South Jersey” by South Jersey Magazine, as voted by peer physicians (

Editorial Positions:

1988-91  Consultant Reviewer – Journal of Orthopaedic Research

1988-95  Editorial Board – American Journal of Knee Surgery

1990-99 Editorial Board for Research – American Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

2003- Contributing Manuscript Reviewer – American Journal of Sports


Sixty-five published research papers and clinical chapters in textbooks and medical journals, all relating to orthopaedic sports medicine, muscle physiology or knee mechanics and surgery (see full Curriculum Vitae for complete listing).

Lectures by Invitation:

Please see full Curriculum Vitae for complete list of Regional, National and International Lecture Presentations at Symposia and Instructional Courses.

Membership in Subspecialty Societies:

* Arthroscopy Association of North America

* Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Herodicus Society

US and European Union Patents:

Principal Inventor: Apparatus for Reconstructive Knee Ligament
Surgery, #4739751. Issued April 26, 1988.

Principal Inventor: Method for Reconstructive Knee Ligament
Surgery, #4922897. Issued May 8, 1990.

Post-Graduate Surgical Technique Courses Completed:

1989  Arthroscopic Laser Surgery.

1996  Genzyme Autologous Chondrocyte Re-implantation. (Cartilage cell auto-transplantation surgery).

1996  Cryolife Meniscus Allograft Transplantation.

2002  Repicci Technique for Minimally Invasive Knee Hemi-Arthroplasty

2002  Unispacer Knee System Training Certification

Post-Graduate Surgical Technique Courses Taught:

1991  Course Co-Director: Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction - Sandrigo, Italy.

1993  Course Chairman: The Knee - Current Concepts. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Rancho Mirage, CA.


1994-2001:  Independent Case Examiner for Injured N.F.L. Athletes.

A record of quality care, free of malpractice, for entire 25-year professional career.

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