Comeback Story
Physicians who specialize in orthopedic medicine embrace new techniques, technology, and other steps forward to help patients overcome infirmities associated with injury and age.
by Jill Lupine

“Man plans and God laughs.” The old saying suggests that even as humans think about the future, envisioning how they will spend the coming months and years, sometimes life interjects and makes those plans irrelevant. 
Such interjections often include impairments to the musculoskeletal system caused by accidents, sports injuries, or just the rigors of aging. A condition such as a shoulder tear, a herniated disc, or chronic wrist pain often affects people in ways beyond physical discomfort and limited mobility. That’s why many physicians who specialize in orthopedic medicine also strive to help disheartened patients deal with upended hopes for improving their golf or tennis game, enjoying a summer in the sun and surf, or booking the trip of a lifetime. In the hands of a skilled professional, however, a problem that may initially seem like the period at the end of a sentence becomes more like a comma or a semicolon—dreams deferred or disrupted rather than fully dashed.
Advances in surgical technique, preoperative technology, and postsurgical pain management, as well as physical rehabilitation, have greatly improved a person’s chances of experiencing a full recovery. While any kind of surgery possesses its share of risk, many orthopedic procedures can now be performed in outpatient settings—assuming the patient is a good candidate. A patient in need of a knee replacement, for example, can be up and walking with support an hour after their surgery, and back home and on the road to recovery later that same day.  
Luckily, the Philadelphia area has an abundance of orthopedic practices and solo practitioners who help patients contend with ailments related to the musculoskeletal system. Suburban Life’s recently published Top Physicians feature includes a number of physicians who specialize in orthopedic surgery, as well as allied specialties such as sports medicine and physical medicine/rehabilitation. These practitioners likely all share the same goal: to help patients heal and return to aspects of their life they may have thought they would need to leave behind. 
Dr. Joseph A. Abboud
Dr. D. Greg Anderson 
Dr. William V. Arnold 
Dr. Matthew S. Austin 
Dr. Steven A. Caruso 
Dr. P. Maxwell Courtney 
Dr. David V. Craft
Dr. Gregory K. Deirmengian
Dr. Daniel Fletcher 
Dr. Charles L. Getz 
Dr. Michael F. Harrer 
Dr. Alan S. Hilibrand 
Dr. Moody Kwok
Dr. Mark D. Lazarus
Dr. Jess H. Lonner
Dr. Surena Namdari
Dr. Matthew L. Ramsey
Dr. Jeffrey A. Rihn 
Dr. Michael Rivlin 
Dr. Arjun Saxena 
Dr. John R. Schnell 
Dr. Gregory D. Schroeder
Dr. Rachel Shakked 
Dr. Peter F. Sharkey
Dr. Andrew M. Star
Dr. Alexander R. Vaccaro 
Dr. Gerald R. Williams Jr.
Rothman Orthopaedics
Multiple locations
Dr. Jeffrey S. Abrams 
Dr. Jon W. Ark 
Dr. Steven R. Gecha 
Dr. W. Thomas Gutowski
Princeton Orthopaedic Associates 
Princeton, New Jersey
Dr. Kenan Aksu
Dr. Linda D’Andrea
Dr. Jonathan P. Garino
Dr. James Guille
Dr. Scott Ritterman
Dr. Mark Tantorski
Dr. Richard Ziegler
Premier Orthopaedics
Multiple locations
Dr. Edward J. Armbruster
Dr. Michael Grenis
Dr. David J. Lamb
Dr. Marc J. Lamb
Penn Medicine Princeton Health
Multiple locations
Dr. Arthur R. Bartolozzi
Dr. Robert E. Booth Jr.
Dr. Douglas C. Sutton
Jefferson Health/3B Orthopaedics
Philadelphia and Langhorne
Dr. Douglas Boylan
Dr. Charles Burrows
Dr. Sean P. Butler
Dr. Kieran Cody
Dr. Susan Griffith
Dr. Michelle Horn
Dr. Jung H. Park
Dr. Andrew Peacock
Dr. Andrew Ritting
Dr. Joshua Steere
Dr. Ninad Sthalekar
Dr. Thomas Vikoren
Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists
Doylestown, Warrington, and Newtown
Dr. David J. Bozentka
Dr. Daniel C. Farber
Dr. David L. Glaser
Dr. Eric L. Hume
Dr. Craig Israelite
Dr. Frederick S. Kaplan
Dr. John D. Kelly IV 
Dr. Amrit S. Khalsa
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Dr. L. Scott Levin
Dr. Brian J. Sennett
Dr. Harvey E. Smith
Dr. Keith L. Wapner
Dr. Kristy L. Weber
Penn Medicine
Multiple locations
Dr. Richard A. Cautilli Jr. 
Dr. Dinesh Dhanaraj
Dr. George T. Stollsteimer
St. Mary Medical Center
Dr. Randall W. Culp 
Dr. Thomas J. Gillon
Dr. Sidney M. Jacoby
Dr. Patrick M. Kane
Dr. Leonid I. Katolik
Dr. Kenneth A. Kearns
Dr. Rowena McBeath
Dr. Andrew J. Miller 
Dr. Praveen G. Murthy
Dr. A. Lee Osterman 
Dr. Meredith N. Osterman
Dr. Mark S. Rekant
Dr. Eon K. Shin
Dr. Adam B. Strohl 
Dr. Stephanie Sweet 
Dr. Richard J. Tosti
Dr. Matthew S. Wilson
Dr. David S. Zelouf
Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center
Multiple locations
Dr. David P. Hardeski
Mercer-Bucks Orthopedics
Multiple locations
Dr. Menachem M. Meller
Lower Bucks Hospital

Dr. Scott J. Davidoff
Dr. Marc S. Effron
Dr. Roy M. Lerman
Dr. Denis P. Rogers
Dr. Jeffery J. Rowe
Dr. L. Matthew Schwartz
Main Line Spine
Multiple locations
Dr. Jeffrey A. Gehret
Dr. Michael J. Mehnert
Dr. Saloni Sharma
Dr. Jeremy I. Simon 
Dr. David S. Stolzenberg
Rothman Orthopaedics
Multiple locations
Dr. Christopher T. Plastaras
Dr. Michael F. Saulino
Dr. Miriam Segal
Dr. Channarayapatna R. Sridhara
Dr. Thomas Watanabe
Multiple locations
Dr. John M. Vasudevan
Penn Medicine
Multiple locations

Dr. Christopher M. Aland
Dr. John A. Anderson
Dr. Shyam Brahmabhatt
Dr. Michael G. Ciccotti
Dr. Evan J. Conte
Dr. Christopher C. Dodson
Dr. William Emper
Dr. Sommer Hammoud
Dr. Stephen A. Stache Jr. 
Rothman Orthopaedics
Multiple locations
Dr. Dhimant Balar
Princeton Brain Spine & Sports Medicine
Multiple locations
Dr. Matthew Lewullis
Penn Medicine
Multiple locations
Dr. Lawrence Wells 
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Life magazine, March 2022.