Good Bones
Assisted by significant steps forward in technology, technique, and pain management, local leaders in orthopedic medicine help patients return to form.
by Bill Donahue

“To succeed in life,” Reba McEntire once said, “you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.”

Humans are only as good as the strength and durability of their bones, and those bones invariably need some TLC along the way. Breaks, sprains, and other impairments to the musculoskeletal system are common in childhood, but the threats keep coming with time—chronic pain in the back or neck, worn-out knees and shoulders, wrist immobility, etc.—either because of trauma, overuse, or the effects of aging.
Musculoskeletal diseases affect more than one out of every two persons in the United States age 18 and over, and nearly three out of four age 65 and over, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Trauma, back pain, and arthritis account for the three most common musculoskeletal conditions reported, and for which health care visits to physicians’ offices, emergency departments, and hospitals occur each year.
Some patients spend years dealing with physical discomfort that could be addressed by joint replacement or other forms of treatment. Yet orthopedic issues affect a person’s life in ways far beyond pain. Living life in a compromised manner often leaves people feeling broken, disheartened, and alone, unable to pursue hobbies, move naturally, or perform tasks that once came so easily.  
In recent years, surgical techniques, perioperative technology, and postsurgical pain management have taken several significant steps forward. In fact, many of the surgical procedures once performed only on an inpatient basis can now be done in outpatient settings, meaning patients can return home to begin the healing process more quickly.
Fortunately, the Philadelphia area abounds with exceptionally skilled practitioners of orthopedic surgery and other subspecialties of orthopedic medicine. Suburban Life’s recently published Top Physicians report shone a spotlight on some of the area’s leading orthopedic surgeons and doctors who specialize in sports medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation. These practitioners aim to help each patient get back on their feet, back in the game, or otherwise on the road to recovery.
Meet our 2023 Leaders in Orthopedic Medicine.
Dr. Joseph A. Abboud
Dr. D. Greg Anderson
Dr. William V. Arnold
Dr. Matthew S. Austin
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. Michael Grenis
Dr. W. Thomas Gutowski
Dr. David J. Lamb
Dr. Marc J. Lamb
Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Princeton, New Jersey
Dr. Kenan Aksu
Dr. Linda D’Andrea
Dr. Andrew S. Frankel
Dr. Jonathan Garino
Dr. Frank P. Giammattei
Dr. James Guille
Dr. Charles D. Hummer III
Dr. James T. McGlynn
Dr. Rowan J. Michael
Dr. Kelly Murray
Dr. Andrew Old
Dr. Scott Ritterman
Dr. Cheston Simmons Jr.
Dr. Mark Tantorski
Dr. Adrienne Towsen
Dr. Raymond R. Wolfe
Dr. David Yucha
Dr. Richard Ziegler
Dr. James Zurbach
Premier Orthopaedics
Multiple locations
Dr. Edward J. Armbruster
Dr. David P. Hardeski
Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics
Multiple locations
Dr. Alfred Atanda
Dr. Kirk Dabney
Dr. William Anthony Emanuele
Dr. Emelynn J. Fajardo
Dr. Jeanne M. Franzone
Dr. Peter G. Gabos
Dr. Jason James Howard
Dr. Richard W. Kruse
Dr. William George Mackenzie
Dr. William Giles Stuart Mackenzie
Dr. Louise Reid Nichols
Dr. Suken A. Shah
Dr. Brett Anthony Shannon
Dr. Michael Wade Shrader
Dr. Robert P. Stanton
Dr. Alvin Weii Su
Dr. Jennifer M Ty
Dr. Arianna Trionfo
Nemours Children’s Health
Multiple locations
Dr. Arthur R. Bartolozzi
Dr. Robert E. Booth Jr.
Dr. Douglas C. Sutton
Jefferson Health | 3B Orthopaedics
Multiple locations
Dr. John H. Benner IV
Dr. David L. Glaser
Dr. Stephen Y. Liu
Dr. Christopher J. Lyons
Dr. John P. Manta
Chester County Hospital | Penn Medicine
West Chester
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 D. 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. Todd Chertow
Chertow Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Multiple locations
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. Matthew S. Wilson
Dr. David S. Zelouf
Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center
Multiple locations
Dr. Scott H. Kozin
Dr. Dan A. Zlotolow
Shriners Children’s Philadelphia
Dr. Menachem M. Meller
Lower Bucks Hospital
Dr. Chandra S. Reddy
Suburban Community Hospital
East Norriton

Dr. Jeffrey J. Citara
Dr. Matthew W. Schaeffer
Chester County Hospital | Penn Medicine
West Chester
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. Rochelle E. Haas
Dr. Maura McManus
Nemours Children’s Health
Multiple locations
Dr. Ronald M. Lieberman
Tristate Physical Medicine Associates
Multiple locations
Dr. Christopher T. Plastaras
Dr. Miriam Segal
Dr. Channarayapatna R. Sridhara
Dr. Thomas K. Watanabe
Multiple locations
Dr. John M. Vasudevan
Penn Medicine
Multiple locations

Dr. Christopher M. Aland
Dr. Shyam Brahmabhatt
Dr. Michael C. 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. Steve Matta
Meeting Point Health
Dr. Lawrence Wells
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Life magazine, March 2023.