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Department of Orthopaedics

Leadership

Lawrence Miller, MD
Chair
Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
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Lawrence Miller, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: General Surgery - Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Sports Medicine - Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles, CA

Board Certifications:

Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Memberships:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Sports Physicians, Arthroscopy Association of North America

Awards and Honors:

Top Doc - Philadelphia Magazine, Top Doc - South Jersey Magazine, Top Doc - SJ Magazine, Top Doc - NJ Magazine, Best Doctors In America - 2013

About Me:

Lawrence S. Miller, MD is Chief, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cooper University Hospital, Director of Cooper Bone and Joint Institute, and Director, Sports Medicine.

He graduated from Haverford College in 1975 and then attended Jefferson Medical College, graduating in 1979. After his internship at The Bryn Mawr Hospital, he returned to Jefferson University Hospital, completing his orthopaedic residency in 1984. Dr. Miller then attended the world-renowned Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles for his sports medicine fellowship training from 1984 to1985. He joined the medical staff at Cooper University Hospital in 2002.

Over the past 25 years, Dr. Miller has developed one of the region's leading sports medicine practices, specializing in the treatment of injuries to the shoulder, elbow and knee. Dr. Miller was team physician with the Philadelphia Wings Lacrosse Team for over 25 years. As a faculty member and clinical assistant professor, Dr. Miller has been instrumentally involved in the training and education of orthopaedic residents and sports medicine fellows. 

Dr. Miller is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a member of many medical societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Sports Physicians, and the Arthroscopy Society of North America.

Dr. Miller specializes in the management and treatment of shoulder injuries, shoulder instability and shoulder replacement, as well as cartilage restoration, meniscal transplantation, meniscal repair and meniscectomy. He has been recognized on numerous occasions as a “Top Doc” by Philadelphia magazine, South Jersey Magazine, SJ Magazine and NJ Magazine. He has also received many other recognitions, including induction into the American Orthopaedic Academy.

Teaching Faculty

Steven Cancell, DPM
Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Podiatrist, Foot and Ankle Surgeon
Podiatry
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Steven Cancell, DPM

Education Background:

Medical School: New York College of Podiatric Medicine, New York, NY
Residency: Podiatric Medicine/Surgery - NYCPM Affiliated Hospitals, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

Foot Surgery

Memberships:

New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society

Awards and Honors:

Past President, New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society, Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

About Me:

Dr. Cancell has been in practice for 27 years and is a faculty member in the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University at the rank of Instructor.  As such, he is instrumentally involved in the training and education of medical students and podiatric resident physicians. 

Dr. Cancell completed his undergraduate education at Farleigh Dickinson University and earned his medical doctorate from New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York.  He then completed his podiatric residency at New York College of Podiatric Medicine Affiliated Hospitals and Institutions.  He is certified in Foot Surgery American Board Podiatric Surgery. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American College of Podiatric Orthopaedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine and he is the Past President of the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society.

David Clements, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
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David Clements, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: General Surgery - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Spine Surgery - Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Board Certifications:

Orthopaedic Surgery

Memberships:

Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Scoliosis Research Society, Cervical Spine Research Society

Awards and Honors:

Best Doctors In America - 2013, Andrew N. Swanson MD Memorial Spine Award from Hospital for Special Surgery

About Me:

David Clements, MD, is the Director of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery and Director of the Scoliosis Program at Cooper University Health Care. He is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and Cooper University Hospital, and is a member of the volunteer faculty at Shriners Hospital for Children and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. Dr. Clements is board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Clements completed fellowship training in spine surgery in 1989 at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, Cornell Medical Center in New York. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1982 and completed his residency training at Temple in 1988, which included time at the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Dr. Clements has lectured extensively and authored over 60 articles, chapters and books. He teaches medical students, residents and surgeons at his home institutions as well as nationally and internationally. He is a Diplomate (Board certified) of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Scoliosis Research Society and Cervical Spine Research Society as well as state and local societies. He has been a visiting professor in academic centers throughout Europe and America and has been a guest chairman of many international spine meetings. He has a special interest in surgical orthopaedic spine, treating children’s spine problems including scoliosis, adult and pediatric spine trauma as well as neck and low back problems in children and adults.

Cody Clinton, DO
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine
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Cody Clinton, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Family Medicine - Crozer-Keystone Health System, Springfield, PA
Residency: Family Medicine - Crozer-Keystone Health System, Springfield, PA
Fellowship: Sports Medicine - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Family Practice, Sports Medicine

Memberships:

American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics

Awards and Honors:

Crozer-Keystone Resident of the Year Award, Crozer-Keystone Sports Medicine Award

About Me:

Cody B. Clinton D.O. is a primary care sports medicine physician within the Orthopedics Department at Cooper University Hospital.  He completed his sports medicine fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Rothman Institute, where he was fortunate to help take care of the Philadelphia Phillies.  As a strong advocate of medical education, Dr. Clinton takes pride being an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University where he educates and mentors medical students. He is currently assistant team physician for Rowan University, Haverford College, Rutgers-Camden University, and Rowan College of Gloucester County. He also provides care for numerous high schools within the local area.

 

Dr. Clinton sees patients ages three years and older at several offices across southern New Jersey, as well as in Newtown Square, PA.  His main goal with every patient visit is to treat each patient with dignity and respect, as if he were giving care to his own family. Dr. Clinton strives to provide accurate diagnoses and he takes pride in suggesting preventative strategies to ensure injuries do not re-occur. In addition to treating common orthopedic injuries, he has specialized training in concussion management, ultrasound guided treatments, hands-on osteopathic manipulative medicine, regenerative therapies such as platelet rich plasma injections, and minimally invasive surgeries for tendinosis.

Sanford Davne, MD
Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
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Sanford Davne, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: General Surgery -Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery - Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Spinal Cord Injury Surgery - Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Board Certifications:

Orthopaedic Surgery

Henry Dolch, DO
Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Trauma
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Henry Dolch, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Surgical Critical Care - Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Orthopaedic Trauma - Georgia Orthopaedic Trauma Institute, Macon, GA

Board Certifications:

Orthopaedic Trauma

Memberships:

Orthopaedic Trauma Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics, American Osteopathic Association

Awards and Honors:

AOTrauma North America Orthopaedic Faculty, SJ Magazine 2016 Best Doctors, Readers’ Choice

About Me:

Henry J. Dolch, Jr., D.O., MSS received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia.  He finished an orthopaedic surgery residency at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a fellowship in orthopaedic trauma surgery at Georgia Orthopaedic Trauma Institute at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, in Macon, Georgia.  Prior to joining the Department of Orthopaedics at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Dolch was part of the Orthopaedic Trauma Group at the Charleston Area Medical Center in West Virginia.  As a faculty member and Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Cooper Medical  School of Rowan University and Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Dolch is heavily involved in the education and training of medical students, orthopaedic residents and orthopaedic trauma fellows.

Dr. Dolch has completed orthopaedic specialty rotations in adult joint reconstruction, pediatric orthopaedics, sports medicine, orthopaedic trauma and shoulder and elbow reconstruction.  He is a member of the AOTrauma North America Orthopaedic Faculty, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics, and the American Osteopathic Association.  He is highly involved in clinical research and has contributed to multiple publications.

Dr. Dolch is licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and sees patients in the Camden and Glassboro offices.

Catherine Fedorka, MD
Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine
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Catherine Fedorka, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Orthopaedic Surgery - Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery - Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Shoulder and Elbow Surgery- Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Womens Hospital, Boston, MA

Memberships:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, American Shoulder and Elbow Society



, Orthopaedic Trauma Association

About Me:

Catherine J. Fedorka, MD, practices in the Glassboro and Voorhees office locations of the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute.  She completed an orthopaedic shoulder and elbow fellowship as part of the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program at both the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed her orthopaedic residency training just across the bridge at Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine after completing medical school at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Fedorka matriculated from Colgate University with a bachelors of arts in chemistry.

She has been an active researcher and has been published in multiple academic journals including Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Journal of Arthroplasty, American Journal of Orthopaedics, and Spine. She has also presented her research at regional, national, and international conferences.

While Dr. Fedorka treats a wide variety of orthopaedic injuries and fractures, she has a special interest in shoulder and elbow surgery, including shoulder replacement surgery (total shoulder arthroplasty, reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, and revision shoulder arthroplasty), athletic injuries of the shoulder and elbow, shoulder arthroscopy (including rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability surgery, biceps surgery etc.), and upper extremity fractures. Dr. Fedorka is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopic Association of North America, the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, and the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society.

Erik Freeland, DO
Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Division Head
Foot & Ankle
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Erik Freeland, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Drexel Hill, PA
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery - Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Orthopaedic Surgery

Memberships:

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics

About Me:

Erik C. Freeland, DO, is an orthopedic surgeon, fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery, specializing in the operative and nonoperative treatment of foot and ankle disorders. Dr. Freeland has extensive training and experience utilizing the most advanced surgical techniques in foot and ankle reconstruction, including reconstruction for flat feet, high arches, and complex deformities. He also specializes in treating tendon disorders, foot and ankle trauma, bunions, hammertoes, and arthritic conditions of the foot and ankle. He also has a special interest in athletic injuries of the foot and ankle, arthroscopic ankle surgery, nerve disorders of the foot and ankle in addition to total ankle replacement. His ultimate goal is to alleviate patients' pain and return them to the activities they enjoy.

Dr. Freeland graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a degree in physical therapy. After a brief tenure practicing physical therapy, the western New York native earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, where he also completed his orthopedic surgical residency. He remained in Philadelphia where completed an orthopedic foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

In addition to being a clinician, Dr. Freeland enjoys both teaching and research. He is currently appointed as a clinical instructor of orthopedic surgery at Rowan University and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has authored textbook chapters and peer-reviewed articles for medical journals. Dr. Freeland is a member if the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He practices at the Cherry Hill, Voorhees, and Glassboro office locations of the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute.

David Fuller, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Co-Director, Musculoskeletal Course
Residency Program Director
Orthopaedic Surgery
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David Fuller, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: General Surgery - University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery - University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
Fellowship: Hand and Microvascular Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Neuro-Orthopaedics - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

Memberships:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association, Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society and the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society

Awards and Honors:

Best Doctors In America - 2013, SJ Magazine "Top Docs" - 2013

About Me:

David A. Fuller, MD is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.  He is the Program Director for the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program and a co-Course Director for the Musculoskeletal Course at the medical school.  He is the Director of the Hand and Nerve Center at Cooper University Hospital.  He works as an orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty training in orthopaedic trauma surgery, hand and microvascular surgery and neuro-orthopaedic rehabilitation surgery.

 

Dr. Fuller graduated from Dartmouth College in 1987 and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991.  His residency training was completed at Case Western Reserve University in 1997.  He was an Allen Research Fellow from 1992-1993 and completed 2 additional fellowships, the first in Hand and Microvascular surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and the second in Neuro-orthopaedics at Moss Rehabilitation Hospital at the Albert Einstein Medical Center.

 

Dr. Fuller has worked, written and lectured extensively as an expert in orthopaedic surgery.  He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). He is a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), the Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association (ORA, including past president). He was recently inducted into the prestigious American Orthopaedic Association (AOA).

 

In addition to his clinical work and scholarship, Dr. Fuller has volunteered for local, regional, national and international relief organizations. He has helped to lead local health care efforts as well to try to ensure that quality, affordable, accessible care is available to the people in the South Jersey Community.

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David Gealt, DO
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine
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David Gealt, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ - School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
Internship: UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ
Residency: Family Medicine - Kennedy Health System; Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, NJ
Fellowship: Sports Medicine in Primary Care - UHHS/Horizon Orthopedic, Cleveland, OH

Board Certifications:

Family Practice, Sports Medicine

Memberships:

Board of Trustee Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey, Brain Injury Association of New Jersey Sports Concussion Committee, Brain Injury Association of New Jersey Children and Adolescent Committee, Research Committee member American Osteopathic Association of Sports Medicine, Member of American Osteopathic Association National Media Spokesperson Network, American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, Brain Injury Association of New Jersey, Ohio Osteopathic Association, New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, UMDNJ-SOM Alumni Association, American Academy of Pediatrics

Awards and Honors:

SJ Magazine 2010 to 2016 Top Doc for Kids of South Jersey in Sports Medicine, Leading Physicians of the World as Top Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician from the International Association of Orthopedic Physicians 2010, Recipient of the Alan Z. Gartzman D.O. Memorial Award, Fellow of the American Osteopathic Association of Sports Medicine

About Me:

David B. Gealt, DO, a South Jersey native, is the Assistant Director of Sports Medicine and Director of the Sports Concussion Program at Cooper Bone and Joint Institute Cooper University Health System. He is an Assistant Professor of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and an Assistant Professor of Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. He received his fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Gealt completed his residency in family medicine at UMDNJ-SOM/Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. He received his medical degree from UMDNJ-SOM newly named Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and is board-certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.

 

Dr. Gealt specializes in medical orthopaedics, sports medicine and concussion management. He lectures nationally and regionally on various sports medicine topics.  He has both authored publications in peer reviewed journals and has contributed to sports medicine textbooks. He serves as team physician for Rowan University, Haverford College, Rutgers Camden and various high schools throughout southern New Jersey. He has served as the team physician for the Philadelphia Wings Professional Indoor Lacrosse team.  He had the opportunity to be a team physician for USA Olympics at the Olympic training facility in Colorado Springs.

 

Dr. Gealt is an active member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and American Osteopathic Association, as well as various state and local medical societies. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees and the Sports Concussion Committee for the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey.  He has been named Top Doc and Top Doc for Kids in Sports Medicine in SJ Magazine on a yearly basis since 2010. He is an avid runner who participates in several road races each year. Dr. Gealt resides in Voorhees, NJ with his wife, son and  daughter.

Kenneth Graf, MD
Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Trauma
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Kenneth Graf, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery - University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
Fellowship: Orthopaedic Traumatology - R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Board Certifications:

Orthopaedic Surgery

About Me:

Kenneth W. Graf, Jr., MD, joins the Cooper University Health Care Department of Orthopaedic Surgery from Mission Memorial Hospital in Asheville, NC. Dr. Graf completed his Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD, and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. He received his medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.

Over the years, Dr. Graf has been an active course instructor and lecturer. He has been published in Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Research Surgery, and has written a book chapter on Unstable Pelvic Fractures for eMedicine. Dr. Graf is a member of the American Medical Association, Alpha Omega Alpha, and is board certified in orthopaedic trauma through the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Grafs special interests include: Reconstructive Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Cold Trauma, Pelvis and Acetabular Surgery, Musculoskeletal Trauma, including Fractures, Nonunions and Malunions, Foot & Ankle Surgery.

Christina Gutowski, MD, MPH
Instuctor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Oncology
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Christina Gutowski, MD, MPH

Education Background:

Graduate School: Masters in Public Health: Health Policy and Management - University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Medical School: Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Internship: Orthopaedic Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Musculoskeletal Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Memberships:

American Orthopaedic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Awards and Honors:

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, AOA Emerging Leaders Program, Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society

About Me:

Christina J. Gutowski, MD, MPH, joins Cooper University Health Care as an attending orthopaedic oncologist after completing her surgical fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY.

She serves as one of the surgeons at the multidisciplinary Orthopaedic Oncology Center at Cooper, supported by MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, as well as the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute. Her special interests and clinical focus include benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors, limb salvage and reconstruction, metastatic bone disease, and complex joint arthroplasty. She also holds a position on the academic staff of Cooper Medical School at Rowan University.

Dr. Gutowski received her medical degree from Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. She achieved a masters in public health, with a focus in health policy and management, from the University of California-Berkeley during her medical training. She then completed her surgical internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Gutowski completed a clinical fellowship in orthopaedic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center prior to joining the staff at Cooper.

Kimberly Hurley, DPM, FACFAS
Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Podiatry
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Kimberly Hurley, DPM, FACFAS

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Foot and Ankle Surgery - Aria Jefferson Health, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery

Memberships:

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, American Podiatric Medical Association, New Jersey Podiatric Medical Association, Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association

Awards and Honors:

Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

About Me:

Dr. Hurley is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. She is the Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program Director at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Hurley completed her Podiatric Medical School Training at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.  She did her residency at Aria Jefferson Health in Northeast Philadelphia, a Level 2 Trauma Center, and served as Chief Resident during her final year. She received extensive training in reconstructive surgery of complex foot and ankle deformities, including joint replacement of the foot and ankle, trauma, and limb salvage. Dr. Hurley is Board Certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Ankle Surgery. She is a Fellow of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She is an active member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. 

Dr. Hurley has always been interested in academia and enjoys teaching residents. She is actively involved in research and coordinates resident participation in research. She has had several papers published in Peer Reviewed Journals. She currently serves as a Peer Reviewer for the trauma section of the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Hurley has lectured at local, regional, and national conferences on multiple topics related to foot and ankle surgery. 

Joan Jerrido, DPM
Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Podiatry
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Joan Jerrido, DPM

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Podiatry - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ

Board Certifications:

Podiatric Surgery

Awards and Honors:

South Jersey Magazine Reader's Choice "Top Physician" 2010

About Me:

Joan M. Jerrido, DPM is a podiatrist with the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute.  She practices at several locations throughout the Cooper University Health system.    Dr. Jerrido finished her undergraduate degree at La Salle University where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and minor in Chemistry.  She received her medical degree at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine where she graduated as a member of the Honor Society.  Dr. Jerrido completed her residency here at Cooper University and also served as Chief resident.  She has been active in the podiatric residency program and participates in the education of residents and medical students. 

She is board certified in both Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and is accredited by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.  Dr. Jerrido is also a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association and maintains certification with the American Board of Wound Healing.  Dr.  Jerrido has been voted one of South Jersey Magazine’s Reader’s choice top physicians.

Dr.  Jerrido has special interest in treating the diabetic patient and high risk patient such as those with vascular disease and neuropathy.  Her practice encompasses all aspect of podiatric care including limb salvage, nail and skin disorders, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, neuromas, arthritis, injuries, etc. 

 

 

 

Vishal Khatri, MD
Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
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Vishal Khatri, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC
Internship: General Surgery - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: General Surgery - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Orthopaedic Surgery - Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
Fellowship: Spine Surgery - University of Maryland Medical Center/R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, MD

Memberships:

North American Spine Society, Scoliosis Research Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Awards and Honors:

Best Poster Award, 2018 AOSpine Fellows Forum

About Me:

I am passionate about creating a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary spine center at Cooper.

Tae Won Kim, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Division Head
Orthopaedic Oncology
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Tae Won Kim, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Internship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Orthopaedics - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

About Me:

Tae Won Benjamin Kim, MD, is the Division Head for the Orthopaedic Oncology Center, supported by the Cancer Center Institute and the Bone and Joint Institute at Cooper University Health Care.  He received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, NY and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.  Dr. Kim completed a clinical fellowship in orthopaedic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New Yok, NY and he is board certified in orthopaedic surgery.  His special interests and clinical focus include benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors, spine and sacral tumors and metastatic bone disease.  He also has interest in limb sparing surgeries for failed joint replacements or complex joint replacement problems.

 

Dr. Kim is currently an Assistant Professor at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and has held additional teaching and editing positions, including Chief Editor of Oncology Section, University of Pennsylvania, Orthopaedic Journal Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Co-Editor in Chief, University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  Dr. Kim has been published in many academic journals including the Journal of Arthroplasty and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Matthew Kleiner, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine
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Matthew Kleiner, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: Surgery - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery - Temple University hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Sports Medicine - Keck Hospital of USC, Los Angeles, CA

Board Certifications:

Orthopaedic Surgery

Memberships:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America

Awards and Honors:

Joseph Thoder Resident of the Year, Temple University Orthopedics, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

About Me:

 

Matthew T. Kleiner, MD is a fellowship trained Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cooper University Hospital and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

 

He is a graduate of Boston College and then went on to medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.  He stayed at Temple to complete his orthopaedic residency in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at Temple University Hospital.  Following residency, he pursued a fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.  At both Temple and USC, Dr. Kleiner assisted in the care of Division 1 athletes and learned from true leaders in the field of orthopaedic sports medicine.

 

After fellowship, Dr. Kleiner practiced in Southern California before returning to the East Coast to join the team at Cooper.  Dr. Kleiner is a board-certified Orthopaedic surgeon and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.  He greatly enjoys being involved in the training of residents and medical students and is actively involved in research, with several publications to his credit.

 

Dr. Kleiner specializes in the management of treatment of athletic injuries to the knee, shoulder, elbow and hip and helps in coverage of several local high school sports teams and Rowan University.

Richard Lackman, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Oncology
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Richard Lackman, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: General Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Orthopaedic Oncology - Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN

Board Certifications:

Orthopaedic Surgery

Memberships:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Orthopaedic Association, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Orthopaedic Research Society, American Federation for Clinical Research, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, Fellow, American College of Surgeons, Connective Tissue Oncology Society, Ivins Orthopaedic Oncology Society, International Society of Limb Salvage, Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Jefferson Orthopaedic Society, Hanlon Orthopaedic Society

Awards and Honors:

Best Doctors In America - 2013

About Me:

Richard D. Lackman, MD, FACS, is a nationally recognized expert in the field of orthopaedic oncology. Prior to joining the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute, Dr. Lackman was the Associate Director for Patient and Family Services at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania and the Director of the University of Pennsylvania Health System Sarcoma Center of Excellence. While at the University of Pennsylvania, he also served as Paul B. Magnuson Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as well as the Residency Director for Orthopaedics.

Dr. Lackman works alongside with Drs. Kim and Gutowski in the new multidisciplinary Orthopaedic Oncology Center at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. His special interests and clinical focus include bone and soft tissue cancer, limb sparing surgery, benign musculoskeletal tumors and sarcomas.

Dr. Lackman is a consultant reviewer for eight medical publications including Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research, Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, International Journal of Oncology and Journal of American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a highly sought-after lecturer with over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications and more than 20 book chapters to his credit. Dr. Lackman is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including being only the second orthopaedic surgeon in the nation to receive the prestigious Parker Palmer Courage to Teach Award, which is the highest award given by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for graduate medical education. Dr. Lackman is a past president of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Rakesh Mashru, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship Program Director
Orthopaedic Trauma
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Rakesh Mashru, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
Internship: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship: Orthopaedic Traumatology - University of Tennessee, Campbell Clinic, Memphis, TN

Board Certifications:

Orthopaedic Surgery

Memberships:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Awards and Honors:

Main Line Top Docs

About Me:

Rakesh P. Mashru, MD is a native of South Jersey and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI for his undergraduate studies.  He went on to complete his medical school training at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ.  After completing his orthopaedic surgical residency at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Mashru went to finish his Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at the world renowned Campbell Clinic with the University of Tennessee in Memphis, TN  

Dr. Mashru is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.  He is an active member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  Dr. Mashru is a published author in many peer reviewed orthopaedic journals and has given lectures and spoken on numerous orthopaedic trauma topics nationally and internationally.  His current interests include adult and pediatric fractures, slow and non-healing fractures, and high energy trauma.

 

Catharine Mayer, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine
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Catharine Mayer, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Internship: Family Medicine - Indiana University Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
Residency: Family Medicine - Indiana University Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
Fellowship: Sports Medicine - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Sports Medicine, Family Medicine

About Me:

Catharine Mayer, MD, is a board-certified sports medicine specialist. Prior to joining Cooper Bone and Joint Institute, she practiced with 3B Orthopaedics. Dr. Mayer completed her sports medicine fellowship at Drexel University College of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed her family medicine residency at Methodist Hospital-Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN.

Dr. Mayers clinical practice encompasses a diversity of recreational athletes with sports-related and overuse injuries. In addition, she has a broad clinical practice of adult patients with degenerative joint disease and osteoarthritis. Dr. Mayer also has a strong clinical interest in sports issues unique to female athletes including bone health and stress fractures, as well as osteoporosis screening and prevention. Prior to specializing in sports medicine, Dr. Mayer spent 10 years focusing on women's health advocacy and preventive medicine, giving her unique perspective with female athletes.

Dr. Mayer maintains practice locations with the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute in Voorhees, Marlton, and Blackwood, NJ.

Mark Pollard, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Residency Program Director
Orthopaedic Surgery
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Mark Pollard, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: MCP/Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: General Surgery - Summa Health System, Akron, OH
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery - Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA
Fellowship: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine - American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL

Board Certifications:

Orthopaedic Surgery

Memberships:

Fellow, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society

About Me:

Mark A. Pollard, MD, is originally from Erie, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Penn State as an undergraduate and graduated from MCP/Hahnemann University School of Medicine (now Drexel) in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Pollard completed residency training in orthopaedic surgery at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA, and his fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, as well as the Associate Program Director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. He provides coverage to many high school and college teams, and takes a special interest in knee and shoulder injuries.

Rey Ramirez, MD
Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Hand Orthopaedics
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Rey Ramirez, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Internship: Orthopaedic Surgery - USC University Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery - USC University Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
Fellowship: Hand Surgery - University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, Pediatric Hand Surgery - Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Orthopaedic Surgery

Memberships:

American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand

About Me:

Rey Ramirez, MD practices at the Cherry Hill and Glassboro locations of the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute. He specializes in both adult and pediatric hand surgery. He is particularly interested in caring for children.

 

He received fellowship training in hand surgery at University of Texas Southwestern and pediatric hand surgery at Shriners Hospital for Children Philadelphia. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Southern California. His medical school was at the University of California Los Angeles.

 

Dr. Ramirez is active in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has published numerous articles in the Journal of Hand Surgery, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, and others.

 

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Jack Shilling, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Joint Replacement
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Jack Shilling, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa
Internship: General Surgery - Penn State University, University Park, PA
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery - Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
Fellowship: Orthopaedic Adult Reconstruction - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Orthopaedic Surgery

About Me:

 Jack W. Shilling, MD, brings over 18 years of surgical experience to the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute. Previously, Dr. Shilling was a Joint Reconstruction Surgeon at Aria 3B Orthopaedic Specialists in Langhorne, PA. Prior to that, he was the Director of Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Trauma for the Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, PA.

 

 Dr. Shilling specializes in the areas of hip and knee joint replacement.  He has special interest in complex hip and knee reconstruction including high-risk primary arthroplasty, revision arthroplasty, periprosthetic fractures and infection.

 

 Dr. Shilling received his medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine, in Philadelphia, PA. He completed a surgical internship at Penn State University, Hershey Medical Center, and completed his residency at the University of Rochester, in Rochester, NY. He also pursued Fellowship training in Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedics, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, in Philadelphia, PA.  Dr. Shilling's goal is to lead and grow the Joint Replacement and Reconstruction Program by offering patients the most advanced surgical techniques and best clinical outcomes possible.

 

Douglas Tase, MD
Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Joint Replacement
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Douglas Tase, MD

Education Background:

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Internship: General Surgery - Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications:

Orthopaedic Surgery

About Me:

Douglas S. Tase, M.D., FAAOS, received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia.  He completed his internship in general surgery at Lankenau Hospital and his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.  He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery. 

 

With over 30 years of experience, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.    Dr. Tase has been published in the Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, and held positions as both the Editor and Associate Editor for that publication.  Dr. Tase has a special interest in hip and knee replacements and is accomplished in general orthopaedic surgery. 

Dug Su Yun, DO
Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine
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Dug Su Yun, DO

Education Background:

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Voorhees, NJ
Internship: Family Medicine - Crozer-Keystone Health System, Springfield, PA
Residency: Family Medicine - Crozer-Keystone Health System, Springfield, PA
Fellowship: Sports Medicine - Crozer-Keystone Health System, Springfield, PA

Board Certifications:

Sports Medicine, Family Practice

Memberships:

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Delaware Valley Society for Sports Medicine

Awards and Honors:

Crozer-Keystone Sports Medicine Award, Red Cross Heroes Award

About Me:

Dug Su Yun D.O., a native of Philadelphia, is a Primary Care Orthopaedic Sports Medicine physician. He is an Instructor at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Dr. Yun received his medical degree from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in family medicine at Crozer-Keystone Hospital where he also received his fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine.  He and is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine and he specializes in medical orthopaedics, sports medicine and concussion management.  Dr. Yun has special training in ImPACT Concussion Management software as well as Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome Testing.  He also performs cutting edge procedures such as ultrasound guided Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections as well as Tenjet/Tenex.

 

Dr. Yun is currently serving as a team physician for Rowan University, Rutgers Camden University, and numerous High Schools in South Jersey.  He also has served as a team physician for the Philadelphia Union.  Dr. Yun is an active member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the Delaware Valley Society for Sports Medicine.  As a true native of Philadelphia, Dr. Yun is a diehard fan of the Flyers, Phillies, Sixers, and the Eagles.