News Release
  January 30, 2013


Olivia Fermano


Perelman School of Medicine

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Penn Medicine Expands Orthopaedic Services at Pennsylvania Hospital

PHILADELPHIA — In an ongoing effort to provide exceptional, personalized treatment to patients with basic and advanced orthopaedic conditions, Penn Orthopaedics is expanding services at its Pennsylvania Hospital location at 8th and Spruce Streets in center city Philadelphia.

As part of this expansion, David G. Nazarian, MD — a leader in joint repair and replacement surgery — will remain at Pennsylvania Hospital as part of the Penn Orthopaedics team.

“We’re pleased to offer patients the advantage of more treatment options and the most experienced surgeons all dedicated to providing the most advanced orthopaedic care at Pennsylvania Hospital,” said L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Paul B. Magnuson Professor of Bone and Joint Surgery, and professor of Surgery (Division of Plastic Surgery) at Penn Medicine. “Patients have convenient access to a wide range of diagnostic, medical and surgical treatment options in ten subspecialty programs at Pennsylvania Hospital.”

The newly expanded department features orthopaedic specialists providing clinical and operative care at in the following ten subspecialties:

Vincent Arlet, MD
Chief, Spine Service

Keith D. Baldwin, MD
Chief, Neuro-Orthopaedics

James L. Carey, MD, MPH
Sports Medicine

Wen Chao, MD
Foot and Ankle

Derek J. Donegan, MD
Trauma and Fracture

Andrea J. Evenski, MD
Orthopaedic Oncology

G. Russell Huffman, MD, MPH
Shoulder and Elbow

L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS
Department Chair
Hand, Microsurgery and Limb Salvage

David G. Nazarian, MD
Knee and Hip Replacement

Charles L. Nelson, MD
Chief, Knee and Hip Replacement

Neil P. Sheth, MD
Knee and Hip Replacement

Andrew M. Steiner, MD
Foot and Ankle

Keith L. Wapner, MD
Foot and Ankle

For appointments in Penn Orthopaedics at Pennsylvania Hospital, please call 1-800-789-PENN (7366).


Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $4.3 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 17 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $392 million awarded in the 2013 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania -- recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report; Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2013, Penn Medicine provided $814 million to benefit our community.