Mission & Vision

The University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal (UPOJ) is an annual peer-reviewed orthopaedic journal organized and distributed by the residents of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Our mission is to reflect upon the preceding academic year by publishing high-quality original research from around the country as well as review articles discussing current controversial topics in orthopaedic surgery.

Editorial Board

Editors-in-Chief (2019 Volume)

Matthew Counihan, MD
Liane Miller, MD

Website Design

Daniel Steinberg, MS

Faculty Advisors

Samir Mehta, MD
Jaimo Ahn, MD, PhD

Immediate Past Editors (2018 Volume)

Adnan Cheema, MD
Michael Eby, MD


Gwilym C. Davis Level

($2.5k and up)

Globus Medical
Philadelphia Orthotics and Prosthetics
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Arthur Bruce Gill Level

($1K and up)



Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery

L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS

Emeritus Professors of Orthopaedic Surgery

Carl T. Brighton, MD
Ernest J. Gentchos, MD

R. Bruce Heppenstall, MD
Marvin E. Steinberg, MD

Professors of Orthopaedic Surgery

Vincent Arlet, MD
John L. Esterhai, MD
Frederick S. Kaplan, MD
Robert L. Mauck, PhD

Eileen M. Shore, PhD
Louis J. Soslowsky, PhD
Keith L. Wapner, MD
Kristy Weber, MD

Associate Professors of Orthopaedic Surgery

David J. Bozentka, MD
Wen Chao, MD
David L. Glaser, MD
G. Russell Huffman, MD, MPH
Eric L. Hume, MD
Craig Israelite, MD
John D. Kelly IV, MD

Gwo-Chin Lee, MD
Samir Mehta, MD
Charles L. Nelson, MD
Ling Qin, PhD
Brian J. Sennett, MD
David R. Steinberg, MD

Assistant Professors of Orthopaedic Surgery

Jaimo Ahn, MD, PhD
Keith Baldwin, MD, MPH, MSPT
James L. Carey, MD, MPH
Derek J. Donegan, MD
Nathaniel Dyment, PhD
Daniel Farber, MD
Xiaowei Liu, PhD

Atul F. Kamath, MD
Andrew F. Kuntz, MD
David G. Nazarian, MD
Neil P. Sheth, MD
Harvey Smith, MD
Lachlan J. Smith, PhD
Miltiadis Zgonis, MD