PCOM Orthopedic 

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Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Residency Website


We are proud to announce the lecturer for PCOM's Grand Rounds 2014 will be David P. Green, MD

It will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014

A native Texan, Dr. Green grew up in El Paso, but went to New York City for his orthopaedic and hand surgery training.

In 1970, he joined the full time faculty of the Department of Orthopaedics at the Medical School in San Antonio. For eight years he was the Coordinator of Resident Training, serving also as Chief of the Hand Surgery Service.

While at the medical school, Dr. Green co-authored, with Dr. Charles A. Rockwood, a two volume textbook on fractures that is now in its 7th edition and is the standard reference book on this subject. It is used in all orthopaedic residency training programs throughout the country.

In 1978, he left the medical school and became the first surgeon in San Antonio to devote his practice entirely to hand and upper extremity surgery.

Dr. Green has a special interest and extensive experience in treating athletic injuries of the hand and wrist. He was team physician for the Clark High School football team, and continues to treat high school and college athletes from the San Antonio area and surrounding communities.

He is the hand surgery consultant for the San Antonio Spurs, and has treated numerous professional athletes, including members of the Dallas Cowboys, major league baseball players, world class gymnasts, elite polo players, professional rodeo cowboys, and golfers on the PGA tour.

Dr. Green has edited a comprehensive textbook entitled Operative Hand Surgery (now in its 6th edition), which is used not only throughout the entire United States, but by hand surgeons in virtually every country in the world. Because of this book, Dr. Green has an international reputation in hand surgery and has been invited as a guest speaker to many foreign countries. He is also a past president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and in 1997 was named the Distinguished Alumnus of his own residency training program, The New York Orthopaedic Hospital.   In 2010 he was among a dozen hand surgeons from around the world to be named a “Pioneer in Hand Surgery” by the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (www.ifssh.org).

Please join us next May for what will certainly be a wonderful evening. 

6-7p -Welcome

-Booth presentations

-Research Presentations

7-8p -Dinner/drinks

8-9p -Lecture

9-9:30p –Conclusion

The Annual Golf Outing will be held the following day, May 23rd. Please stay tuned for further details.

Welcome to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery Residency Webpage. Here you can find information about our program, from rotations, to academics, to fellowships. You can also learn more about our residents.

The orthopedic residency program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is among the largest and best osteopathic program in the country. It is designed to give residents the basic fundamentals of orthopedic and fracture diagnosis and treatment necessary to practice orthopedic surgery. The program includes all the required components to satisfy the American Osteopathic Association and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. Upon completion of the program, residents will be board-eligible.

"The outstanding feature of this residency is its breadth," says Maxwell Stepanuk, D.O., program director of the residency. "The program is a comprehensive approach to orthopedic education, both in terms of academics and hands-on orthopedic training. It encompasses every facet of orthopedics that practitioners must deal with when they are out practicing on their own.

"The faculty and residents together are involved in hands-on training every day," says Dr. Stepanuk. "We make rounds and scrub cases with the residents, and they participate in operative procedures based on their degree of experience.
"Gradually, residents advance at their own pace to the point where they are fully responsible for the care and surgical treatment of orthopedic diseases and injuries, under direct faculty supervision. The orthopedic surgery clinic further increases residents' responsibilities and further enhances surgical experience and patient care."

The first year (PGY-2) involves instruction in the basic sciences related to orthopedic surgery, pre- and post-operative orthopedic care and the management of fractures and dislocations. During the second year, residents are exposed to surgical training at affiliated hospitals, where they get hands-on experience in general orthopedics and fracture management. In the third year, residents are eligible for out-rotations where they can audition for fellowship, specifically in affiliated hospitals in trauma, joints, sports, foot and ankle, and spine. The fourth year is spent refining their surgical skills at our affiliated hospitals and are responsible for education the junior residents.

Drs. Stepanuk and McPhilemy are now in their 23rd year as leaders of PCOM Orthopedics.

John J. McPhilemy, D.O.

Program Chairman: PCOM Orthopedics ('90 - present)

Professor of Orthopedics: PCOM Department of Surgery

Medical Director - Philadelphia 76ers - 1989-2013

Fellow, American Osteopathic Association of Orthopedics

Past President, AOAO, 1998-99

Past President, Phildelphia Orthopedic Society (2011-2012)


  • B.S., St. Joseph's University, 1969
  • D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1978
  • Residency: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1978-83, Orthopedic Surgery

 Maxwell Stepanuk, D.O.


Program Director: PCOM Orthopedics ('90 - present)

Associate Professor of Orthopedics: PCOM Department of Surgery

Fellow, American Osteopathic Association of Orthopedics


  • B.A., Temple University, 1966
  • Graduate studies, Biology, Villanova University, 1966-67
  • D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1971
  • Residency: Oakland General, Madison Heights, MI, 1971-76, Orthopedic Surgery

Jack McPhilemy, D.O. - past medical director for Philadephia 76ers

Philadelphia, PA

4190 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131
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