PCOM Orthopedic 

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Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Residency 


It is with great honor that PCOM Orthopedics welcomed Dr. Joseph Iannotti, M.D, PhD, one of the top Shoulder and Elbow Reconstruction Surgeons from The Cleveland Clinic to the city of Philadelphia for this year’s grand round lecture on Thursday May 26, 2016.  

This year’s topic was the field of Adult Shoulder and Elbow 
Reconstruction Development and Commercialization of Patient Specific Instrumentation. 
The lecture took place at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  
This educational event included booth representation from multiple orthopedic companies, ongoing resident/alumni research displays and lecture.  
The event provided for interaction between orthopedic residents and attendings with product specialists in an effort to enhance product knowledge.   
We hope to continue to build on the great success of this and previous year’s grand rounds lecture. 

Congrats to the FIVE PCOM grads given the award of fellow at this year's AOAO Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO

Tom Beck, DO; David Koronkiewicz, DO, Paul LaPoint, DO, John Pasquella, DO, and Joe Rosenblatt, DO

Congratulaions to Dr. McPhilemy for winning the Donald Siehl, DO, FAOAO Appreciative Award - The AOAO's Top Award!
He was honored on Oct 15th at the Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs
The Orthopod article - click here

Thanks to the over 45 residents and alumni who came out to show your support! 

Congrats to New England Baptist Hospital - #10 ranked hospital in orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report

and also a coveted 3rd and 4th year rotation of our residents

Welcome to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery Residency Webpage. 

Here you can find information about our program; including hospitals, faculty, current residents, alumni fellowships/jobs, and academics. Also, medical students can gain insight regarding rotations.

The orthopedic residency program at PCOM is among the largest and best osteopathic programs in the country. Now in it's 39th year, PCOM's training is designed to provide residents the basic fundamentals of diagnosis and treatment for both orthopedic conditions and fracture care necessary to practice orthopedic surgery. The program includes all the components needed to satisfy the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics and the American Osteopathic Association to become board-eligible after graduation. As of 2015, 103 residents have graduated from PCOM Orthopedics.

"The outstanding feature of this residency is its breadth. 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", says Maxwell Stepanuk, D.O. (program director).

"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 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 and fourth years, 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 fifth 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 25th year as leaders of PCOM Orthopedics.

John J. McPhilemy, D.O., FAOAO

Program Chairman: PCOM Orthopedics ('90 - present)

Professor of Orthopedics: PCOM Department of Surgery

Medical Director - Philadelphia 76ers - 1989-2013

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

Joseph Rosenblatt, D.O., FAOAO

Associate Residency Program Director, 2015-present

Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedics

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children


B.S., Rutgers University, 2001

D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2005

Residency: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2005-2010

Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopedics - Shriners Hospital for Children/St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA 2011

 Maxwell Stepanuk, D.O., FAOAO (retired)


Program Director: PCOM Orthopedics (1990 - 2015)

Associate Professor of Orthopedics: PCOM Department of Surgery


  • 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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