Medical Team - Orthopaedic Surgeons

The surgeons at Temple Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Philadelphia, PA are board certified/board eligible in orthopaedic surgery. Two surgeons have subspecialty certification: one in sports medicine and one in hand surgery. The team of specialists is widely known for pioneering advances in sports medicine, and two surgeons are consistently included among regional and national "Best Doctors" listings.

Temple orthopaedic surgeons in Pennsylvania practice at five convenient locations:

  • Temple University Hospital, 3401 N. Broad Street, 5th Floor Boyer Pavilion, Philadelphia, PA 19140
  • Temple Health Ft. Washington, 515 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fort Washington, PA 19034
  • 11000 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19116
  • Temple Health Oaks, 450 Cresson Boulevard, Suite 200, Oaks, PA 19456
  • Temple Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at Chestnut Hill Hospital, Medical Office Building, 8815 Germantown Pike, Suite 20, Philadelphia, PA 19118
  • Temple Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at The Navy Yard, Vincera Institute*, 1200 Constitution Avenue, Suite 110, Philadelphia, PA 19112

To schedule an appointment with an orthopaedic surgeon at the Philadelphia, PA location or at one of the regional satellite offices, please click here.

*Vincera Institute is independently owned and operated and is not affiliated with Temple Health.


Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Pekka Mooar, MD
Interim Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Sports medicine, joint reconstruction, disorders of the knee, knee arthroplasty
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Surgery residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mooar, click here.

Easwaran Balasubramanian, MDEaswaran Balasubramanian, MD
Director, Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Surgery
SPECIALTIES: Joint reconstruction, minimally invasive and robotic joint surgery
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Stanley Medical College, Madras, India
TRAINING: Orthopaedic residency, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia; Spine Surgery fellowship, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Balasubramanian, click here.

Joseph L. Eremus, MDJoseph L. Eremus, MD
SPECIALTIES: Conditions of the foot and ankle including fractures and dislocations, tendon disease and injury, bunions and hammertoes, arthritis, athletic injuries, heel pain, diabetic foot issues
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Surgery residency, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery

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Christopher L. Haydel, MD
SPECIALTIES: Complex long bone fractures; intra-articular fractures; fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum; post-traumatic deformity correction; hip arthroplasty; fracture non-union repair
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery fellowship, Temple University Hospital; Orthopaedic Surgery residency, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center; Orthopaedic Surgery residency, Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery

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Cory J. Keller, DO
SPECIALTIES: Sports medicine, joint injury, sports-related concussion
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
TRAINING: Fellowship, Primary Care Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Residency, Family Medicine, Reading Hospital and Medical Center
CERTIFICATION: Sports Medicine, Family Medicine

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Eric J. Kropf, M.D.Eric J. Kropf, MD
Director, Resident Education & Research
SPECIALTIES: Sports medicine; shoulder, elbow, knee and hip arthroscopy; cartilage restoration procedures; shoulder and elbow injuries in overhead and throwing athletes
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Surgery residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

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Matthew P. Lorei, MDMatthew P. Lorei, MD
Associate Director, Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Surgery
SPECIALTIES: Joint replacement surgery; joint reconstruction procedures; minimally invasive and robotic procedures; management of arthritis and complex fractures and injuries
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia
TRAINING: Joint Reconstruction fellowship, The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York; Orthopaedic surgery residency, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lorei, click here.

Stanley P. Michael, MD, FRCSStanley P. Michael, MD, FRCS
SPECIALTIES: Joint reconstruction and replacement of the hip, knee and shoulder, including muscle-sparing approaches; sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, foot and ankle
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Surgery residencies: Coventry & Warks Hospital, Coventry, UK and Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK; Joint Reconstruction fellowship, Providence Medical Center, Seattle; Sports Medicine fellowship, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed

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Ray Moyer, MDRay Moyer, MD
Director, Sports Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Sports medicine, general orthopaedics
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Surgery residency: Temple University Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed

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Michelle A. Noreski, DO
SPECIALTIES: Non-surgical care and treatment of athletic injuries, especially in the elite level, concussion management of athletes, overhead/throwing injuries, female athlete injuries
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
TRAINING: Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Residency, Family Practice, Aria Health
CERTIFICATION: Family Medicine; Sports Medicine (Board-Eligible)

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Saqib Rehman, MDSaqib Rehman, MD
Director, Orthopaedic Trauma
SPECIALTIES: Orthopaedic trauma, complex fractures and non-unions
MEDICAL SCHOOL: State University of New York, Syracuse
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Surgery residency, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn; Orthopaedic Trauma fellowship, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed

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J. Milo Sewards, MDJ. Milo Sewards, MD
Director, Orthopaedic Residency Program
SPECIALTIES: Arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction and general sports medicine
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Surgery residencies: Temple University Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia and Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery; Sports Medicine

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Joseph J. Thoder, Jr., MD
John W. Lachman Professor
Program Director, Hand Surgery
SPECIALTIES: Hand surgery, distal radius fractures, orthopaedic trauma
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Surgery residency, Temple University Hospital; Hand and Microsurgery fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia,
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery; Hand Surgery
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed

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Joseph Torg, MDJoseph Torg, MD
SPECIALTIES: Sports medicine
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Surgery residencies: Temple University Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery
PUBLICATION LISTING: PubMed

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Bruce Vanett, MD
SPECIALTIES: General orthopaedics; fracture care; total joint replacement
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Surgery residency, University of Pittsburgh Health Center
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery

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F. Todd Wetzel, M.D.F. Todd Wetzel, MD
Vice Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Spine surgery, pain management
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Surgery residency, Yale University Department of Surgery, New Haven; Spinal Reconstructive Surgery fellowship, St. Charles General Hospital and Tulane University, New Orleans
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery

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