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Dov A. Bader, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Office Information

Penn State Hershey Orthopaedics - State College
1850 E. Park Avenue, Suite 112
State College, PA 16803-6705
Tel: 800-243-1455 / 814-865-3566 Fax: 814-863-7803


Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine

Patient Services Provided

Arthroscopy - knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle Sports-related injuries Shoulder surgery - arthroscopy, instability, rotator cuff tear, replacement ACL/PCL tears Adolescent Sports Injuries Throwing Injuries Show all patient services »

Practice Locations

Biographical Information

Dr. Bader is a team physician for Penn State Athletics, working with the gymnastics, baseball, swimming/diving and rugby teams. He is also a team physician for the State College Spikes. He is actively involved in the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's "STOP Sports Injuries" campaign.

Professional Education

Fellowship, Sports Medicine, University of California - Los Angeles - Movement Disorders (2009) Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University at Buffalo - SUNY (2008) Internship, Surgery, General, University at Buffalo - SUNY (2004) M.D., Temple University School of Medicine (Pennsylvania) (2003)

Research Interests

Shoulder ACL Athletic injuries and injury prevention


Koffler KM, Bader DA, Eager MR, Kelly JD, IV
The effect of posterior capsule tightness on glenohumeral translation in the late-cocking phase: A cadaver study
Journal of Sports Rehabilitation 2007; 16(1): 41-49 and personally presented at 21st Annual Arthroscopy Association of North America meeting, in April 2002, Washington, DC
Bader DA, Hartris MJ, Mihalko WM, Anders MJ
Evaluation of pressure drop in induced compartment syndrome after treatment with standard fasciotomy or pie crusting: A cadaveric study
Poster presentation in October 2006 at the 22nd annual meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Phoenix, AZ
Breslow MJ, Andrews WJ, Eager MR, Bader DA, Moyer RA, Kelly JD, IV
Low anterior-inferior 5 o'clock portal for shoulder arthroscopy
Presented April 2003 at the 22nd annual Arthroscopy Association of North America meeting, Phoenix, AZ
Bisson L, Bader DA, Fineberg MS
External Humeral Rotation does not Change the Ultimate Tensile Load of the Intact Human Supraspinatus: A Biomechanical Study
Under review for publication

Honors and Awards

Peter A. Casagrande, MD Award - For outstanding performance in orthopaedic residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo Wally Hayes Award - awarded to a Temple University male gymnast for leadership 1993-1995 Team captain for Temple University's Men's Gymnastics Team 1995 NCAA High Bar finalist 1995 Academic All-American