Sports Medicine

Penn State Bone and Joint Institute offers one of the most comprehensive sports medicine programs in central Pennsylvania. Drawing upon the many resources available within the Hershey Medical Center, the Bone and Joint Institute is able to provide expert opinion from fellowship-trained clinicians in all areas of sports medicine, including orthopaedic surgery, neurology, and dermatology, among others. In addition, our talented staff of occupational and physical therapists works to ensure that recovery goals are realized. This collaboration among multiple disciplines allows the Bone and Joint Institute to integrate care and allow for the optimal, speedy return to play of our athletes.

Our orthopaedic sports medicine surgeons at Hershey (Kevin P. Black, M.D., Aman Dhawan, M.D., Robert A. Gallo, M.D., and Scott A. Lynch, M.D.) and State College (Dov Bader, M.D., Wayne J. Sebastianelli, M.D., and Paul S. Sherbondy, M.D.) have expertise in the arthroscopic management of hip, knee, and shoulder injuries. From ligament reconstructions and management of meniscal tears and cartilage defects in the knee to rotator cuff and labral repairs, our surgeons offer the latest technologies and specialize in restoring function to athletes of any level.

Our primary care sports medicine physicians at Hershey (Jessica Butts, M.D., Cayce Onks, D.O., M.S., Shawn Phillips, M.D., Matt Silvis, M.D., and James Rory J. Tucker, M.D.) and State College (Gregory Billy, M.D., Philip Bosha, M.D., Kathryn Gloyer, M.D., Roberta Millard, M.D., and Peter Seidenberg, M.D.) are regional experts in the management of non-operative sports-related injuries and medical conditions. Along with the providing routine medical care to athletes, they offer particular expertise in safely returning participants to sports following concussions and chronic endurance-related injuries.

To help patients understand the diagnosis, treatment, recovery and prevention of a particular condition or illness, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine has compiled a collection of single page fact sheets written and reviewed by top sports medicine professionals which combine easy-to-read text with colorful illustrations. You may find them here.

Penn State Hershey Sports Medicine is a proud participant in the Stop Sports Injury Campaign.

In addition to Penn State Athletics in State College  and Harrisburg, Lebanon Valley College and Elizabethtown College, several professional teams, including the Hershey Bears and Harrisburg Senators, and local high schools, including Annville-CleonaHershey, LebanonMechanicsburg, Elizabethtown, and Middletown, entrust our specialists to provide expert care to their athletes. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with any of our providers, please call.

Appointments or referrals can be made directly by calling Penn State Hershey Bone & Joint Institute at 717-531-5638 or Careline at 717-531-6955 or 800-243-1455. 

If you are a physician making a referral, you may call Penn State MD Network at 717-531-5880 or 800-233-4082.

Appointments for Penn State Orthopaedics - State College can be made by calling 814-865-3566.

You will find world class orthopaedic care at any of the locations listed below. To schedule an appointment, call the location nearest you.

Hospital Admissions and Billing

While you are a patient at Penn State Hershey, we want to do everything possible to make your surgery and stay convenient and comfortable. If you are scheduled for admission to our hospital, you may want to review the following list of questions about our admissions and billing procedures before you arrive.

How am I admitted to the hospital?

Patients are pre-admitted by their surgical coordinator at the outpatient clinic. The coordinator is responsible for obtaining your financial information and scheduling your admission time to Penn State Hershey. He or she can also answer any questions you have about insurance. Additionally, your physician may request some tests to be done before you are admitted. The surgical coordinator or your doctor’s office will arrange for an appointment to have the tests completed on an outpatient basis.

Where do I go the day of my surgery?

On the day you are scheduled for admission, you will check-in at the Admissions Office, located near the hospital’s main lobby. Patients should make plans for someone to drive them to Penn State Hershey. Parents must accompany patients who are younger than 18 years old. Once you have checked in, a patient services representative will show you to your room where you will be introduced to your nurse and given an admissions information packet. If you were admitted through the Emergency Department, you will be assigned a bed by the operating room. A patient services representative will contact you once you have been assigned your room.

What do I need to bring with me to the Admissions Office?

Be prepared to provide your identification, insurance card and any necessary deductible or insurance copayment. If you are admitting a child, you will need to provide the hospital with written consent to provide your child with medical care. Guardians must bring legal proof of guardianship.

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