St. Luke’s Orthopaedic Specialists

Doctors and Staff

Your Choice for Expert Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. William De Long

"My colleagues and I are
blessed with the ability
to help people who are
compromised by disease
or severe injury. There is
nothing  more rewarding."
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St. Luke's Orthopaedic Specialists provide specialized orthopaedic surgical care and consultation to the people and physicians of the Lehigh Valley and surrounding communities. Each of our physicians has specialized orthopaedic surgical training following graduation from medical school, and each is board-certified or eligible through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Surgical Experience and Training

Our surgeons have extensive experience and specialized training in specific areas of expertise including:

  • Joint replacements
  • Complex pelvic reconstructions
  • Spinal surgery

First in the Nation

One of our surgeons was the first in the United States to perform a minimally invasive procedure called vertebral body replacement (VBR) using a STALIF implant for patients experiencing debilitating back pain who cannot find relief from traditional means of treatment.


Lehigh Valley

Bethlehem

William De Long, MD

Chief of Orthopaedics for St. Luke's University Health Network
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Anatomy and Cell Biology at Temple University School of Medicine

  • Awarded medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine
  • Board-certified in orthopaedic surgery
  • Specializing in problems of the knee and shoulder
  • Former team physician for the Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Club

Dr. De Long recently was invested as the Kasych Family Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at St. Luke's University Health Network. The focus of the endowed chair will be to advance orthopaedic research, education and clinical care at St. Luke's.

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Patrick J. Brogle, MD

  • Earned medical degree and completed internship in general surgery at State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn in Brooklyn, New York
  • Completed fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
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Gregory F. Carolan, MD

  • Earned medical degree from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Camden, NJ
  • Completed a fellowship in arthroscopy and sports medicine at the San Diego Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine and the University of California – San Diego
  • Has served as assistant team physician for the San Diego Padres and the San Diego State Aztecs
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George

Brian George, MD

  • Awarded medical degree from Drexel University, College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Completed orthopaedic residency at Temple University School of Medicine
  • Completed Hand Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Philadelphia Hand Center, Philadelphia, PA

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Kristofer S. Matullo, MD

  • Awarded medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine
  • Completed the hand surgery fellowship at The Mayo Clinic
  • Board-certified in orthopaedic surgery
  • Specializing in hand injuries and conditions
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Chinenye O. Nwachuku, MD

  • Awarded medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Completed general surgery internship at St. Vincent's Medical Center
  • Completed orthopaedic surgery residency program at New York Medical College - St. Vincent's Medical Center
  • Completed the orthopaedic tramatology fellowship at Temple University Hospital

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Steven T. Puccio, DO

  • Earned medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Completed orthopaedic spinal surgery fellowship at the New England Baptist Hospital/Bone and Joint Institute in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Board certified by American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
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Dr. Maheep Vikram

Maheep P. Vikram, MD

  • Awarded medical degree from Kasturba Medical School
  • Completed residency training and the fellowship program at St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem Campus
  • Specializes in sports medicine and pediatric orthopaedics

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Allentown

Daniel Scott Heckman, MD

  • Earned medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Completed the orthopaedic surgery residency program at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC
  • Completed the sports medicine and shoulder surgery fellowship program at Duke Univesity Medical Center in Durham, NC
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Dr. Michael Jusinski

Michael Jusinski, MD

Primary Care Sports Medicine

  • Awarded medical degree at Jagiellonian Unviersity Colegium Medicum
  • Completed Orthopaedic Residency and Fellowship Programs at St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem
  • Services include:
     - Pre-participation sports physicals
     - Care for athletes with acute and chronic illnesses
     - Care for acute and overuse injuries
     - Concussion testing and management
     - Return-to-play evaluation after illness or injury

More about Dr. Jusinski

Steven T. Puccio, DO

  • Earned medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Completed orthopaedic spinal surgery fellowship at the New England Baptist Hospital/Bone and Joint Institute in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Board certified by American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
More about Dr. Puccio

Easton

George

Brian George, MD

  • Awarded medical degree from Drexel University, College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Completed orthopaedic residency at Temple University School of Medicine
  • Completed Hand Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Philadelphia Hand Center, Philadelphia, PA

More about Dr. George

 

Brett W. Gibson, MD

  • Awarded medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Completed the internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

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James Sacco, DO

  • Awarded medical degree and completed orthopaedic residency program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Sokunbi

Gbolabo Sokunbi, MD

  • Awarded medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - UMDNJ.
  • Completed the orthopaedic residency at Temple University Hospital
  • Completed the Spine Fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

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Coaldale

Chandra S. Reddy, MD

  • Earned medical degree at Bellary Medical College, India
  • Completed orthopaedics residency program at Bangalore Medical College, India
  • Completed plastic surgery residency program at St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India
  • Completed orthpaedic surgery residency program at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Completed orthopaedic sports fellowship at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

Dr. Reddy sees patients in his offices at St. Luke's Hospital - Miners Campus and St. Luke's Care Now in Jim Thorpe.

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Phillipsburg

Nicholas Avallone, MD

Nicholas Avallone, MD

  • Awarded medical degree from UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Completed the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program
  • Completed the sports medicine fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Board certified in orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine
  • Certified ImPACT specialist for concussion management
  • Specializing in arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee, rotator cuff repair/ACL reconstruction, hand, wrist, elbow and ankle ligament repairs and reverse total shoulder replacement

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Sokunbi

Gbolabo Sokunbi, MD

  • Awarded medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - UMDNJ.
  • Completed the orthopaedic residency at Temple University Hospital
  • Completed the Spine Fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

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Quakertown

Dr. Michael Jusinski

Michael Jusinski, MD

Primary Care Sports Medicine

  • Awarded medical degree at Jagiellonian Unviersity Colegium Medicum
  • Completed Orthopaedic Residency and Fellowship Programs at St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem
  • Services include:
     - Pre-participation sports physicals
     - Care for athletes with acute and chronic illnesses
     - Care for acute and overuse injuries
     - Concussion testing and management
     - Return-to-play evaluation after illness or injury

More about Dr. Jusinski

Wei-Shen Lin, MD

  • Awarded medical degree from the State University of New York at Syracuse College of Medicine
  • Completed internship program at Robert Packer Hospital
  • Completed residency program at Geisinger Medical Center
  • Board certified in orthopaedic surgery
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Kristofer S. Matullo, MD

  • Awarded medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine
  • Completed the hand surgery fellowship at The Mayo Clinic
  • Board certified in orthopaedic surgery
  • Specializing in hand injuries and conditions

More about Dr. Matullo

Dr. Julia Pring

Julia Pring, MD

  • Awarded medical degree from the Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois
  • Completed the General Surgery Residency Program at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois
  • Completed the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Wind Gap

Dr. Patrick Brogle

Patrick J. Brogle, MD

  • Earned medical degree and completed internship in general surgery at State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn in Brooklyn, New York
  • Completed fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
More about Dr. Brogle
George

Brian George, MD

  • Awarded medical degree from Drexel University, College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Completed orthopaedic residency at Temple University School of Medicine
  • Completed Hand Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Philadelphia Hand Center, Philadelphia, PA

More about Dr. George

Dr. Michael Jusinski

Michael Jusinski, MD

Primary Care Sports Medicine

  • Awarded medical degree at Jagiellonian Unviersity Colegium Medicum
  • Completed Orthopaedic Residency and Fellowship Programs at St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem
  • Services include:
     - Pre-participation sports physicals
     - Care for athletes with acute and chronic illnesses
     - Care for acute and overuse injuries
     - Concussion testing and management
     - Return-to-play evaluation after illness or injury

More about Dr. Jusinski

Chinenye O. Nwachuku, MD

  • Awarded medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Completed general surgery internship at St. Vincent's Medical Center
  • Completed orthopaedic surgery residency program at New York Medical College - St. Vincent's Medical Center
  • Completed the orthopaedic tramatology fellowship at Temple University Hospital

More about Dr. Nwachuku 

James Sacco, DO

  • Awarded medical degree and completed orthopaedic residency program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
More about Dr. Sacco

Have Questions?

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Orthopaedic Specialists

Allentown,
Bethlehem,
Easton,
Wind Gap:
484-526-1735

Tamaqua:
570-645-1835

Phillipsburg:
908-859-8884

Quakertown:
267-424-8850

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LEARN MORE

Watch the following
Talk With Your Doctor
television programs:

Current Concepts in Hip Surgery 
(Drs. De Long, Gibson)

Sports Medicine 
(Dr. Carolan, John Graham)

Knee Injuries
(Drs. Avallone, Carolan, Gibson)

Care of the Elite Athlete
(Dr. Heckman & The Parkettes)

Shoulder & Elbow Problems
(Drs. Carolan, Gibson, Heckman)