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Gregory F. Carolan, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine

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About Gregory F. Carolan, MD

My goal is to provide the highest level of surgical orthopedic care to patients in the Lehigh Valley community so they don’t have to travel to Philadelphia or New York. I aim to understand each one of my patients and how their current problem for which they are seeking treatment is affecting their life. I take great pride in developing an individual treatment plan with my patients and executing that plan in the most practical and scientifically based way as possible.

Before performing each shoulder replacement surgery, I do extensive, meticulous planning using CT scans and proprietary software. This unique technology generates 3D "virtual reconstruction" images of the shoulder to show deformities, provide sizing and measure angles and orientation to ensure the new implant is performed as precisely as possible. Because of my extensive expertise in this technique, I  teach it to orthopedic surgeons domestically and internationally.

I joined St Luke's University Health Network in 2008 and board certified in both general orthopedics and orthopedic sports medicine.  

My clinical expertise includes sports and non-sports related injuries of the shoulder and knee with a special interest and experience in shoulder replacement (arthroplasty) and shoulder reconstruction. Over the past 10 years I have and continue to serve as a faculty member at multiple international conferences teaching state of the art care for shoulder and knee problems.   

I earned my medical degree at Rutgers Robert Wood Medical School in New Jersey and did an orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of Pennsylvania. I then completed fellowship training at the University of California San Diego in orthopedic sports medicine. While there, I served as an assistant team physician for the San Diego Padres and the San Diego State Aztecs, and I am currently the team physician for several local high schools and colleges.

Born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, I currently live in Lower Saucon with my wife and two children. I am active in publishing peer-reviewed literature, running clinical trials and lecturing for various organizations.

My interests outside of medicine include golf, fishing and spending time with my family.

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