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Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Eric C. Gokcen, MD

Eric C. Gokcen
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Orthopaedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle Surgery

112 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
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Clinical Interests
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Arthroscopy of the foot and ankle
  • Reconstruction of arthritic conditions
  • Total ankle replacement
  • Sports injuries of the foot and ankle
  • Foot and ankle pain and injuries
  • Stress fractures
  • Deformity correction
  • Flatfoot
  • Tendon and ligament repairs
  • Bunion correction
Research Interests
  • Improvements in foot and ankle surgery
  • Effect of lower extremity surgery on driving
  • MD, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
  • Residency, General Surgery, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Board Certification
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellow, College of Surgeons of East Central & Southern Africa
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Member, Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society
  • Member, Christian Medical and Dental Associations
Awards and Honors
  • Certificate of Honor, The House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, 2012
  • Outstanding Service Award, Ethiopian Society for Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 2012
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, The Hun School of Princeton, 2010

Additional Information
As a physician, my goal is to help patients improve the quality of their health and well-being. I am able to accomplish that by combining the best in technology and skills with compassionate care. Having spent seven years working in Africa, in addition to 12 years of private orthopaedic practice in the Philadelphia area and several years in Los Angeles, I have extensive experience interrelating with people from many backgrounds and with a diverse array of foot and ankle conditions.

My clinical practice is focused on foot and ankle. I am interested in treating common pathologies, such as bunions and hammertoes, but also the more complex conditions, such as total ankle replacement, arthroscopy, and complex foot and ankle reconstructions. In addition, foot and ankle conditions can frequently be treated without surgery, and I am a strong believer in maximizing non-operative treatment before turning to surgery.


Office Locations

Temple University Hospital - Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

3509 N. Broad Street
Boyer Pavilion, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Temple Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at Jeanes Campus

TUH – Jeanes Campus
7604 Central Avenue 
Friends Hall
Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Temple Health Ft. Washington

515 Pennsylvania Avenue

Fort Washington, PA 19034


Temple Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at Roosevelt Boulevard (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)

11000 Roosevelt Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19116


Delayed presentation of a heteropagus (parasitic) twin: a case report of a 17-year-old patient. Gokcen EC, Wamisho BL JPOB, accepted for publication Feb 2015, JPOB-07-1517R1.

Adamantinoma of tibia in Ethiopia: the first bone transplant in Ethiopia. Hailu S, Gokcen E Ethiop Med J, 2012 Apr;50(2):185-92.

Patterns of osteolysis around total hip components inserted with cement. B Zicat, CA Engh, EC Gokcen JBJS, 77-A: No. 3, pp. 432-439.

Pelvic fracture mechanism of injury in vehicular trauma patients. Gokcen EC, Burgess AR, Siegel JH, Mason-Gonzalez S, Dischinger PC, Ho SM. Journal of Trauma 36(6): 789-796, June 1994.

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4.80 / 5.0


Give easy to understand instruction
Provider expl in way you understand
Provider listen carefully to you
Show respect for what you say
Spend enough time with you
June 29, 2020

Always a great experience with Dr. Gokcen and his staff.

June 8, 2020

quick, easy and informative

June 3, 2020

The best attendance to my problems.

June 1, 2020

Dr. Gokcen stayed taking care of my ankle until we got the problem fixes never give up.

March 3, 2020

excellent bedside manners

February 23, 2020

prompt compassionate courteous and overall wonderful experience

February 21, 2020

The doctor and his staff where very pleasant to help me through my injury and recovery. PT people were also very thoughtful and pleasant towards me. My overall experience with the Temple Orthopedics was outstanding and Top Notch. Thank you to everyone i was in contact with at the clinic

February 10, 2020

Excellent experience with Dr. Gokcen and his current and previous extender. I came to Dr. Gokcen for a second opinion and loved the way he explained everything in detail and in a matter that I could understand. I was drawn to his laid back demeanor and his ability to put me at ease by answering all my questions, that I decided to switch doctors and have him to my surgery instead. I am going into this next surgery with less apprehension, since the first surgery was such a great success.

February 6, 2020

Very good the Doctor Eric Gokcen.

January 21, 2020

In all my efforts to loose weight, Dr. Gokcen is the only dr. in 3 yrs. that told me that the Cortisone injections I get in my knees actually cause weight gain. He was a well informed dr. and I am grateful that I got to meet him.

January 11, 2020

My experience with Dr.Gokcen was great. I was feeling uncomfortable when I arrived at the office due to my fear of pain. Once I left my appointment I felt different,Dr. Gokcen made me feel comfortable he explained the surgery and my postop following the surgery.Dr. Gokcen have great patience, clearly explains the procedures, and very efficient with time. [...]

January 6, 2020

[...] Dr. Gokcen and his fellow listened to my problem, came up with a solution and encouraged me to call if there were any additional issues. I was very satisfied with the outcome. Dr. Gocken made me feel very comfortable.

November 19, 2019

very good experience

November 4, 2019

everything was good

August 26, 2019

Dr. Gokcen was great I would recommend any one with a foot or ankle problem to see him!

August 26, 2019

Very good!

July 9, 2019

Excellent experience - Doctor Gokcen spent plenty of time with me to explain and answer all of my questions.

May 29, 2019

This was my first time to meet this physician who was kind, attentive and professional. He was thorough and answered all my questions in ways that helped me understand. i have confidence in him and will return if necessary.

May 13, 2019

It was one of the better experiences I've had with getting medical care.

March 28, 2019

care was excellent