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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

139 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 Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Temple University Hospital – Main Campus
3509 N. Broad Street
Boyer Pavilion, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Temple Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at Jeanes Campus

Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus
7604 Central Avenue
Friends Hall
Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Temple Health Ft. Washington

515 Pennsylvania Avenue

Fort Washington, PA 19034



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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Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about Patient Satisfaction Rating.


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
May 19, 2021

The office, nurses and doctor were all really great and helpful.

May 8, 2021

the Temple office staff and Doctors are very caring , never had a problem . it was my first visit to Dr.Gokcen , very professional, caring listening to all my questions and friendly .

March 22, 2021

First time visit with Dr. Gokcen. If I need him again I will return.

March 8, 2021

Dr is always great to me

March 1, 2021

very professional staff and excellent experience with physician

January 27, 2021

First visit with this specialist. Follow up in four weeks. Office visit was pleasant and efficient. Provided walking boot on site and prescribed PT. Very good experience with a new physician in the Temple network.

January 27, 2021

Always professional, caring and timely.

January 15, 2021

Dr. Gokcen, MD, provided me with the best knowledge and excellence possible.

December 14, 2020

I had a great outcome because I followed the physician's advice. All I needed were exercises!

November 10, 2020

The doctor and his team are wonderful people. [...]

November 3, 2020

A good experience receiving the care I need for my health problem.

October 24, 2020

all good

October 13, 2020

I had a very good experience.

September 30, 2020

excellent doctor

September 28, 2020

This was the first time I visited this office and Dr. They were all very friendly and caring. They answered all my questions (really my grandmoms questions) They took the care to explain what I did to my foot with diagrams that were on the wall. I really appreciated that. They also made me feel relaxed in the office during the exam which is something you dont always receive at some offices.

September 14, 2020

good [...]

September 5, 2020

My visit to your facility was excellent, the physician was caring and intuitive. [...]

August 31, 2020

I was very happy to have come to see Dr. Gokcen. We are working on a plan to help me address a very long-put-off condition and I left feeling very hopeful for the future with my ankle.

August 24, 2020

Great experience.

July 18, 2020

Overall our experience was great. Everyone was kind and the process was quick. I thought that Dr. Gokcen was exceptional. He was extremely knowledgeable about foot and ankle issues. He knew precisely about my situation and offered reassuring feedback. He also thoroughly addressed all of my questions and concerns. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Gokcen enthusiastically to others.