Temple Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Medical Team

Temple orthopaedic surgeons are among the Philadelphia region's most experienced and highly trained. Each will pursue the most conservative treatment approach possible before recommending surgery. In all cases, they will listen to your concerns, clearly explain the best treatment options and then create a personalized care plan for you.

Fill out the form on this page or call 215-707-4700 to schedule an appointment with a Temple Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine physician.


Pekka Mooar, MD

Pekka Mooar, MD

Interim Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Sports medicine, joint reconstruction, disorders of the knee, knee arthroplasty
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Surgery residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery

Joseph L. Eremus, MD

Joseph L. Eremus, MD

SPECIALTIES: Conditions of the foot and ankle including fractures and dislocations, tendon disease and injury, bunions and hammertoes, arthritis, athletic injuries, heel pain, diabetic foot issues
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Surgery residency, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery

Christopher L. Haydel, MD

Christopher L. Haydel, MD

SPECIALTIES: Complex long bone fractures; intra-articular fractures; fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum; post-traumatic deformity correction; hip arthroplasty; fracture non-union repair
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery fellowship, Temple University Hospital; Orthopaedic Surgery residency, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center; Orthopaedic Surgery residency, Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery (board-eligible)

Cory J. Keller, DO

Cory J. Keller, DO

SPECIALTIES: Sports medicine, joint injury, sports-related concussion
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
TRAINING: Fellowship, Primary Care Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Residency, Family Medicine, Reading Hospital and Medical Center
CERTIFICATION: Sports Medicine, Family Medicine

Eric J. Kropf, MD

Eric J. Kropf, MD

Director, Resident Education & Research
SPECIALTIES: Sports medicine; shoulder, elbow, knee and hip arthroscopy; cartilage restoration procedures; shoulder and elbow injuries in overhead and throwing athletes
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Surgery residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Matthew P. Lorei, MD

Matthew P. Lorei, MD

Associate Director, Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Surgery
SPECIALTIES: Joint replacement surgery; joint reconstruction procedures; minimally invasive and robotic procedures; management of arthritis and complex fractures and injuries
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia
TRAINING: Joint Reconstruction fellowship, The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York; Orthopaedic surgery residency, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery

Ray Moyer, MD

Ray Moyer, MD

Director, Sports Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Sports medicine, general orthopaedics
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Surgery residency: Temple University Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery

Saqib Rehman, MD

Saqib Rehman, MD

Director, Orthopaedic Trauma
SPECIALTIES: Orthopaedic trauma, complex fractures and non-unions
MEDICAL SCHOOL: State University of New York, Syracuse
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Surgery residency, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn; Orthopaedic Trauma fellowship, Temple University Hospital
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery

J. Milo Sewards, MD

J. Milo Sewards, MD

Director, Orthopaedic Residency Program SPECIALTIES: Arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction and general sports medicine
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Surgery residencies: Temple University Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia and Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery; Sports Medicine

Joseph J. Thoder, Jr., MD

Joseph J. Thoder, Jr., MD

John W. Lachman Professor
Program Director, Hand Surgery

SPECIALTIES: Hand surgery, distal radius fractures, orthopaedic trauma
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Surgery residency, Temple University Hospital; Hand and Microsurgery fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery; Hand Surgery

Joseph Torg, MD

Joseph Torg, MD

SPECIALTIES: Sports medicine
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Surgery residencies: Temple University Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery


Bruce Vanett, MD

Bruce Vanett, MD

SPECIALTIES: General orthopaedics; fracture care; total joint replacement
MEDICAL SCHOOL: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Surgery residency, University of Pittsburgh Health Center
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery

F. Todd Wetzel, MD

F. Todd Wetzel, MD

Vice Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
SPECIALTIES: Spine surgery, pain management
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia
TRAINING: Orthopaedic Surgery residency, Yale University Department of Surgery, New Haven; Spinal Reconstructive Surgery fellowship, St. Charles General Hospital and Tulane University, New Orleans
CERTIFICATION: Orthopaedic Surgery


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