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Andrew Frederic Kuntz, MD

Andrew Frederic Kuntz, MD

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Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Penn Medicine University City
3737 Market Street
Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-3340
Fax: 215-349-5128
Education:
BS (Chemistry)
The College of William and Mary, 2001.
MD (Medicine)
University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2005.
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Description of Research Expertise

My research focus includes clinical research in various shoulder and elbow topics as well as basic science research investigating tendon and ligament injury, repair, and healing. As Director of the Shoulder Study Group in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania I help coordinate clinically-oriented shoulder and elbow related research projects among a multi-disciplinary team. Projects focus on clinical outcomes as well as protocol development. Through my position at Penn, my appointment at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center (PVAMC), and as a member of the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at Penn and the Translational Musculoskeletal Research Center at the PVAMC, I participate in studies that aim to answer fundamental questions regarding structure-function relationships and mechanisms of tendon and ligament pathology and repair. These investigations include the use of multiple animal model systems.

Description of Clinical Expertise

My clinical interests involve all aspects of shoulder surgery, from arthroscopy to joint replacement surgery.

Selected Publications

Huegel J, Kim DH, Cirone JM, Pardes AM, Morris TR, Nuss CA, Mauck RL, Soslowsky LJ, Kuntz AF: Effects of Autologous Tenocyte-Seeded Nanofibrous Scaffolds in Rotator Cuff Repair are Age-Dependent. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Specialty Day, San Diego, CA March 2017 Notes: Abstract accepted for podium presentation.

Zimmer Z, Chona D, Kuntz AF, Huffman GR, Glaser DL: Rotator Cuff Repair: An Opportunity for Improved Efficiency, Cost-Effectiveness and Ultimately, Cost Savings. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Closed Annual Meeting, Boston, MA October 2016 Notes: Accepted for e-poster presentation.

Rooney Sarah Ilkhanipour, Baskin Rachel, Torino Daniel J, Vafa Rameen P, Khandekar Pooja S, Kuntz Andrew F, Soslowsky Louis J: Ibuprofen Differentially Affects Supraspinatus Muscle and Tendon Adaptations to Exercise in a Rat Model. The American journal of sports medicine Jun 2016.

Rooney SI, Torino DJ, Baskin R, Vafa RP, Khandekar PS, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ: Doxycycline Improves Sedentary, but not Exercised, Supraspinatus Tendon and Muscle in a Rat Model. Orthopaedic Research Society 62nd Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL March 2016 Notes: Poster presentation.

Huegel J, Kim DH, Cirone JM, Pardes AM, Morris TR, Nuss CA, Mauck RL, Soslowsky LJ, Kuntz AF: Effects of Autologous Tenocyte-Seeded Nanofibrous Scaffolds in Rotator Cuff Repair are Age-Dependent. Orthopaedic Research Society 62nd Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL March 2016 Notes: Podium presentation. New Investigator Research Award recipient.

Gilotra MN, Elkassabany N, Kuntz AF, Huffman GR, Glaser DL : Preoperative Risk Stratification Improves the Safety of Shoulder Surgery in the Beach Chair Position. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 83rd Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL March 2016 Notes: Podium presentation.

Rooney SI, Torino DJ, Baskin R, Vafa RP, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ: Rat Supraspinatus Tendon Responds Acutely and Chronically to Exercise. Orthopaedic Research Society 62nd Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL March 2016 Notes: Podium presentation.

Rooney Sarah Ilkhanipour, Tobias John W, Bhatt Pankti R, Kuntz Andrew F, Soslowsky Louis J: Genetic Response of Rat Supraspinatus Tendon and Muscle to Exercise. PloS one 10(10): e0139880, October 2015.

Tucker Jennica J, Riggin Corinne N, Connizzo Brianne K, Mauck Robert L, Steinberg David R, Kuntz Andrew F, Soslowsky Louis J, Bernstein Joseph: Effect of overuse-induced tendinopathy on tendon healing in a rat supraspinatus repair model. Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society 34(1): 161-6, Jul 2015.

Rooney SI, Baskin R, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ: Ibuprofen Does Not Adversely Affect Supraspinatus Tendon Mechanical Adaptations in a Rat Model of Exercise. Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference, Snowbird Resort, UT June 2015 Notes: Poster presentation.

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Last updated: 07/07/2016
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