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Atul F. Kamath, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Center for Hip Preservation Penn Medicine
Attending Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery - Penn Medicine
Instructor A, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Penn Medicine
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics University of Pennsylvania ,University of Pennsylvania
Unit Based Clinical Leader (UBCL), Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania
Full Member, Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders (PCMD), University of Pennsylvania
Representative, Adult Reconstruction Division Research
Team member - Attending surgeon, Center for the Female Athlete
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact information
Pennsylvania Hospital
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office: 215-829-2230
AB (History)
Harvard College, 2003.
MD (Medicine)
Harvard Medical School, 2007.
Post-Graduate Training
Joseph Shaeffer Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, 2002-2002.
William J. von Liebig Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, Department of Vascular Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital, 2004-2004.
Intern, General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2007-2008.
Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania & Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2008-2012.
Fellow, Health Policy, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, 2011-2013.
Fellow, Adult Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2012-2013.
Advanced Fellow/Hip Reconstruction, Maurice E. Muller Foundation of North America/Hip Society European Traveling Fellowship, 2013-2013.
John Charnley Latta Traveling Fellowship, United Kingdom; advanced hip reconstruction, 2013-2013.
Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship, Hip Society, 2016-2016.
AO Trauma Fellowship, Kantonspittal Luzern/ AO-ASIF, 2016-2016.
Japanese Orthopedic Association - AOA Traveling Fellowship, Japanese Orthopedic Association - American Orthopedic Association , 2018-2018.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support/ Basic Life Support, 2007.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Patient Safety Curriculum, 2009.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Patient Oriented Research – CITI training, 2012.
Basic Life Support Certification, 2012.
AO Advanced Principles and Techniques of Operative Fracture Management, 2012.
Oxford Partial Knee Advanced Instructional Course (FDA Required), Masters Course, 2012.
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) - certified (Derek McMinn), 2013.
MAKOplasty Total Hip Arthroplasty, Total Knee, Partial Knee, 2014.
Penn Media Training Workshop, 2014.
48th Annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Course for Orthopaedic Educators , 2015.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) - Diplomate (Board-certified), 2016.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Joint preservation (hip and knee)
Ganz osteotomy (periacetabular osteotomy - PAO)
Surgical hip dislocation
Direct anterior hip replacement
Hip arthroscopy

Primary and revision hip replacement (arthroplasty); hip reconstruction
Primary and revision knee replacement (arthroplasty); knee reconstruction
Avascular necrosis; core decompression (hip, knee)

Developmental and post-traumatic disorders of hip and knee
Hip dysplasia (DDH, CDH), Hip instability
Sequelae of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), Legg-Calves-Perthes (LCP) disease

Sports injuries of hip and knee
Labral tears of the hip
Femoroacetabular impingement
Cartilage injury - repair and restoration

Description of Other Expertise

Customized, patient-centered approach to alleviate pain and improve function across the spectrum of hip and knee care (arthroscopic and open procedures)

Director of the Center for Hip Preservation at Penn Medicine, a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of hip pain in adolescent, young adult, and adult patients

Description of Research Expertise

Hip preservation; joint preservation strategies for the young
Hip and knee biomechanics
Cartilage biology and restoration
Patient safety in joint replacement surgery
Less invasive techniques in hip and knee surgery
Primary and revision total joint arthroplasty

Selected Publications

Kamath Atul F, Evangelista Perry J, Nelson Charles L: Total hip arthroplasty with porous metal cups following acetabular fracture. Hip international : the journal of clinical and experimental research on hip pathology and therapy 23(5): 465-71, Oct 2013.

Kamath Atul F, Lee Gwo-Chin, Sheth Neil P, Nelson Charles L, Garino Jonathan P, Israelite Craig L: Prospective results of uncemented tantalum monoblock tibia in total knee arthroplasty: minimum 5-year follow-up in patients younger than 55 years. The Journal of arthroplasty 26(8): 1390-5, Dec 2011.

Kamath Atul F, Componovo Roger, Baldwin Keith, Israelite Craig L, Nelson Charles L: Hip arthroscopy for labral tears: review of clinical outcomes with 4.8-year mean follow-up. The American journal of sports medicine 37(9): 1721-7, Sep 2009.

Kamath Atul F: Current controversies in bisphosphonate therapy. Orthopedics 32(7): 473, Jul 2009.

Kamath Atul F, Austin Daniel C, Derman Peter B, Israelite Craig L: Unplanned hip arthroplasty imposes clinical and cost burdens on treating institutions. Clinical orthopaedics and related research 471(12): 4012-9, Dec 2013.

Kamath Atul F, Prieto Hernan, Lewallen David G: Alternative bearings in total hip arthroplasty in the young patient. The Orthopedic clinics of North America 44(4): 451-62, Oct 2013.

Kamath Atul F, Gutsche Jacob T, Kornfield Zev N, Baldwin Keith D, Kosseim Laura M, Israelite Craig L: Prospective study of unplanned admission to the intensive care unit after total hip arthroplasty. The Journal of arthroplasty 28(8): 1345-8, Sep 2013.

Kamath A F, McAuliffe C L, Gutsche J T, Kosseim L M, Hume E L, Baldwin K D, Kornfield Z, Israelite C L: Intensive care monitoring after total joint replacement. The bone & joint journal 95-B(11 Suppl A): 74-6, Nov 2013.

Kamath Atul F, Baldwin Keith, Meade Lauren K, Powell Adam C, Mehta Samir: The increased financial burden of further proposed orthopaedic resident work-hour reductions. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume 93(7): e31, Apr 2011.

Milone Michael T, Kamath Atul F, Israelite Craig L: Converting Between High- and Low-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein in the Assessment of Periprosthetic Joint Infection. The Journal of arthroplasty 29(4): 685-9, Oct 2013.

Hosalkar Harish, Pandya Nirav K, Hsu Jason E, Kamath Atul F, Keenan Mary Ann: What's new in orthopaedic rehabilitation. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume 92(8): 1805-12, Jul 2010.

Citak Mustafa, Dersch Kathrin, Kamath Atul F, Haasper Carl, Gehrke Thorsten, Kendoff Daniel: Common causes of failed unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: a single-centre analysis of four hundred and seventy one cases. International orthopaedics 38(5): 961-5, Jan 2014.

Kamath Atul F, Chauhan Anil K, Kisucka Janka, Dole Vandana S, Loscalzo Joseph, Handy Diane E, Wagner Denisa D: Elevated levels of homocysteine compromise blood-brain barrier integrity in mice. Blood 107(2): 591-3, Jan 2006.

Kamath A.F., Horneff J., Gaffney V., Israelite C., Nelson C.L: Ethnic and Gender Differences in the Functional Disparities after Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)/ ABJS/ ORS Musculoskeletal Healthcare Disparities Research Symposium 2010 Notes: Podium Presentation.

Lundgren Daniel K, Courtney Paul M, Lopez Joshua A, Kamath Atul F: Are the Affordable Care Act Restrictions Warranted? A Contemporary Statewide Analysis of Physician-Owned Hospitals. The Journal of arthroplasty 31(9): 1857-61, Sep 2016.

Courtney P Maxwell, Ashley Blair S, Hume Eric L, Kamath Atul F: Are Bundled Payments a Viable Reimbursement Model for Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty? Clinical orthopaedics and related research 474(12): 2714-2721, December 2016.

Lan Roy H, Kamath Atul F: American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons-Endorsed Comorbidity Coding for Total Joint Arthroplasty: How Often Did We Hit the Mark With International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision? The Journal of arthroplasty 31(12): 2692-2695, December 2016.

Kamath Atul F: Bernese periacetabular osteotomy for hip dysplasia: Surgical technique and indications. World journal of orthopedics 7(5): 280-6, May 2016.

McGrory Brian, Weber Kristy, Lynott John A, Richmond John C, Davis Charles Moore, Yates Adolph, Kamath Atul F, Dasa Vinod, Brown Gregory Alexander, Gerlinger Tad L, Villanueva Tomas, Piva Sara, Hebl James, Jevsevar David, Shea Kevin G, Bozic Kevin J, Shaffer William, Cummins Deborah, Murray Jayson N, Donnelly Patrick, Patel Nilay, Brenton Ben, Shores Peter, Woznica Anne, Linskey Erica, Sevarino Kaitlyn: The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline on Surgical Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume 98(8): 688-92, Apr 2016.

Kamath Atul F, Courtney Paul M, Bozic Kevin J, Mehta Samir, Parsley Brian S, Froimson Mark I: Bundled Payment in Total Joint Care: Survey of AAHKS Membership Attitudes and Experience with Alternative Payment Models. The Journal of arthroplasty 30(12): 2045-56, Dec 2015.

Vallon Faustine, Reymond Amélie, Fürnstahl Philipp, Zingg Patrick O, Kamath Atul F, Snedeker Jess, Dora Claudio: Effect of angular deformities of the proximal femur on impingement-free hip range of motion in a three-dimensional rigid body model. Hip international : the journal of clinical and experimental research on hip pathology and therapy 25(6): 574-80, Nov-Dec 2015.

Nelson Charles L, Elkassabany Nabil M, Kamath Atul F, Liu Jiabin: Low Albumin Levels, More Than Morbid Obesity, Are Associated With Complications After TKA. Clinical orthopaedics and related research 473(10): 3163-72, Oct 2015.

Kamath Atul F, Ong Kevin L, Lau Edmund, Chan Vanessa, Vail Thomas P, Rubash Harry E, Berry Daniel J, Bozic Kevin J: Quantifying the Burden of Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty for Periprosthetic Infection. The Journal of arthroplasty 30(9): 1492-7, Sep 2015.

Bozic Kevin J, Kamath Atul F, Ong Kevin, Lau Edmund, Kurtz Steve, Chan Vanessa, Vail Thomas P, Rubash Harry, Berry Daniel J: Comparative Epidemiology of Revision Arthroplasty: Failed THA Poses Greater Clinical and Economic Burdens Than Failed TKA. Clinical orthopaedics and related research 473(6): 2131-8, Jun 2015.

Kamath Atul F, Lewallen David G, Hanssen Arlen D: Porous tantalum metaphyseal cones for severe tibial bone loss in revision knee arthroplasty: a five to nine-year follow-up. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume 97(3): 216-23, Feb 2015.

Wagner E., Kamath A.F., Fruth K., Harmsen, S., Berry D.J.: Effect of Body Mass Index on Reoperation and Complications after Total Knee Arthroplasty. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery American 98(24): 2052-2060, Dec 2016.

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