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Andrew F. Kuntz, MD

Andrew F. Kuntz, MD Physician

Director, Shoulder Study Group
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Kuntz is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014

Clinical Expertise:

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Avascular Necrosis
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Shoulder Contracture Release
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Reconstruction Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sport Related Shoulder Injury
  • Total Shoulder Replacement

Description of Clinical Expertise

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

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Virginia
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National American Orthopaedic Association, Emerging Leaders Program, National DeForrest Willard Society, Local Department of Veterans Affairs, National Mid-Atlantic Shoulder & Elbow Society, Local Orthopaedic Research Society, National Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Local Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kuntz is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

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.

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 : 2017.

Aleem AW, Narzikul AC, Wilent WB, Kuntz AF, Chang ES, Williams GR, Abboud JA: Incidence of Peripheral Nerve Injury During Shoulder Arthroplasty When Motor Evoked Potentials are Monitored American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting, Boston, MA : 2016.

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 : 2016.

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 : 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 : 2016.

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 : 2016.

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 : 2016.

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 : 2016.

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): e0139880,2015.

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): 161-6,2015.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Penn Medicine University City
3737 Market Street
Suite 600

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3340
Fax: (215) 349-5128
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)