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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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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

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Clinical Specialties


  • 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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • 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


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National American Orthopaedic Association, Emerging Leaders Program, National American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, National Arthroscopy Association of North America, National DeForrest Willard Society, Local Department of Veterans Affairs, National Mid-Atlantic Shoulder & Elbow Society, Local Orthopaedic Research Society, National Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, Local Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Local Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kuntz is employed by Penn Medicine.

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.


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 Julianne, Choi Daniel S, Nuss Courtney A, Minnig Mary C C, Tucker Jennica J, Kuntz Andrew F, Waldorff Erik I, Zhang Nianli, Ryaby James T, Soslowsky Louis J: Effects of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy at different frequencies and durations on rotator cuff tendon-to-bone healing in a rat model. Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery : 2017.

Aleem Alexander W, Wilent W Bryan, Narzikul Alexa C, Kuntz Andrew F, Chang Edward S, Williams Gerald R, Abboud Joseph A: Incidence of peripheral nerve injury during shoulder arthroplasty when motor evoked potentials are monitored. Journal of clinical monitoring and computing : 2017.

Chona Deepak V, Lakomkin Nikita, Lott Ariana, Workman Alan D, Henry Aneel C, Kuntz Andrew F, Huffman G Russell, Glaser David L: The timing of retears after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery 26 (11): 2054-2059,2017.

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 Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC : 2017.

Riggin Corinne N, Qu Feini, Kim Dong Hwa, Huegel Julianne, Steinberg David R, Kuntz Andrew F, Soslowsky Louis J, Mauck Robert L, Bernstein Joseph: Electrospun PLGA Nanofiber Scaffolds Release Ibuprofen Faster and Degrade Slower After In Vivo Implantation. Annals of biomedical engineering 45 (10): e-pub ahead of print,2017.

Rooney Sarah Ilkhanipour, Torino Daniel J, Baskin Rachel, Vafa Rameen P, Kuntz Andrew F, Soslowsky Louis J: Rat Supraspinatus Tendon Responds Acutely and Chronically to Exercise. Journal of applied physiology 123 (4): e-pub ahead of print,2017.

Wang A, Kuntz AF, Liu J, Mattera M, Elkassabany N: Improved Quality of Recovery From Ambulatory Shoulder Surgery After Implementation of a Multimodal Perioperative Pain Management Protocol 42nd Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting, San Francisco, CA : 2017.

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 Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 84th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA : 2017.

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 Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 84th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA : 2017.

Huegel J, Choi D, Nuss CA, Minnig ME, Tucker JJ, Hillin CD, Kuntz AF, Waldorff EI, Zhang N, Ryaby JT, Soslowsky LJ: Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy at Different Frequency and Duration on Rotator Cuff Tendon-to-Bone Healing in a Rat Model Orthopaedic Research Society 63rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

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

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

In case of emergency, please call 911