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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:

  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Avascular Necrosis of Shoulder
  • Bankart Lesion
  • Bicep Tendon Tear
  • Bursitis of the Arm
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clicking Shoulder
  • Distal Clavicular Osteolysis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Labral Tear of Shoulder
  • Labrum
  • Latarjet
  • Locking Shoulder
  • Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery
  • Pectoralis Major Rupture Tendon Repair
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Injury
  • Periprosthetic Humerus Fracture
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection of the Shoulder
  • Proximal Humerus Fractures
  • Repair of Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Scapular Dyskinesis
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Shoulder and Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Joint Preservation Surgery
  • Shoulder Labrum Repair
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Prosthesis
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilization
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Slap Tear
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy
  • Synovectomy of Shoulder
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendonitis
  • Total Shoulder Revision
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

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 Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, National American Orthopaedic Association, 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 Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Local Phoenix Shoulder Society, National

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:

Kamalitdinov TB, Fujino K, Jiang X, Kuntz AF, Zgonis MH, Dyment NA: Hedgehog Signaling Regulates Tunnel Integration Following ACL Reconstruction Orthopeadic Research Society 2020 Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ : 2020.

Huegel J, Nuss CA, Chan PYW, Cheema AN, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ: Long-Term Nicotine Exposure Alters Rat Supraspinatus Tendon and Bone Properties Orthopeadic Research Society 2020 Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ : 2020.

Zhou Y, Li Y, Davis Z, Wang W, Fung AK, Shetye SS, Jiang X, Kuntz AF, Dyment N, Soslowsky LJ, Liu XS: Structural and Cellular Responses of Supraspinatus Tendon Enthesis and Subchondral Bone to Pregnancy, Lactation, and Post-Weaning Recovery Orthopeadic Research Society 2020 Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ : 2020.

Shetye SS, Bova JS, Kuntz AF, Zgonis MH, Butler DL, Dyment NA: Role of Ligamentous Restraints During Anterior-Posterior Drawer Tests of the Murine Knee Orthopeadic Research Society 2020 Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ : 2020.

Huegel J, Weiss SN, Nuss CA, Raja H, Waldorff EI, Zhang N, Ryaby JT, Soslowsky LJ, Kuntz AF: Mechanisms of Action of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy on a Rat Model of Rotator Cuff Injury and Repair Orthopeadic Research Society 2020 Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ : 2020.

Kim DH, Taylor BL, Huegel J, Burkholder S, Weiss S, Nuss C, Raja H, Soslowsky LJ, Mauck RL, Kuntz AF: Supraspinatus Tendon Healing with an FGF-Loaded Bilayer Delivery System in a Rat Model American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting, New York, NY : 2019.

Huegel Julianne, Boorman-Padgett James F, Nuss Courtney A, Raja Harina A, Chan Peter Y, Kuntz Andrew F, Waldorff Erik I, Zhang Nianli, Ryaby James T, Soslowsky Louis J: Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy on Rat Achilles Tendon Healing. Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society : 2019.

Hagiwara Yusuke, Dyrna Felix, Kuntz Andrew F, Adams Douglas J, Dyment Nathaniel A: Cells from a GDF5 origin produce zonal tendon-to-bone attachments following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences : 2019.

Taylor BL, Kim DH, Huegel J, Burkholder S, Weiss S, Nuss C, Raja H, Soslowsky LJ, Mauck RL, Kuntz AF, Bernstein J: Localized Delivery of Ibuprofen via a Bilayer Delivery System (BiLDS) for Rotator Cuff Tendon Healing in a Rat Model Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA : 2019.

Hast Michael W, Chin Matthew, Schmidt Elaine C, Kuntz Andrew F: Central screw use delays implant dislodgement in osteopenic bone but not synthetic surrogates: A comparison of reverse total shoulder models. Journal of biomechanics 93 : 11-17,2019.

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)

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