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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
  • 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, Emerging Leaders Program, 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 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:

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.

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.

Kuntz AF: Andrew Kuntz, MD: Penn Orthopaedics, Shoulder and Elbow, and the Full Patient Continuum of Care : 2019.

Kamalitdinov TB, Fujino K, Ye Y, Jiang X, Shetye SS, Rodriguez AB, Kuntz AF, Zgonis MH, Dyment NA: Alpha Smooth Muscle Actin-Expressing Bone Marrow Progenitor Cells Contribute To Tunnel Integration Following ACL Reconstruction Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, Seven Springs, PA : 2019.

Kamalitdinov Timur B, Fujino Keitaro, Shetye Snehal S, Jiang Xi, Ye Yaping, Rodriguez Ashley B, Kuntz Andrew F, Zgonis Miltiadis H, Dyment Nathaniel A: Amplifying Bone Marrow Progenitors Expressing α-Smooth Muscle Actin Produce Zonal Insertion Sites During Tendon-to-Bone Repair. Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society : 2019.

Newton JB, Fryhofer GW, Shetye SS, Rodriguez AB, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ: Aging Adversely Affects Different Rat Rotator Cuff Tendons Similarly Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, Seven Springs, PA : 2019.

Huegel Julianne, Boorman-Padgett James F, Nuss Courtney A, Minnig Mary Catherine C, Chan Peter Y, Kuntz Andrew F, Waldorff Erik I, Zhang Nianli, Ryaby James T, Soslowsky Louis J: Quantitative comparison of three rat models of Achilles tendon injury: A multidisciplinary approach. Journal of biomechanics 88 : 194-200,2019.

Chen Mengcun, Shetye Snehal S, Huegel Julianne, Riggin Corinne N, Gittings Daniel J, Nuss Courtney A, Weiss Stephanie N, Kuntz Andrew F, Soslowsky Louis J: Biceps Detachment Preserves Joint Function in a Chronic Massive Rotator Cuff Tear Rat Model: Response. The American journal of sports medicine 47 (5): NP34-NP35,2019.

Gilotra MN, Klein A, Elkassabany N, Kuntz AF, Huffman GR, Glaser DL: Risk Factors for Cerebral Desaturation Events During Shoulder Surgery in the Beach Chair Position Arthroscopy 35 (3): 725-730,2019.

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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