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Arsh S. Dhanota, MD, CAQSM

Arsh S. Dhanota, MD, CAQSM Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages spoken:

  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

Dr. Dhanota is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Arsh S. Dhanota

  • Philadelphia Eagles (NFL), Assistant Team Physician, 2013 to 2014
  • Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), Assistant Team Physician, 2013 to 2014
  • Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), Team Physician, 2013 to 2015
  • University of Pennsylvania (NCAA) Men's Basketball, Team Physician, 2013 to Present

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Family Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Family Medicine - Sports Medicine, 2014
  • Family Medicine, 2013

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adolescent Sports Medicine
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Dance Injuries
  • Female Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine
  • Hand Tendon Injury (Non-Operative)
  • Hip (Non-Operative)
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Aspiration (Arthrocentesis)
  • Knee (Non-Operative)
  • Knee Ligament Injury
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders in Women
  • Non-Operative Ankle Injury
  • Non-Operative Bone Spurs (Osteophyte)
  • Non-Operative Elbow Injury
  • Non-Operative Sports Injury
  • Non-Operative Wrist Injury Treatment
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Second Opinion
  • Sport Related Ankle Injury
  • Sport Related Elbow Injury
  • Sport Related Hand Injury
  • Sport Related Hip Injury
  • Sport Related Knee Injury
  • Sport Related Pelvis Injury
  • Sport Related Shoulder Injury
  • Sport Related Upper Extremity Injury
  • Sport Related Wrist Injury
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Medicine - Women
  • Stress Fractures
  • Undiagnosed Shoulder and Upper Arm Pain

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Dhanota is a Sports Medicine Specialist who was born and raised in the San Francisco-Bay Area. He completed an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and for a short period of time worked on the first fiberoptic network in the United States as a Project Manager-Electrical Engineer. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Dhanota decided to change career paths and enter the field of medicine. He attended the Medical University of Lublin for medical school then returned to Southern California to complete his post-graduate medical education and residency training at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA-Kaiser Foundation Hospital Woodland Hills Residency Program where he also served as elected Chief Resident. During his post-graduate medical education, he earned numerous awards including the coveted Resident Research Award two years in a row for his work in the field of Sports Medicine. Dr. Dhanota then completed a fellowship in Adult & Pediatric Sports Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia-University of Pennsylvania Sports Medicine Fellowship. His experience includes work with patients and athletes of all ages including NCAA Division I and professional athletes. He has served as a Team Physician for the Philadelphia Eagles (NFL), Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), and the Philadelphia 76ers (NBA). Dr. Dhanota currently serves as an Assistant Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and is a Team Physician for the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, he also serves as an Expert Reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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 Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Medical University of Lublin
Residency: Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center-UCLA
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Memberships

American Academy of Family Physicians, National American College of Sports Medicine, National American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Dhanota 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

Selected Publications:

Renjilian C, Dhanota A, Mueller A, Farber D.: Midfoot Swelling in a Female Collegiate Soccer Player: A Case Presentation American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference : 2015.

Desai N, Dhanota A, Huffman R.: Refractory Elbow Pain and Stiffness After Radial Head Fracture: A Case Presentation American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference : 2015.

Dhanota A, Grady M, Master CL et al.: Balance Assessment of Youth Ice Hockey Players: Baseline Correlations and Observations Following Concussion Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine 25 (2): 2015.

Dhanota A, Kapur R, Sennett BJ.: Worsening Leg Pain in a Collegiate Football Player: A Case Presentation American Medical Society of Sports Medicine Annual Conference : 2014.

Dhanota A, Kapur R, Sennett BJ.: Worsening Leg Pain in a Collegiate Football Player: An Interactive Case Study American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Case Study Website : 2014.

Dhanota A, Woodward T.: The Karate Kid with Thigh Pain: An Interactive Case Study American Medical Society of Sports Medicine Case Study Website : 2013.

Dhanota A, Woodward T.: Integrating the Essentials of Primary Care Sports Medicine into the Training of Family Medicine Physicians: A Scholastic Poster Presentation Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference : 2013.

Dhanota A, Mason M.: A 5 Year Old with Neck Pain: A Case Presentation UCLA Annual Multicampus Research Conference : 2013.

Berke RG, Dhanota A, Guralnick M.: Atopic Dermatitis: An Overview American Family Physician 86 (1): 35-42,2012.

Berke R, Dhanota A, Guralnick M.: Eczema:Information From Your Family Doctor American Family Physician 86 (1): 2012.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Family Medicine
Penn Medicine University City
3737 Market Street
6th Floor, Office # 06110

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)