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Arsh S. Dhanota, MD, CAQSM

Arsh S. Dhanota, MD, CAQSM Physician

Associate Program Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Chief Medical Officer, Philadelphia Eagles Director, Regenerative Sports Medicine & Orthobiologics Program Head Team Physician, Philadelphia Eagles Medical Director, Non-Operative Sports Medicine Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Community Health

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About Dr. Arsh S. Dhanota

Dr. Dhanota is a Sports Medicine Specialist and Founder/Director of the Penn Regenerative Sports Medicine & Orthobiologics Program, specializing in treating patients with a wide variety of sports medicine and musculoskeletal conditions.

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 his first two years of medical school, followed by two years of medical education at the hospitals of the Weill Medical College at Cornell University. He 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 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 Program.

Serving as director of the Penn Regenerative Sports Medicine & Orthobiologics Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Dhanota has developed cutting-edge cell-based treatment protocols for musculoskeletal injuries. His extensive experience treating patients and athletes of all ages, including NCAA Division I and professional athletes, has earned him the prestigious honor of being named a Top Doctor in Sports Medicine. He is currently serving as the Chief Medical Officer of the Philadelphia Eagles. In the past he has also served as a Team Physician with the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) and the Philadelphia 76ers (NBA). Dr. Dhanota is currently an Assistant Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a Team Physician for the University of Pennsylvania men's basketball team. Additionally, he also serves as an Expert Reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Sports Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Adductor Muscle Injury
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sports Injury
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (ACL)
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Apophysitis
  • Aspiration
  • Athletic Pubalgia
  • Bicep Injury
  • Biological Targeted Therapy
  • Bursitis
  • Calf Muscle Injury
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Concussion Testing
  • Core Muscle Injuries
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epicondylitis
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Gastrocnemius Injury
  • Groin Pain
  • Hamstring Injuries
  • Hip Pain
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injections
  • Impact Testing
  • Injury of Muscle
  • Joint Injections
  • Kinetic Chain Approach
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Kneecap Dislocation
  • Labral Tear of Shoulder
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Menstrual Disorders in Athletes
  • Musculoskeletal Congenital Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Orthopedic Stem-Cell Regeneration
  • Osteoarthritis of the Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Osteochondral Defect
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Overuse Injury
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection
  • Quadricep Injury
  • Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Running Injury
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Concussion
  • Sports Concussion Testing
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Physical
  • Sprains
  • Stem Cell Treatment for Joint Disease
  • Steroid Injection
  • Steroid Injections
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injuries & Tendonitis
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Ultrasound
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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 Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • 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:
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 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, National NFL Physicians Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Dhanota 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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Ross D, Dhanota A: Chronic Shoulder Pain in an Ultimate Frisbee Athlete: A Case Presentation American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference : 2016.

Santana J, Dhanota A: Abdominal Pain in a Women's Soccer Player: A Case Presentation American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference : 2016.

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.

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.

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

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania Sports Medicine
800 Spruce Street, 8th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)
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