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Atul F. Kamath, MD

Atul F. Kamath, MD Physician

Director, Center for Hip Preservation
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Kamath is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acetabular Labrum Tear
  • Adolescent Sports Medicine
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implant
  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis)
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Cartilage Transplantation
  • Ceramic Hip Replacement
  • Complex Hip Revision Surgery
  • Complex Knee Revision Surgery
  • Congenital Hip Disease
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Arthroplasty
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Deformities
  • Hip Osteotomy
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Preservation Surgery
  • Hip Reconstructive Surgery
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Preservation Surgery
  • Knee Reconstructive Surgery
  • Knee Revision Surgery
  • Meniscus Tear Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Partial Knee Resurfacing
  • Patellofemoral Arthroplasty
  • Periprosthetic Fractures
  • Sport Related Hip Injury
  • Sport Related Knee Injury
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Injury - Women
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Knee Replacement

Description of Clinical Expertise

Joint preservation (hip and knee)
Ganz osteotomy (periacetabular osteotomy - PAO)
Surgical hip dislocation
Direct anterior hip replacement
Hip arthroscopy

Primary and revision hip replacement (arthroplasty); hip reconstruction
Primary and revision knee replacement (arthroplasty); knee reconstruction
Avascular necrosis; core decompression (hip, knee)

Developmental and post-traumatic disorders of hip and knee
Hip dysplasia (DDH, CDH), Hip instability
Sequelae of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), Legg-Calves-Perthes (LCP) disease

Sports injuries of hip and knee
Labral tears of the hip
Femoroacetabular impingement
Cartilage injury - repair and restoration

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 Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, National American College of Surgeons, National AO Trauma, National DeForest P. Willard Orthopaedic Society-University of Pennsylania Alumni, Local International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, National J. Robert Gladden Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Kamath 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.


Description of Research Expertise:

Hip preservation; joint preservation strategies for the young
Hip and knee biomechanics
Cartilage biology and restoration
Patient safety in joint replacement surgery
Less invasive techniques in hip and knee surgery
Primary and revision total joint arthroplasty

Selected Publications:

Kamath Atul F, Levack Ashley, John Thomas, Thomas Beverly S, Lonner Jess H: Minimum two-year outcomes of modular bicompartmental knee arthroplasty. The Journal of arthroplasty 29 (1): 75-9,2014.

Klatte Till Orla, Kendoff Daniel, Sabihi Reza, Kamath Atul F, Rueger Johannes M, Gehrke Thorsten: Tantalum Acetabular Augments in One-stage Exchange of Infected Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Case-control Study. The Journal of arthroplasty : 2014.

Citak Mustafa, Dersch Kathrin, Kamath Atul F, Haasper Carl, Gehrke Thorsten, Kendoff Daniel: Common causes of failed unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: a single-centre analysis of four hundred and seventy one cases. International orthopaedics : 2014.

Kamath Atul F, Austin Daniel C, Derman Peter B, Israelite Craig L: Unplanned hip arthroplasty imposes clinical and cost burdens on treating institutions. Clinical orthopaedics and related research 471 (12): 4012-9,2013.

Kamath Atul F, Shah Roshan P, Summers Nathan, Israelite Craig L: Suture anchor repair of patellar tendon rupture after total knee arthroplasty. The journal of knee surgery 26 Suppl 1 : S128-31,2013.

Kinney Matthew C, Kamath Atul F: Osteolytic pseudotumor after cemented total knee arthroplasty. American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.) 42 (11): 512-4,2013.

Kamath A F, McAuliffe C L, Gutsche J T, Kosseim L M, Hume E L, Baldwin K D, Kornfield Z, Israelite C L: Intensive care monitoring after total joint replacement. The bone & joint journal 95-B (11 Suppl A): 74-6,2013.

Kamath Atul F, Evangelista Perry J, Nelson Charles L: Total hip arthroplasty with porous metal cups following acetabular fracture. Hip international : the journal of clinical and experimental research on hip pathology and therapy 23 (5): 465-71,2013.

Milone Michael T, Kamath Atul F, Israelite Craig L: Converting Between High- and Low-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein in the Assessment of Periprosthetic Joint Infection. The Journal of arthroplasty : 2013.

Kamath Atul F, Prieto Hernan, Lewallen David G: Alternative bearings in total hip arthroplasty in the young patient. The Orthopedic clinics of North America 44 (4): 451-62,2013.

Academic Contact Info

Pennsylvania Hospital
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
800 Spruce Street

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

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