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Benjamin L. Gray, MD, MSCE

Benjamin L. Gray, MD, MSCE Physician

Director of Hand Research Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Gray is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Benjamin L. Gray

Dr. Benjamin L. Gray is a board certified hand and upper extremity surgeon. He specializes in surgery of the hand, wrist and elbow, treating all ailments from trauma, arthritis and infections to bone, joint, tendon or nerve problems. He is particularly interested in Dupuytren's disease and nerve injuries, performing nerve repairs as well as nerve transfers.

Dr. Gray is the principal investigator at the University of Pennsylvania for a world-wide study on painful neuromas as well as a national study looking at outcomes of nerve injuries in the arm. As Director of Hand Research, he works closely with the Human Motion Laboratory to develop novel tools for treating hand conditions.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Surgery of the Hand, 2017
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 2017

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abnormalities of the Hands
  • Amputation of Finger
  • Amputation of Thumb
  • Animal Bite of the Hand
  • Annular Ligament Displacement
  • Anterior Interosseous Compression Neuropathy
  • Anterior Interosseous Nerve Syndrome
  • Arthritis of Elbow
  • Arthritis of Fingers
  • Arthritis of Hand
  • Arthritis of Thumb
  • Arthrodesis of Wrist
  • Arthroplasty Wrist
  • Arthroscopy of Wrist
  • Avascular Necrosis of Scaphoid
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Fingers
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Hand
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Lunate
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Wrist
  • Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Basal Joint Arthritis Surgery
  • Benign Tumor Removal of the Hand
  • Bicep Tendon Tear
  • Biceps Tendon Repair
  • Boutonniere Deformity
  • Bursectomy of Hand
  • Bursitis of the Arm
  • Bursitis of the Elbow
  • Bursitis of the Hand
  • Bursitis of the Wrist
  • Cancerous Tumor Removal of the Hand
  • Carpal Sequestrectomy
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Carpometacarpal Boss
  • Cat Bite of Hand
  • Claw Hand
  • Clicking Elbow
  • Cmc Thumb Arthroplasty
  • Cold Sensitivity Hands
  • Colles Fracture
  • Cubital Tunnel Surgery
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cyst Removal
  • de Quervain's Disease
  • Decompression Median Nerve At Elbow
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Elbow
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hand
  • Developmental and Congenital Hand Deformities
  • Developmental Hand Deformities
  • Digital Mucous Cysts
  • Digital Nerve Repair
  • Dislocated Thumb
  • Dislocation of Wrist
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Problem
  • Distal Ulnar Fracture
  • Dog Bite of Hand
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bone Spurs (Osteophyte)
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Joint Excision
  • Elbow Mass
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement Surgery (Arthroplasty)
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Epicondylitis
  • Extensor Tendon Laceration
  • Extensor Tendon Repair
  • Fasciotomy of Hand
  • Felon
  • Finger Abscess
  • Finger Arthritis
  • Finger Deformity
  • Finger Fracture
  • Finger Injection
  • Finger Injury
  • Finger Pain
  • Finger Reattachment
  • Finger Sprain
  • Flexor Tendon Repair
  • Forearm Fracture
  • Forearm Injury
  • Frostbite of Finger
  • Gamekeeper's Thumb
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Giant Cell Tumor of Tendon Sheath of Hand
  • Glomangioma
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Gout of the Arm
  • Gout of the Elbow
  • Gout of the Hand
  • Gout of the Wrist
  • Gymnast's Wrist
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
  • Hand Deformities
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Fracture Surgery
  • Hand Infection
  • Hand Injuries
  • Hand Mass
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Steroid Injection
  • Hand Tendon Injury
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendonitis
  • Hand Wound
  • High Pressure Injection Injury of Hand
  • Human Bite of the Hand
  • Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome
  • Joint Surgery of Hand
  • Joint Surgery of the Wrist
  • Lesion of Ulnar Nerve
  • Locking Elbow
  • Lunate Fracture
  • Madelung Deformity
  • Mallet Finger
  • Malunion Fracture of the Hand
  • Malunion of the Elbow
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury of the Elbow
  • Median Neuropathy
  • Melanoma On Finger
  • Melanoma On Hand
  • Metacarpal Sequestrectomy
  • Metacarpophalangeal Fusion
  • Microsurgery of the Hand
  • Microsurgical Replantation of the Hand
  • Minimally Invasive Elbow Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Hand
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Wrist
  • Monteggia Fracture
  • Mp Joint Arthritis
  • Musculocutaneous Neuropathy
  • Nail Bed Surgery
  • Nail Injuries
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nonunion Fracture of the Hand
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Oligodactyly - Hand
  • Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Fingers
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hand
  • Osteochondral Lesion of the Upper Extremity
  • Osteochondral Lesion of the Wrist
  • Osteonecrosis of the Hand
  • Palmar Fasciitis
  • Patient Specific Instrumentation
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pollicization
  • Polydactyly
  • Postraumatic Radioulnar Synostosis
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection of the Elbow
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radial Head Subluxation
  • Radial Nerve Neuropathy
  • Radial Pseudoarthrosis Nonunion
  • Radius Fracture
  • Reconstruction of Thumb
  • Reconstructive Hand Surgery
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Repair Mallet Finger
  • Repair Trigger Thumb
  • Replantation of Extremities
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Shoulder and Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Surgery for de Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Swan Neck Deformity
  • Syndactyly
  • Syndactyly Repair
  • Synovectomy of Elbow
  • Synovectomy of Wrist
  • Tendinitis of the Elbow
  • Tendinitis of the Hand
  • Tendinitis of the Wrist
  • Tendon Pulley Reconstruction
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow Surgery
  • Tenoplasty of Hand
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tenosynovitis of Hand
  • Thumb Arthritis
  • Thumb Fracture
  • Thumb Hypoplasia
  • Thumb Reattachment
  • Toe Transfer
  • Total Elbow Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Elbow Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Thumb
  • Ulna Fracture
  • Ulnar Claw
  • Ulnar Club Hand
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair (Tommy John Surgery)
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • Ulnar Nerve Injury
  • Ulnar Nerve Subluxation
  • Ulnar Nerve Surgery
  • Ulnar Pseudoarthrosis Nonunion
  • Ulnar Variance
  • Ulnocarpal Abutment Syndrome
  • Upper Extremity Neuropathy
  • Volkmann's Ischemic Contracture
  • Wartenberg's Syndrome
  • Wrist Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture Surgery
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Injury
  • Wrist Instability
  • Wrist Reconstruction
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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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • 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: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital - Washington University, St. Louis
Fellowship: University of Cincinnati Medical Center


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National American Association of Hand Surgery, National American Society for Surgery of the Hand, National Orthopaedic Research Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Gray 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.


Selected Publications:

Kazmers NH, Liu TC, Gordon JA, Bozentka DJ, Steinberg DR, Gray BL.: Patient- and Disease-Specific Factors Associated With Operative Management of de Quervain Tendinopathy. Journal of Hand Surgery 42 (11): 931.e1-931.e7,2017.

Kazmers NH, Fryhofer GW, Gittings D, Bozentka DJ, Steinberg DR, Gray BL.: Acute Deep Infections of the Upper Extremity: The Utility of Obtaining Atypical Cultures in the Presence of Purulence. Journal of Hand Surgery 42 (8): 663e1-663.e8,2017.

Kazmers NH, Liu TC, Wu CH, Steinberg DR, Bozentka DJ, Levin LS, Gray BL: Deferring Routine Wrist Radiography Does Not Affect Management of de Quervain Tendinopathy Patients Journal of Wrist Surgery EFirst : 2017.

Fryhofer G, Kazmers N, Gittings D, Bozentka D, Steinberg D, Gray B.: Acute Deep Infections of the Upper Extremity: The Utility of Obtaining Atypical Cultures in the Presence of Purulence. The University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal. 27 : 40-42,2017.

Kazmers N, Fryhofer G, Gittings D, Bozentka D, Steinberg D, Gray B.: Acute Deep Infections of the Upper Extremity: The Utility of Obtaining Atypical Cultures and Factors Associated with Culture Positivity. American Association for Hand Surgery : 2017.

Gray B, Lien J, Stern P: Small Joint Arthritis of the Hand Chapman's Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery : 2017.

Kazmers N, Liu T, Wu C, Steinberg D, Bozentka D, Gray B.: Do Radiographs affect management of patients with de Quervain tendinopathy? American Society for Surgery of the Hand : 2016.

Bernstein J, Gray B: Operative Techniques: Use of a Volar Plate for Restoration of Volar Tilt Intra-operatively. The University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal. 26 : 24-26,2016.

Lien J, Gray B, Stern P: Dupuytren's Disease Hand Surgery Update VI : 2016.

Gray B, Markiewitz A: Complications of Distal Radius Fractures - Extensor Pollicis Longus Ruptures Distal Radius Fractures: A Clinical Casebook : 2016.

Academic Contact Info

Pennsylvania Hospital
800 Spruce Street, 1 Cathcart

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

In case of emergency, please call 911