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Benjamin L. Gray, MD

Benjamin L. Gray, MD 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 and a national study looking at outcomes of nerve injuries in the arm. He is actively enrolling patients with nerve injuries of the fingers.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 2017

Clinical Expertise:

  • Arthrodesis (Fusions)
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Finger Joint Replacement
  • Hand Arthritis
  • Hand Joint Replacement
  • Hand Tendon Injury
  • Hand Tumor
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Nerve Repair
  • Sport Related Hand Injury
  • Tendon Transfers
  • Tissue Flap Replacement Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Memberships

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.

Research

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, 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.

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.

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)
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