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Brian J. Sennett, MD

Brian J. Sennett, MD Physician

Chair, Orthopaedic Department Strategic Planning Committee Chief, Sports Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System Vice Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Sennett is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Brian J. Sennett

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012 - 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues, 2002, and 2012 - 2018

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Clinical Specialties


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 2008
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 1998

Clinical Expertise:

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Arthroscopic Knee Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI)
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Cartilage Transplantation
  • Female Knee
  • Genzyme Carticel
  • Independent Medical Exam (IME)
  • Knee Avascular Necrosis
  • Knee Cap Instability
  • Knee Cartilage Tear
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injury
  • Knee Ligament Repair
  • Knee Loose Bodies
  • Knee Malalignment Syndrome
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Trauma
  • Ligament Tear
  • Meniscus Tear Surgery
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Meniscus Transplant - Knee
  • Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Second Opinion
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Shoulder Contracture Release
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Sling Surgery
  • Sport Related Knee Injury
  • Sport Related Shoulder Injury
  • Sports Injury
  • Undiagnosed Shoulder and Upper Arm Pain

Description of Clinical Expertise

Sports Medicine, Upper Extremity Orthopaedic Surgery

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
  • 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: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: University of Mississippi


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, International American Association of Hand Surgeons, National American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, National American Orthopaedic Association, National American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, National DeForest Williard University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Alumni Society, National Ivy League Sports Medicine Group, National Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcome Network Shoulder Research Group, National Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association, International Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, Local Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Association, Local Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Local Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Local Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Local Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Sennett 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:

McClure PW, Michener LA, Sennett BJ, Karduna AR: Direct 3-dimensional measurement of scapular kinematics during dynamic movements in vivo. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery 10 (3): 269-277,2001.

Karduna AR, McClure PW, Michener LA, Sennett BJ: Dynamic measurements of 3-dimensional scapular kinematics: a validation study Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 123 (2): 184-190,2001.

Lukasiewicz AC., McClure P., Michener L., Pratt N., Sennett B.: Comparison of 3-dimensional scapular position and orientation between subjects with and without shoulder impingement Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 29 (10): 574-583; discussion 584-586,1999.

Sennett, BJ:: Arthroscopic Management of Wrist Instabilities. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine 6 (1): 52-57,1998.

Torg JS., Corcoran TA., Thibault LE., Pavlov H., Sennett BJ., Naranja RJ Jr., Priano S.: Cervical cord neurapraxia: classification, pathomechanics, morbidity, and management guidelines. [see comments] Journal of Neurosurgery 87 (6): 843-850,1997.

Siegler S., Liu W., Sennett B., Nobilini RJ., Dunbar D.: The 3-dimensional passive support characteristics of ankle braces Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 26 (6): 299-309,1997.

Sennett, BJ:: Operative Treatment of Metacarpal Fractures of the Hand (Excluding Thumb Metacarpal Fractures). Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics 7 (2): 127-133,1997.

Savoie, FH., Sennett, BJ:: Surgery of the Hand Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice : 2153-2163, Chapter 107,1997.

Torg JS., Thibault L., Sennett B., Pavlov H.: The Nicolas Andry Award. The pathomechanics and pathophysiology of cervical spinal cord injury Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research (321): 259-269,1995.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Sports Medicine Center
Weightman Hall
235 South 33rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-4434
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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