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Eric L. Hume, MD

Eric L. Hume, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Hume is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

About Dr. Eric L. Hume

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012 - 2017

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2015 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's May 2018 Top Docs issue

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 1985

Clinical Expertise:

  • Arthritis
  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis)
  • Cementless Total Hip Replacement
  • Ceramic Hip Replacement
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Kinematic Alignment in Total Knee Replacement (Arthroplasty)
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Knee Replacement

Description of Clinical Expertise

Interdisciplinary work aimed at lowering perioperative and post-acute readmission risk for hip and knee arthroplasty patients supporting two large hip and knee bundles, BPCI and IBC, and developing orthopaedic surgery department wide quality and safety culture as Orthopaedic Surgery Director Quality and Safety .

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 Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • 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: State University of New York - Upstate Campus
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, National American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, National Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National Fellow American College of Surgeon, National Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Hume 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.


Description of Research Expertise:

Hip arthroplasty alternate bearing Ceramic on Ceramic
Depuy studies ongoing
FDA IDE 1996 to 2003 leading to FDA approval in US

Selected Publications:

Bernstein J, Bernstein JJ, Mehta S, Hume EL, Schenker ML, Ahn J.: Defining the Key Parts of a Procedure: Implications for Overlapping Surgery. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 26 (6): 142-147,2018.

Hume EL, Lacko HS and Piscitello J: Hip and Knee Arthoplasty Care Pathways: Process Improvement and Methods Increase Quality and Lower Cost U Penn Orthopaedic J 28 : 2018.

Mitchell MD, Betesh JS, Ahn J, Hume EL, Mehta S, Umscheid CA.: Transfusion Thresholds for Major Orthopedic Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Arthroplasty. : 2017.

Hume E, Finnah P, Fang M, Kosseim L.: Value Driven Readmission Mitigation for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty at Penn Medicine. UPOJ 27 : 2017.

Elkassabany NM, Abraham D, Huang S, Kase B, Pio F, Hume E, Israelite C, Liu J.: Patient education and anesthesia choice for total knee arthroplasty. Patient Educ Couns. : 2017.

Dattilo J, Gittings D, Sloan M, Charette R, Hume E, Lee GC.: 'Hot Joints' infection protocol reduces unnecessary post-operative re-admissions following total hip and knee arthroplasty. Bone Joint J. 99B (12): 1603-1610,2017.

Friedman JM, Couso R, Kitchens M, Vakhshori V, Hillin CD, Wu CH, Steere J, Ahn J, Hume E.: Benign heart murmurs as a predictor for complications following total joint arthroplasty. J Ortho 14 (4): 470-474. ,2017.

Elkassabany NM, Abraham D, Huang S, Kase B, Pio F, Hume E, Israelite C, Liu J.: Patient education and anesthesia choice for total knee arthroplasty. Patient Educ Couns. 100 (9): 1709-1713. ,2017.

Hume, Kamath, Levin, Paris, Ward, Wandling: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety 9 Disease management and Multidisciplinary patient care 9.14 Orthopaedic Surgery America College of Surgery : 158,2017.

Bernstein J, Weintraub S, Hume E, Neuman MD, Kates SL, Ahn J.: The New APGAR SCORE: A Checklist to Enhance Quality of Life in Geriatric Patients with Hip Fracture. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 99 (14): 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine University City
3737 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3340
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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