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Eric L. Hume, MD

Eric L. Hume, MD Surgeon

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

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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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

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 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
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

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 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.


Selected Publications:

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 Surgery 95-B (11 Suppl A): 74-6,2013.

Nydick Jason A, Farrell Eric D, Marcantonio Andrew J, Hume Eric L, Marburger Robert, Ostrum Robert F: The use of clopidogrel (Plavix) in patients undergoing nonelective orthopaedic surgery. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 24 (6): 383-6,2010.

Baldwin, Keith D. Ohman-Strickland, Pamela. Mehta, Samir. Hume, Eric.: Scapula fractures: a marker for concomitant injury. Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care 65 (2): 430-435,2008.

Rawool N.M., Goldberg B.B., Forsberg F., Winder A.A., Hume E.L.: Power Doppler assessment of vascular changes during fracture treatment with low-intensity ultrasound. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine 22 (2): 145-153,2003.

Haynes M.K., Hume E.L., Smith J.B.: Phenotypic characterization of inflammatory cells from osteoarthritic synovium and synovial fluids. Clinical Immunology 105 (3): 315-325,2002.

Konkle B.A., Nelson C., Forsyth A., Hume E.: Approaches to successful total knee arthroplasty in haemophilia, patients with inhibitors. Haemophilia 8 (5): 706-710,2002.

Sinha RK. Shah SA. Hume EL. Tuan RS: The effect of a 5-day space flight on the immature rat spine Spine Journal 2 (4): 239-243,2002.

Kahn, M.B., Profeta, B., Hume, E.L., Leichter, R., Carabasi, R.A., DiMuzio, P.J.: Tibia fracture after fibula resection for distal peroneal bypass. Journal of Vascular Surgery 34 (6): 979-982,2001.

Gaultieri, G.M., Siegler, S., Hume, E.L., Kalidindi, S.R.: Biological and mechanical characteristics of the interface between a new swelling anchor and bone. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 18 (3): 494-499,2000.

Smugar, S.S., Schweitzer, M.E., Hume., E.L.: MRI in patients with intraspinal bullets. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 9 (1): 151-153,1999.

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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