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G. Russell Huffman, MD, MPH

G. Russell Huffman, MD, MPH Surgeon

Director, Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship Program Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Huffman is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 2008
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 2007

Clinical Expertise:

  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Athlete's Care
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries

Description of Clinical Expertise

Shoulder and elbow reconstruction
Shoulder and elbow arthritis
Shoulder and elbow trauma
Sports medicine
Arthroscopic surgery
Evidenced-based medicine

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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 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

Education and Training

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
Residency: University of California - San Francisco
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
Fellowship: University of Southern California


American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National American Orthopaedic Association, National American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, National Arthroscopy Association of North America, National Mid-Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society, National Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Association, Local Phoenix Shoulder Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Huffman 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:

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Sports Medicine
Evidenced-based medicine
Meniscal Scaffolds
Surgical Outcomes
Musculoskeletal quality of life

Selected Publications:

I got a pneumonia shot — and then the pain began The Washington Post : 2015.

Garcia GH, Park MJ, Zhang C, Kelly JD 4th: Large Hill-Sachs Lesion: a Comparative Study of Patients Treated with Arthroscopic Bankart Repair with or without Remplissage. HSS J 11 (2): 98-103,2015.

Horneff JG, Hsu JE, Voleti PB, O’Donnell J: Propionibacterium acnes infection in shoulder arthroscopy patients with postoperative pain J Shoulder Elbow Surg 24 (6): 838-843,2015.

Liu J, Richman KA, Grodofskyn SR, Bhatt S, Huffman GR, Kelly JD, Glaser DL: Is there a dose response of dexamethasone as adjuvant for supraclavicular brachial plexus nerve block? A prospective randomized double-blinded clinical study. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 27 (3): 237–242,2015.

Jake Fridman, BS, Mohit N. Gilotra, MD1, Andrew F. Kuntz, MD, David L. Glaser, MD, G R. Huffman: Multiple Corticosteroid Injections are a Risk Factor for Atraumatic PLRI American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada : 2015.

Fridman J, Gilotra MN, Kuntz AF, MD, Glaser DL: Multiple Corticosteroid Injections are a Risk Factor for Atraumatic PLRI American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting : 2015.

Blonna D, Huffman GR: Delayed-onset ulnar neuritis after release of elbow contractures: clinical presentation, pathological findings, and treatment. American Jounral of Sports Medicine 42 (9): 2113-2121,2014.

Horneff J: Propionobacter Acnes infection as a source of postoperative pain after shoulder arthroscopy AAOS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA : 2014.

JG Horneff, JE Hsu: Propionobacterium acnes infections in shoulder surgery Orthopedic Clinics of North America 45 (4): 515-521,2014.

Blonna, D., G. R. Huffman: Delayed onset ulnar neuritis after release of elbow contracture: Clinical presentation, pathology and treatment 33 (2014). Am J Sports Med 33 : 2014.

Academic Contact Info

1 Cupp Pavilion
Penn Presbyterian Hospital
3800 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3302
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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