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G. Russell Huffman, MD, MPH

G. Russell Huffman, MD, MPH Physician

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
  • Sports Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Elbow Bone Spurs (Osteophyte)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement Surgery (Arthroplasty)
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Surgery
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Injury (LCL)
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder and Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injections
  • Tendon Injuries & Tendonitis
  • Tendon Repair
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Surgery (Tommy John Surgery)
  • Wrist Injuries
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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
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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: 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:

Gomez, Gregory V; Huffman, G Russell: Case Series: Conjoint Tendon Lengthening for Recalcitrant Anterior Shoulder Pain after Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty San Diego Shoulder Institute : 2019.

Mohit N.Gilotra, Ashley Klein, Nabil Elkassabany, Andrew F.Kuntz, GT. Russell Huffman, David L.GlaserM.D.c: Risk Factors for Cerebral Desaturation Events During Shoulder Surgery in the Beach Chair Position Arthroscopy 35 (3): 725-30,2019.

Chad Myeroff, MD, J. Logan Brock, BA, G. Russell Huffman, MD, MPH: Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction in athletes using a cortical button suspension technique Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery : 2018.

C Myeroff, JL Brock, GR Huffman: Recurrent tardy ulnar collateral ligament insufficiency due to cubitus valgus: management with concomitant osteotomy and dual cortical button suspension technique JSES Open Access 2 : 129-132,2018.

Chad M Myeroff, MD | William D Piwnica-Worms, BA | John Logan Brock, BA | Joshua Bengtson Sykes, MD | G Russell Huffman, MD: Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Athletes Using a Cortical-Button Suspension Technique: Orthopaedic Theater Video AAOS Video Theater : 2018.

Cody Hillin, J. Stuart Melvin, Karen Boselli, G. Russell Huffman, Samir Mehta, Andrew F. Kuntz: Fractures of the Shoulder and Elbow Fractures in the Elderly. Aging Medicineactures in the Elderly : 161-194,2018.

DV Chona, N Lakomkin, A Lott, AD Workman, AC Henry, AF Kuntz, GR Huffman, DL Glaser: The timing of retears after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery 26 (11): 2054-2059,2017.

Steinberger Z, Xu H, Kazmers NH, Thibaudeau S, Huffman GR, Levin LS: Elbow vascularized composite allotransplantation—surgical anatomy and technique Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 26 (8): 1325-1334,2017.

MH Blake, MT Lu, BS Shulman, DL Glaser, GR Huffman: Arthroscopic Cortical Button Stabilization of Isolated Acute Neer Type II Fractures of the Distal Clavicle Orthopedics 40 (6): e1050- e1054,2017.

Penn Medicine interview of Dr. Huffman: Part 1: Why Pitchers Have Tommy John Surgery Penn Medicine Health Blog : 2016.

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Academic Contact Info

Penn Orthopedic Institute
3737 Market Street, 6th Fl

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 294-9185
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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