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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:

  • 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
  • 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:

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 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.

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.

JG Horneff III, GR Huffman, JD Kelly IV: Indications and Technique for Posterior Capsule Release Elite Techniques in Shoulder Arthroscopy : 45-51,2016.

GH Garcia, HH Wu, JN Liu, GR Huffman, JD Kelly IV: Outcomes of the remplissage procedure and its effects on return to sports: average 5-year follow-up American Journal of Sports Medicine 44 (5): 1124-1130,2016.

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

Garcia GH, Park MJ, Zhang C, Kelly JD 4th, Huffman GR: 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.

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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