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Miltiadis H. Zgonis, MD

Miltiadis H. Zgonis, MD Physician

Co-Director, Human Tissue Laboratory
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Zgonis is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Arthroscopic Knee Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implant
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Cartilage Transplantation
  • Independent Medical Exam (IME)
  • Knee Cartilage Tear
  • Knee Instability
  • Knee Ligament Injury
  • Knee Loose Bodies
  • Knee Malalignment
  • Knee Reconstruction - Ligament
  • Meniscus Tear Surgery
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair - Arthroscopic
  • Second Opinion
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sling Operations
  • Sport Related Knee Injury
  • Sport Related Shoulder Injury
  • Torn Ligaments

Description of Clinical Expertise

• Meniscus debridement
• Meniscus repair
• Loose body removal
• Bakers cyst recompression
• Carticel biopsy
• ACL HS Allograft
• ACL HS Autograft
• Patellar tendon repair
• Quad tendon repair
• Achilles tendon repair
• Hardware removal
• Labral Repair
• Rotator cuff repair
• Distal Clavicle excision
• Subacromial decompression

Osteotomies of the knee

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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
  • 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: Albany Medical College of Union University
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, International American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), National Arthroscopy Association of North America - AANA, National Orthopaedic Research Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Zgonis is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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:

Meniscus and Cartilage biology and tissue engineering

Academic Contact Info

Weightman Hall- Sports Medicine
235 South 33rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 614-4400
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)