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Robert J. Wilson, II, MD

Robert J. Wilson, II, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center

Dr. Wilson is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Amputations
  • Baker's Cyst (Popliteal Cyst)
  • Bone Biopsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • Bone Lesions
  • Ganglion Cyst (Bible Cyst)
  • Hand Tumor
  • Heterotopic Ossification (HO)
  • Limb Reconstruction
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Metastatic Bone Disease (MDB)
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Muscle Disease
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Neuroma (Nerve Tumors)
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paget's Disease
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Sarcoma
  • Second Opinion
  • Soft Tissue Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Infection
  • Soft Tissue Tumor
  • Spinal Tumor
  • Spine Biopsy

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: Vanderbilt University
Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Abramson Cancer Center, Local American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Wilson 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:

Bone and Soft-tissue sarcoma clinical outcomes, cost-effectiveness of sarcoma care, imaging costs for sarcoma, hospital re-admission of sarcoma patients.

Selected Publications:

Grinberg, S; Schwartz, H; Wilson, R.: "Bone grafting and Bone graft options for Musculoskeletal Tumors" Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 4: Musculoskeletal Tumors AAOS, in press 4 : 2019.

Sriram Venigalla MD, Ruben Carmona, MD, MAS, Noam VanderWalde, MD, MS, Ronnie Sebro, MD, PhD, Sonam Sharma, MD, Charles B. Simone 2nd, MD, Robert J. Wilson II, MD, Kristy L. Weber, MD, Jacob E. Shabason, MD: Disparities in Perioperative Radiotherapy Use in Elderly Patients with Soft-Tissue Sarcoma International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. : 2018.

Wilson R, Freeman T, Halpern J, Schwartz H, Holt G.: Surgical Outcomes After Limb-Sparing Resection and Reconstruction for Pelvic Sarcoma: A Systematic Review. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Reviews 6 (4): 2018.

Sriram Venigalla, Kevin T. Nead, Ronnie Sebro, David M. Guttmann, Sonam Sharma, Charles B. Simone 2nd, William P. Levin, Robert J. Wilson II, Kristy L. Weber, Jacob E. Shabason: Association between treatment at High-Volume Facilities and Improved Survival in Soft Tissue Sarcomas. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics. 100 (4): 1004-1015,2018.

N.W. Mesko, MD, R.J. Wilson, MD, J.M. Lawrenz, MD, J.L. Mathieu, BS, M.K. Ghiam, BS, S.L. Mathis, PhD, J.L. Halpern, MD, H.S. Schwartz, MD, G.E. Holt, MD: Pre-Operative Evaluation Prior to Soft Tissue Sarcoma Excision- Why Can't We Get It Right? European Journal of Surgical Oncology 44 (2): 243-250,2018.

Wilson R, Halpern J, Gilbert J, Holt G, Keedy V, Schwartz, H.: Soft Tissue Sarcoma: Does the evidence support the administration of chemotherapy? Evidence Based Orthopaedics, 2nd Edition : 2018.

Wilson Robert J, Sulieman Lina M, VanHouten Jacob P, Halpern Jennifer L, Schwartz Herbert S, Devin Clinton J, Holt Ginger E: Cost-utility of osteoarticular allograft versus endoprosthetic reconstruction for primary bone sarcoma of the knee: A markov analysis. Journal of surgical oncology 115 (3): 257-265,2017.

Ginger E. Holt and Robert J. Wilson: Section XVI: Introductory Chapter to Bone Tumours about the Knee Section. Insall and Scott: Surgery of the Knee, 6th edition : 2017.

Homlar, K, Wilson R, Wilson J, Halpern J, Schwartz H, Holt G.: Evidence Based Orthopaedics, 2nd Edition. Chapter titled "Endoprosthesis vs Allograft for Bone Sarcoma" Evidence Based Orthopaedics, 2nd Edition : 2017.

Wilson RJ and Holt GE.: Wilson RJ and Holt GE. Surgical Intervention, in: Hospitalized Chronic Pain Patient, A multidisciplinary treatment guide. Chapter 7.6. Springer On-Line text. Hospitalized Chronic Pain Patient On-Line text. : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center BLVD

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)