Dr. John Christoforetti II, MD

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Dr. John Christoforetti II, MD
Dr John Christoforetti is an expert in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, hip and knee with over 10 years experience practicing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is an independent consultant for injured players from Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, National Hockey League and NCAA athletics. He is Board Certified in Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery. He serves as Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine, adjunct faculty to Duquesne University School of Physical Therapy and a Board of Directors Member for the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy. He is Director of the Center for Athletic Hip Injury at the Allegheny Health Network where he serves as consultant for Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Riverhounds professional sports clubs. He conducts IRB-approved and funded research in clinical outcomes and basic biomechanical science and is a founding member of the MASH studygroup. He has delivered over 100 national or international invited lectures and his original research has been published and acknowledged with awards. He authored several book chapters on arthroscopy technique including serving as section editor for a major textbook in the field. He is a member of the Editorial Board at the Journal of Arthroscopy and a Master Instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is an active consultant in orthopaedic device and bracing design for the hip and holds patent-pending intellectual property with Arthrex, Inc and Breg, Inc. His outside interests focus on family, youth coaching, travel, playing the piano, and the Notre Dame Boxing Club.

4815 Liberty Ave # 252

Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Contact Information

(412) 578-5508

Dr. John Christoforetti II, MD

Dr. John Christoforetti II, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • UPMC Health Plan

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Care Philosophy

Our team focuses on treating injured patients seeking best-in-class orthopedic services. We reject the assembly-line model of care and embrace understanding the specific goals of our patients. We expect our patients seek to return to their highest level of function as quickly, safely and affordably as possible. We hold ourselves responsible to relentlessly pursue best available surgical and conservative care options for the conditions we treat. Through basic and clinical research participation, teaching of resident and staff physicians and extensive travel we strive to remain ahead of the crest of medical science.
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Dr. Christoforetti II's Experience

Dr. Christoforetti II's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Socket Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection


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  • University Of Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Georgetown University Hospital Department Of Orthopaedics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Ao North America: Preceptorship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Steadman-Hawkins Clinic Of The Carolinas
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Christoforetti II's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Christoforetti II to family and friends
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Dr. Christoforetti II's Performance
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  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Latrobe, PA |
Dr. Christoforetti is hands down the best surgeon. I just had my second hip done for torn labrum, he did my right last year and just had left one done last week. I feel so much better, he has given me quality of life back. He and his entire staff are wonderful. I truly believe that he cares about his patients and doing everything to make them better. I highly recommend him for anyone who is in need of Orthopedic care.
Thank you for the kind review!
Go to him if you'd love condescending tone and no eye contact in a doctor. Brought 2 students into the room but didnt introduce them to you...I hope they were students and not random people!
All patients seen in my office sign consent to participate in the process of graduate medical education. All observers or team participants are fully vetted by the Allegheny Health Network. Our process involves detailed introductions of all staff members and observers. For patient safety and security, same-sex medical professionals are present for all visits. Doctors can not comment directly on specifics due to HIPAA restrictions which allow anonymous reviews to go unchecked.
in PA. |
Dr. Christoforetti was personable, very knowledgeable,and kind. He made me feel confident in his diagnosis. I would highly recommended him. And no, I am not his Mother posting this review. :)
Thank you for taking the time to share a positive comment. I hope these comments reduce stress and anxiety for patients seeking my care. My mom will be grateful you cleared her name (it's Lucy, and she's a great pediatric nurse). I've got a long way to go to get as good as her, but I do my best each day for those I serve.
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Hospitals where Dr. Christoforetti II has admitting privileges

Allegheny General Hospital
320 E North Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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4800 Friendship Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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