Dr. Peter Sharkey, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 61
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Dr. Peter Sharkey, MD
Dr. Sharkey is an internationally recognized expert and leader in the field of hip and knee replacement. He is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Chairman for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Riddle Hospital in Media, PA, and a member of the prestigious Hip and Knee Societies. Visiting orthopaedic surgeons and implant engineers routinely meet with and observe Dr. Sharkey’s innovations in surgical technique and patented implant and instrument designs. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. His research has led to hundreds of publications that have strongly influenced the practice of orthopaedic surgery.

1118 W Baltimore Pike Fl 3

Media, PA 19063

Contact Information

(800) 321-9999

Dr. Peter Sharkey, MD

Dr. Peter Sharkey, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Dr. Sharkey's Experience

Dr. Sharkey'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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Torticollis


  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Syracuse University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • St Josephs Hospital Health Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • John J. Gartland Award, 2003
  • The Frank Stinchfield Award, 2004
  • Philadelphia Top Docs, 2002
  • Knee Society Insall Award, 2001
Media & Publications
  • The Role of Patient Restrictions in Reducing the Prevalence of Early Dislocation following Total Hip Arthroplasty., 2005
  • Evaluation of Hip Pain in the Young Adult, 2004
  • Particle Bioreactivity and Wear-Mediated Osteolysis, 2004
  • Treatment protocols for management of peri-prosthetic fractures of the femur, 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sharkey's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sharkey to family and friends
based on 53 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Sharkey's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Philadelphia, PA |
Dr. Sharkey, Kim and all his staff are wonderful.
Woodbury, NJ |
When things go well, your Doctor moves on to next patient. However, the real measure of a physician is how does he react when outcome not so good. This was my problem with Dr Sharkey. There was obviously something wrong with my hip post surgery and he actually seemed annoyed I made follow up spots complaining about my hip, once waiting 2 1/2 hours. Apparently he put in a recalled prosthesis. Ended up going to Penn where i I needed 2 revisions to fix problem. I do not recommend Dr Sharkey.
Dear Patient, We apologize for your experience and would love to discuss your concerns further. Please contact us directly at 267-339-3689. Sincerely, Rothman Institute
in Newtown Square, PA |
I just completed one week after my right hip replacement. Five years, every day in pain for me. When I met with Dr. Sharkey he had to tell me the bad news. Although our appointment was quick, he still spent time with me and answered my questions. His office and processes are, by far, the BEST I have ever seen. The Roman Sugerical clinical in Royerfield was also amazing. Nursing and dr there are extremely knowledgeable and caring. Although I was scared, I am so glad it over. Well worth it.
in Pottstown, PA |
I had bi-lateral knee replacements March of 2014 done by this gifted surgeon and very thankful for my outcome! I was not able to make a round on a stationary bike and struggling to walk every day. He is a top surgeon the BEST, so you will see him once, after surgery you will see Dr. Steve Dirocco his assistant, whom is awesome, very knowledgeable and knows exactly what is going on. I am very thankful for the great doctors at the Rothman! Thank you, thank you! Lisa G.
Dr Sharkey was excellent. Double hip replacement I can walk normally again
Philadelphia, PA |
You cannot get to the nurse much less Dr. Sharkey. They do not return phone calls.
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Dr. Sharkey accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
    Amerihealth PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
    Coventry Health Care of Delaware HMO
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Keystone Health Plan East
    Keystone Health Plan East HMO
    Keystone Health Plan East POS
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Sharkey has admitting privileges

Physician's Care Surgical Hospital
454 Enterprise Dr
Royersford, PA 19468
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Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital
3300 Tillman Dr
Bensalem, PA 19020
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Riddle Memorial Hospital
1068 W Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063
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Bryn Mawr Hospital
130 S Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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