Dr. Peter Sharkey, MD

Dr. Peter Sharkey, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Peter Sharkey, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in King of Prussia, PA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 1980 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and joint reconstruction orthopedic surgery.Read his story

234 Mall Blvd Ste G30

King of Prussia, PA 19406

Contact Information

(800) 321-9999

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas


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Hip Replacement
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Sharkey's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sharkey "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."


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • 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
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spine Disorders
  • Torticollis


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • 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 68 total reviews (14 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (68)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Sharkey's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

in Collegeville, PA
Dr. Sharkey worked nothing short of a miracle! His entire approach and support were commendable. His orthopedic expertise coupled with the very helpful staff made my total hip replacement an easy and (literally) pain free experience. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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in Thorndale, PA
I'm so glad that I chose Dr. Sharkey to perform my total hip replacement surgery. I found him to be personable, competent and very knowledgeable. I trusted him immediately. I had my surgery done at the Limerick surgical center and was up and walking the very same day. Post-op instructions were...more
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in Rehoboth Beach, DE
Excellent surgeon. Explained procedure in depth prior to surgery. Had complete confidence that surgery would be successful.
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Dr. Sharkey has done both a hip replacement and knee replacement for me and I am well pleased with the results. I have recommended him to several friends. He is very personable, informative, and an excellent surgeon! You know you are in good hands with Dr. Sharkey as your doctor!
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in Dover, DE
Dr. Sharkey and his team exhibited the utmost in professionalism. I always felt that his fund of knowledge is extraordinary. The pre-op preparation was right on track and recovery was wonderful. His team clearly pays close attention to patient outcome and this is reflected in all that they do
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