Dr. Richard Rothman, MD

Dr. Richard Rothman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 81
Dr. Richard Rothman, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 56 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1962 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics.Read his story

925 Chestnut St Fl 5

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Contact Information

(267) 339-3500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Rothman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Rothman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Rothman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rothman "Richard H. Rothman, M.D., Ph.D. is the founder of Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, which is one of the country’s largest academic orthopaedic departments and serves as Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. His business interests include founding and acting as past Chairman of the Board of Specialty Care Network, a publicly held company now known as HealthGrades. He served as an advisor for the Carlyle Group and now is Senior Advisor to the Riverside Company. Among his notable achievements in the field of research was the development of the Accolade total hip system, which has become the most widely used system in the United States and predominant in Australia, Canada and Asia. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers and 14 textbooks. He has been on the Board of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and also a Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and the Brandywine Museum. He is currently a Trustee of Thomas Jefferson University and serves on several industry boards. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rothman "The Rothman Institute is affiliated with hospitals consisting of state-of-the-art facilities befitting world-class orthopaedic centers. Everything, from clinical and surgical centers, a fully equipped imaging area (with the latest MRI equipment) and a physical therapy center, to a pain management area, an orthotic center and research laboratories, libraries and an educational center are all under one roof. All are designed for the comfort and convenience of patients, as well as for the most efficient, effective delivery of care."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics

1  Board Certifications

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

33  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • 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
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Torticollis


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6  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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.


  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1962
  • Philadelphia General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Jefferson Medical College Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctor's in America, 1993
  • Best Doctor's in America, American Health, 1996
  • Best Doctor's in USA, 1979
  • Sir John Charnley Award,
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Thomas Jefferson University, 1988
  • Andry Award, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons for research in Orthopaedic Surgery,
  • Easter Seals Award, 1997
  • Volvo Award for Scientific Research in the area of the Spine, 1984
  • Frank Stinchfield Award, Hip Society, 2004
  • Knee Society’s Insall Award,
Media & Publications
  • Knee Failure Mechanisms after Total Knee Arthroplasty, 2004
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty Internet Claims Made by Hip Society Members., 2004
  • Prospective Matched Pair Analysis of Hydroxyapatite-coated and Uncoated Femoral Stems in Total Hip Arthroplasty, 2004
  • A Prospective Matched-Pair Analysis of Coated and Uncoated Implants, 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Rothman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rothman to family and friends
17 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Rothman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

This practice is unique. No other medical practice, in my experience, has consistently been so punctual, friendly, efficient . . . I always run out of superlatives to use! From front end reception to xray, nurses, lab people, the orthopaedic hospital, of course, Dr. Rothman himself. You are all...more
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