Dov A. Bader, MD

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Dov A. Bader, MD
Employed by Penn State Health
Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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About Me

Dr. Bader is a team physician for Penn State Athletics, working with the men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's gymnastics, baseball, and men's and women's fencing teams. He is also the lead team orthopaedic physician for the State College Spikes, a Single-A minor league affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.

He cares for orthopaedic problems individuals of all levels from the recreational to professional athlete with the same care and compassion. Working with the patient to design individual programs using both non-operative and operative techniques to get them back to the activities they enjoy. He is actively involved in the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's "STOP Sports Injuries" campaign.


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Professional Education


Medical School, Temple University School of Medicine (Pennsylvania) - 2003


Fellowship, Sports Medicine University of California - Los Angeles - 2009


Residency, Orthopedic Surgery University at Buffalo - SUNY - 2008


Internship, Surgery, General University at Buffalo - SUNY - 2004

Research Interests

  • ACL
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) landing study evaluating the difference between female ice hockey and field hockey.
  • Athletic injuries and injury prevention
  • Distal biceps case series
  • Distal biceps repair biomechanical study
  • Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) - shear wave elastrophy
  • Functional gait analysis using drones
  • Medial patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL)
  • Opioid use prevalence over 10 year period following common knee arthroscopic procedures
  • Shoulder


  • 1993-1995 Team captain for Temple University's Men's Gymnastics Team
  • 1995 Academic All-American
  • 1995 NCAA High Bar finalist
  • 2001 Certificate for Outstanding Community Services, Temple University Medical School
  • 2002 Treen Memorial Scholarship, Temple University Medical School
  • 2008 Peter A. Casagrande, MD Award, State University of New York at Buffalo - for outstanding performance in Orthopaedic residency
  • 2016 Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CG CAHPS) Peak Performer-for Extraordinary Patient Satisfaction
  • Peter A. Casagrande, MD Award - For outstanding performance in orthopaedic residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Wally Hayes Award - awarded to a Temple University male gymnast for leadership