Gary F. Updegrove, MD

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Gary F. Updegrove, MD
Employed by Penn State Health
Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

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Assistant Professor

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About Me

Gary Updegrove, MD, is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery and orthopaedic trauma. A State College native, Dr. Updegrove earned his Bachelor of Science degree at The Pennsylvania State University. He then graduated from Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa., and completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. After residency, Dr. Updegrove pursued two additional years of subspecialty training - a fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at Carolinas Medical Center, followed by a second subspecialty fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at The Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Updegrove's clinical practice focuses on reconstruction of degenerative conditions or traumatic injuries of the shoulder and elbow. He specializes in upper extremity surgery, including anatomic and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, elbow replacements, complex fracture management, repair of fracture nonunions, rotator cuff repair, as well as shoulder and elbow arthroscopy.


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Professional Education


Medical School, Penn State College of Medicine - 2010


Fellowship, Orthopaedic Trauma Carolinas Healthcare System - 2016

Fellowship, Ortho Surgery, Shoulder & Elbow Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - 2017


Residency, Orthopedic Surgery Milton S. Hershey Medical Center - 2015


Internship, Orthopedic Surgery Milton S. Hershey Medical Center - 2011