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Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Sports Medicine


Dr. Joseph is President of YOA and specializes in sports medicine, shoulder and knee surgery. Over the past 20+ years, he has treated thousands of athletes of various ages and has amassed a tremendous level of experience with rotator cuff injuries, shoulder instability, ACL reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery and shoulder and knee replacement. He also has a keen interest in partial knee replacement and joint preservation techniques.  He has served as a team physician to local high schools and was head team physician for former local semi-pro teams, The Mahoning Valley Thunder and Youngstown Steelhounds.

Dr. Joseph graduated from John Carroll University (Cleveland, Ohio) in 1992 and received his MD from the Ohio State University in 1996. He complete his orthopedic surgery residency at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 2001.  This was followed by a fellowship in sports medicine (shoulder and knee surgery) at The Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Clinic in Vail, Colorado.  There he was involved in providing team coverage to The Denver Broncos, The Colorado Rockies, and The US Ski Team.

Dr. Joseph is also Vice President of The Orthopedic Surgery Center in Boardman, Ohio, where he pioneered one of the states first outpatient joint replacement programs. Using an accelerated recovery protocol, he has returned close to 400 patients to the comfort of their own home either the same day or the morning after a shoulder or knee replacement procedure.

Dr. Joseph is Board certified by the ABOS and is a member of the Ohio Orthopedic Society.  He is actively involved in the education of medical students and orthopedic resident physicians.

Dr. Joseph is currently accepting new patients at YOA’s Building A, 6470 Tippecanoe Road. Referrals from your primary care physician can be made by calling (330) 758-0577 Ext. 1523.

More on Dr. Joseph:

Sports medicine can benefit anyone, Dr. Joseph says. Read the article here.

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