Dennis P. McHugh, DO, is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and a native Philadelphian. He earned his medical degree in 1996 from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). His training continued at the same medical college for an additional five years. This included a traditional rotating internship for one year and four years of orthopaedic residency. During his residency, Dr. McHugh was chosen Chief Resident of Orthopaedic Services and served as Assistant to the Team Physician for the Philadelphia 76ers.
Dr. McHugh’s holds an academic appointment at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. This entails the education and training of orthopaedic surgeons. On a national level Dr. McHugh was selected as a committee member for the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery. This organization is responsible of the board certification of Orthopaedic Surgeons across the country.
Dr. McHugh serves as co-director of the Center for Joint Replacement at Mercy Suburban Hospital. Dr. McHugh’s major area of interest includes adult reconstructive joint and minimally invasive surgery. This would include total hip and knee replacements as well as cartilage transplants, partial joint replacements and femoral resurfacings of the hip. His specific areas of surgical training also include general orthopaedics, trauma, spine, hand, and pediatric orthopaedics.
Dr. McHugh had the honor of being selected as one of the orthopaedic surgeons for the 2006 NCAA basketball tournament. Dr. McHugh has contributed to numerous papers in the field of orthopaedics.