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John Todd Lawrence, MD, PhD

Attending Surgeon, Division of Orthopedic Surgery

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Specialties and Services

Practice Locations


MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

PhD - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

BA - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA


General Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Orthopedic Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatric Orthopedics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery - Duke University, Durham, NC

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Year Appointed


Special Interests

  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy
  • Athletic injuries in knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle
  • ACL reconstruction in patients with open growth plates including All Epiphyseal ACL reconstruction that does not injure the growth plates
  • Meniscus repair
  • Treatment of cartilage lesions (OCD lesions)
  • Shoulder dislocations and instability repair
  • Pediatric fractures and trauma

Research Interests

  • Clinical outcomes and determining the optimal treatment for young patients with ACL tears and cartilage lesions
  • Developing new and improved strategies for cartilage restoration and meniscus healing
  • Methods for enhancing orthopedic fellow, resident and medical student surgical education and training
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