SCRANTON, Pa. — John J. Mercuri, M.D., a Scranton native and an orthopaedic surgeon trained in total joint arthroplasty, has joined the medical staff at Geisinger Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Scranton.
Dr. Mercuri earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in New York City. At NYU, he also earned a master’s degree in bioethics. Dr. Mercuri then completed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and his fellowship with the Insall Scott Kelly Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.
“My family has been in this area for 100 years, so I’m excited to take care of the community that raised me,” Dr. Mercuri said. “It’s a privilege to help patients heal and recover in Geisinger Community Medical Center — the same hospital where I was born.”
Dr. Mercuri, a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School and The University of Scranton, was inducted into the college’s 2017 athletic Wall of Fame. He has co-authored over a dozen academic journal publications and presented multiple posters at national academic meetings. Dr. Mercuri’s humanitarian efforts include a surgical relief trip to Haiti.
“Dr. Mercuri’s fellowship training in adult reconstruction and expertise in advanced robotics care will help our patients right here in northeastern Pennsylvania,” said Dr. Michael Suk, chair of the Musculoskeletal Institute at Geisinger. “Welcome home, Dr. Mercuri.”
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mercuri, call 570-961-3823.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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