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Eric Gokcen, MD

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Eric Gokcen
For Patients
About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Arthroscopy of the Foot & Ankle
  • Reconstruction of Arthritic Conditions
  • Total Ankle Replacement
  • Sports Injuries of the Foot & Ankle
  • Foot & Ankle pain and injuries
  • Stress fractures
  • Deformity correction
  • Flatfoot
  • Tendon and ligament repairs
  • Bunion correction
  • Knee pain and injuries
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee surgery

I am interested in treating common pathologies, such as bunions and hammertoes, but also the more complex conditions, such as total ankle replacement, arthroscopy, and complex foot and ankle reconstructions. In addition, foot and ankle conditions can frequently be treated without surgery, and I am a strong believer in maximizing non-operative treatment before turning to surgery.

Research Interests

  • Effect of lower extremity surgery on driving
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Foot and Ankle Traveling, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, 2014
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, MD, 1994
  • Internship, Rotating Surgery, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1989
  • MD, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 1988
  • BA, Chemistry, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, 1984


  • Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellow, College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Christian Medical and Dental Associations

Additional Publications

Gokcen EC, Burgess AR, Siegel JH, Mason-Gonzalez S, Dischinger PC, Ho SM. Pelvic fracture mechanism of injury in vehicular trauma patients. Journal of Trauma 1994; 36(6):789-796

B Zicat, CA Engh, EC Gokcen. Patterns of osteolysis around total hip components inserted with cement. JBJS 1995, 77-A(3):432-439

Hailu S, Gokcen E. Adamantinoma of tibia in Ethiopia: the first bone transplant in Ethiopia. Ethiop Med J 2012 Apr; 50(2): 185-92

Gokcen EC, Wamisho BL. Delayed presentation of a heteropagus (parasitic) twin: a case report of a 17-year-old patient. JPOB, accepted for publication Feb 2015, JPOB-07-1517R1.