In This Section

Eric J. Kropf, MD

Chair and Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Director, Sports Medicine
Interim Chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Eric Kropf
For Patients
Contact Information

Contact Information


About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Sports medicine
  • Care of athletes
  • Throwing and overhead athletes
  • Baseball Medicine
  • Arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery
  • Shoulder and elbow injuries
  • Shoulder instability
  • Labral tears
  • SLAP tears
  • Rotator cuff disease and tears
  • Shoulder arthritis and shoulder replacement
  • Hip pain and injuries
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Knee injuries
  • Ligament injuries
  • Patella or kneecap instability and pain
  • Knee dislocations
  • Cartilage restoration procedures
  • Joint preservation
  • Alternatives to total joint replacement

Research Interests

  • Shoulder instability and bone defects
  • Revision surgery for recurrent shoulder dislocation
  • Return to sports after knee ligament surgery
  • Biologic manipulation of ligament healing
  • Double-bundle ACL surgery
  • Advanced imaging / MRI of knee injuries
  • Health care disparities and access to care for elective knee and shoulder surgery
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Center for Sports Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009
  • Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008
  • Internship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004
  • MD, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 2003
  • BS, Biology, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 1998


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine


  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • International Cartilage Repair Society
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Research Society

PubMed Publications

View PubMed Publications

Additional Publications

Kropf EJ, Sekiya JK:  Treatment of Bone Defects of Humeral Head and Glenoid.  In Cole BJ, Sekiya JK Eds. Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow and Knee in Sports Medicine.  New York.  2008.

Mascarenhas R, Kropf EJ, Harner CD.  Ligamentous Injuries of the Knee.  In Sivananthan S, Miller MD, Sherry E, Warnke PH Eds.  Mercer’s Textbook of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. 10th Edition.  London, UK.  2009.

Wang JH, Kropf EJ, Fu FH.  Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction.  In Ryu RK Ed.  AANA Advanced Knee Arthroscopy.  2009... Expand