Fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon returns to hometown of Scranton

Original article at https://www.geisinger.org/about-geisinger/news-and-media/news-releases/2018/09/06/23/12/fellowship-trained-orthopaedic-surgeon-returns-to-hometown-of-scranton

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.

Fellowship trained in adult reconstruction, Dr. Mercuri specializes in knee and hip replacements.

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.”