Orthopaedic Surgeon John J. Mercuri

Fellowship Trained in Hip and Knee Replacement

Specializing in Robotic and Computer-Navigated Surgery

Scranton Orthopaedic Surgeon John Mercuri

John J. Mercuri, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Mercuri was born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He attended Scranton Preparatory School where he graduated in the top of his class and excelled as a PIAA All-State runner. He then graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Scranton after completing the Special Jesuit Liberal Arts program and garnering NCAA Academic All-American honors. He next received his medical degree from the NYU School of Medicine and was induced into the esteemed Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. While in medical school, he simultaneously earned a Master’s of Arts in Bioethics from New York University.

Following medical school, Dr. Mercuri underwent extensive training in orthopaedic surgery. He completed his residency at NYU Langone Health’s prestigious Hospital for Joint Diseases, consistently ranked as one of the top orthopaedic institutes in the country. He then chose to stay at the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital to undergo additional fellowship training in adult reconstructive surgery with the renowned surgeons of the Insall Scott Kelly Institute. He is well published in both orthopaedics and bioethics with multiple peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and national presentations.

Dr. Mercuri is honored to return home to Northeastern Pennsylvania and devote his practice to the community that raised him. He brings back with him the latest technology and expertise in musculoskeletal care directly from many of the nation’s most experienced and well-regarded orthopaedic surgeons. He aspires to provide professional and individualized care to each patient, focusing not just on high-quality surgical treatment but also on exhaustive non-operative strategies and exceptional patient satisfaction. He is dedicated to working together with his patients to improve their quality of life.

When not at work, Dr. Mercuri enjoys running and spending time with his family and friends. He happily resides in Lackawanna County with his wife and son.

2017 – 2018
Insall Scott Kelly Institute
Division of Adult Reconstruction
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital
NYU Langone Health
New York, NY

2012 – 2017
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Hospital for Joint Diseases
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

2007 – 2012
NYU School of Medicine
New York, NY
Doctor of Medicine

2010 – 2011
New York University
New York, NY
Master of Arts in Bioethics

2003 – 2007
The University of Scranton
Scranton, PA
Bachelor of Science in Biology

2018 – Present
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Medical License

2017 – Present
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Board Eligible

2015 – Present
New York State Medical License

2018
Stryker MAKO robotic-assisted surgery

2018
Smith and Nephew Birmingham hip resurfacing

1. Pepper AM, Mercuri JJ, Behery OA, Vigdorchik JM. (2018, March 22). Perioperative Pain Management in TJA: What Should Be in the Mix? International Congress for Joint Reconstruction.
https://icjr.net/articles/perioperative-pain-management-in-tja-what-should-be-in-the-mix

2. Mercuri JJ, Pepper AM, Werner JA, Vigdorchik JM. (2017, December 19). Evaluating the Evidence for Gap Balancing, Measured Resection and Kinematic Alignment. International Congress for Joint
Reconstruction
.
http://icjr.net/articles/evaluating-the-evidence-for-gap-balancing-measured-resectionand-kinematic-alignment

3. Mercuri JJ. (2011, March 11). Metaphysics of Medical Futility. Clinical Correlations: The NYU Langone Online Journal of Medicine.
http://www.clinicalcorrelations.org/?p=4093

4. Mercuri JJ. (2010, January 15). The Ethics of Electronic Medical Records. Clinical Correlations: The NYU Langone Online Journal of Medicine.
http://www.clinicalcorrelations.org/?p=2211

1. Mercuri JJ, Riddle DL, Slover JD. “Pain Catastrophizers: A Subgroup at Risk for Poor Outcome After Total Knee Arthroplasty.” Section 13, Chapter 179. Insall and Scott Surgery of the Knee, 6th Edition. Ed. W. Norman Scott. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Health Sciences. March, 2017. Pages 1972-1978.

1. Mercuri JJ, DelSole EM, Glass NE, Frangos SG, Tejwani NC. (2014, May). Bicyclists verses Pedestrians Struck by Motor Vehicles in a Major City: Is it Safer to Ride or Walk? Presented at: International Society for Fracture Repair Biannual Meeting; New York, NY.

2. DelSole EM, Mercuri JJ, Glass NE, Frangos SG, Tejwani NC. (2014, May). Pedestrians Struck by Automobiles: Are Injuries Predicated Upon Time of Day? An Analysis of 1036 Patients. Presented at: International Society for Fracture Repair Biannual Meeting; New York, NY.

3. DelSole EM, Mercuri JJ, Stachel A, Phillips MS, Zuckerman JD. (2013, March). The Risk of Hepatitis C Virus Exposure in Orthopaedic Survey: Is Universal Screening Needed? Presented at: National Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Chicago, IL.

4. Mercuri JJ. (2012, May). Moral Reasoning Strategies of Orthopaedic Surgery Residents. Presented at: NYU Langone Medical Center’s Colloquium on Medical Ethics; New York, NY.

5. Mercuri JJ, Gillespie C, Hanley K, Zabar S, Kalet AL. (2010, May). What They Bring With Them To Medical School: Moral Reasoning and OSCE Performance in Newly Matriculated Medical Students. Presented at: National Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine; Minneapolis, MN.

1. Mercuri JJ, Lakomkin N, Bosco JA, Schwarzkopf R, Zuckerman JD, Iorio R. (2017, March). Total Joint Arthroplasty Implant Pricing: Past, Present and Future. Presented at: National Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgerons; San Diego, CA.

2. Mercuri JJ, Bronson WH, Lajam C, Bosco JA, Iorio R, Schwarzkopf R, Zuckerman JD. (2017, March). Unintended Ethical Consequences of Value Based Care in Total Joint Arthroplasty. Presented at: National Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgerons; San Diego, CA.

3. Mercuri JJ, Gillespie C, Hanley K, Zabar S, Kalet AL. (2010, March). What They Bring With Them To Medical School: Moral Reasoning and OSCE Performance in Newly Matriculated Medical Students. Presented at: Regional Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine; New York, NY.

2018
The University of Scranton Athletics Wall of Fame

2012
Arthur Zitrin Award in Bioethics

2012
Excellence in Musculoskeletal Clinical Rotation Award

2010
Moses Family Foundation Grant

2007
National Collegiate Athletic Association Postgraduate Scholarship

2007
Summa Cum Laude graduate from The University of Scranton

2007
Bernard Hyland Award for Excellence in Biology

2006 & 2007
ESPN The Magazine / CoSIDA National First Team Academic All-American

2005
ESPN The Magazine / CoSIDA National Second Team Academic All-American

2005
Frank O’Hara Award for highest GPA in the College of Arts and Sciences

2003 – 2006
NCAA Division III Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team Selection

2003
The University of Scranton Presidential Scholarship

2012
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

2007
Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society

2003 – 2007
Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Program

2004 – 2007
NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

2004 – 2007
Track and Field Club
The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

2003 – 2007
Varsity Cross Country Team
The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA