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Board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2019

Member, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, 2019 to present

Member, Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, 2018 to present

Member, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, 2014 to present

Member, American Medical Association, 2010 to present

Clinical interests

Dr. Gary Updegrove's clinical practice focuses on reconstruction of degenerative conditions or traumatic injuries of the shoulder and elbow. He specializes in upper extremity surgery, including anatomic and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, elbow replacements, complex fracture management, repair of fracture nonunions and rotator cuff repair, as well as shoulder and elbow arthroscopy.

Research interests

Dr. Gary Updegrove’s research focuses on shoulder and elbow surgery, including clinical outcomes. He is involved with numerous research projects studying shoulder arthroplasty as well as rotator cuff and elbow procedures.

Teaching and educational interests

Dr. Gary Updegrove is actively involved in the education of residents and medical students. He is a member of the curriculum committee for Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's Orthopaedic Surgery Residency and manages resident training in shoulder and elbow surgery. He is also involved in medical student education about the musculoskeletal system.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Shoulder and Elbow, Fellowship, Rothman Institute

… → 2017

Orthopaedic Trauma, Fellowship, Carolinas Medical Center

… → 2016

Orthopaedic Surgery, Residency, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

… → 2015

MD, Penn State College of Medicine

… → 2010


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