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Peter C. Vitanzo, Jr., M.D.

Peter C. Vitanzo, Jr., M.D.
Specialties: Sports Medicine

Dr. Vitanzo is a board certified, non-surgical sports medicine physician. He is Co-Director of the Division of Non-Surgical Sports Medicine. He serves as a Team Physician for the Philadelphia Phillies along with several high schools and collegiate sports teams in the area.

He is the author of several articles and book chapters and has  lectured locally and nationally on orthopaedic conditions, particularly sports-related.  He is actively involved in research.  He is recognized as a “Top Sports Physician” both locally and nationally. 

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  • Center City Rothman Institute

    925 Chestnut Street
    5th Floor
    Rothman Institute at Jefferson
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

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  • 999 North Route 73
    Suites 301 and 401 (Please use Suite 401 for Mailing Purposes)
    Marlton, NJ 08053

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  • Southern Philadelphia Location

    2 NovaCare Way
    NovaCare Complex
    Rothman Institute NovaCare Complex
    Philadelphia, PA 19145

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Professional Profile

Education

M.D., Temple University School of Medicine
Residency, Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Titles & Certifications

Director, Division of Non-Operative Sports Medicine, Rothman Institute
Clinical Assistant Professor/Assistant Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Board Certified, Family Medicine

Professional Associations

American College of Sports Medicine
American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
Delaware Valley Society for Sports Medicine
Pennsylvania Medical Society (Philadelphia County Medical Society)
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Medical Association

Hospital Affiliations

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

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Publications

Research and Publications

  • Parvizi J, Vitanzo PC, Hopper B.  A Phase 2A, multicenter, randomized, double-blind,
  • placebo- and active-controlled, parallel group study evaluating the analgesic efficacy and safety of ADL5859 and ADL5747 in subjects with moderate to severe pain due to OA of the knee.  Sponsored by Adolor . (Currently enrolling subjects) (Co-Investigator)

 

  • Ramsey M, Vitanzo PC, et al.  A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial utilizing a PRP injection for chronic elbow tendinosis.  Funded by a grant by Biomet Biologics.  (currently enrolling subjects).  (Co-Investigator)
  • Vitanzo PC, Kenneally BE.  Diagnosis of isolated axillary neuropathy in athletes : Case studies.  Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine.  2009; Aug , 26(8): 307-311.

 

  • Vitanzo PC, Kenneally B.  Nonsurgical Alternatives/Conservative Management of Knee Osteoarthritis.  Book Chapter in TKA Essentials.  Editor :  Javad Parvizi, M.D. (Awaiting final publication in 2010)
  • Vitanzo PC, et al.  A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial of three injections of SUPARTZ (sodium hyaluronate) for the treatment of chronic shoulder pain associated with glenohumeral osteorthrits.  Protocol number SU-SHO-0106.  Funded by a grant by Smith & Nephew.  (study complete and collected data being analyzed). (Primary Investigator)

 

  • Vitanzo P C, Palacio L.  Viscosupplementation.  Book Chapter in Minimally Invasive Musculoskeletal Pain Medicine.  2007 ; March
  • Vitanzo PC, Sennett B.  Hyaluronans : Is clinical effectiveness dependent on molecular weight ?  American Journal of Orthopaedics.  2006 ; Sept, 35(9): 421-428.

 

  • Garrick L, Vitanzo PC.  How to come back from groin injuries.  On Fitness.  2006 ; 7 (2) : 52-53.
  • Raikin SM, Rapori VR, Vitanzo PC.  Bilateral simultaneous fasciotomy for chronic Exertional compartment syndrome.  Foot & Ankle International.  2005 ; 26(12) :1007-1011

 

  • Multicenter Clinical Study.  A double blind randomized trial of intra-articular injections of 20mg Hyalgan for the treatment of knee pain due to osteoarthritis (TREAD-20).  Protocol number L-9385.  Funded by grant by Sanofi-Synthelabo. (Primary Investigator) 2005
  • T.R.I.U.M.P.H.  Occupation Health student research project at the Rothman Institute.  Spring 2003.  Preceptor/Mentor of Jefferson Occupational Health Students. Jefferson University

 

  • Vitanzo PC.  It can be easy to finally heal your heel.  New Jersey Golf Magazine.  2002; 2(2):  31-33
  • Vitanzo PC, McShane JM.  Osteitis pubis: Solving a perplexing problem.  The Physician And Sportsmedicine.  2001, 29(7): 33-38, 48.

 

  • Vitanzo PC, Hong E.   Does a high-fiber dietary supplement of wheat bran reduce the recurrence rate of colorectal adenomas?  The Journal of Family Practice.  2000; 48(7): 656.
  • Vitanzo  PC, McShane JM.  Special Report.  The osteoarthritic knee.  The Physician andSportsmedicine.  2000: 6-13.

 

  • "The Utility of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Treating Acute and Chronic InjuriesThomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • John  M. McShane, MD, Levon Nazarian, MD, Peter C. Vitanzo, MD,Marc I. Harwood, MD, Beckley, MD
  • “Prevalence of Risky Dietary Behaviors in Suburban High School Athletes”  Research project at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital    Presented at the Annual STFM Spring Conference in Orlando, FL, May 2000
  • Peter C. Vitanzo, MD, John M. McShane, MD, Sean Bryan, MD, Jeffrey Bomze, MD

 

  • “Knee Injuries: A Primary Care Perspective”Duke University Department of Family Medicine, 1998-1999.Advisor:  Magaret Gradison, MD
  • “Effects of Fire on a Sand Pine Scrub Community in South Florida”B.A. Thesis at Bucknell University, 1991-1992.Advisor:   Warren G. Abrahamson, PhD.Presented at the Pennsylvania Academy of Science’s Annual Convention, April 1992.

 

 

 

  • Presentations

 

  • Overuse Injuries…A Long and Winding Road                      
  • 11/18/2009
  • Presentation for Rothman Institute's Continuing Medical Education
  • series for Primary Care Physicians (CME) (Morton's Restaurant) King of Prussia, PA
  • Knee Injuries: A Work Comp Dilemma                                    
  • 6/12/2009
  • Worker’s compensation seminar presentation (CME)
  • Sponsored by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Philadelphia, PA

 

  • Compartment Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management 5/26/2009Fellow/resident lecture presentation in weekly Sports Medicine Journal Club series at the Rothman Institute Philadelphia, PA
  • Running Injuries
  • 4/15/2009 Presentation for Rothman Institute’s Continuing Medical Education series for Primary Care Physicians (CME) (Popi’s Restaurant) Philadelphia, PA

 

  • MRSA in the Locker Room: Prevention and Treatment     
  • 1/24/2009
  • 1st Annual Philadelphia Phillies/Rothman Institute Sports Symposium
  • Citizens Bank Field (CME)
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • The Art of the Work Comp Knee
  • 10/17/2008 Presentation for  “A COMPrehensive Look at the Injured Worker
  • Conference” (CME)
  • Rothman Institute Sponsored
  • Atlantic City, NJ

 

  • Chronic Shin Splint… or Is It?
  • 7/26/2008 Presentation for “Current Trends in Sports Medicine
  • Conference”(CME) NovaCare Complex Philadelphia, PA
  • C.E.C.S.: The Other Cause of Leg Pain (CME)
  • 5/17/2008
  • Philadelphia Eagles/Thomas Jefferson University Sports Symposium
  • Lincoln Financial Field  Philadelphia, PA

 

  • Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • 5/13/2008   Fellow/resident lecture presentation in weekly Sports Medicine Journal Club series at the Rothman Institute Philadelphia, PA
  • Isolated Axillary Neuropathy in a Baseball Pitcher
  • 3/26/2008 Annual National Meeting American Medical Society of
  • Sports Medicine Case report presentation (presented by Peter Vitanzo, M.D. and Barry Kenneally, M.D.  Primary Sports Medicine fellow)
  • Las Vegas, NV

 

  • Overuse Injuries in Runners
  • 1/12/2008 Presentation at the 60th Annual Eastern Athletic Trainer Meeting and Clinical Symposium (CME) Valley Forge Convention Center in Valley Forge, PA
  • Utilization of Joint Fluid Therapy in a Primary Care Office
  • 9/2007
  • Smith and Nephew sponsored presentation in primary care office in
  • Delaware

 

  • Concussion Breakout Session.
  • 6/2007 Philadelphia Eagles/Thomas Jefferson University Sports Symposium
  • Lincoln Financial Field  Philadelphia, PA
  • Anatomy & Physiology- Injection Technique, Portals, Positioning
  • 5/2007 For Joint Fluid Therapy.  Module Director. American Academy of
  • Physician Assistants Annual Meeting Philadelphia, PA

 

  • Joint Fluid Therapy: What’s new?
  • 5/2007 Presentation at the American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA
  • High School Soccer Player with a Case of too Much Sole
  • 4/2007 Annual National Meeting American Medical Society for
  • Sports Medicine Case report presentation on accessory soleus muscle (presented by
  • Peter Vitanzo, MD & Thomas Pham, MD Primary Care Sports Fellow
  • Albuquerque, NM

 

  • Acute Knee Injuries- Diagosis and Management.
  • 1/2007 Rothman Institute Staff Education Lecture Series.
  • Osteoarthritis and Meniscus Tears: Work Comp Dilemmas
  • 9/2006 Nova Care Workman’s Comp Presentation  King of Prussia, PA

 

  • Preparticipation Examinations: Helpful Hints.
  • 8/2006 Sports Medicine Fellow/Resident Weekly Morning Conference Lecture
  • Rothman Orthopaedic Institute
  • Concussions: Sideline Evaluation and Management.                    
  • 8/2006 Sports Medicine Fellow/Resident Weekly Morning Conference Lecture Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

 

  • Concussions: Are They Just In Our Heads?                         
  • 5/2006 Philadelphia Eagles/Thomas Jefferson University Sports Symposium  
  • Lincoln Financial Field  Philadelphia, PA
  • Hemophilia-Related Joint Arthropathy
  • 5/2006 Annual National Meeting American Medical Society for
  • Sports Medicine
  • Case report presentation (presented by Peter Vitanzo, MD &
  • Jeffrey Dassel, MD Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow)
  • Miami, FL

 

  • My Ailing Knee.  Rothman Institute Community Lecture Series.      
  • 9/2005 NJ Workman’s Compensation Case Manager CME Conference
  • Presentation.  Atlantic City, NJ
  • Knee Osteoarthritis.  Rothman Institute Community Lecture Series.
  • 5/2005 Fountains Retirement Community.  Atco, NJ.

 

  • Knee Osteoarthritis.  Rothman Institute  Community Lecture Series.
  • 3/2005 Fountains Retirement Community.  Philadelphia, PA
  • Acute Knee Injuries                                  
  • 7/2004 Sports Medicine Fellow/Resident Conference
  • Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

 

  • Knee Injuries                                                                      
  • 5/2004 Medical student lectureThomas Jefferson University
  • My Ailing Knee.   Rothman Orthopaedic Institute/Thomas Jefferson
  • 4/2004 University.  Public awareness lecture. Voorhees, NJ

 

  • Pre-participation Exams                                                              
  • 7/2003 Sports Medicine Fellow Conference Rothman Orthopaedic Institute
  • Concussions- Team Physician Management                                   
  • 2/2003 Medical student lecture Thomas Jefferson University

 

  • Not Your Ordinary Stomache.   
  • 4/2002 Annual National Meeting American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Case report poster presentation(spleen rupture) (presented by Peter Vitanzo, MD and Darren Edelist, MD Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow) Orlando, FL
  • Acute Knee Injuries and Management            
  • 3/2002 Medical Student Lecture Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

 

  • Squeaky knees…OA treatment options.                                 
  • 1/2002 Department of Family Medicine Riddle Memorial Hospital   Media, PA
  • Sponsored by Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals
  • A Career in Sportsmedicine.  Community Outreach Program for
  • 12/2001 High School Students. Riddle Memorial Hospital    Media, PA

 

  • Pre-participation Athletic Examinations.  Eastern Shore Medical
  • 6/2001 Symposium University of Delaware  Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Musculoskeletal Care: The Relationship of the Primary Care
  • 5/2001 Physician and the Orthopaedist- Orthpaedics for the Primary Care
  • Physician Course Rothman Institute at Jefferson

 

  • Osteoarthritis of the knee- Community Seminar- Older Americans'
  • 5/2001 Month Riddle Memorial Hospital    Media, PA
  • Perplexing back pain in a female athlete-                               
  • 4/2001 Annual National Meeting American Medical Society for
  • Sports Medicine Case report  presentation (sacral stress fracture)
  • San Antonio, Texas

 

  • Keeping Hydrated- Philadelphia Distance Run                                 
  • 9/2000 Rothman Institute at Jefferson
  • Pre-participation Athletic Exams          
  • 8/2000 Lower Extremity Injuries in Athletes Course Rothman Institute at Jefferson

 

  • Acute Knee Injuries- Family Medicine/PM&R Grand Rounds          
  • 3/2000, 4/2000 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Physical Diagnosis Course- Medical Students                                  
  • 11/1999, 2/2000 Jefferson Medical College

 

  • Team Physician Sideline Course
  • 9/1999, 10/2000 Concussions, Heat/Cold Illnesses and Knee Injuries
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Breast Masses: A Common Clinical Problem- Grand Rounds       
  • 5/1999 Duke University Medical Center

 

  • Acute Renal Failure- Morbidity/Mortality Conference             
  • 2/1999 Duke University Medical Center
  • Anemia: The Work-Up- Resident Grand Rounds
  • 1/1999 Duke University Medical Center

 

  • Ectopic Pregnancy- Morbidity/Mortality Conference              
  • 8/1998 Duke University Medical Center
  • Proteinuria- Morbidity/Mortality Conference     
  • 7/1998 Duke University Medical Center

 

  • Casting and Splinting Workshop for Residents       
  • 7/1998 Duke University Medical Center with Andrew Bonin, M.D.
  • Kawasaki’s Disease- Morbidity/Mortality Conference            
  • 5/1998 Duke University Medical Center

 

  • The Remarkable Shoulder- Resident Grand Rounds                       
  • 1/1998 Duke University Medical Center
  • Peripartum Complications- Resident Grand Rounds                       
  • 8/1997 Duke University Medical Center

 

  • Syphillis- Morbidity/Mortality Conference
  • 9/1996 Duke University Medical Center

 

 

 

 

 

Recent News

  • Monday, 28 January 2013
    The 5th annual Rothman Institute/Philadelphia Phillies Sports Medicine Conference took place Saturday morning at Citizens Bank Park. A sold-out group of physical therapists and certified athletic trainers braved the cold and snow to hear from some of the region’s leaders in treatment of injured athletes.