Fotios P. Tjoumakaris, M.D.

Fotios P. Tjoumakaris, M.D.
Dr. Tjoumakaris is board certified in orthopaedic surgery with a subspecialty certification in sports medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University.
He has authored numerous peer reviewed publications and book chapters in premier orthopaedic journals and lectures regionally, nationally, and internationally on his orthopaedic research.  Dr. Tjoumakaris is the Associate Director of the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program as well as the Associate Director of Sports Medicine Research and serves as an instructor at numerous arthroscopy courses.  Dr. Tjoumakaris specializes in sports medicine and shoulder surgery with special expertise in shoulder, knee, and hip arthroscopy and reconstructive procedures.
Education
  • B.S. Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
  • M.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Internship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Orthopaedic Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Titles & Certifications
  • Board Certified, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Associate Director, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Associate Director, Sports Medicine Research
Hospital Affiliations
  • AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
  • Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital
Professional Associations
  • International Society of Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
  • Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Martin Ramsi, PA-C

Martin started with Rothman Institute in 2012. He began practicing in orthopaedic surgery in 2005, specializing in sports orthopaedics. He began his sports medicine training at Rowan University graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training / Sports Medicine. He then went on to receive a Master’s degree in Kinesiology / Sports Medicine from Temple University where he was a graduate assistant. He practiced as a licensed athletic trainer for 8 years before attending Drexel University / Hahnemann where he received a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. He was inducted into the Pi Alpha National Honor Society and received the Elizabeth Peabody Stohlberg Award for academic excellence. In addition to his clinical practice, he has been involved in training other Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners as a Preceptor and Mentor. In 2012, he obtained the Orthopaedic Surgery Certificate of Added Qualifications, a specialty designation from the NCCPA (Licensing board for physician assistants) demonstrating his specialty knowledge above his general medicine training and education. He is currently the Physician Assistant for Dr. Fotios Tjoumakaris, specializing in shoulder, knee, and athletic hip disorders.

Editorial Positions 

  • 2008-Present, Reviewer, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
  • 2008-Present, Reviewer, University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal
  • 2010-Present, Reviewer, Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Diseases
     

Abstracts 

  • Davidson R, Tjoumakaris F: Subtrochanteric osteotomy with external fixation as a salvage procedure for sever (grade III) slipped capital femoral epiphysis. 2003 Notes: Podium presentation at the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society Meeting
  • Tjoumakaris F, Davidson R: Subtrochanteric osteotomy with external fixation as a salvage procedure for sever (grade III) slipped capital femoral epiphysis. 2004 Notes: Podium presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.
  • Tjoumakaris, FP Abboud, JA, Michener T, Hasan A, Rogers K, Ramsey M, Williams GR: Functional analysis comparison of arthroscopic to open Bankart repair for glenohumeral instability. 2005 Notes: Podium presentation at the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Meeting
  • Tjoumakaris FP, Abboud JA, Michener T, Hasan A, Rogers K, Ramsey M, Williams GR: Functional analysis comparison of arthroscopic to open Bankart repair for glenohumeral instability. 2005 Notes: Podium presentation at the Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting.
  • Williams GR, Tjoumakaris FP, Abboud JA, Michener T, Hasan A, Rogers K, Ramsey M.: Functional analysis comparison of arthroscopic to open Bankart repair for glenohumeral instability. 2005 Notes: Podium presentation at the closed Meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • Tjoumakaris FP, Abboud JA, Michener T, Hasan A, Rogers K, Ramsey M, Williams GR: Functional analysis comparison of arthroscopic to open Bankart repair for glenohumeral instability. 2006 Notes: Podium presentation at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Spring Meeting.
  • Buoncristiani AM, Tjoumakaris FP, Starman J, Shen W, Irrgang J, Fu FH: Primary anatomic double bundle ACL reconstruction: a 2 year prospective cohort study. 2007 Notes: Podium presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting Specialty Day/AOSSM.
  • Tjoumakaris FP, Bradley JP: Patellofemoral instability in athletes:  treatment with the Fulkerson osteotomy and lateral release. 2007 Notes: Podium presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.
  • Tjoumakaris FP, Bradley JP: Patellofemoral instability in athletes:  treatment with the Fulkerson osteotomy and lateral release. 2007 Notes: Podium presentation at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine/Specialty Day.
  • Tjoumakaris FP, Honkamp N, Starman J, Buoncristiani AM, Fu FH: The double bundle paradigm: applications for revision ACL surgery. 2007 Notes: Podium presentation at the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Meeting.
  • Starman J, Tjoumakaris FP, Buoncristiani AM, West RV, Fu FH: Anatomic posterolateral bundle reconstruction with an intact anteromedial bundle. 2007 Notes: Poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.
  • Abboud JA, Ricchetti ET, Tjoumakaris FP: Direct radial tuberosity compression test for distal biceps tendon pathology is sensitive and specific. 2008 Notes: Podium presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.
  • Abboud JA, Ricchetti ET , Tjoumakaris FP: Direct radial tuberosity compression test for distal biceps tendon pathology is sensitive and specific. 2008 Notes: Poster Presentation for the Eastern Orthopadic Association Annual Meeting.
  • Garcia G, Park M, Tjoumakaris FP, Patel A, Kelly JD IV.:  Arthroscopic remplissage with Bankart repair for the treatment of glenohumeral instability with Hill Sachs defects.  2010 Notes:  Poster Presentation for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.
  • Garcia G, Park M, Tjoumakaris FP, Kelly JD IV.:  Arthroscopic remplissage with Bankart repair for the treatment of glenohumeral instability with Hill Sachs defects.  2010 Notes:  Podium Presentation for the Arthroscopy Association of North America Spring Meeting.
  • Moreyra C, DeCoons R, Tjoumakaris F, McCarthy J, Kelly JD IV.:  Endoscopic Fasciotomy for Exertional Compartment Syndrome.  2010 Notes:  Podium Presentation for the Arthroscopy Association of North America Spring Meeting.
  • Donegan D, Lee GC, Tjoumakaris FP:  Short intramedullary nailing of intertrochanteric hip fractures in the very elderly.  2010 Notes:  Podium Presentation for the Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting.
  • Park M, Garcia G, Baldwin K, Fowler J, Tjoumakaris FP, Kelly JD IV:  Comparison of osteochondral synthetic grafting and remplissage for engaging Hill-Sachs lesions.  2010 Notes: Podium Presentation for the Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting.
  • Park M, Garcia G, Baldwin K, Tjoumakaris FP, Kelly JD IV:  Comparison of osteochondral synthetic grafting and remplissage for engaging Hill-Sachs lesions.  2011 Notes:  Podium Presentation for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.
  • Gee A, Kinsella S, Lee GC, Sennett BJ, Tjoumakaris FP: ACL reconstruction in patients over 40 years of age: a case control study. 2011 Notes: Podium Presentation for the Arthroscopy Association of North America Spring Meeting.
  • Donegan D, Lee GC, Tjoumakaris FP: Short intramedullary nailing of intertrochanteric hip fractures in the very elderly.  2011 Notes: Presentation at University of Pennsylvania Department of Orthopaedic Surger Research Day.
  • Gee A, Kinsella S, Lee GC, Sennett BJ, Tjoumakaris FP: ACL reconstruction in patients over 40 years of age: a case control study. 2011 Notes: Poster Presentation at University of Pennsylvania Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Research Day.
  • Park M, Garcia G, Baldwin K, Tjoumakaris FP, Kelly JD IV: Comparison of osteochondral synthetic grafting and remplissage for engaging Hill Sachs lesions.  2011 Notes; Poster Presentation at University of Pennsylvania Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Research Day.

 

Publications (Journals, Peer Reviewed and Non Peer Reviewed) 

  • Ahn J, Tjoumakaris FP, Guttenberg M, Han B, Dormans JP. Proximal tibial pain and mass in a 13 year old female. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 413: 315-324, 2003.
  • Tjoumakaris FP, Abboud JA, Hasan A, Ramsey M, Williams GR. Arthroscopic and open Bankart repair provide similar outcomes. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 446: 227-232, 2006.
  • Abboud JA, Ricchetti ET, Tjoumakaris FP, Ramsey M. Elbow arthroscopy: basic setup and portal placement. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery 14(5): 312-318, 2006.
  • Buoncristiani AM, Tjoumakaris FP, Starman J, Ferreti M, Fu FH. Anatomic double bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy 22(9): 1000-1006, 2006.
  • Fu FH, Tjoumakaris FP, Buoncristiani AM. Building a sports medicine team. Clinics in Sports Medicine 26(2): 173-179, 2007.
  • Kropf E, Tjoumakaris FP, Sekiya J. Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization: is there ever a need to open. Arthroscopy 23(7): 779-784, 2007.
  • Tjoumakaris FP, Buoncristiani AM, Starman J, Fu FH. Anatomic double bundle ACL reconstruction using tibialis anterior allograft. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine 15(2): 62-67, 2007.
  • Tjoumakaris FP, Kropf EJ, Sekiya JK. Osteoarticular allograft reconstruction of a large glenoid and humeral head defect in recurrent shoulder instability. Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 8(2): 98-140, 2007.
  • Tjoumakaris FP, Wallach D, Davidson R. Subtrochanteric osteotomy effectively treats femoroacetabular impingement after slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 464: 230-237, 2007.
  • Tjoumakaris FP, Wells L. Popliteal artery transection complicating a non-displaced proximal tibial epiphysis fracture. Orthopedics 30(10): 876-877, 2007.
  • Tjoumakaris FP, Sekiya J. Combined glenoid and humeral head allograft reconstruction for recurrent anterior glenohumeral instability. Orthopedics 31: 497, 2008.
  • 12. Herz A, Tjoumakaris FP.  A novel solution for graft-tunnel mismatch in ACL   reconstruction.  Techniques in Knee Surgery 8(4):  242-245, 2009.
  • Tjoumakaris FP, Sennett BJ.  Journal Scan:  American Journal of Sports Medicine: January –June 2008.  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 486(6):  1716-1721, 2010.
  • Tjoumakaris FP, Forsythe B, Bradley JP.  Patellofemoral Instability in Athletes:
  • Treatment via Modified Fulkerson Osteotomy and Lateral Release.  American Journal of Sports Medicine 38(5):  992-999, 2010
  • Park MJ, Garcia G, Patel A, Tjoumakaris FP, Kelly JD.  Arthroscopic Remplissage with Bankart Repair for the Treatment of Glenohumeral Instability with Hill Sachs Lesions.  University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal 20(5): 36-41, 2010.
  • Mehta S, Lipman AJ, Ricchetti ET, Tjoumakaris FP, Huffman GR.  Fixation Strategies to Prevent Screw Cut-Out and Malreduction in Proximal Humeral Fracture Fixation.  University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal 20(5):  11-15, 2010.
  • Tjoumakaris FP, Donegan DJ, Sekiya JK. Partial tears of the anterior cruciate ligament. American Journal of Orthopedics 40(2):  92-97, 2011.
  • Tjoumakaris F, Bradley JP. The rationale for an arthroscopic approach to shoulder stabilization. Arthroscopy Notes: In press.
  • Pandya N, Namdari S, Tjoumakaris FP.  Proximal humeral locking plate fixation in a skeletally immature, high-demand adolescent athlete.  University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal 21(5): 31-35, 2011.
  • Abboud JA, Ricchetti E, Tjoumakaris FP, Bartolozzi AR, Hsu J.  The direct radial tuberosity compression test:  a sensitive method for diagnosing partial distal biceps tendon ruptures.  Current Orthopaedic Practice 22(1): 76-80, 2011.
  • Baldwin K, Haper C, Eckenrode B, Sennett BJ, Tjoumakaris FP. The arthroscopic treatment of cyclops syndrome.  University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal 21(5): 77-82.
  • Baldwin K, Harper C, Eckenrode B, Sennett BJ, Tjoumakaris FP.  The arthroscopic treatment of cylcops syndrome.  Current Orthopaedic Practice (e-publish ahead of print: http://journals.lww.com/corthopaedicpractice/toc/publishahead
  • Tjoumakaris FP, Fu FH: Anatomic posterolateral bundle augmentation:  reconstructing a single bundle. US Musculoskeletal Review Notes: In press.

     

Publications (Book Chapters)

  • Buoncristiani AM, Tjoumakaris FP, Starman J, Fu FH. Anatomic double bundle reconstruction of the ACL. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Reconstruction and Basic Science. Prodromos, C. (eds.). Elsevier, 25, 2007.
  • Tjoumakaris FP, Buoncristiani AM, Starman J, Fu FH. ACL reconstruction of partial tears: reconstructing one bundle. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Reconstruction and Basic Science. Prodromos, C. (eds.). Elsevier, 60, 2007
  • Buoncristiani AM, Tjoumakaris FP, Harner CD. Double bundle posterior ligament reconstruction. Masters Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: Reconstructive Knee Surgery, 3rd Edition. Jackson, D.W. (eds.). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Page: 241-252, 2008.
  • Harner CD, Buoncristiani AM, Tjoumakaris FP. Medial collateral ligament reconstruction. Masters Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: Reconstructive Knee Surgery, 3rd Edition. Jackson, D.W. (eds.). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Page: 279-294, 2008.
  • Tjoumakaris FP. Shoulder instability: multidirectional and unidirectional. Lippincott's Primary Care Orthopaedics. Lotke, P.A. (eds.). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Page: 216-221, 2008.
  • Tjoumakaris FP, Bradley JP. Posterior instability of the shoulder. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Shoulder and Elbow. Galatz, L. (eds.). American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 3, Page: 313-320, 2008.
  • Tjoumakaris FP, Buoncristiani AM, Harner CD. Meniscal transplantation without bone plugs. Masters Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: Reconstructive Knee Surgery. Jackson, D.W. (eds.). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 3, Page: 97-106, 2008.
  • Tjoumakaris FP, Sekiya JK. Combined ACL and meniscal allograft transplantation. Surgical Techniques of the Elbow, Shoulder and Knee in Sports Medicine. Cole, B. (eds.). Elsevier, 50, 2008.

     

Contributions to Peer Reviewed Literature Cited, But Not by Authorship: 

  • Fu FH, Shen W, Starman JS, Okeke N, Irrgang J. Primary anatomic double bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a preliminary 2 year prospective study.  American Journal of Sports Medicine 36(7):  1263-1274, 2008. (Acknowledgement in manuscript)

     

Current Pending Publications (Submitted): 

  • Park M, Tjoumakaris FP, Garcia G, Kelly JD IV.  Arthroscopic remplissage with Bankart repair for the treatment of glenohumeral instability with Hill Sachs defects.  (Accepted to Arthroscopy)
  • Baldwin K, Tjoumakaris FP.  Ganglion cyst of the suprapatellar pouch treated with arthroscopic excision: a case report.  (Submitted to American Journal of Orthopedics)
  • Matzon J, Tjoumakaris FP, Williams GR.  Isolated clavicle fracture with thoracic penetration and hemopneumothorax but without neurovascular compromise: a case report.  (Submitted to Orthopedics).
  • Tjoumakaris FP, Ganley TG, Kapur R, Sennett BJ, Kelly JD, Bernstein J. Eminence-Based medicine vs.  evidence-based medicine:  observations on level-V evidence in sports medicine.  (Submitted to The Physician In Sports Medicine)
  • Anakwenze O, Pulos N, Tjoumakaris FP.  Parsonage Turner Syndrome.  (Submitted to the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)

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