Jeffrey J. Vakil, M.D.

Jeffrey J. Vakil, M.D. is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in primary and revision knee and hip replacement and reconstruction.

Dr. Vakil is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College and completed his Orthopaedic residency at Drexel University School of Medicine. He then completed his Joint Reconstruction fellowship at Johns Hopkins University.

  • Undergraduate, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
  • Graduate School, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Medical School, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
  • Internship, Orthopaedic Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship, Adult Joint Reconstruction, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Titles & Certifications
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
  • Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health
  • Abington – Lansdale Hospital – Jefferson Health
  • New Britain Surgical Center
Professional Associations
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons




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 2011    Knee Arthrotomy Repair With a Continuous Barbed Suture: a biomechanical study; Vakil JJ, O’Reilly MS, Sutter E, Belkoff S, Mears, S, Khanuja H- The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 26, Issue 5, Pages 710-713, August 2011.

    Current Concepts Review: Cementless Femoral Fixation in Total Hip Arthroplasty; Khanuja HS, Vakil, JJ, Goddard MS, Mont MA- The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Volume 93, Issue 5, Pages 500-509,  March 2011.

Chronic Expanding Hematoma of the Lateral Thigh Associated with Massive Bone Destruction after a Failed Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Case Report; Goddard MS, Vakil JJ, McCarthy EF, Khanuja HS; The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 26, Issue 2, Page 338, February 2011.

2010    Biomechanical Comparison of Medial Parapatellar Arthrotomy Repair;  Vakil JJ, O’Reilly M, Sutter E, Belkoff S, Mears, S, Khanuja H-  Paper presentation; AAOS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA; March 11, 2010.

2008    Biomechanical Factors Leading to Complications in IM Fixation of Non-Diaphyseal Tibia Fractures; Vakil J, Ladden D, Tom J, Seliktar R. Poster Presentation: Orthopaedic Research Society, March 2-5, 2008, San Francisco, California.

2006    Torsional Strength of Pin Configurations Used to Fix Distal Metaphyseal-Diaphyseal Humerus Fractures in Children;  Safier S, Vakil J, Guille J, McCarthy J, residency research.

1999    The Effect of 802-2 Peptide on Cytokine Production in a Murine Graft vs. Host Disease Model; Master’s Thesis, Vakil J.

1998    The Effect of Salmonella typhimurium, Vaccine Strain SL3235, on Murine Cytokine Response; Ney E, Chung A, Kaercher E, Vakil J, Brodkin R, Simon M.

1997    A Comprehensive Skills Development & Reinforcement Program in Four Phases for Suramin; Intellimedia, Inc. Vakil J.



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