Dov A. Bader, MD

Dov A. Bader, MD
Penn State Health Sports Medicine
1850 E Park Ave
Suite 112
State College, PA 16803
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4.7 out of 5
305 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • ACL/PCL tears
  • Adolescent Sports Injuries
  • Ankle Instability
  • Arthroscopy - knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle
  • Articular cartilage repair
  • Fractures
  • Hip fractures
  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Knee surgery
  • Ligament surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Partial or Unicompartmental knee replacement
  • Patella instability
  • Shoulder surgery - arthroscopy, instability, rotator cuff tear, replacement
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Throwing Injuries

Dr. Bader is a team physician for Penn State Athletics, working with the men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's gymnastics, baseball, and men's and women's fencing teams. He is also the lead team orthopaedic physician for the State College Spikes, a Single-A minor league affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.

He cares for orthopaedic problems individuals of all levels from the recreational to professional athlete with the same care and compassion. Working with the patient to design individual programs using both non-operative and operative techniques to get them back to the activities they enjoy. He is actively involved in the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's "STOP Sports Injuries" campaign.

Medical School
Temple University School of Medicine (Pennsylvania) - 2003

Internship, Surgery, General
University at Buffalo - SUNY - 2004

Residency, Orthopedic Surgery
University at Buffalo - SUNY - 2008

Fellowship, Sports Medicine
University of California - Los Angeles - 2009

  • Assistant Professor
  • Shoulder
  • Opioid use prevalence over 10 year period following common knee arthroscopic procedures
  • Medial patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL)
  • Functional gait analysis using drones
  • Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) - shear wave elastrophy
  • Distal biceps repair biomechanical study
  • Distal biceps case series
  • Athletic injuries and injury prevention
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) landing study evaluating the difference between female ice hockey and field hockey.
  • ACL
  • 2008 Peter A. Casagrande, MD Award, State University of New York at Buffalo - for outstanding performance in Orthopaedic residency
  • 2016 Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CG CAHPS) Peak Performer-for Extraordinary Patient Satisfaction
  • Peter A. Casagrande, MD Award - For outstanding performance in orthopaedic residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Wally Hayes Award - awarded to a Temple University male gymnast for leadership
  • 2002 Treen Memorial Scholarship, Temple University Medical School
  • 2001 Certificate for Outstanding Community Services, Temple University Medical School
  • 1995 NCAA High Bar finalist
  • 1995 Academic All-American
  • 1993-1995 Team captain for Temple University's Men's Gymnastics Team

My Practice Locations

1850 E Park Ave
State College, PA 16803