Dr. Richard Atwater Balderston MD Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Richard Balderston is an orthopedic surgeon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital. He received his medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and has been in practice for 30 years. He is one of 30 doctors at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and one of 20 at Pennsylvania Hospital who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.
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Specialty & Clinical Interests
Orthopedic Surgeon: Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Education & Medical Training
University of MN Affiliated Hospitals
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1982 - 1983
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1978 - 1982
Bryn Mawr Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1977 - 1978
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Class of 1977
Certifications & Licensure
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
NJ State Medical License
Active through 2013
PA State Medical License
Active through 2012
Publications & Presentations
Segmental contribution towards total cervical range of motion: A comparison of cervical disc arthroplasty and fusion.
Auerbach, J.D., Anakwenze, O.A., Milby, A.H., Lonner, B.S., Balderston, R.A.
Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter Food and Drug Administration Investigational Device Exemption Study of the ProDisc-L Total Disc Replacement Compared with Circumferential Arthrodesis for the Treatment of Two-Level Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease: Res
Delamarter, R., Zigler, J.E., Balderston, R.A., Cammisa, F.P., Goldstein, J.A., Spivak, J.M.
T1ρ magnetic resonance imaging and discography pressure as novel biomarkers for disc degeneration and low back pain.
Borthakur, A., Maurer, P.M., Fenty, M., Wang, C., Berger, R., Yoder, J., Balderston, R.A., Elliott, D.M.
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601 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 409-9300
Fax: (215) 409-9365