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Dr. Peter DeLuca, Head Team Physician, Head Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Peter DeLuca is in his 20th season with the Eagles and his 15th as the head team physician and head orthopaedic surgeon. He is an associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and a sports medicine surgeon with Rothman Institute.

DeLuca is also the head team orthopaedic surgeon for the Philadelphia Flyers and a consultant for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL). He served as NHL medical consultant at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

In 2014 he received the Dick Vermeil Lifetime Achievement Award from the Otho Davis Scholarship Foundation.

A native of Jersey City, NJ, DeLuca received a degree in biology from St. Peter's College in 1981 and then went on to earn his M.D. at Georgetown in 1986. He then underwent postgraduate training and residencies at both Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and Yale University Hospital.

DeLuca and his wife, Renee, reside in Cherry Hill, NJ, with their son, Sam, and daughter, Natalie.


Dr. Gary Dorshimer, Team Internist

Dorshimer is in his 19th year as the Internist with the Eagles. Dorshimer, 61, is currently on the medical staff at Pennsylvania Hospital. He practices general internal medicine and sports medicine as part of Penn Personalized Care – Gary W. Dorshimer, MD. He serves as the Associate Program Director for the Primary Care/Sports Medicine Fellowship programs of both the University of Pennsylvania Health System and of CHOP.

Dorshimer, a member of the NFL Physicians Society and at-large representative to the executive committee of the Society from 2003-07 and again 2015-present, is also the Head Team Physician for the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL). The Secretary/Treasurer of the NHL Team Physicians Society since 1987, he also served as an internal medicine consultant for the NHL players at the 1998, 2002, 2010, and 2014 Winter Olympics. He is a member of the advisory committee to the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society. He was the NFL Physicians Society representative to the NATA Consensus Conference on Sickle Cell Trait in Athletes in 2006 and to the NATA Consensus Conference on Prescription Drugs in 2009. He has served as the Co-Chair for the 2009 and 2012 NFL Physicians Society/AOSSM Symposiums on Sports Medicine in Football. He has also Co-Chaired the 2015 NHL Team Physician Society/AOSSM Symposium on Sports Medicine in Ice Hockey. He recently served as the NHL Liaison Physician to Team Russia during their training week in St. Petersburg, Russia, before the 2016 NHL World Cup Tournament.

Born in Allentown, PA, he went on to receive a B.S. in natural science with summa cum laude honors from Muhlenberg College in 1977 and an M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981. He is a member of both Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha academic societies. He completed his postgraduate training at Pennsylvania Hospital and was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1984. In 1995, he earned a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine from that board and was recertified in 2005 and 2015.

Dorshimer lives in Drexel Hill, PA, with his wife, Deborah.

Dr. Frank Brady, Team Chiropractor
Frank Brady is in his 13th season as the team’s chiropractor. Brady graduated with a Doctrine in Chiropractic from the Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic in 1994. Since that time, he has worked in private practice at the Greater Philadelphia Chiropractic Center in Northeast Philadelphia.

Dr. Brady is not only an active member of the Professional Football Chiropractic Society, but he is a newly appointed Chairman of their executive committee. He is currently responsible for putting together the academic portion of their yearly national meetings held during the NFL combine in Indianapolis.

When not traveling with or caring for the Eagles, Dr. Brady treats many local professional golfers, as well as many athletes from all walks of life. He is also the team chiropractor for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Frank and his wife Lisa reside in Ocean City, NJ, with their children, Samantha, Frankie, and Nicholas.

Dr. Alexander Vaccaro

Dr. Alexander Vaccaro is in his 12th season as the Eagles spine consultant. He is president of Rothman Institute and chairman of Orthopaedics at Thomas Jefferson University. Vaccaro also serves as a spine consultant for the Philadelphia Flyers and the Philadelphia 76ers.

In addition to treating patients, Vaccaro is affiliated with numerous orthopaedic and spine societies and is one of the leading spine researchers in the world. He has authored over 560 peer reviewed articles, 300 book chapters, co-edited 47 textbooks on the spine.

He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and his spine fellowship at the University of San Diego. Vaccaro has also earned a Ph.D. in Spinal Trauma.

Vaccaro resides in Gladwyne, PA with wife Lauren and his three children Alex, Juliana and Christian.

Dr. Matthew Pepe

Dr. Matthew Pepe is in his eighth season as assistant team physician of the Philadelphia Eagles. He is an assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and a sports medicine surgeon with the Rothman Institute who has authored multiple research papers in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine published in peer review journals.

Pepe also serves as the team physician for Egg Harbor Township High School and Stockton College.

He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and his fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

He resides in southern NJ with his wife and three children.


Dr. Christopher Dodson

Dr. Christopher Dodson is in his fifth season with the Eagles as assistant team physician. He is an associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and a sports medicine surgeon with Rothman Institute.

Dodson is also the head team physician for the Philadelphia 76ers, and an orthopaedic consultant for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Previously he was an assistant team physician for the Philadelphia Flyers.

He earned his medical degree from Brown University followed by an orthopaedic residency and fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Dodson resides in Bryn Mawr, PA with his wife Cara, and their children Connor, Avery, and Lauren.