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

Dr. Peter DeLuca is in his 19th season with the Eagles and his 14th 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 12th year as an internist with the Eagles. Dorshimer, 54, is currently on the medical staff at Pennsylvania Hospital. He practices general internal medicine and sports medicine as part of Delancey Medical Associates. He serves as the program director for the Primary Care/Sports Medicine Fellowship program of the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Dorshimer, a member of the NFL Physicians Society and at-large representative to the executive committee of the society from 2003-07, is also a team physician for the Flyers (NHL), Phantoms (AHL), and Kixx (MISL). The secretary and treasurer of the NHL Team Physicians Society since 1987, he also served as an internal medicine consultant for the NHL players at the 1998 and 2002 Olympics. He serves as a consulting internist for the Pennsylvania Ballet. 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. Currently, he is serving as the Co-Chair for the 2009 NFL Physicians Society/AOSSM Symposium on Sports Medicine in Football, to be held May 2009

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.

Dorshimer lives in Drexel Hill, PA, with his wife, Deborah, and their son, Geoffrey.

Dr. Paul Marchetto, Assistant Team Physician

Dr. Paul Marchetto is in his 14th season with the Eagles. Marchetto is an associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and vice chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University as well as a sports medicine surgeon at Rothman Institute.

He has served as the head team physician at Drexel University and Rutgers University, Camden campus and has served as the assistant team orthopedist for the Philadelphia Flyers and Phantoms. Marchetto is the team physician or consultant for many area high schools and amateur athletic organizations.

He completed his orthopaedic residency training at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and his fellowship in sports medicine at Temple University Hospital.

Marchetto and his wife, Jean Marie, reside in Villanova, PA, with their two daughters, Dana and Nicole.

 

Dr. Frank Brady, Team Chiropractor
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Frank Brady is in his sixth season as the team's chiropractor. Brady graduated with a doctorate in chiropractic from Pennsylvania College of Chiropractic in 1994. Since that time, he has worked in private practice at the Greater Philadelphia Chiropractic Center in Northeast Philadelphia. He also has a second location in Fort Washington, PA.

Brady is an active member in the PFCS (Professional Football Chiropractic Society) and is also affiliated with various local, state, and national chiropractic associations.

He also serves as the team chiropractor for the Philadelphia Soul (AFL) and the Philadelphia Blue Flame, the semi-pro team for the Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments. He also treats many local head golf professionals as well as members of the PGA tour.

Frank and his wife, Lisa, reside in Huntingdon Valley, PA, with their children, Samantha, Frankie, and Nicholas.

Dr. Alexander Vaccaro
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Dr. Alexander Vaccaro is in his 11th season as the Eagles spine physician. 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
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Dr. Matthew Pepe is in his 7th season as 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
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Dr. Christopher Dodson is in his 4th season with the Eagles. 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.