Christopher C. Ghigiarelli, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine

LVPG Cliniciani

Accepting New Patients


Area of focus i

  • Total Joint Replacement (Knee/Hip)
  • Sports Medicine (Knee/Shoulder)

Languages spoken

  • English

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Philosophy of care

I intend to listen very intently to your problems, advise you the best I can and then treat you based on your health, social situation, support structure and personal desires. Most problems can be treated conservatively, with surgery being viewed as a final but effective option.

Why I entered medicine

My grandfather was a family doctor who died well before I was born. My father told me stories about him when I was young. Many involved Dad joining my grandfather on house visits in the middle of the night. He would even leave patients money for their prescriptions as he left them for the night. My grandfather certainly had an impact on my decision to enter medicine, a rewarding field where you can make a positive impact on people’s lives daily.

Personal interests

Outside work I am interested in physical fitness and anti-aging medicine.

Recognition for Award-Winning Care

I am proudly part of a location or department celebrated for its exceptional medical achievements and dedication to superior patient care.
Best Hospitals
Lehigh Valley Hospital is ranked 27th in the country for orthopedic care on the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list. Our team of more than 200 orthopedic specialists provide award-winning, nationally-recognized care with experience, expertise and leading-edge technology.


Georgetown University, BS-Biology, 1992

Medical Training
Georgetown University School of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1996


Internship 1997
General Surgery, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 2001
Orthopaedic Surgery, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery