Daniel J. Terpstra, DO

Associate Chief, Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Section of Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Orthopedic Surgery
Joint Replacement Surgery
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
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Complex Shoulder Surgery, Complex Knee Surgery, Total Shoulder, Knee, & Hip Replacement Surgery
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Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute
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About Dr. Terpstra

Philosophy of care

I use for you and each of my patients the same treatment philosophy used for professional and college athletes, adjusted for your activity level.

Why I entered medicine

My goal since sixth grade was to be an orthopedic sports medicine physician, and I very much learned from and enjoyed my time as an assistant team physician for the Cincinnati Bengals and for the University of Cincinnati, and as a physician for pro tennis and beach volleyball tours. I am proud to return to my community to provide the same or better care than I received during my own athletic career.

Community involvement

I am involved in numerous outreach events. I also provide athletic coverage for Lehigh University and multiple area high schools.

Personal interests

When not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children, as well as traveling both locally and abroad.


Muhlenberg College, BS - Biology, 1997

Medical Training
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathy, 2002


Internship 2003
Transitional Year, Pinnacle Health Hospitals, Harrisburg, PA

Residency 2007
Orthopaedic Surgery, Pinnacle Health Hospitals, Harrisburg, PA

Fellowship 2008
Sports Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH


American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery

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