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Nicholas R. Slenker, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Specialties
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Conditions treated
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Languages spoken
English

Conditions Dr. Slenker Treats

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Services Dr. Slenker Offers

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis (Joint Aspiration)
  • Athletic Trainer Services
  • Bracing Evaluation
  • Bursa Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Casting/Splinting
  • Closed Reduction of Fractures/Dislocations
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture and/or Dislocation Treatment
  • General Orthopedics
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Injections
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Visco/Hyaluronic Injections
  • Laceration Repair
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Orthopedics
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Second Opinion for Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
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About Dr. Slenker

Philosophy of care

I am passionate about orthopedic sports medicine. Successfully caring for athletes and patients from all walks of life is extremely rewarding to me. I enjoy helping people get back to the activities and lifestyle that make them happy and give them strength. I will spend time with you to understand your problem and help you get better.

Why I entered medicine

Growing up in Allentown, I did not have a lot of exposure to orthopedics, as no one in my family worked in medicine. But I’d always loved working with my hands, and also began to excel in the sciences in school. Fortunately, I found orthopedics through a shadowing opportunity, fell in love and have never looked back. I feel extremely fortunate. Medicine has offered me the great opportunity to help others, while presenting me with exciting new challenges every day.

Personal interests

I love spending time with my wife and two children, traveling and playing sports. I grew up as a competitive swimmer, so love all things around the water. I also enjoy running, biking, hiking and basketball.

Education

Undergraduate
University of Arizona, BA - International Studies, 2000

Medical Training
Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2007

Training

Internship 2008
Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 2012
Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship 2013
Sports Medicine, The Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, .

Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery

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