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Thomas D. Meade, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Joint Replacement Surgery

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Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Orthopedic Surgery
Joint Replacement Surgery
Conditions treated
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Area of focus ?
Knee Arthroplasty, Sports Medicine-Knee only, Kinematic Knee Replacement
Languages spoken

Conditions Dr. Meade Treats

Services Dr. Meade Offers

  • Arthrocentesis (Joint Aspiration)
  • Biopsy
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Injections
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Visco/Hyaluronic Injections
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Second Opinion for Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Injection
  • Steroid Injection

About Dr. Meade

Philosophy of care

My mindset is to listen to you and understand why you are here for an appointment. I want to know not just what may be wrong, but about you, and what are your long-term and short-term goals. I will do my best to help you achieve those goals with the skills and experience I have been gifted.

Why I entered medicine

Growing up in the coal regions of Pennsylvania, my parents – dad was a Pennsylvania State Police trooper and my mom worked in a local cafeteria – I saw the respect and admiration they had for our town physicians. I wanted to study hard and become a physician to help people – people like my parents – and earn that respect in a vocation that would never feel like a job, but a calling. I knew as a doctor that I could serve folks for as long as I am capable.

Community involvement

My entire professional life has been inextricably integrated into community service as a Level 1 trauma surgeon, a team physician for many regional high schools, colleges and professional teams (Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Philadelphia Eagles training camp). I also have been a leader in organizing opioid crisis townhalls and fund raisers, have been an invited health fair speaker, co-developed Medical Fitness in the Lehigh Valley, developed Integrated Health Campus, and am an invited member of several regional boards of directors.

Personal interests

I have many varied interests including as a competitive swimmer in U.S. Masters Swimming, cycling, woodworking, custom framing, nutrition and CBD research. I also host a cable television health show that addresses health and medical issues.


Pennsylvania State University, BS- Bachelor of Science, 1979

Medical Training
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1983


Internship 1984
General Surgery, Allentown Affiliated Hospitals, Allentown, PA

Residency 1985
Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 1986
Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 1987
Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 1988
Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship 1989
Sports Medicine/Knee Reconstruction, Deaconess Hospital, Cincinnati, OH


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery