• 32 Citations
  • 2 h-Index

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Personal profile

Professional information

Board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2019

Member, Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Member, Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society

Member, American Medical Association

Clinical interests

Dr. Gary Updegrove's clinical practice focuses on reconstruction of degenerative conditions or traumatic injuries of the shoulder and elbow. He specializes in upper extremity surgery, including anatomic and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, elbow replacements, complex fracture management, repair of fracture nonunions and rotator cuff repair, as well as shoulder and elbow arthroscopy.

Research interests

Dr. Gary Updegrove’s research focuses on shoulder and elbow surgery, including clinical outcomes. He is involved with numerous research projects studying shoulder arthroplasty as well as rotator cuff and elbow procedures.

Teaching and educational interests

Dr. Gary Updegrove is actively involved in the education of residents and medical students. He is a member of the curriculum committee for Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center's Orthopaedic Surgery Residency and manages resident training in shoulder and elbow surgery. He is also involved in medical student education about the musculoskeletal system.

Education/Academic qualification

Shoulder and Elbow, Fellowship, Rothman Institute

… → 2017

Orthopaedic Trauma, Fellowship, Carolinas Medical Center

… → 2016

Orthopaedic Surgery, Residency, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

… → 2015

MD, Penn State College of Medicine

… → 2010

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Research Output

  • 32 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 6 Article
  • 2 Review article

Characterization of an anatomic safe zone surrounding the lower subscapular nerve during an open deltopectoral approach

Walley, K. C., Saloky, K. L., Updegrove, G. F., Lopez, H. & Armstrong, A. D., Apr 2019, In : Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 28, 4, p. 671-677 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Humeral shaft fractures

    Updegrove, G. F., Mourad, W. & Abboud, J. A., Apr 2018, In : Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 27, 4, p. e87-e97

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 5 Scopus citations

    Short-term results of the DePuy Global Unite platform shoulder system: A two-year outcome study

    Updegrove, G. F., Nicholson, T. A., Namdari, S., Williams, G. R. & Abboud, J. A., Sep 1 2018, In : Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery. 6, 5, p. 353-358 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Classifications in Brief: Hamada Classification of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears

    Brolin, T. J., Updegrove, G. F. & Horneff, J. G., Nov 1 2017, In : Clinical orthopaedics and related research. 475, 11, p. 2819-2823 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    1 Scopus citations

    Quality and readability of online resources regarding shoulder osteoarthritis

    Davis, D. E., Stoll, L., Brolin, T., Updegrove, G. & Horneff, J. G., Jan 1 2017, In : Current Orthopaedic Practice. 28, 5, p. 474-478 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations


    • 3 Oral presentation