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Research interests

Dr. Lucas Nikkel's research interest is in hip and knee arthroplasty outcomes; surgical implant design; economics of hip and knee arthroplasty; and hip fracture outcomes.

Teaching and educational interests

Dr. Lucas Nikkel is a former eighth-grade science teacher with Teach For America. His focus now is on teaching residents in the operating room at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Clinical interests

Dr. Lucas Nikkel is a hip and knee expert and also takes level one trauma call. He sees any pathology related to the hip and knee, including fracture care, reconstruction and revision.

Education/Academic qualification

Fellowship, Duke University


Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Residency, University of Rochester


MD, Penn State College of Medicine


Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, Columbia University


BA, Dartmouth College


External positions

Reviewer, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

2019 → …

Reviewer, Arthroplasty Today

2018 → …


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