Dr. Nicholas Slenker is an accomplished orthopaedic and sports medicine surgeon who currently serves as the Team Physician at Lafayette College and Parkland High School. He has worked as the Assistant Team Doctor for the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Kings and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
A native of the Lehigh Valley, Dr. Slenker graduated from Parkland High School as the captain of the swim team. He went on to graduate at the top of his medical school class, and was eventually recognized as the most outstanding senior orthopaedic resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He was then accepted at one of the world's elite sports medicine fellowship training programs at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthoapedic Clinic in Los Angeles.
A published author in multiple journals and publications, Dr. Slenker has written about his shoulder and knee surgery research, with particular interest in throwing injuries, shoulder instability and rotator cuff repair. His interests include travel, swimming, running, and basketball.
University of Arizona, College of International Studies, Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, June 2000
Jefferson Medical College, Doctor of Medicine, Magna Cum Laude, June 2007
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Rothman Institute, Orthopaedic Surgery, June 2007 – June 2012
Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Fellow – Sports Medicine, August 2012 – August 2013
- Shoulder surgery (arthroscopy, reconstruction, replacement)
- Clavicle fractures
- Throwing injuries
- Biologic therapies (PRP, stem cells)
- ACL reconstruction
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Sports medicine surgery
- Team Physician at Parkland High School
- Team Physician at Lafayette College
- Arthroscopic hip surgery
- AC joint reconstruction