Dr. Thomas Meade is a 1975 graduate of Pittston Area High School. He graduated with High Distinction from Penn State, where a diving injury launched him into a career in orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Meade graduated from the Jefferson Medical College and completed his orthopedic residency at Thomas Jefferson University. After his residency, he traveled to Cincinnati to complete a Sports Medicine and Knee Biomechanics Fellowship with Dr. Frank Noyes. He is an experienced clinician in the field of knee replacements, knee ligament reconstruction, has developed surgical techniques and instrumentation, and holds patents on several devices.
An author and educator and host of two popular cable television shows on orthopedic and medical issues, Dr. Meade has published articles and a book and produced videos. He speaks extensively on custom-fit knee replacements, kinematics, sports injuries, nutrition, and fitness related topics.
Dr. Meade presently holds academic positions at Penn State and DeSales University. The Philadelphia Eagles have retained Dr. Meade’s services as a consultant for summer camp at Lehigh University.
He is an avid cyclist and a competitive swimmer and triathlete, and has qualified for the Ironman triathlon. He has held top ten individual US Masters Swimming rankings and is a current USMS world record-holder in men’s 200-meter freestyle relay.
Dr. Meade received the 2002 Founders Award from the prestigious Medical Fitness Association for his lifetime contributions to the field of medical fitness and the Sir John Charnley Award for orthopedic achievement.
The Pennsylvania State University, B.S. Biology (With High Distinction), 1975-1979
Medical Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, M.D., 1979-1983
The Allentown Affiliated Hospitals, Allentown, PA, Internship, 1983-1984
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, (Rothman Institute) Philadelphia, PA, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, 1984-1988
Advanced Knee Reconstruction and Sports Medicine, Cincinnati, OH. Dr Frank Noyes-Fellowship,-1988-1989
Knee Rehabilitation Center, Philadelphia, PA, Fellowship, 1987
- Knee surgeries
- Sports injuries
- Joint replacements
- Clavicle fractures