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James Hoffman, MD

Department Chair Orthopedic Biologics

10 Patient Stories
James Hoffman, MD
Department Chair Orthopedic Biologics
Dr. James Hoffman focuses on general orthopedics, joint replacements, arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine.

James Hoffman MD is an orthopedic surgeon with Coordinated Health, part of Lehigh Valley Health Network.

He graduated from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in 1990 and is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He focuses on general orthopedics, joint replacements, arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine.

Dr. Hoffman is the recipient of the prestigious Arthritis Foundation Award for Orthopedic Excellence.  He is from a family of physicians, who have contributed more than 250 years of medical service to the Lehigh Valley.



Dickinson College Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Science, June 1978 – June 1982


University Graduate School, Philadelphia, PA, Master of Science, Physiology, August 1982 – May 1986

Medical School

Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Doctorate in Medicine, August 1986 – June 1990


Cornell Medical Center – New York Hospital, New York, New York, Internship – General Surgery, July 1990 – June 1991


Seton Hall University/St. Joseph’s Hospital, Paterson, New Jersey, Chief Orthopaedic Resident, July 1994 – june 1995


Seton Hall University/St. Joseph’s Hospital, Peterson, New Jersey, Sports Medicine Fellowship, July 1995 - June 1996

Services Provided

  • Knee Replacement
  • Hip Replacement
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Stem cell therapy in conjuction with surgery
  • Palisades Middle School and High School physician
13 Testimonials
Dr. Hoffman’s the Best!
“ Just wanted to let you know that once again, Dr. Hoffman and Coordinated Health have reconfirmed to me, that they are the absolute best in orthopedic surgery on so many levels!  Manny had torn bicep surgery last Tuesday, and is doing extremely well... I know I've told you this before, but, honestly - Dr. Jim Hoffman is a true asset to Coordinated Health...  I will continue to be CH's cheerleader! ”
Dr. Hoffman is the “Shoulder Man”
“ Dr. James Hoffman spends as much time as I need, talking to me and making me comfortable. He completely explains everything, including showing x-rays and MRI results. He is called "The Shoulder Man" by the nurses and techs at Lehigh Valley Muhlenberg.  I have complete confidence in Dr. Hoffman and will recommend him to anyone looking for a "Shoulder Man". ”
Dr. Hoffman Accepts Nothing Less Than Perfect
“ Dr. Hoffman has restored the use and comfort of my right upper torso and shoulder/arm through rotator cuff surgery... That was 2 years ago. I went to him immediately when I heard and felt my left shoulder go out. I have so much trust in Dr. Hoffman who shows me that nothing less than perfect is acceptible. I Love Coordinated Health and am sad everyone doesn't go there. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my positive feedback and enthusiasm! ”
Knee relief
“ Dr. Hoffman has treated my right knee for meniscus tear and now osteoarthritis. He promised I would walk out from the meniscus repair surgery on my own. I didn't believe him but most certainly should have. That surgery was approximately 7 years ago. Two years ago the same knee began to give me trouble. He diagnosed and gave me 3 injections in that knee and I was pain-free for almost 2 years. We've started on another course of those injections. Dr. Hoffman has treated me with the utmost respect and care. I can say that my referral to him was the best referral I've ever had. Thank you Dr. Hoffman. ”
Mary D. from Bethlehem, PA
Great surgeon and doctor
“ I've used Dr. Hoffman for a variety of ailments and injuries over the years. Shoulder surgery, finger surgery, removal of a cyst on the wrist and PRP therapy for a hamstring injury. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient and accessible. He's solution-oriented and takes the time to understand the patient needs. He's also very progressive with treatment. The PRP therapy was a great solution for an old running injury that did not require traditional surgery. I would (and have) recommend Dr. James Hoffman for any orthopedic needs. ”
Kristin C. from Bartonsville, PA
Rotator Cuff Surgery
“ Outstanding surgeon - full function after therapy, also from Coordinated Health  ”
Donald B. from Bath, PA
Dr. James Hoffman
“ Dr. Hoffman is the top orthopedic surgeon Coordinated Health could ever have!!! From shoulders, to elbows, to wrists, to finger, to knees, to ankle...from Top to Bottom...Dr. James Hoffman is a PERFECTIONIST!!!!!!! ”
Paul and Donna B. from Allentown, PA
I am able to walk again
“ I had several surgeries to try and fix my ankle and my ankle would not heal. I was referred to Dr Hoffman. He is knowledgeable, kind, hard working and I have returned for other issues in my shoulder and knee. He is a wonderful surgeon. ”
Joyce A. from Canadensis , PA
Outstanding surgeon in his field of Orthopedics
“ Dr. Hoffman, is an outstanding surgeon in his field of Orthopedics. He is a very caring and knowledgeable surgeon when it came for my total shoulder replacement. When it comes to seeing him at his different office locations, he fully explains the problem and the detail procedure that comes next. He takes pride in his work and he makes sure you understand what you're there for. I would truly recommend him as a professional surgeon. ”
Robert S. from Nazareth, PA
“ Dr. Hoffman is by far the most amazing human being on the planet. He is an incredible surgeon who stops at nothing less than perfection. He had many choices when it came to my knee injury. Due to my age and athleticism, he chose stem cell rejuvenation. He made the impossible, possible. Here I am almost 5 years to the day later and doing amazing! My knee is incredible and I owe it all to him. 5/2/2013 Happy Anniversary, you asked me that day to believe and I did. For everything you do, thank you! ”
Joann W. from Thorndale, PA
Dr Hoffman is the best
“ Dr. Hoffman and Coordinated Health are amazing. And their PT. It has been about 4 years since Dr. Hoffman replaced both my shoulders. I have total use, full range of both shoulders. No problems. I am so thankful for dedicated doctors like Dr. Hoffman. And he is very pleasant and caring. ”
Carole H. from Saylorsburg , Pa
Got my crazy life style back
“ Dr James Hoffman is nothing more than amazing when I was 63 I went to him for treatment of my left shoulder and found that is was pretty well gone. In our discussions we decided to replace the shoulder. Ten months later my right shoulder was found to be all but gone so we replace that one also. Today at 68 I have full range of motion and enjoy splitting wood the old fashion way with a sledge and wedges. To me he is the shoulder God ”
Susan T. from Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Thinks outside of the Box
“ Dr. Hoffman is an amazing Physician who cares about his patients and thinks outside of the traditional healthcare box. Before you do an Orthopaedic surgery, you should get an opinion from Dr. Hoffman. ”
John D. from Allentown, PA
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