Coordinated Health

Nicholas Slenker, MD

Orthopedics, Lafayette College Team Physician

6 Patient Stories
Nicholas Slenker, MD
Orthopedics, Lafayette College Team Physician
Dr. Nicholas Slenker is an orthopedic and sports medicine physician at Coordinated Health. He is interested in travel, swimming, running, and basketball.

Nicholas Slenker, MD, is an orthopedic and sports medicine surgeon with Coordinated Health, part of Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Dr. Slenker currently serves as the Team Physician at Lafayette College. 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

Medical School

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

Services Provided

  • Knee replacement
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Clavicle fractures
  • Throwing injuries
  • Biologic therapies (PRP, stem cells)
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Sports medicine surgery
  • Team Physician at Lafayette College
  • Arthroscopic hip surgery
  • AC joint reconstruction
6 Testimonials
Best Doctor out there!
“ Tore my Acl doing what I love most, playing soccer. Thanks to Slenker I'm better than I ever was!  ”
Talia L. from Allentown, PA
What an experience
“ My daughter tore her ACL on a Friday night (Dec 19th), she saw her AT (Meghan) from CH on Sat & received an athlete referral (which I never even knew existed). She was seen as a walk-in appointment by Dr. Slenker on Mon Dec 22 & she was in the OR by Jan 15th. Meghan assisted her with positive re-enforcement & prepared her for surgery. Everything was one fluid motion. Dr. Slenker & the entire CH team made this terrible situation bareable & renewed my daughter's hope in returning better than ever. I couldn't have asked for a better experience during this unfortunate time. I didn't have to worry about paperwork, authorizations or insurance & was able to focus on my daughter. I am beyond greatful for the care she received. Dr. Slenker is the BEST! We are looking forward to sending him a picture of her back on the court to show him just how important his work truly is. ”
Kelly S. from Tamaqua, Pa
He knew exactly how to get me Healthy Again!
“ I was going for a second opinion about my knee, and I made the right choice with CH. Dr. Slecker knew exactly what I needed to get me healthy. Now I am only 2 weeks from getting back on the court! ”
Mikaela K. from Germansville, PA
Changed my life
“ With out this man I would never be where I am today with my knee injury! Thank you for everything!!  ”
Kaelyn B. from Tamaqua , Pa
Coordinated Health. Better. Together.
“ The slogan is Coordinated Health. Better. Together. I think this is an appropriate slogan for me as well. I have been a patient at Coordinated Health for many ailments including Achilles’ tendon issues, tarsal tunnel syndrome, torn meniscus, partially torn ACL, and Morton’s neuroma. The first person I encountered at Coordinated Health was Dr. Brigido. When I saw Dr. Brigido for my neuroma issue I told him about no feeling in my foot. He referred me to Dr. Goldberg for acupuncture and Dr. Duffy for Grafton massage. With these doctors I gained the feeling back in my foot. Dr. Goldberg explained acupuncture and what he would be doing. It didn’t hurt and I felt more feeling in my foot after a couple treatments. Dr. Duffy did Graston massage and removed scar tissue as well as keeping me balanced. He looked at me as a whole person and not just a left foot. Unfortunately, as I was getting treated for that I partially tore my ACL. The great news is that I had acupuncture a few days later and it prevented pain from the ACL issue. Dr. Slenker, the orthopedist who treated me for the ACL, sent me for physical therapy. I have been rehabbing and have avoided surgery. Physical therapy is hard work. I had the team of Katie Pritchard and Deb. Together they helped me strengthen my muscles. They were very patient and kind while teaching me new exercises and doing Graston massage on my tight IT bands. I never knew Graston massage was part of the PT but it is makes such a great difference in loosening tightness and breaking up scar tissue. I’m happy to say I have my last day of PT today. As the slogan goes, Coordinated Health. Better. Together. Thanks for all you all have done! I feel stronger and confident I will stay healthy. If not, I will definitely be back because you have a true team that works together to make me better.Diane DeVivo ”
Diane D. from Easton, PA
Stronger than ever
“ I lived with a shoulder injury and on/off shoulder pain for 15 years. Dr. Slenker identified my labrum tear almost immediately and had me in surgery for a Bankart Repair within 2 weeks. After 6 months I was cleared for full activity. Exercise and weight lifting are a big part of my life and 9 months after surgery my shoulder is stronger than it's ever been! Dr. Slenker was very compassionate and helpful every visit, taking as much time as necessary to answer all of my questions and ease my mind. His staff is top notch and the physical therapy team was fantastic. I can't recommend enough. I am so thankful for Dr. Slenker and his team! They got me back to living my life pain free. ”
Justin V. from Allentown, PA
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