David J. Kolessar

David J. Kolessar

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education (MSGME), 1994


David J. Kolessar, MD

David Kolessar is a Mayo Clinic Fellowship trained subspecialist in adult reconstruction and joint replacement surgery. Dr. Kolessar has an in depth understanding of the details and complexities involved in primary and revision hip and knee replacements. He also has an academic appointments as a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine and Department of Medical Education, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

Dr. Kolessar is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, the International Geriatric Fracture Society, and the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society.

Dr. Kolessar obtained his medical degree from Temple University. He completed his internship and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center and a fellowship in adult reconstruction and total joint replacement at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Kolessar focuses on contemporary surgical techniques, multi-modal pain management protocols in combination with an accelerated recovery program for today’s active patients with a goal of short-stay hip and knee replacement surgeries.

Additional information

Mayo Clinic Education

Campus: Mayo Clinic in Rochester

Name: Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education (MSGME)

Degree: Resident

Specialty: Adult Reconstruction

Year: 1994

Other Education

Name: Temple Univ - Philadelphia, PA

Degree: MDSTD


Year: 1987

Name: Univ of Scranton (PA)

Degree: UNGRD

Specialty: Biochemistry

Year: 1983

Fields of Practice
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Professional Organizations

Name: International Congress for Joint Reconstruction
Role: Charter Member

Name: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Role: Diplomate

Name: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Role: Fellow

Name: International Geriatric Fracture Society
Role: Founding Member

Name: American Association of HIp and Knee Surgeons
Role: Member

Name: Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
Role: Member, Served on Board of Directors

Medical / Research Interests

Total Hip and Knee Replacement / Arthroplasty

Mayo Clinic Societies
  • Name: Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
    Role: MCAA Regular Membership
  • Name: Orthopedic Alumni Fund Society
    Role: Alumni Member


Lives in: Shavertown, PA

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