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Mohit Gilotra, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

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100 Penn Street, 540D

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Education and Training

Jefferson Medical College, MD

University of Maryland Medical System, Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery


Dr. Gilotra specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at University of Maryland and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He pursued an additional year of advanced fellowship training in the management of complex shoulder and elbow injuries at the University of Pennsylvania and then obtained further training in elbow arthroscopy and minimally invasive approaches to the elbow at Tulane University in New Orleans.  

Dr. Gilotra’s research interests include novel treatments for rotator cuff repair, preventing implant-related infection, and reverse shoulder arthroplasty design. He has presented his research at many local, national, and international professional meetings and is the recipient of numerous honors and awards. He is a researcher for the randomized trial, "Benzoyl Peroxide Effectively Decreases Preoperative Propionibacterium Acnes Shoulder Burden," which is the recipient of the Charles S. Neer Award.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Orthopaedic surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery, rotator cuff repair, reverse shoulder arthroplasty.

Highlighted Publications

Shiu B, Song X, Iacangelo A, Kim H, Jazini E, Henn RF, Gilotra MN, Hasan SA. Os acromaile fixation: A biomechanical comparison of polyethylene suture versus stainless steel wire tension band. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2016;25(12):20342-039.

Gilotra MN, Shorofsky MJ, Stein JA, Murthi AM. Healing of rotator cuff tendons using botulinum toxin A and immobilization in a rat model. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2016;17(1):127.

Gilotra M, O’Brien MJ, Savoie FH III. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: Indication and technique. In, Throckmoreton TQ (ed): American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Instructional Course Lectures, Volume 65. Rosemont: AAOS; 2016.

Research Interests

  • Understanding fatty infiltration in rotator cuff tears and novel options for prevention and treatment
  • Preventing and treating infection after shoulder surgery especially Propionibacterium acnes
  • Optimizing deltoid tension after reverse shoulder arthroplasty
  • Correlating patient compliance with surgical outcome

Clinical Specialty Details

Acromioclavicular joint injuries

Biceps tear

Clavicle injuries

Community trauma involving ankle, knee, hip, and arm fractures

Elbow arthroscopy

Elbow replacement

Fractures around the shoulder and elbow

Labral Repair

Posttraumatic reconstruction

Reverse shoulder replacement

Rotator Cuff Repair

Shoulder arthritis

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder Dislocation

Shoulder Replacement

Throwing injuries to the shoulder and elbow

Tommy John reconstruction