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Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certified: Orthopaedic Surgery
Temple University Hospital
St. Luke's Episcopal Center
Dr. Gratch specializes in orthopedic spine surgery. He became interested in orthopedics as a young man, influenced by his father, a family physician. Sidelined by a back injury he suffered while playing basketball, Dr. Gratch solidified his interest in spine surgery during medical school. He graduated with a medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, earning selection into the distinguished medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha, often thought of as the Phi Beta Kappa for medical schools. He completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Temple University Hospital and trained in pediatric orthopedic surgery at Shriner's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Dr. Gratch completed a successful fellowship in spinal surgery at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and holds membership in a number of professional organizations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the North American Spine Society.
Dr. Gratch has presented at numerous professional meetings and is a published journal and book author. He served as the lead investigator in a pair of clinical trials and has presented community lectures on back pain.
Dr. Gratch has helped blaze the trail for minimally invasive spine fusion and minimally invasive approaches for non-fusion procedures. He and his colleagues have embraced technology to lead the way in minimally invasive spine surgeries. Honors awarded to Dr. Gratch include recognition in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue three times. In 2008, Dr. Gratch was named top surgeon in spine surgery by Main Line Today magazine.