Thomas D. Meade, MD

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Thomas D. Meade, MD

Thomas D. Meade, MD

Dr. Thomas Meade is a 1975 graduate of Pittston Area High School. He graduated from Penn State with High Distinction, where a diving injury launched him on a career in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Meade graduated from the Jefferson Medical College and completed his orthopedic residency at Thomas Jefferson University. After his residency, he traveled to Cincinnati to complete a Sports medicine and Knee Biomechanics Fellowship with Dr. Frank Noyes. He is an experienced clinician in the field of knee replacements, knee ligament reconstruction, has developed surgical techniques, instrumentation, and holds patents on several devices. As an author and educator, Dr. Meade has published articles, videos, book chapters, and a book, in addition to speaking extensively on custom-fit knee replacements, kinematics, sports injuries, nutrition, and fitness related topics.

Dr. Meade serves as the host of two popular cable TV shows on orthopedic and medical issues. He presently holds academic positions at The Pennsylvania State University and DeSales University. The Philadelphia Eagles have retained Dr. Meade’s services as a consultant for summer camp at Lehigh University. Dr. Meade is an avid cyclist, a competitive swimmer, and triathlete (having qualified for the Ironman triathlon). He has held top ten individual US Masters Swimming rankings and is the current USMS world record holder in men’s 200m freestyle relay.
Dr. Meade received the 2002 Founders Award from the prestigious Medical Fitness Association for his lifetime contributions to the field of medical fitness and the Sir John Charnley Award for orthopedic achievement.

Dr. Meade specializes in knee surgery, both sports injuries and joint replacements. He is also recognized as a leading expert in the surgical treatment of displaced clavicle fractures. Dr. Meade helped design and develop the first “Total Kneeling Brace™” for knee replacement patients to safely kneel, in addition to clavicle plates, and surgical instruments designed for knee ligament reconstruction.


The Pennsylvania State University
B.S. Biology (With High Distinction)

Medical Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA


The Allentown Affiliated Hospitals
Allentown, PA


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
General Surgery Residency

Knee Rehabilitation Center
Philadelphia, PA

Real Life in the OR airs on...

WFMZ TV Central PA
WQPX TV Northeastern PA
Comcast Cable Channel 7 Greater Pottsville

SSPTV on Service Electric Cablevision Channel 13 Greater Hazleton

Check out Dr. Meade's latest research on knee replacements

Read Dr. Meade's article about knee arthroplasty

Click Below to watch the Dr. Meade show - Knee Fracture Repair

Click here to watch the Dr. Meade Show – Hip Surgery

The Dr. Meade Show airs on...

VIA Media - Allentown, Easton and Bethlehem
Every Saturday at 8 PM
Every Sunday at 12 AM
Comcast Cable Channel 7 Greater Pottsville
Sundays at 11 AM and 7:30 PM
Mondays at 8 PM
Tuesdays at 8:30 PM
Wednesdays at 8 PM
Saturdays at 8 AM
SSPTV on Service Electric Cablevision Channel 13 Greater Hazleton
Sundays at 2:30 AM and 8 :30 AM
Mondays at 2:30 AM and 8:30 PM
Tuesdays at 1 AM and 9:30 PM
Wednesdays at 1:30 AM and 11:30 AM
Thursdays at 1 AM and 9 AM
Fridays at 9:30 PM
Saturdays at 1:30 AM 7 AM and 2:30 PM

Click below to read Dr. Meade's editorial in the Morning Call about Statins:
Practice Areas:
  • Orthopedic
Available at the following campus locations:

ACL Tears: Symptoms & Evaluation

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  • Dr. Meade Shares His Knowledge
    Dr Meade has been my favorite physican by far the last seven years, because he is caring, and he listens to his patients. The fact that he is one of the most knowledgeable doctors I have dealt with is very important to a patient. He is constantly educating himself in his field and beyond so he can offer the best quality of life to his patients. Dr Meade shares his wealth of knowledge with the public through his shows and seminars and as a patient I have learned so much from him. I hope that Dr. Meade continues his mission in his field for many years to come and wish him the best. Thank you Dr.Meade for caring.
  • Dr. Meade is the best
    Dr. Meade is the best!! He never rushes you through any appt. he listens completely, and unstands your concerns with heart. Treats me like i am the only patient with this problem and not like "all the others." That about sums it up and YES, I always and DO recommend him to many people!  Thank You!  Sue
  • Dr. Meade helped me live my life pain free
    Dr Thomas Meade: I had both knees replaced at the same time.Dr Meade was so helpful at my first appointment,I liked him at right off the bat.Came to see me right before my surgery,and after care was great,Dr Meade  was the first Doctor I saw in the morrning.Its been a little over a year now sense my surgery,I am doing very well now.I can cut grass,play golf,walk,dance,and many other things,without PAIN.I just want to say THANK YOU Dr Meade and your PA'S AND SURGERY TEAM.      
  • 11 Weeks and Doing Well!
    Dear Molly, Dr Meade & RJ,
    Thank you all for the care you provided me with my knee surgery. You all are the very best in your field and how fortunate I am to have had your services.
    It’s now 11 weeks since my surgery and I’m doing real well. Although still taking therapy, I’m actually able to walk, do all regular tasks and am no longer thinking of my knee or feeling any funny, different sensations. It’s great to not think of a knee or it’s stiffness and pain every hour or so!
    All of us here in the Lehigh Valley are so very lucky to have you all and your medical services available- you are the very best!
    Thank you again and stay well!
  • Terrific Video of my Knee Surgery
    Dear Dr. Meade,
    I am amazed at the video and terrific story show you made on my knee surgery!
    It’s great!-Thank you! And I can’t believe it’s on You tube!! Interestingly, my daughter, a 2nd year dental student at Temple was amazed and said she learned from it, especially watching you do stitches! So, I’m certain other medical students and others will also learn much from it!
    I am so fortunate, as others have been, to have been a patient of yours. I appreciate all you’ve done to help my knee scenario. I’ll continue to take 6000 mg of fish oil daily and am thinking about starting CoQ 10 after watching one of your shows- all of which are very interesting.
    My physical activity has picked up since my operation and it’s great to no longer think of my knee on a regular basis!
    I am walking with no pain, although mornings are a little stiffer, but I’m stretching before getting out of bed and it really helps! This getting old is no fun!
    How you do all you do in a day- from operating to enduring long demanding hours, all while keeping such a great spirit and demeanor is simply remarkable! You are helping people immensely!
    Thank you so much,
  • Ready to Hit the Slopes
    Dr Meade — You’re the best! Great Job! Working my way back to the ski slopes. E.S.
  • Feeling 63 Again!
    Dear Dr Meade…… THANKS DOC!!! I feel 63 again, instead of 85!. GREAT SURGICAL TEAM! ….Thanks again S.K
  • Thanks for your Patience and Understanding
    Dear Dr Meade,   Just a note to tell you
    how we all ( patients and family alike)
    love having you for our Doctor. Not only
    are you highly skilled and do such a
    wonderful job but you instill in us such a
    peace of mind that we’ll get well before
    we know it.
    Thank you for being so considerate and
    understanding ‘cause when we come to
    you we’re scared out of our wits and
    you make us so comfortable—what a
    wonderful quality you have. Thank you
    again, P.B.
  • You're the Best
    Dear Dr. Meade,   Words cannot express how happy I am that I selected you to perform my total knee replacement last May.
    My general health was very good, but walking any distance-even a short one- was a major problem
    Let me say without a doubt, you have given me my life back.
    My recovery has been quiet and smooth and I can’t thank you enough!
    Also, my grandchildren and family members thank you.
    You are ‘THE BEST”
  • Thank You!
    Thank you Dr. Mead for confirming what thousands of people have found out the hard way: statin drugs are not what we've been led to believe! When my husband first started taking statins 5+ years ago, he had an adverse reaction of very bad muscle aches in his arms. So the doctor switched him to another statin with the same result. He tried 4 statin drugs before ending up on Simvastatin. The aches and pains and fatigue that resulted over the next 4 years crept up so slowly it was hard to pinpoint. He then decided to stop the statin drug and within a few weeks felt 100% better.  In retrospect I wish I had researched statins before my husband started taking them; we all should research the long term drugs being suggested to us.
  • Wonderful information about Statins
    Dear Dr Meade,
    Thank you for a wonderfully informative and honest assessment of statins. My late Dad took a slew of medications, and my mother swore that it was the beginning of a downhill slide to the end when he did. I believe her. I am saddened when patients come to me with their list of meds, and then state they don't have any significant past medical history. To some people popping pills isn't even a consideration for them. You have really done a wonderful public service with this editorial, thank you! I shared this on my facebook.
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