Robert A. Sershon, MD

Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeon

To contact Dr. Sershon’s office directly, please call 703-619-4400.

"Everything my team does centers on improving our patients’ lives. Whether it is individualizing patient care, innovating surgical techniques, or performing influential research, our team is committed to making our patients better in everything we do."

Dr. Sershon is a fellowship-trained hip and knee replacement surgeon specializing in muscle sparing anterior hip replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement, and robotic assisted surgery. A pioneer of the robotic surgery program at Anderson Clinic, Dr. Sershon and his team are dedicated to developing and investigating novel operative techniques to enhance recovery and improve patient outcomes. As an NCAA swimming national champion (turned running enthusiast), Dr. Sershon understands the importance of providing patients an accelerated recovery that allows them to return to the activities they love in a safe and timely fashion.

As a dedicated researcher, Dr. Sershon has received national recognition and multiple honors, including awards and support from the prestigious Knee Society and Hip Society. An active member in several local and national organizations, he has been invited to present his research across the country and has published over 75 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and abstracts. His expertise allows him to serve as a referral source for the management of complex primary and revision joint replacements.

A Chicago native, Dr. Sershon grew fond of the Mid-Atlantic during his tenure at Johns Hopkins University. During college, he became an NCAA National Champion and earned All-American honors on eight occasions. Following completion of his undergraduate degree with honors, Dr. Sershon returned to Chicago for nine years to complete his medical education and orthopedic surgery residency training at the world-renowned Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Sershon then completed his one-year fellowship in hip and knee replacement surgery at the Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute, at which time he was invited to join the practice.

In his free time, Dr. Sershon enjoys running, spending time outdoors with his family, and woodworking. He is happily married (Jenny), has a son (Axel), and another family addition on the way!

Research

Robotic joint replacement

Anterior hip replacement

Minimally invasive knee replacement

Outpatient surgery

Revision hip and knee replacement

Publications

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Slaven SE, Cody JP, Sershon RA, Ho H, Hopper RH, Fricka KB. The Impact of Coronal Alignment on Revision in Medial Fixed-Bearing Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty. Accepted J Arthroplasty.

Sershon RA, McDonald JF, Ho H, Goyal N, Hamilton WG. Outpatient Total Hip Arthroplasty Performed at an Ambulatory Surgery Center versus Hospital Outpatient Setting: Complications, Revisions, and Readmissions. Accepted J Arthroplasty.

Fillingham YA, Darrith B, Calkins TE, Abdel MP, Malkani AL, Schwarzkopf R, Padgett DP, Culvern C, Sershon RA, Bini S, Della Valle CJ, Hip Society Research Group. 2019 Mark Coventry Award – A Multicentre Randomized Clinical Trial of Tranexamic Acid in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty: Does the Dosing Regimen Matter? Bone Joint J. 2019;101(7):10-16.

Sershon RA, Li J, Calkins TE, Courtney PM, Nam D, Gerlinger TL, Sporer SM, Levine BR. Prospective Validation of a Demographically-Based Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Implant Size Calculator. J Arthroplasty. 2019;34(7):1369-73.

Sershon RA, Tecle N, Della Valle CJ, Berger RA, Levine BR, Nam D. The Impact of an Acute, Traumatic Wound Dehiscence on Clinical Outcomes Following Primary and Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2018;33(8):2613-15.

Nam D, Sershon RA, Levine BR, Della Valle CJ. The Use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Orthopedic Surgery. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018;26(9):295-302.

Bohl DD, Sershon RA, Saltzman BM, Darrith B, Della Valle CJ. Incidence, Risk Factors, and Clinical Implications of Pneumonia Following Surgery for Geriatric Hip Fracture. J Arthroplasty. 2018;33(5):1552-56.

Sershon RA, Luchetti TJ, Cohen MS, Wysocki RW. Radial Head Replacement with a Bipolar System: A Minimum 7-Year Follow-up. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018;27(2):e38-44.

Basques BA, Bell JA, Sershon RA, Della Valle CJ. The Influence of Patient Gender on Morbidity Following Total Hip or Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2018;33:345-49.

Sershon RA, Courtney PM, Sporer SM, Levine BR. Can Demographic Variables Accurately Predict Component Sizing in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty? J Arthroplasty. 2017;32(10):3004-08.

Sershon RA, Tetreault MW, Della Valle CJ. A Prospective, Randomized Trial of Mini-incision Posterior and Two-incision Total Hip Arthroplasty: Minimum Five-Year Follow-up. J Arthroplasty. 2017;32:2462-65

Bohl DD, Saltzman BM, Sershon RA, Darrith B, Okroj KT, Della Valle CJ. Incidence, Risk Factors, and Clinical Implications of Pneumonia Following Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2017;32(6):1991-95.

Sershon RA, Diaz A, Bohl DD, Levine BR. Effect of Body Mass Index on Digital Templating for Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2017;32(3):1024-26.

Gross CE, Sershon RA, Frank JM, Easley ME, Holmes GB. Treatment of Osteonecrosis of the Talus. JBJS Rev. 2016;4(7):e2.

Bohl DD, Sershon RA, Fillingham YA, Della Valle CJ. Incidence, Risk Factors, and Sources of Sepsis Following Total Joint Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2016;31(12):2875-79.

Ahn J, Rossi VJ, Tabaraee E, Sershon RA, Singh K. Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation: MIS, Endoscopic, Percutaneous Techniques. Seminars in Spine Surgery. 2016;28(1):20-25.

Bohl DD, Ahn J, May BC, Massel DH, Tabaraee E, Sershon RA, Basques BA, Singh K. Does Greater Body Mass Index Increase the Risk for Recurrent Herniation Following a Single-Level Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy? Spine. 2016;41(9):816-21.

Sershon RA, Balkissoon R, Della Valle CJ. Current Indications for Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty in 2016. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2016;9(1):84-92.

Balkissoon R, Sershon RA, Paprosky WG, Della Valle CJ. Classifying Femoral Bone Deficiency: Picking the Right Tool for the Job. Seminars in Arthroplasty. 2015;26:156-162.

Sershon RA, Al-Shihabi LL, Colman MW. A 19-year-old Female Patient with Progressively Worsening Back Pain. Orthopedics Today. 2015;35(4):28-30.

Sershon RA, Van Thiel GS, Lin EC, McGill KC, Cole BJ, Verma NN, Romeo AA, Nicholson GP. Clinical Outcomes of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in Patients Under the Age of 60. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014;23(3):395-400.

Strauss EJ, Salata MJ, Sershon RA, Lin EC, Garbis NG, Provencher MT, Wang VM, McGill KC, Bush-Joseph CA, Nicholson GP, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Verma NN. Role of the Superior Labrum after Biceps Tenodesis in Glenohumeral Stability. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014;23(4):485-91.

Sershon RA, Mather RC 3rd, Sherman SL, McGill KC, Romeo AA, Verma NN. Low Accuracy of Interpretation of Rotator Cuff MRI in Patients with Osteoarthritis. Acta Orthop. 2013;84(5):479-482.

Salata MJ, Lin EC, Sershon RA, Sherman SL, Gupta A, Wang VM, Cole BJ, Romeo AA,Verma. NN. Biomechanical Evaluation of Transosseous Rotator Cuff Repair: Do Anchors Really Matter? Am J of Sports Med. 2013 Feb;41(2):283-90.

Strauss EJ, Sershon RA, Barker JU, Kercher J, Salata MJ, Verma NN. The Basic Science and Clinical Applications of Osteochondral Allografts. Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis. 2012;70(4):217-23.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Sershon RA, Fricka KB. Outpatient Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty. In Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: Indications, Surgical Techniques, and Complications. Publication in process.

Sershon RA, Parks NL, Engh CA Jr. Osseous Deficiencies in Total Knee Arthroplasty. In The Adult Knee, 2nd Edition. Publication in process.

Sershon RA, Bell JA, Levine BR. Septic Hip Arthritis: Native and Arthroplasty. In Synopsis of Hip Surgery. Publication in process.

Culp BM, Sershon RA, Levine BR. Pearls in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty: Addressing the Femoral Side - From Minimal to Severe Bone Loss. In Surgical Techniques and Infection Control in Hip & Knee Arthroplasty. Publication in process.

Chalmers PN, Sershon RA, Cole BJ. Meniscal Deficiency - Repair and Transplantation. In Biologic Knee Reconstruction: A Surgeon’s Guide. Elsevier, NY, NY, 2014.

Post a Review SpecialtyHip Replacement
Knee Replacement
Direct Phone703-619-4400 Undergraduate SchoolJohns Hopkins University Medical SchoolRush Medical College ResidencyRush University Medical Center FellowshipAnderson Orthopaedic Research Institute Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Eligible

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Specialty Society MembershipsAmerican Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
American Academic of Orthopedic Surgeons
Engh Society
Special Procedures & TechniquesAnterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
Minimally Invasive Partial Knee Replacement
Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement
Robotic Knee Replacement
Robotic Joint Replacement
Outpatient Joint Replacement
Revision Hip Replacement
Revision Knee Replacement

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