Physician Profile: John Greco, MD

John Greco, MD

John Greco, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon
General Orthopaedics  

As a college freshman, Dr. Greco underwent orthopaedic surgery to correct an athletic injury. This experience gave him a keen awareness of the critical importance of proper orthopaedic care in restoring bone and joint health to optimum function when an injury has occurred. This led to his decision to become an orthopaedic surgeon.

Dr. Greco attended medical school at Temple University in Philadelphia followed by an orthopaedic residency at Boston University and fellowship training in adult spine surgery at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Greco has been treating patients with degenerative joint and spinal problems for over 25 years. The majority of patients who experience discomfort due to these conditions respond to non-operative interventions such as medication, physical therapy, and injections. Recent advances in orthopaedic surgery have led to marked improvement in peri-operative pain control and more rapid post-operative mobilization and rehabilitation. In certain situations, the direct anterior approach for total hip replacement, endoscopic spinal procedures, and patient specific total knee instrumentation may be an option to lessen surgical trauma and shorten healing time.

Dr. Greco is an avid tennis player and fly fisherman. Out of his personal and professional experience, he is convinced that, when treatment is needed, skilled orthopaedic care provides the best path to restoration of strength, function, and return to desired activity level.

Curriculum Vitae

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
July 1988, February 1996, April 2005

New England Baptist Hospital
Boston, MA
Spine Fellowship
July – December 1985

Boston University Orthopaedic Program
Boston, MA
July 1981 – July 1985

Presbyterian University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA
June 1980 – June 1981

Medical School:
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
1976 – 1980

B.S. Biology, University of Scranton
Scranton, PA
1973 – 1976
Magna Cum Laude

Alpha Sigma Nu: National Jesuit Honor Society
Alpha Epsilon Delta: National Pre-Med Honor Society
Middlebury College,
Middlebury, VT
1972 – 1973

State of Maryland
State of Delaware

Affiliated Position:
Chief, Department of Surgery
Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Salisbury, MD
2007, 2008

Professional Organizations:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
North American Spine Society

Manuscripts and Presentations:
Primary Bone Union Vs. Callus Formation,
Unpublished report, John J. Greco, M.D.
December 1982 Wagner Leg Lengthening

John J. Greco, M.D. & Leon Kruger, M.D.
Submitted for publication
The Role of Traction and Bracing in the Conservative Management of the Lumbosacral Spine
Presented at the “Modern Management of the Lumbosacral Spine”
Boston, MA, September 1985

Tufts University School of Medicine CME Course
Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis
Presented at the “Modern Management of the Lumbosacral Spine”
Boston, MA, November 1985

Tufts University School of Medicine CME Course
Nerve Root Injuries Following Adult Scoliosis Surgery
John J. Greco, M.D. and Alexander Wright, M.D.
Presented at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting
Bolton, NY, 1986

Current Management of Back Pain, Presented at the Department of Medicine Lecture Series
Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Salisbury, MD, November 1995

Cervical Spine Anatomy and Pathophysiology
Didactic presentation and Lab instructor at “Cervical Spine, Brachial Plexus and Shoulder Cadaver Workshop and Clinical Symposium.”
Salisbury State University Annual Sports Medicine Clinic
January 2001

Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Presented at the “State of the Art” Dinner
Peninsula Regional Center
Salisbury, MD, January 2003