Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician Profile

Christopher Kepler, MD

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Orthopaedic Surgery

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Office Locations

327 Greentree Rd
Sewell NJ 08080
Phone: (800) 321-9999
925 Chestnut Street
5th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (267) 339-3500

Medical Services

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Columbia University, Medical School


  • New York Presbyterian Hospital


  • Rothman Institute

Recent Publications

Intraoperative pedicle screw navigation does not significantly affect complication rates after spine surgery

Sacral Fractures and Associated Injuries

Answer to the Letter to the Editor of A. Piazzolla et al. concerning, “The Surgical Algorithm for the AOSpine, Thoracolumbar Spine Injury Classification System” by A. R. Vaccaro et al.; Eur Spine J (2016); 25(4):1087–1094

Reliability and Clinical Utility of the CARDS Classification for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

Risk Factors for and Complications after Surgical Delay in Elective Single-Level Lumbar Fusion

The effect of Postoperative Spinal Infections on Patient Mortality

The evolution of current research impact metrics

Comparing the Treatment Algorithm and Complications for Patients Undergoing an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion at a Physician-Owned Specialty Hospital and a University-Owned Tertiary Care Hospital

Randomization Strategies

Is An Isolated Intervertebral Disk with Significant Degeneration Magnetic Resonance Imaging A Cause of Low Back Pain That Requires No Confirmatory Diagnostic Tests?

Should TLIF be Routinely Used in a 60-Year-Old Man with a Mild Degenerative Spondylolisthesis?

Perioperative Complications of Spinal Metastases Surgery

Comparison of occipitocervical and atlantoaxial fusion in treatment of unstable Jefferson fractures

Outcome of a Resident Spine Surgical Skills Training Program

Impact of elevated body mass index and obesity on long-term surgical outcomes for patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy: Analysis of a combined prospective dataset

Are Modic changes associated with intervertebral disc cytokine profiles?

Understanding Traditional Research Impact Metrics

The Effect of Dynamic Versus Static Plating Systems on Fusion Rates and Complications in 1-Level and/or 2-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Treatment of Axis Body Fractures

The effect of substance P on an intervertebral disc rat organ culture model