Joseph Stefko, MD

Specialties: Sports Medicine and Adult Reconstructive Surgery

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About Me
After being raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Dr. Joseph Stefko completed his education and moved back to the Youngstown area. He is a Sports Medicine fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder rotator cuff surgery and shoulder replacement surgery. Using the latest surgical technology, Dr. Stefko has extensive experience with arthroscopic repair of ligament and tendon injuries, as well as computer-assisted planning and sizing for your shoulder replacement. His outpatient surgical practice incorporates minimally invasive surgical techniques along with pain block management. For over 25 years, Dr. Stefko has been involved in educating young orthopaedic surgeons and caring for athletes of all kinds in the Valley.


Undergraduate: Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Graduate: Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio

Postgraduate Training:

  • Residency: Resident Orthopaedic Surgery-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship: Fellow, Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles, California
  • MLB: Assistant Team Physician, LA Dodgers, California Angels
  • NHL: Assistant Team Physician, LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks
  • NBA: Assistant Team Physician, LA Lakers
  • NCAAF: USC Football and Volleyball

Academic Appointments:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Northeast Ohio Medical University
    • Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Patient Reviews


"I am a successful surgical patient of Dr. Joe Stefko. Highly recommended for your shoulder problems!" - Dr. Jim Jamison, Orthopaedic Surgeon


"Dr. Stefko has done 3 surgeries on my shoulders. He is one of the best. Thank you Dr. Stefko!" - Betty Perdue


"Dr. Stefko has done two surgeries on my shoulders. He is literally the best around. I have zero problems and I had 4 complete tears. He is amazing." - Linda King


"So thankful to Dr .Stefko! He replaced both of my shoulders. Totally amazing!" - Kathy Slee Rosa

The Orthopaedic Surgery Center
8551 Crossroads Drive
Youngstown, Ohio 44514

Phone: 330-758-1065

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