Joseph Stefko, MD - The Orthopaedic Surgery Center

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

"My husband has had to have both shoulders replaced and Dr. Stefko has done both surgeries. Dr. Stefko is very professional yet he takes the time to make sure that you understand both the surgery and recovery process. When he was done in the operating room he came and talked to me to let me know how the surgery went. He didn’t just rush through things with a bunch of big medical words that I wouldn't understand. He treated both of us with dignity and respect. I would highly recommend Dr Stefko."

– Terri S.

"My experience was very professional and the best care I could have had. Dr. Stefko was kind, considerate, very caring and explained all my options and what his diagnoses was for my case. A total joint replacement was done and my therapist is amazed at how well I am doing, which attests to the amazing surgery that Dr. Stefko performed on me. I am very grateful and appreciative of his caring bed side manor, as well. I made the right choice for me."

– Karen S.

"I've had both shoulders replaced by Dr. Stefko. I am very pleased with the results, kindness, and compassion shown to me during the procedures and recovery process. Highly recommend!"

– Rosemary S.

Youngstown Orthopaedic Associates

Poland Office
8591 Crossroads Drive
Youngstown, OH 44514


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Warren Office
1695 Niles-Cortland Road, N. E.
Warren, Ohio 44484


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The Orthopaedic Surgery Center
8551 Crossroads Drive
Youngstown, Ohio 44514
Phone: 330-758-1065


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