Matthew A. Varacallo, MD

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Matthew A. Varacallo, MD

Matthew Varacallo, MD, Director of Orthopedic Robotic Surgery, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and total joint reconstruction, accelerated rehabilitation protocols and functional return to sports after surgeries and procedures. During his Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Kentucky, Varacallo was on the team of physicians caring for the NCAA Division I Collegiate athletes and also worked as team physician for the 2019 NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship team at Georgetown College. Today, Dr. Varacallo is team physician/surgeon for the DuBois Dream in the North American Basketball League (NABL) and Premier Basketball League (PBL).

A native of DuBois, Varacallo works alongside his brother, Dr. Christopher Varacallo, and the rest of the Penn Highlands Orthopedics and Sports Medicine team with athletes and athletic trainers from the region’s school districts (DuBois, Brockway, Brookville, Clearfield, and St. Marys), along with the DuBois Dream and Penn State DuBois.

Varacallo has engaged in extensive research investigating orthopedic outcomes, and his work has been featured in multiple articles in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons journal, as well as the clinical information website Today. Since 2015, he has written or been featured in more than 250 publications covering topics related to orthopedics and sports medicine, joint reconstruction, anatomy, hand/upper extremity, and orthopedic education.


  • Orthopedics / Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Status

  • Board Eligible, American Board of Othopaedic Surgery


  • Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA


  • Orthopedic Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


  • Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine, The University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Kentucky Medical Society
  • Lexington Medical Society
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association

Treatments & Services


Penn Highlands Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

The Penn Highlands Healthcare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine team brings the most leading-edge care and treatment delivered by specialists who know the orthopedic needs of patients in this area better than anyone else. The procedures, surgeries and rehabilitation protocols our expert physicians provide are proven with patient outcomes, testimonials and resolution of injury and return to work/sport.

With a focus on quality and a unique emphasis on patient education, Penn Highlands Orthopedics and Sports Medicine addresses each patient’s individual needs not only with expertise, but with dedication. The approach of each surgeon, physician and provider is targeted and comprehensive for each patient to enhance each one’s ability to return to their normal routine—because in addition to knowing their practice, our team knows their patients.

In addition to specializing in treatments and surgeries for patients with bone, muscle and joint problems, the orthopedics and sports medicine experts at Penn Highlands Healthcare are also leaders in national orthopedics research studies and advanced training and treatment modalities to athletes across our region—all while addressing the needs of every age, from teens to patients in their nineties, and every activity level, from the weekend gardener to the champion college athlete. This is why patients of Penn Highlands Orthopedic and Sports Medicine team enjoy the benefit of passion for wellness combined with specialized skill.

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