Hari P. Bezwada, M.D.

hari-p-bezwada-mdDr. Bezwada specializes in hip and knee replacements, arthroscopic surgery of the hip and knee, as well as fracture care of the lower extremity.

Dr. Bezwada specializes in the treatment of patients with hip and knee disorders as well as general orthopaedic ailments. He has advanced training in both the arthroscopic and open treatments of hip and knee problems. He has special expertise in the latest approaches to hip and knee surgery including the anterior approach to hip replacement. Dr. Bezwada lectures extensively both locally and nationally and is widely published in various journals including: The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and the Journal of Arthroplasty. He has authored several textbooks and is extensively involved in both clinical and basic science research.


“My first hip replacement surgery was done in Philadelphia in 2005. When it was time to have my other hip replaced, I chose Dr. Bezwada & Capital Health in Hopewell, NJ. Dr. Bezwada is one of the few doctors that performs this surgery through the front instead of the back…” read more

Areas of expertise

  • Arthritis of the hip and knee
  • Revision hip and knee arthoplasty
  • Complex primary hip and knee replacement
  • Anterior approach to hip replacement
  • Sports injuries of the hip and knee
  • Fractures of the lower extremity

Awards and Honors

  • John N. Insall Traveling Fellowship, The Knee Society, October 2005
  • Ranawat Award, EOA, October 2004
  • Lloyd W. Taylor Award, Western Orthopaedic Association, October 2003
  • Drexel Orthopaedics Resident Research Day, First Place, DUCOM, May 2003
  • Residents’ Award Competition, Second Place, Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, April 2003
  • Orthopaedics Overseas-OREF Traveling Fellowship, Lima, Peru, January 2003
  • Ranawat Award, Eastern Orthopaedic Association, October 2002
  • Joseph H. Boyes Award, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, October 2002
  • Smith & Nephew Resident Award, Residents Paper Competition, August 2002
  • Total Knee Forum, Second Place Resident’s Award, December 2000
  • NIH Public Health Research Traineeship Award, Albany Medical College, 1991


  • M.D., Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
  • B.S., Union College, Schenectady, NY


  • Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
    Orthopaedic Surgery,1999-2003
  • MCP & Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA
    General Surgery, 1996-1997
  • Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
    Internal Medicine, 1993-1996


  • The Center for Joint Preservation and Reconstruction, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore,
    John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    Joint Reconstruction Fellow, 2003-2004
  • The Orthopaedic Hospital at Allegheny University Hospitals-Graduate
    Booth, Bartolozzi, Balderston Orthopaedics at Pennsylvania Hospital,
    Penn Orthopaedics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Knee Fellow, 1998-1999
    Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellow, 1997-1998

Current Academic/Administrative Appointments

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Associated Faculty of the School of Medicine Clinical Associate Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Attending Staff, Pennsylvania Hospital

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
  • Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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