Neil Sheth is Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He then spent 2 years on Wall Street as a Financial Analyst in Solomon Smith Barney’s Healthcare Investment Banking Division prior to attending Albany Medical College. Following medical school, he completed a 6 year Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Following residency, he completed an adult hip and knee reconstruction fellowship at Rush University as well as a 3-month mini-fellowship at the Endo Klinik in Hamburg, Germany focusing on peri-prosthetic infection.
Dr. Sheth’s interest in global surgery started with an initial trip to Nigeria in 2007 with his former mentor Dr. Enyi Okereke. Since then, he has been a part of several international teaching trips to Nigeria, Haiti, India and Tanzania. Dr. Sheth has now returned to join the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and focuses his research on the role of orthopaedic surgery in global health as it pertains to healthcare systems. His current project is concentrated on building a center of orthopaedic excellence in Moshi, Tanzania in conjunction with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center, GE Healthcare Africa, and the Tanzanian Ministry of Health.