Welcome to Orthopedics!

Orthopedics of Warren

Saint Clair Building
103 Saint Clair Street, 2nd Floor
Warren, PA 16365
Main Phone: 814-726-1921

Van W. Johnson, M.D.

Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Education: Duke Medical University, Durham, NC
Residency: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery



Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Education: Medical College of Ohio at Toledo, Toledo, OH
Residency: North Western Detroit Affiliated Hospitals, Detroit, MI
Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Wendy L. Whetzel, PA-C

Education: Hahnemann University, Philadephia, PA
Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants 



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Warren Medical Group Orthopedics

Warren General Hospital Campus
Two Crescent Park West, 1st Floor
Warren, PA 16365
Main Phone: 814-406-0035

Simon Amsdell, M.D.

Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
Education: West Virginia University School of Medicine
Physician Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic
Residency: University of Rochester - Orthopedic Surgery Residency


Paul Ignatius, M.D.

Specialty: Orthopedics
Education: University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA

Internships: Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
Residency: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Certification: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Luke Hofmeister, PA-C

Education: Bethel University – Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Certification: NCCPA: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants



Megan Miller, Orthopedic Practice Manager

814-723-2686 / extension 3131
Email: memiller@wgh.org






Through skilled orthopedic surgeons, Warren General Hospital is able to provide a wide range of surgical procedures, treating injuries you may sustain to your joints, bones, muscles, and connective tissues. Whether your injury is age, trauma, or sports related, the Orthopedic Surgeons at Warren General are suited to meet your needs on an individual basis, tailoring your care to meet your needs. If your procedure requires an extended stay, you can receive comprehensive recovery services at Warren General Hospital. Our doctors are now completing surgeries at Warren General Hospital at the new, state-of-the art Pine Grove Ambulatory Center, making exceptional care, exceptionally close.

From your surgery to inpatient stay, we will see you home through Home Health Care and Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation, with a comprehensive continuum of care. Keep reading to learn more about the services we offer, as well as, our team of exceptional Orthopedic Surgeons.


Sports Medicine
ACL Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Knee and Shoulder Surgery

Joint Replacement
Hip (including ceramic and metal on metal)
Shoulder Arthroplasty
Knee (Partial and Complete Replacement)

Rotator Cuff Repairs
Instability Reconstruction

Hand Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Release
Ganglion Cyst Excision
Trigger Finger
Cubital Tunnel Release

Foot Surgery
Ankle Arthoscopy, Fusions

Ankle Arthroscopy
Instability Reconstruction
Tendon Repair