Lawrence S. Miller, MD


Cooper University Health Care Titles

  • Chairman Emeritus, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Senior Orthopaedic Advisor, Cooper Bone & Joint Institute

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles

  • Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery - General)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Sports Medicine)

Professional Type

Cooper University Physician



About Me

Lawrence S. Miller, MD is Chairman Emeritus, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cooper University Hospital, Senior Orthopaedic Advisor of Cooper Bone and Joint Institute, and Director, Sports Medicine.

He graduated from Haverford College in 1975 and then attended Jefferson Medical College, graduating in 1979.  After his internship at the Bryn Maw Hospital, he returned to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, completing his orthopaedic residency in 1984. Dr. Miller then attended the world-renowned Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles for his sports medicine fellowship training from 1984 to 1985. Dr. Miller practiced at the Lankenau Hospital and served as faculty for the Thomas Jefferson University Orthopaedic Residency Program from 1985 to 2002. He joined the medical staff at Cooper University Hospital where he has been the founding Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Over the past 33 years, Dr. Miller has developed one of the region’s leading sports medicine practices, specializing in the treatment of injuries to the shoulder, elbow and knee. He served as the team physician for the Philadelphia Wings Lacrosse Team for 26 years. As a faculty member and Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Miller has been involved in the training and education of orthopaedic residents and sports medicine fellows.

Dr. Miller is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a member of many medical societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Sports Physicians, and the Arthroscopy Society of North America.

Dr. Miller specializes in the management and treatment of shoulder injuries, shoulder instability and shoulder replacement, as well as cartilage restoration, meniscal transplantation, meniscal repair and meniscectomy of the knee. He has been recognized on numerous occasions as a Top Doc by Philadelphia Magazine, South Jersey Magazine, SJ Magazine and NJ Magazine. He has also received many other recognitions including the Team Physician Award from the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society in 2007 and the Joseph S. Torg Award for Excellence in Sports Medicine from the Philadelphia Sports Medicine Congress in 2008. Dr. Miller has been inducted into the American Orthopaedic Association.


Education & Training

Medical SchoolJefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
InternshipGeneral Surgery - Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA
ResidencyOrthopaedic Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
FellowshipSports Medicine - Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles, CA

Special Interests

Arthroscopic shoulder (shoulder instability, rotator cuff repair), shoulder reconstruction (shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement), arthroscopic knee (ACL reconstruction, meniscal repair, meniscal, transplantation, cartilage restoration), knee reconstruction (osteotomies, total knee replacements), elbow surgery (tennis elbow, elbow arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction/Tommy John)


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Sports Physicians
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

Awards and Honors

  • Philadelphia Magazine "Top Doc" - 2019, 2021, 2022
  • South Jersey Magazine "Top Doc"
  • South Jersey Magazine "Best Doctors" - 2015
  • NJ Magazine "Top Doc"
  • Best Doctors In America - 2013, 2014
  • SJ Magazine "Top Docs" - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020, 2021
  • SJ Magazine "Top Docs for Kids" - 2014
  • New Jersey Monthly Magazine "Top Docs" - 2014

Selected Works

Dr. Miller is well-published in his field. To see a list of publications, please click here