Christopher S. McClellanDO

(814) 942-1166

Location: Altoona (Fairway Drive), Bedford, DuBois, Johnstown

Specialty: Primary hip/knee replacement, Revision hip/knee replacement, General Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

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“I love orthopedic surgery.  My goal is to give every patient my undivided attention and to get them back to their normal life.  My unique skills in hip and knee surgery allow me to do so.  I will do everything I can to find your problem and do my best to find the solution.” – Dr. McClellan

Dr. McClellan is a specialist and Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery, and has unique competencies in the area of Hip/Knee Replacement.  He also is a specialist in general orthopedics and enjoys knee arthroscopy and injuries of the hip and knee.  Recent technological advances have allowed him to do less invasive surgery with outstanding clinical results.  Dr. McClellan is also responsible for the creation of the Total Joint Program at University Orthopedics and oversees its change in process as new technologies/information emerge.  Dr. McClellan was also responsible for the creation of the Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacement Program at the Advanced Center for Surgery in Altoona.  He was the first surgeon in Pennsylvania to perform outpatient hip and knee replacements .

Dr. McClellan is a surgical consultant for multiple companies involved with design and implementation of new surgical designs.  He also hosts surgeons from all over the US to watch and learn on techniques for Outpatient hip and knee replacement.

Dr. McClellan is a member of the American Association of Hip/Knee Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, the American Osteopathic Association, and the Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society.

Dr. McClellan resides in Altoona, PA with his wife and two children.  He enjoys running, basketball, sporting events, and traveling.

  • 1988-1992 Bellwood Antis High School
  • 1996 Bachelor of Science, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA
  • 2000 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA
  • 2000-2005 Internship and Residency, Pinnacle Health Hospitals, Harrisburg, PA
  • American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • 2000-2001 Intern of the Year, Pinnacle Health Hospitals
  • 2004-2005 Chief Orthopedic Resident, Pinnacle Health Hospitals
  • 2nd Highest Score, Part I, Board Certification
  • Psi Sigma Alpha – Top 10% medical school class of 2000
  • Outpatient Surgery Magazine-Outpatient TJA-March 2013
  • Outpatient Surgery Magazine-Outpatient THA-March 2014
  • Post Op Pain, Phase III
  • Menisectomy, Phase III
  • Post Op Pain, ACL Surgery, Phase III
  • Injection with eTHA Disuse Atrohpy, Phase II
  • OA of Knee, IDE study
  • Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacements, POS October 2013, State College
  • Efficiencies in Hip and Knee Replacements, Stryker Performance Solutions, Marshall Steele Summit, September 2013, San Antonio
  • Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacements, American Physical Therapy Association, February 3-5th, 2014
  • Speaker-Contemporary Solutions for Joint Surgery, Tampa, Florida, May 2014,
  • Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacements Speaker-OR Excellence-New Orleans, October , 2014 Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacements, Live Surgical Webcast, Smith and Nephew Sponsored, Same Day Replacements, State College, PA, October 23, 2014,
  • Outpatient Hip/Knee Replacements, Smith and Nephew National Sales Meeting, Orlando, FL, January 22-23, 2015
  • Guest Speaker-Hershey Medical Center Symposium For TJA, Outpatient Hip/Knee Replacements, February 7, 2015
  • Outpatient Hip/Knee Replacements w/Journey 2 Visionaire Knee, Allegheny Health Network/Highmark Meeting, Nemacolin Woods, April 14-15, 2015
  • Faculty Speaker-Smith/Nephew Hip&Knee Symposium, Outpatient Hip/Knee Replacement, Patient Selection, April 29-May 1, 2015
  • Short Stay Protocol Discussion-Smith Nephew, Minnesota, Minneapolis, July 9, 2015
  • American Association of Hip/Knee Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Medical Association
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society
  • UPMC Altoona
  • Tyrone Hospital
  • Nason Hospital
  • Penn Highlands Healthcare- DuBois Regional Medical Center
  • Advanced Center for Surgery