Dr. John A. Abraham

Headshot of Dr. John A. Abraham Orthopaedic Oncologist wearing a medical white coat and smiling.

Dr. John A. Abraham is a nationally recognized orthopaedic oncology surgeon and has 15 years of experience in dealing with bone and soft tissue sarcomas and metastatic cancer to the skeleton.

Dr. Abraham graduated Magna cum Laude from Harvard University, and then went on to graduate with High Honors from Yale University medical school, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and received the Nichols Giarman Prize for Cancer Research. He then returned to Harvard to complete an Orthopaedic Surgery residency, where he was selected as the Administrative Chief Resident for two consecutive terms. He went on to pursue his orthopaedic oncology fellowship at Harvard.

Dr. Abraham served as the primary orthopedic oncologist for the Dana Farber Cancer Center, one of the leading sarcoma centers in the world, gaining tremendous experience dealing with very difficult and advanced sarcoma and orthopaedic oncology problems. During this time, he was also a member of the Arthroplasty service at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and developed significant expertise in joint replacement procedures and advanced revision procedures for failed hip and knee replacements. Dr. Abraham developed particular expertise in dealing with extensive bone loss of the pelvis, and has become one of the nation’s leading surgeons utilizing custom made patient matched implants for acetabular reconstruction in patients with massive bone loss from failed prior hip surgery.

Dr. Abraham was recruited to the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute to develop a world class sarcoma and orthopaedic oncology center. He developed this program from the ground up and then served as the Director of the Jefferson Musculoskeletal Oncology Center at the Kimmel Cancer Center, and Chief of the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Orthopedic Oncology Service for nearly 10 years, during which time he was an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Radiation Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University. He is currently the Director of Orthopaedic Oncology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, one of the few NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer centers in the region.

Dr. Abraham has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters, and has been invited to lecture both nationally and internationally on orthopedic oncology topics. He has been named a Top Doctor by Philadelphia Magazine every year for the past 10 years, and is named in America’s Best Doctors list. Dr. Abraham has also recently been ranked the #1 orthopedic oncologist in the Philadelphia region by Main Line Today magazine.


Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Metastatic Bone Tumors
Hip Replacement and Revisions
Knee Replacement and Revisions


Medical School
Yale School of Medicine, 2000
Brigham & Womens Hosp – Massachusetts General Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgery, 2001 – 2005
Children’s Hospital – Massachusetts General Hospital
Orthopaedic Oncology, 2005 – 2006


Philadelphia Magazine: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022
Philadelphia Magazine – Cancer Doctors: 2020