Dr. Gish specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and holds an additional subspecialty certificate in the field of orthopedic sports medicine. An active member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, he is also a regular reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

During his training, Dr. Gish was assistant team physician to all of Cleveland's pro sports teams, including the Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers. With expertise in all areas of sports medicine, he has a special interest in ACL reconstruction and arthroscopic shoulder surgery, including surgery for shoulder instability and rotator cuff repair.

Call 717-299-4871 or submit a request to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gish.

  • Undergraduate Education: Houghton College, Houghton, New York
  • Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Internship: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
  • Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York
  • Military Service: U.S. Air Force Medical Corps
  • Fellowship: Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Licenses: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania New York State
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Board Certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • North Pointe Surgery Center
  • Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
  • Pennsylvania Classics
  • Franklin and Marshal College Club Sports
  • Hempfield High School
  • Manheim Township School District
  • Manheim Township Youth Football
  • Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster, Ltd.
  • Chairman, Executive Committee – North Pointe Surgery Center
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery –Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Medical Director, PA Classics
  • Orthopedic Consultant, Franklin & Marshall College Athletics
  • Gish MW, Mizuno K, McLean S, Andrish J, van den Bogert A, Miniaci A.  The Effect of Increasing Tibial Slope on Knee Joint Kinematics. Presented at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Warthog Society Meeting: July 2005, Keystone, CO.
  • Miniaci A, Gish MW. Management of Anterior Glenohumeral Instability Associated with Large Hill-Sachs Defects. Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 2004 5(3): 170-175.
  • Pateder DB, Gish MW, O’Keefe RJ, Hicks DG, Teot LA, Rosier RN. Parathyroid Hormone- Related Peptide Expression in Cartilaginous Tumors. Clin Orthop. 2002 Oct;(403): 198-204.
  • Gish MW, O’Keefe RJ, Teot LA, Andela V, Hicks DG, Rosier RN. Expression of Parathyroid Hormone-Related Peptide (PTHrP) in Cartilaginous Tumors Correlates with Malignancy. -Poster presented at Annual Meeting of ORS; March 2000, Orlando, FL. -Presented at annual R. Plato Schwartz Lectureship; June 1999, Rochester, NY.
  • Hirsch HS, Gish MW, Kitziger KJ, Lotke PA, Steinberg ME. Advantages of Staged, Bilateral Total Hip Arthroplasty During a Single Hospital Admission. -Presented at Annual Meeting of AAOS; February 1997, San Francisco, CA. -Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association for Research and Circulation in Bone; October 1995, Vienna, Austria.
  • Cartilage Restoration Procedures Articular cartilage is the soft tissue that covers the ends of bones where they meet other bones and form a joint. Healthy cartilage makes movement of the joints smoother and reduces friction. Damage to cartilage can occur from wear and tear over time, as a…

  • Many elbow conditions can be treated using elbow arthroscopy. This form of surgery involves using small incisions, or portals, to allow a surgeon to see inside the elbow joint with a telescopic camera. It is less invasive than open surgeries and, because of the smaller incisions, there is often…

  • Your elbow is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and it is the origin of the muscles that move your wrist and forearm. Overuse, trauma, and congenital defects can alter the mechanics of your elbow causing instability and pain. In some of these instances, elbow reconstruction surgery…

  • Bones are ridged but when an outside force is applied, they can bend or break. While splinting or casting is enough for many fractures, severe breaks may require fracture surgery.

    Fracture surgery is dependent on the force of trauma and how the bone breaks. In some cases, it can take…

  • Golfer’s elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, is a painful form of elbow tendonitis. While common among golfers, this condition can affect anyone engaged in repetitive or overuse of the tendons located in the inner elbow. These tendons are responsible for gripping, wrist flexion, and arm…

  • Knee arthroscopy, also known as a knee scope, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that your orthopedic surgeon may use to evaluate a variety of conditions affecting your knee joint. Knee arthroscopy can be used to address ACL tears, meniscal tears, and remove loose bodies in the…

  • Knee ligament injuries, such as a torn ACL, are very painful. Your knee contains four ligaments that provide stability. Tears of the ACL or PCL do not typically heal well on their own. If you are young and active, your orthopedic surgeon may recommend surgery or knee ligament reconstruction for…

  • Your bones, muscles, and joints – along with their supporting structures such as tendons, ligaments, nerves, and cartilage – make up the musculoskeletal system. Maintaining a healthy system along with individualized musculoskeletal care can prevent and alleviate injuries to help reduce pain and…

  • The shoulder joint and surrounding group of four muscles is referred to as the rotator cuff. These muscles work together to allow for elevation and rotation of the arm with power. Tears in the rotator cuff are a common source of shoulder pain. Tears can be minor and occur from trauma such as a…

  • Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. It may be used to evaluate your shoulder joint, diagnose injuries, and repair damage. Arthroscopy can be used to repair many causes of shoulder painincluding rotator cuff tears, bicep tendon procedures, and removal of bone…

  • Total knee replacement surgery is safe, reliable and durable. Knee problems can occur from injury, aging, “wear and tear,” or disease, such as arthritis. Arthritis causes joint pain, stiffness, and swelling affecting cartilage in the knee joint. Cartilage is a very tough, shock absorbing…

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