Dr. Rekant completed his undergraduate education Magna Cum Laude at Duke University and Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School on a full academic scholarship.
He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at New York University Medical Center - NYU Medical School after a general surgery internship. Dr. Rekant fulfilled his specialty training with a Hand and Upper Extremity Surgical Fellowship with The Philadelphia Hand Center and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Dr. Rekant is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University.
Attending Physician at Virtua Hospital of Burlington, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.
Attending Physician at Lourdes Hospitals, Burlington and Camden Divisions, Department of Orthpaedic Surgery
Attending Physician at Hahnemann Hospital, Department of Orthpaedic Surgery.
Dr. Rekant has been with The Philadelphia Hand Center since 2001. He proudly delivers specialized Orthopaedic care and treatment of both simple and complex ailments of the hands, wrists, elbow and shoulders.
Research Interests and Publications
Dr. Rekant has published numerous peer-reviewed papers in professional medical literature on subjects ranging from general repair techniques and core knowledge to the unique characteristics of various syndromes and injuries in the general population and athletes, in particular. He has presented routinely for over a decade at national and international conferences and symposia.
American Association for Hand Surgery:
• Member 2006 - Present
• Program Committee, 2009 - Present
• Program Co-Chair, Annual Meeting, Cancun, Mexico 2011
• Nominating Committee 2009 - 2010
American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member 2004 - Present
American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons, Fellow 2004 - Present
Eastern Orthopaedic Society, Member 2004 - Present
Board of Specialty Society, Representative 2007 - Present
Co-Chairman, 9th Annual Hand Surgery Symposium
Thomas Jefferson University, March 2007
Philadelphia Hand Club, President 2005-2007
ASSH / Japanese Hand Society, Program Committee Member 2005
8th Annual Combined Meeting, Oahu, Hawaii