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Robert Gillis, MD, PhD, FACS

About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

I initially set out to be a laboratory scientist earning an MS and PhD. During my time with the department of surgery at the University of Tennessee performing trauma/critical care research, I realized I preferred the personal connection physicians had with patients than performing laboratory work as a scientist. Thus, I decided to attend medical school.


What I want my patients to know about me:

Originally from Baltimore, I received my medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed my orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. I then completed a sports medicine fellowship at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, where I assisted in the care of the Baltimore Ravens and Washington Nationals. I currently serve as the chair of the Department of Surgery at WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital, medical director for WellSpan Rehabilitation in Adams County, and site director for WellSpan Orthopedics-Gettysburg


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I enjoy spending time with my family and two Newfoundland dogs, watching Baltimore Orioles baseball and University of Tennessee football. I like playing golf, reading, and visiting national parks.


Clinical Interests

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Arthroscopy-Knee
  • Arthroscopy-Shoulder
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Fracture Care
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Problems
  • Knee Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Meniscal surgery
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Injury Surgery
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Repair
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Orthopedic Injuries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Hands & Wrists
  • Elbows
  • Knees: Age 50+
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knees: Age 49 and Below
  • Shoulders

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery | Orthopedic Surgery

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Post Graduate Education: University of Tennessee
  • Graduate School: University of Tennessee
  • Residency Program: University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
  • Undergraduate Education: Gettysburg College

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Surgery & Rehabilitation Hospital
  • WellSpan York Hospital
  • WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna Healthsprings(Formerly Bravo)
  • Cigna/Greatwest
  • EHP Significa
  • Gateway
  • Geisinger
  • Health America
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • InterGroup
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • MD Medical Assistance
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan



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