Barry A. Ruht, MD


Dr. Barry Ruht is a native of suburban Philadelphia who completed his internship at the Lehigh Valley Network, introducing him to the Lehigh Valley. After completion of his orthopedic residency at Temple University Hospital, he returned to the Valley and the practice of orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Ruht is an experienced, board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Ruht took one year off from full-time private practice in 2004 to pursue this fellowship. Dr. Ruht's fellowship was completed at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital Systems with Dr. Keith Wapner, Dr. Paul Hecht, and Dr. Wen Chao, internationally known board-certified orthopedic surgeons specialized in Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Upon his return to the Valley, Dr. Ruht resumed his General Orthopedic Practice with additional emphasis on foot, ankle and knee problems. Dr. Ruht is a seasoned Total Knee Replacement/Reconstructive knee surgeon who has updated his credentials while at the University of Pennsylvania spending time with surgeons performing gender-specific, minimally invasive Total Knee Replacement surgery.

In addition to the total knee replacements and reconstructive knee surgery, his other area of special interest and study in foot and ankle surgeries include flatfoot symptoms, painful bunion and hammertoes, including failed bunion and hammertoe surgeries, and ankle arthritis.

Dr. Ruht continues to pursue his interest in general orthopedics evaluating and treating injuries to the Neck (cervical spine) and low back (lumbosacral spine) nonsurgically. Dr. Ruht also continues to evaluate, treat, and surgically correct injuries to the shoulder (rotator cuff and arthritis), elbow (tennis elbow and overuse injuries), wrist and fingers (carpal tunnel and trigger finger).

Dr. Ruht's solo practice efforts are directed to high-quality, individualized patient care with easy accessibility, the latest and most sophisticated technology and surgical skills, along with a friendly and sophisticated office staff.

Dr. Ruht currently lives in Allentown with his wife Caren, a dentist, specializing in prosthodontics. His three children and his six grandchildren are his number one interest away from work.

Dr. Ruht's hobbies include playing competitive golf, downhill skiing, and occasional car club racing at Pocono International Raceway.

Office Location:

Orthopedic Foot, Ankle & Knee Institute
1605 North Cedar Crest Blvd.
Suite 608
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104

Phone: (610) 821-4950
Fax: (610) 821-4009

Accepting new patients:
I am accepting new patients.

Undergraduate Education:
Bachelor of Science - Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA : 1971

Medical Education:
Doctor of Medicine - MD - Temple University Medical, Philadelphia, PA : 1975

Surgical Internship - Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA - Flexible Type Internship : 1976

General School Education:
Malvern Prepatory School - Malvern, PA - Graduated – Salutatorian : 1967

Orthopedic Residency: Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA : 1980

Fellowship in Foot/Ankle/Knee Surgery - University of Pennsylvania Hospital System, Philadelphia, PA : 2004-2005
University of Pennsylvania Hospital System, Philadelphia, PA

Academic Appointments:
Director of Orthopedic Surgery - Westfield Hospital : 2007
Medical Director - Westfield Surgical Center : 2007
Member of Board of Directors - Westfield Surgical Center : 2005 - 2013
Managing Partner - Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Group : 1998 - 2004
Member of Board of Directors - Fairgrounds Surgical Center : 1991 - 1999

Board Certifications:
American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons : 1981

In Practice Since:

Started Orthopedic Foot, Ankle and Knee Institute:
2005 to Present.

Fellow - American College of Surgeons
Fellow - American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
Member - Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society
Pennsylvania Medical Society
American Medical Association
Lehigh County Medical Society
Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Association
Pennsylvania Orthopedic Medical Society
Eastern Orthopedic Association

Honors and Awards:
Physician Recognition Award for Continuing Education requirements have been met and complied with total accumulative CME credits through December 2022.

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