Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics
Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics
Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics

John Nolan, Jr, MD


LaSalle University

Medical School

Jefferson Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University


Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical College of Pennsylvania


Sports Medicine
Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Board Certification

Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine

Dr. John P. Nolan is an Orthopedic Surgeon Board Certified in both Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. He is one of the founders of our medical group.

Dr. Nolan grew up in Huntington Valley, PA and attended La Salle University. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine Degree at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia. He completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, where he earned an appointment as a clinical instructor, and completed additional post residency training in Sports Medicine at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania. He was appointed clinical instructor at the orthopedic division of Laser Centers of America, where he developed laser instruments for use in arthroscopy.

Dr. Nolan has served on the medical executive committee of Capital Health (2002), on the Board of Directors at Mercer County Surgical Center (2001-2012) and was the founding Director of Orthopedic Trauma at St. Mary Medical Center from 2012 thru 2016. Dr. Nolan was one of the first surgeons in the Mercer Bucks area to perform outpatient total hip and knee replacements, as well as the use of computer navigation and robotic-assisted joint replacements.Dr. Nolan currently serves on the medical advisory board of the Wellness Center at RWJ Hamilton.

Dr. Nolan lives in Upper Makefield, PA and is married with six children.

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I would like to acknowledge the great care I received from Dr. John Nolan and his staff. Knee replacements performed by Dr. Nolan in February and June of this year have afforded me mobility and comfort that I have not experienced in many years. I am 86 and avoided surgery for as long as possible choosing to be treated by injections and cortisone. My knees were "shot" but my concern was going under anesthesia at my age. When I found out a spinal could be done I was ready. Dr. Nolan with his expertise has changed my life. In addition to the surgery. with his recommendation, I have been doing Physical Therapy with Mercer Bucks Orthopedics. Here again the service and staff have been exemplary. Thank you Dr. Nolan and staff, without any hesitation, if asked, I will give your office my highest recommendation.

Thank you so much for the wonderful treatment you gave me when I injured my right knee and left elbow. Sometimes life throws you a curveball. A health setback requires a steadfast effort to recover. With your expert care, conservative approach and utmost concern for what was in my best interest health-wise, I made a full recovery. Fortunately, your treatment regarding my fractures enabled me to make such an improvement that I regained full functionality in both limbs which was shy from a “miracle”. I have no doubt that God guides you every day in all that you do, and that is such a comfort to me and my family. Of course there is a lot more to being a great orthopedic surgeon than just being knowledgeable and skilled in your profession…it takes compassion and care. In my opinion, your personal attention to your patients, your skill and professionalism, are some of the outstanding traits that put you far above other orthopedic surgeons. I would also like to mention that you have a wonderful staff. All your assistants are very friendly, efficient and professional. I would recommend your services to anyone.

Have been a patient with Mercer Bucks for over 30 years. Most of my visits have been with Dr Nolan. Dr Nolan has been fantastic with me over all those years. Excellent Dr! He has done surgery on me several times for various things and the outcome has always been excellent. He is not knife happy and resorts only to surgery as a last resort. He has seen my wife and children as well, all with great results. I would recommend him highly to anyone!

I had major problems with my right knee. He ordered the proper MRI and gave me the proper diagnosis. He did a great arthroscopic procedure on me. Dr. Nolan continued to be a great doctor. He is highly recommended in my book.

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