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Marcel, John Joseph, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.65 out of 5 | 287 reviews
Orthopedic Surgery | Orthopedic Ankle Foot
Novant Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Cotswold
(704) 365-6730
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Patient Comments 21 reviews
April 02, 2021
Dr. Marcel and Chris PAC were excellent. They both provided excellent care and answered all my questions. Great Experience!
-Patient in WAXHAW, North Carolina

March 20, 2021
Dr Marcel, PA Chris, and Beth were wonderful and attentive to my care. Dr Marcel explained my plan of care completely. Thank you!
-Patient in STANLEY, North Carolina

March 17, 2021
John Marcel is what every physician should be. Knowledgeable, professional, personable, empathetic and a good communicator.
-Patient in LINVILLE, North Carolina

March 06, 2021
Dr. Marcel was very unhurried with me which felt good. He listened and we talked calmly and clearly and I’m going to miss him now that my treatment time is completed.
-Patient in LANCASTER, South Carolina

February 25, 2021
I have great admiration for Dr Marcel knowledge and care. He has developed the best working team with Chris,PA and Beth, RN. When I see all of them, I know that I have the most caring team to care for my challenging condition!! I have never left the office without this confidence.
-Patient in STALLINGS, North Carolina


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Novant Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Cotswold
(704) 365-6730

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Medical School:
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Georgetown University Hospital 2017
Georgetown University Hospital 2016

Union Memorial Hospital 2018

Board Certifications:
Orthopaedic Surgery

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My subspecialty is foot and ankle reconstruction. I use both open and minimally invasive surgical techniques such as arthroscopy to help athletes and other active people recover from orthopedic injuries and conditions. These conditions include bunions, hammertoes, arthritis of the foot and ankle, ankle sprains, Achilles tendinitis and ruptures, ankle replacement, and the correction of complex lower extremity deformity, among others.

I was drawn to medicine at age 18, when I became an emergency medical technician. I chose a career in orthopedic surgery after my rotation as a third-year medical student at Georgetown University. I realized at that point how enjoyable it is to work with motivated and active patients of all ages who have a goal of returning to or maintaining an active lifestyle.

I take a patient-centered and goal-oriented approach to treating orthopedic conditions. The process begins with a thorough assessment of not only the medical problem, but also the individual's goals and ambitions. Factoring these elements into patient care allows me to develop an individualized approach that helps to relieve pain and let patients pursue their specific athletic goals and hobbies.

Since residency, this approach has also guided my research, which has examined a range of topics, including the safe return to driving after lower extremity orthopedic surgery and minimally invasive surgery of the foot and ankle, among other topics.

I live in Charlotte with my wife and two young daughters. As a family, we enjoy spending time in the outdoors, golfing, grilling and exercising.

Special Interests: Orthopedic Total Joint

Gender: Male
Additional Languages Spoken: Spanish