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Marcel, John Joseph, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.66 out of 5 | 543 reviews
Orthopedic Surgery | Orthopedic Ankle Foot
Novant Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Cotswold
(704) 365-6730
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Patient Comments 80 reviews
October 24, 2022
Dr Marcel is very professional and very personable. Would recommend him to others.
-Patient in Charlotte, North Carolina

October 20, 2022
Everyone was so friendly and professional I felt like a family member.
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

October 02, 2022
I waited an hour in the waiting room before I was called back. My appointment for for 11:00am and I was called back to the room at noon! Not acceptable! Every time I go, they say the x-rays look great, but after six months, I still have pain and discomfort in my foot which does not show up on an x-ray. I have been going to physical therapy, but progress is slow at best. Dr. Marcel is now ordering a CT scan to hopefully find the reason for the pain.
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

October 02, 2022
Dr. Marcel provides excellent patient care always.
-Patient in MATTHEWS, North Carolina

October 02, 2022
The people at the front desk were effective and friendly.
-Patient in MATTHEWS, North Carolina


Practice locations
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.

Gender: Male
Additional Languages Spoken: Spanish