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Marcel, John Joseph, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.65 out of 5 | 504 reviews
Orthopedic Surgery | Orthopedic Ankle Foot
Novant Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Cotswold
(704) 365-6730
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Patient Comments 62 reviews
November 26, 2021
Excellent treatment received from Dr. Marcel and the whole team. This appointment represented the completion of care for a June foot surgery. The surgery has allowed me to walk without pain and lead a more active life. Thanks again!
-Patient in Charlotte, North Carolina

November 23, 2021
Very good and very helpful and caring show love Thank you so much
-Patient in MONROE, North Carolina

November 22, 2021
My whole experience was very much as anticipated. Everyone that i came into contact was very nice and treated me very well. Would recommend them to anyone. Very professional and friendly. I was pleased with my experience there.
-Patient in NORWOOD, North Carolina

November 21, 2021
Dr Marcel is a excellent orthopedic foot MD. He was very professional, cared about me as a patient and gave me a diagnosis. I appreciate Dr. Marcel's medical care to me as his patient. Please commend him on a job well done! Thanks, Bryan Paschal
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

November 19, 2021
Very happy
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, 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.

Special Interests: Orthopedic Total Joint

Gender: Male
Additional Languages Spoken: Spanish