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Anthony A. McPherron, DO

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Facilities Southeast Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Groups Accepting First Option, SoutheastHEALTH Providers
Status Active
Masters School Swineburne University, 2020
Fellowship Florida Orthopedic Institute
Residency St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, 1999
Orthopedic Surgery
Internship St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center
Medical School Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1994
Masters School Purdue University, 2006
Undergraduate School Indiana State University, 1990

American Osteopathic Association American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Indiana Osteopathic Association Adult Reconstruction Section, AOAO Sports Medicine Section, AOAO

Board certification

American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery


Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, AOAO


Dr. Anthony McPherron is passionate about helping patients get back to enjoying life and doing the things they've always loved to do. He believes that when someone has an orthopedic problem it impacts more than just "my knee hurts or my shoulder hurts." It affects a person's life, and he finds it fulfilling to help people get back to that life.

As Medical Director of Orthopedic Services and Sports Medicine Services, Dr. McPherron recognizes the immense need for orthopedic care in southeast Missouri and looks forward to bringing new, world-class and innovative techniques to patients that have not existed here before.

An avid outdoor enthusiast, Dr. McPherron enjoys spending time with his children, hiking, sports activities and all that the outdoors has to offer. Indoors, he likes to settle in with a good book.


Since the early 1960s, improvements in surgical techniques have greatly increased the effectiveness of total hip replacement. Now, orthopedic surgeons at SoutheastHEALTH have access to new technology that brings this surgical procedure to a new level. Dr. Anthony McPherron has more.

SoutheastHEALTH Orthopedic Surgeon and Director of Sports Medicine Services Dr. Anthony McPherron is exceptionally trained and brings new and exciting technologies to southeast Missouri. These include cartilage transplantation and joint preservation surgery which for some people can eliminate the need for joint replacement surgery. Dr. McPherron shares advice about preventing ACL knee injuries.

Publications & Research

  • Johansen RL, Bernasek T, Gustke K, McPherron AA, Shimizu, K; “Total Knee Replacement for Posttraumatic Degenerative Arthritis of the Knee.” 68th Annual Meeting Proceedings, Poster # 441, AAOS, 2001.
  • McPherron AA, Bernasek T; “Regional Hypotension for Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty.” Poster #36, AAHKS, November 2001.
  • McPherron AA, Gustke K; “Natural Knee II All Polyethylene Tibial Components: A long term survivorship analysis.” FOI Fellows paper program, 2000.
  • Nadaud M, Snyder M, Brown D, McPherron A,; “New Trends and Early Clinical Outcomes with a Modern Knee Revision System.” Orthopedics 30(8-supplement) 97-101, 2007.