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Vincent E. Vena, MD, MS

Joint Reconstruction, Surgery - Orthopedic

Phone: (814) 255-6781
(814) 255-5716

*To prepare for a telemedicine or video appointment with Dr. Vena, please watch these helpful videos on our YouTube channel.*

Specializing in:

  • Total joint replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder
  • Total hip replacement through all approaches
  • Knee and shoulder arthroscopic repairs
  • Complex shoulder problems
  • Common hand conditions

“Having personally experienced significant orthopedic injuries, I understand the importance of a quick and effective recovery.  I am committed to providing my patients with the most advanced proven treatments available.”

Dr. Vena, a native of Cambria County, grew up in a farming community in Munster.  He graduated from Bishop Carroll High School in 1982.  He earned an undergraduate degree in Pre-medicine with honors  and an MS degree in Physiology with honors from Penn State University in 1986 and 1989.  While a member of the University Scholors Program at Penn State, he found time to become a national champion in motorcycle hill climbing in 1983.

Dr. Vena earned his MD degree from the world-renowned University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1983.  He then completed his general surgical internship and orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, one of the leading orthopedic surgery programs in the country.

Dr. Vena returned to area in 1998 to join Western Pennsylvania Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

In his spare time Dr. Vena enjoys farming, hunting, and outdoor conservation activities.  His wife, Dr. Johanna Vena, is a veterinarian and the owner and operator of Cambria Veterinary Care in historic Cambria City in Johnstown.  They have three children together and are actively involved and committed to the community and church.

Dr. Vena has been subspecialty certified in Sports Medicine and is skilled in the most advanced arthroscopic techniques.  He was the first surgeon in this area to do all arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs and the specialized reverse total shoulder replacement.

He is up to date on the latest advancements in joint replacement including total hips through any approach, including anterior and superior with and without specialized beds.


Board Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Subspecialty Certified: Orthopedic Sports Medicine


Medical School: Doctorate of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Master’s Degree: Physiology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University, University Park

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Board Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Subspecialty Certified: Orthopedic Sports Medicine

*To prepare for a telemedicine or video appointment with Dr. Vena, please watch these helpful videos on our YouTube channel.*

Specializing in:

  • Total joint replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder
  • Total hip replacement through all approaches
  • Knee and shoulder arthroscopic repairs
  • Complex shoulder problems
  • Common hand conditions

“Having personally experienced significant orthopedic injuries, I understand the importance of a quick and effective recovery.  I am committed to providing my patients with the most advanced proven treatments available.”

Dr. Vena, a native of Cambria County, grew up in a farming community in Munster.  He graduated from Bishop Carroll High School in 1982.  He earned an undergraduate degree in Pre-medicine with honors  and an MS degree in Physiology with honors from Penn State University in 1986 and 1989.  While a member of the University Scholors Program at Penn State, he found time to become a national champion in motorcycle hill climbing in 1983.

Dr. Vena earned his MD degree from the world-renowned University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1983.  He then completed his general surgical internship and orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, one of the leading orthopedic surgery programs in the country.

Dr. Vena returned to area in 1998 to join Western Pennsylvania Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

In his spare time Dr. Vena enjoys farming, hunting, and outdoor conservation activities.  His wife, Dr. Johanna Vena, is a veterinarian and the owner and operator of Cambria Veterinary Care in historic Cambria City in Johnstown.  They have three children together and are actively involved and committed to the community and church.

Dr. Vena has been subspecialty certified in Sports Medicine and is skilled in the most advanced arthroscopic techniques.  He was the first surgeon in this area to do all arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs and the specialized reverse total shoulder replacement.

He is up to date on the latest advancements in joint replacement including total hips through any approach, including anterior and superior with and without specialized beds.

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Mid-Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Cambria County Medical Socie
  • Team physician and orthopedic consultant for Johnstown Tomahawks hockey team
  • Team physician and orthopedic consultant for Bishop McCort hockey team
  • Team physician and orthopedic consultant for (CCSHL) Johnstown Warriors youth hockey team
  • Orthopedic consultant for numerous area high schools
  • Active church and Boy Scouts involvement


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