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Meet the Team


Dr. Lyons

Robert Lyons, MD


In my sophomore year of high school, I fractured my leg in 3 places. The Orthopaedic Surgeon who treated me was very impressive and this inspired me to become a doctor. In college, I was on the rowing team and also a lifeguard at the beach. There was something very satisfying about putting 110% effort into moving smoothly through the water.

Medical school was rough and involved too many hours of studying and not enough sunlight. However, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency was pure joy where I learned the hands-on “tricks of the trade." I found that helping patients with severe injuries return to full and useful function was extremely gratifying. After residency, I served in the United States Air Force at Aviano Air Base in Italy. I served during Operation Allied Force, also took care of Army Paratroopers and was a member of the Flying Ambulance Surgical (FAST) team. During that time, I took 2nd place in a Sprint Triathlon. A friend from college helped me obtain my Private Pilot’s license. Once again, the human joy of motion and effort perfectly in harmony with the forces of nature inspired me.

I finished my Surgical Internship at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center. I completed Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. After the USAF, I was selected for a one-year Fellowship in Upper Extremity Reconstruction at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital and a one-year Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Fellowship at the Rothman Institute/Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. I was the team physician for the Harrisburg Senators (AA affiliate of the Washington Nationals) Minor League Baseball team for 5 years. I am dual Board-certified in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Surgery.


My passion, training and expertise is focused on surgery of the Upper Extremity. I perform Total and Reverse Total Shoulder Replacements and Total Elbow Replacement on a regular basis. Arthroscopic Surgery and sports injuries of the Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist also keep me very busy. I also treat complex and challenging fractures of the Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist.

I enjoy seeing patients of all ages from 4 through 104. The sheer joy of restoring my patients to full and useful functional motion inspires me every day.

When I can, I still like to swim and run. Above all, I love spending time with my wife and 4 boys.



Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


Fellowship in Upper Extremity Surgery

Brown University School of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital


Residency in Orthopedic Surgery

Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa.


Internship in General Surgery

University of California at San Diego Medical Center


Medical School

Temple University Hospital



LaSalle University, BA Biology (Cum Laude Honors Program Curriculum)


Michael Early



I am a Maryland native but I attended James Madison University in Virginia for my undergraduate studies before attending King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania for my master's degree. I spent nine years working in the Washington DC metropolitan area before coming to Chambersburg. I have been involved in sports all my life and this sparked my interest and gave me first-hand knowledge of Orthopaedic injuries and the management of those injuries through the years.

I love all operative and non-operative treatment so every day I look forward to working with patients. My wife is from Upstate New York and I’m from Maryland, so we were looking for a place that offered a fulfilling life and Franklin County gave of that. In addition, I am thrilled to be working at a progressive, expanding Orthopaedic group.

I have been a rugby player for 20+ years and I’ve served as team medic for most of those years. I am Board-certified by the National Commission on Physicians Assistants.

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