A Havertown native, Dr. Charles J. Odgers initial interest in orthopaedics developed as a result of a knee injury sustained while playing football his junior year at Haverford High School. An eagerness to pursue the field of orthopaedic surgery led him to a challenging premed program at Ursinus College where he graduated cum laude with Academic All-American honors. He was later inducted into the Ursinus College Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in both football and wrestling.
Dr. Odgers received his medical degree from Temple University in 1992 where he earned Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He then completed an orthopaedic surgical residency at Thomas Jefferson University in 1997 while receiving the resident award for kind and compassionate patient care. After spending four years in the US Air Force as a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and department vice chairman specializing in sports medicine and joint replacement surgery, Dr. Odgers returned to the Philadelphia area and received specialized training in shoulder and elbow surgery.
In 2001 Dr. Odgers joined the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Center. His special interests include shoulder and elbow surgery, arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow and knee, and joint replacement surgery. In addition, he provides orthopaedic care for several local teams and sporting events. Dr. Odgers is actively involved in several charitable organizations including the Bethesda Project, Friends in Action, and the Children of the Father Foundation.