Joseph J. Mesa, M.D.


Dr. Joseph J. Mesa was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware and graduated from Salesianum High School. He then went on to St. Joseph's University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Upon graduation, Dr. Mesa went on to Jefferson Medical College where he obtained his Doctorate of Medicine in 1994.

Throughout college and medical school Dr. Mesa was and avid rugby player and captained the team during his senior year of college. After obtaining his degree, Dr. Mesa underwent a one year research fellowship at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia. During that year Dr. Mesa had numerous orthopaedic research articles published.

In 1995, Dr. Mesa moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. to begin his orthopaedic training. He completed both his surgical internship and orthopaedic residency at SUNY downstate and graduated in 2000. Dr. Mesa then furthered his training with a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Miami which he completed in 2001.

Dr. Mesa spent the next three years in a private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. During that time he was the team physician for various high schools in the greater Atlanta area. He was responsible for overseeing the athletes on all sports teams at the schools.

After the birth of their son, Dr. Mesa and his wife Jennifer decided to return home to Delaware to be near family. He moved to Wilmington and joined Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists in October 2004. Dr. Mesa currently serves as a team physician for the Wilmington Blue Rocks and the Delaware Blue Coats.

Dr. Mesa is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine. He also speaks Spanish fluently. He enjoys spending time with his family, working out and reading in his spare time.


  • Top Doctor by Delaware Today: 2010, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

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I have nothing but great things to say about Dr Mesa. From time of injury, now 6 months post surgery, he has been fantastic.
Very personable, no sugar coating, trustworthy.

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