Paul C. Kupcha, M.D.


Dr. Kupcha, originally from the Delaware Valley, began his practice in Wilmington following a commission with the United States Army that took him to Hawaii, South West Asia and Germany. Upon completion of his active duty service in the Army, he served at Fort Belvoir, Virginia as Chief of the Division of Orthopaedics.

Dr. Kupcha is Board Certified in Orthopaedics. He treats general orthopaedic patients daily, but he is fellowship trained and specializes in:

  • Surgery of the Foot
  • Surgery of the Ankle

He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where he also participated in college football and baseball. Upon graduating with his medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School, he distinguished himself as being in the top ten percent of medical students in the country as an AOA honor society recipient. Dr. Kupcha completed both his orthopaedic residency and sub-specialty Foot and Ankle fellowship at the Rothman Institute/Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Kupcha has been a member of numerous specialty organizations over the years, including the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society and the Delaware Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, where he served 2 years as President until March of 2010.

Paul C. Kupcha's Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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  • Top Doctor by Delaware Today: 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Top Doctor by Philadelphia Magazine: 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • AOA Honor Society American Institute of Chemists Award (University of Pennsylvania),
  • The Everett J. Gordon Award (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (Thomas Jefferson University)
  • Excellence in Wound Care, Christiana Wound Care Center

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Patient Testimonials


Dr. Paul Kupcha performed my Achilles Tendon surgery in August of 2013. The surgery was a success. As I’m still in therapy, I also have follow up appointments with Dr. Kupcha and his PA. The level of professionalism and courtesy has been outstanding to say the least! Dr. Kupcha for starters has excellent bedside manner along with his staff. Each time I’ve gone for my follow up, Dr. Kupcha has provided outstanding service, given great advice and also asks how my family is doing, which is rare for some physicians. You can’t put a price on that level of service. Additionally, I don’t want to leave out his receptionists as they too have been welcoming during each visit. I pray I don’t have another injury requiring an Orthopedic Surgeon, but if I do, Dr. Kupcha and team will be my choice.

- Orlando A.


After fracturing my ankle in Florida on November 8th and flying home, Dr. Kupcha accommodated me and saw me on the same day of my arrival from Florida. His prognosis was very detailed and accurate. He advised me that of my options, surgery vs. allowing it to heal on its own, pointing out that it would take the same amount of time to heal. I selected natural healing. Follow up visits have been very informative and positive. I hope I never get hurt again, but if I do, I will go back to Dr. Kupcha without hesitation.

- Jose M.

Recent Appointment with Dr. Kupcha

My first appointment with Dr. Kupcha went extremely well. I did not feel that I was just a number. Dr. Kupcha spent time with me explaining the problem with my right foot. He is not one to jump in and say I need surgery right away. He is going a different approach with a walking brace that will enable me to walk with less pain and hopefully I will not need surgery. I can’t say enough about the office staff how professional they were and most helpful. I was also most appreciative of how soon I was able to see the doctor since I had not been a patient before. I would highly recommend DOS to anyone that was in need of an orthopedic.

- Jessie L.