About Whole Health Joint Replacement Institute
Full Comprehensive Care for Minimally INVASIVE Hip & Knee Replacements
Our Team of Experienced Medical Professionals | Surgeons & Physician Assistants
The Whole Health Joint Replacement Institute is comprised of a team of skilled medical professionals, led by our surgeon, that share the common goal of providing excellent, uncompromised orthopedic care to our patients and to our community. In fact, we are the only board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons in the region, and we employ three board-certified physician assistants with over 60 years of combined experience. By utilizing a common passion for health care, we are capable of working collaboratively to bring you the best plan to optimize the results of your joint replacement procedure, all without the need for a referral from a primary care physician. Whole Health’s team is comprised of an unbelievable amount of professional health care workers, including:
- Physician Assistants
- Medical Doctor
- Orthopedic Surgeon
- Medical Assistants
- Schedulers / Coordinators
- Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists
- Operating Room Nurses
- Certified Scrub Technicians
- Orthopedic Implant Representatives
- Orthopedic Engineers
- Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Nurses
- Floor Nurses and Nursing Aides
- Anesthesiologists / Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Ryan G. Molli D.O., F.A.A.H.K.S.
Dr. Molli is the founder and CEO of Whole Health Joint Replacement Institute, which opened in January 2018. He is a native of Northwestern Pennsylvania and did his undergraduate and medical school in Erie, PA at Mercyhurst College and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) respectively. He then completed a 5-year orthopedic surgery residency in the Metro-Detroit area through the St. John-Providence Health System. Upon completion of his residency, he completed an intense one year Adult Reconstruction/Total Joint Fellowship in Columbus, OH. Dr. Molli practiced in a private practice setting in the Metro-Detroit area as an Adult Reconstruction specialist for nearly 5 years before relocating back to his hometown of Meadville, PA in 2015. Dr. Molli had a vision of creating an Adult Reconstruction/Total Joint Center of Excellence, which is focused on quality sub-specialty orthopedic care and the total “patient experience”. When he created Whole Health JRI, it was created as a practice in which pre-operative risk stratification, medical optimization, unparalleled pre-operative preparation/education and exceptional surgical/post-surgical care. In addition to all of these medical components are ongoing data-driven research projects along with innovative practice development projects.
In addition to Dr. Molli’s clinical practice, he is an avid orthopedic consultant and surgical proctor that travels both nationally and internationally to teach direct anterior total hip procedures, patient-specific total knee procedures and unicompartment knee replacement procedures. He has travelled and lectured all over the United States as well as in multiple European countries, Canada and Australia. He is one of only 4 designing surgeons on the Medacta MOTO Partial Knee Replacement project, which was globally released in March 2018 at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.
Dr. Molli has been published in multiple medical journals over the years and currently participates in multiple ongoing research projects. He established the Whole Health Research Institute along with Molli Medical Consulting Company (M2C2), which is an orthopedic implant/instrument and practice development consulting company. He is constantly refining his surgical and practice techniques in order to better serve his patients and his community. His passion for orthopedic adult reconstruction and continual desire to establish “best-practice” strategies places him in a very unique category of orthopedic innovators and teachers.
Philip A. Frndak D.O., F.A.A.H.K.S.
Dr. Frndak began a practice in orthopedic surgery in our tristate area in 1994. At that time, he was the only surgeon in the region with fellowship training in hip and knee replacement. Under his guidance, Meadville Medical Center garnered numerous state and national awards for joint replacement including: America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement, National Premier Award for Excellence in Total Joint Arthroplasty, The Blue Distinction Award for Hip and Knee Replacement, and Health Grades 5-Star Recipient for both Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement.
Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Frndak received an undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania. His education and three years of practice as a Physical Therapist created a unique appreciation for the use of proper timing as well as techniques in postoperative rehabilitation. This expertise continues to be a hallmark of his patient care approach.
Following medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Delaware Valley Medical Center, Dr. Frndak proceeded to complete a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Doctors Hospital of Columbus, Ohio. Subsequently, he concluded a fellowship in the reconstruction of the adult hip and knee under world-renowned joint replacement surgeons Dr. Thomas Mallory and Dr. Adolph Lombardi. He currently maintains Board Certification in Orthopedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Frndak values rigorous standards in scientific research directed toward optimizing patient outcomes. He offers professional peer-review services for Arthroplasty Today, a professional joint replacement journal, and conducts educational seminars for orthopedic residents in Applied Anatomy and Surgical Approaches.
When Whole Health Joint Replacement Institute opened in January 2018, Dr. Frndak commenced an association with Dr. Ryan Molli. They are dedicated to continuing exceptional patient medical/surgical care as well as the advancement research in the field of hip and knee joint replacement.
Renee M. Ray, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
Barbara K. Hoffman, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
Jacob D. Snyder, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant
Had hip replacement surgery today… back home and feeling great. Very grateful to have someone of this caliber in Crawford County. From the check in person to Dr. Molli I cannot thank you all enough for your excellent care!
Dr. Frndak is an amazing surgeon, caring, and devoted to his patients. My first experience with him was in 1994, when, as a new surgeon, he re-replaced my total knee , and most recently, in October of 2019, when he replaced my husband’s hip. I have the utmost faith in him and his skills, and can’t recommend him enough.
My father had a wonderful experience with Dr. Molli and staff! He came out of surgery and was very grateful for how well he was cared for and respected as a patient!! Highly recommend this team!! Thank you for all you do for our community!
My dad went in December 30 for a total knee replacement. February 14th he turned 85 and is back at full movement and extremely happy with the results. Thank you Dr. Molli and your staff for a job well done and helping to keep our dad active.
I am so thankful Meadville has such a highly qualified orthopedic surgeon such as Dr. Frndak. I didn’t have to do any searching for a surgeon as he has a great reputation in Meadville and “word of mouth” sometimes says it all! I wouldn’t trust any other to perform my two hip replacements, and in the near future; I will be having both knees replaced. He did a wonderful job with my hip replacements although mine weren’t “typical” hip replacement as I had Congenital Hip Dysplasia with my hip sockets not fully formed. He did a wonderful job in getting the hips in line and where they should be. His medical knowledge and ethics make him an awesome physician. There is no need to go out of town to have any joint replacements.
Patient of Dr. Philip Frndak
I had my partial knee replacement surgery 2/26/20. They give you so much information and you really learn about the procedure before surgery. They provide you with medications that are thorough for every aspect of your healing process. I feel like I was taken care from the beginning (pre-op), surgery and after care. It was an odd time during the quarantine but I knew they were just a phone call away. I cannot say enough about what a positive experience this was. I’m feeling good and looking forward to getting stronger. Such a great feeling of finally being out of constant pain. Thank you Dr. Molli and crew. I’m so happy with you all! I’m getting my life back and it’s a wonderful feeling. Thank you so much.
I just wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying my new knees, I am able to go on long walks and be active in other ways with NO PAIN! You did a super job!
My partial knee surgery and recovery were MADE EASY because of you! Thank you for being the BEST!
He put my mind at ease and I never once doubted anything he said. He was so good to me and I have had terrific results because of him. Thank God I investigated before I had the surgery because I feel I got the very best doctor and because of my good outcome many, many people I know have gone to him for surgery or advice. Thank you Dr. Frndak!
Patient of Dr. Philip Frndak
Thank you for the excellent surgery you did for me. I am now ENJOYING my life again. Splash Lagoon and Disney trips are planned soon!