Evan S. Lederman, M.D. is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and subspecialty board-certified in orthopedic sports medicine. Dr. Lederman has been practicing in Phoenix, Arizona since 1996. He has years of experience with specialty training in sports medicine, minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee and complex reconstructive surgery. His practice encourages non-operative care when possible and considers surgery only when necessary.  Dr. Lederman specializes in all disorders of the shoulder, including advanced techniques for rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability repair, acromioclavicular joint repair and primary and revision shoulder replacement including reversed shoulder replacement, and also specializes in knee arthroscopy and ACL reconstruction.

Dr. Lederman’s work has earned him acceptance as an associate member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES); he is only the second surgeon in Arizona to receive this prestigious honor.  He has been awarded the distinction of Phoenix Magazine’s TopDoc and Phoenix SuperDoctors.  He has been named one of the “20 of the Top North American Shoulder Surgeons: 2015″  by Orthopedics This Week.

Dr. Lederman is the chief of shoulder service and fellowship director for the Banner University Medical Center-Phoenix Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, clinical faculty for the Orthopedic Residency program and Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Arizona.  He educates, lectures and participates in research in sports medicine and shoulder reconstruction. He regularly teaches labs to residents and surgeons on arthroscopic surgery and shoulder replacement surgery.  Dr. Lederman has teamed up with industry leaders and has helped create new products and operative procedures for shoulder replacement, AC joint repair and clavicle fracture repair.

Dr. Lederman served as head team physician for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury for 16 years and is the Arizona team physician for the Milwaukee Brewers. He is a consulting physician for Arizona State University and Ballet Arizona, and has cared for athletes at all levels of participation.  He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Sports Medicine Institute Fellowship Society,  Arizona Orthopedic Society, Maricopa County Medical Society and the Western Orthopedic Association.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lederman call the dedicated TOCA staff at: 602-277-6211!


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Our Patients love Dr. Lederman!

Amazed at the service I received from you!! I had an appointment with “another” orthopedic practice set for 9 days and they called me the DAY before to tell me they now didn’t take my insurance (info I could have used EIGHT DAYS AGO!!) I endured the pain for 8 days! Then I called your practice and had an appointment in two hours!..here’s how it went…

I went to TOCA at 2222 E. Highland at 2pm … filled out paperwork and they said they’d get me right in..less than 5 minutes later I’m in the room..less than 3 minutes later Dr. is in..he say X-ray will be right in.. less than 30 seconds later I’m off to X’ray..10 minutes later I’m back in the room…3 minutes later & the Dr. is back in the room and explains no rips or tears just arthritis that I can help heal with anti-inflammatories and excercise…say they will be right in to drain my knee and give me a cortisone shot..less than 1 minute later the tech is there and less than 3 minutes later procedure is done and I have instructions…I ask if it’s OK to see the X-rays and the doctor says “Sure!” and explains everything and give me a quick biology lesson to boot! By MILES the most efficient Doctor visit I have had EVER! Amazing … I’m inviting them to St. Croix! THIS is how to run a practice!!!

Toca is the place to get all your worn out and damaged parts repaired and replaced. I’ve had Dr Cummings repair my knee, Dr Lederman replace my shoulder, Dr Burgess relieve the carpal tunnel pains in my hands. No more numb hands. Plus, Dr Huston helped me with my back. It’s not just the Doctors, but the anesthesiologists they use are all top notch. If you have worn out your body, this is the place to go. Better living through surgery.

I had arthroscopic knee surgery by Dr Lederman 3 weeks ago and am very pleased that my pain is gone and I am already walking so much better. The therapists, especially Steve at the Union Hills location, have helped me so much. Every time I walk out if there I can see and feel a difference. The staff is always friendly and helpful. My sister had used them before and is presently under their care now. We recommend TOCA for all your orthopedic needs.

Dr. Lederman did my second total shoulder replacement. I am 65 and have rock climbed for 45 years. He had to do a reverse with a bone graft. I was pain free in less than 2 weeks and started climbing (very easy) routes in 4 months. He is an excellent surgeon and great at explaining the injuries and the surgery to repair.

I’m a 53 year old self employed master craftsman and had suffered what could have been a career ending injury. A right shoulder dislocation, full rotator cuff tear, worst of all a multiple glenoid socket fracture. Dr. Lederman was honest and said I had a very sever injury and that even if the surgery was successful I may only have 70% use of my arm. Not only was the surgery successful but thanks to intensive therapy I have regained 93% use of my shoulder. He literally gave me my livelihood back

Dr. Lederman in the News

Title: The Evolution of the Superior Capsular Reconstruction Technique Alan M. Hirahara, MD, FRCSC; Evan S. Lederman, MD; Wyatt J. Andersen, ATC; and Kyle Yamashiro, PT, DPT, CSCS Introduction Irreparable, massive rotator cuff tears can result in unacceptable functional deficits in patients. When the supraspinatus tears and retracts medially, the superior capsule is also disrupted,

Congratulations to TOCA Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Evan Lederman, who was named as a Top Orthopedic Surgeon 2017 in the Phoenix Magazine Top Doc’s 2018 publication.

Congratulations to TOCA Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Evan Lederman, who was named as a Top Orthopedic Surgeon 2015 in the Phoenix Magazine Top Doc’s 2016 publication.

Congratulations to Dr. Evan Lederman who was awarded the Martin-Monahan Award from the Milwaukee Brewers! This award is in recognition for the team’s best medical staff. Dr. Lederman is the team physician and surgeon for the Milwaukee Brewers.

TOCA was honored to once again support the Arthritis Foundation for the 2016 GlitzGlamGive Gala. All of the Physicians and staff here are TOCA are proud of Physician Dr. Earl Feng, who has been a Medical Honoree and dedicates his time and talents to the Arizona Arthritis Foundation. Dr. Evan Lederman and Dr. Samuel Harmsen also attended the event to raise money for a cure.

Dr Lederman is the lead author on the paper titled: “A Prospective, Multi-center Study to Evaluate Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes in Primary Rotator Cuff Repair Reinforced with a Xenograft Dermal Matrix.”

Evan Lederman, MD, (Phoenix, AZ) discusses anatomic shoulder replacement with the Apex Humeral Short Stem and the Apex Subscapularis Repair Suture technique.

With the reduced diaphyseal stem length, rectangular stem body and removable trunion, the Apex restores normal patient glenohumeral anatomy while allowing for stem revision and minimizing bone loss.

Dr Lederman was the invited speaker for Grand Rounds at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery on August 26, 2015. He lectured on Controversies and Complications in Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.

March 19, 2014Meet Dr. Evan Lederman

Dr. Lederman serves as head team physician for the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and is the Arizona team physician for the Milwaukee Brewers. He is a consulting physician for Arizona State University and Phoenix Suns, and has cared for athletes at all levels of participation.

Dr. Lederman serves these TOCA locations: