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He later completed both his general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at Temple University Hospital. Ilyas is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with a certificate of added qualification in Hand Surgery. He specializes in hand, wrist, elbow and orthopaedic trauma surgery. Ilyas has a particular interest in fracture surgery, nerve injury, opioids and pain management in orthopaedic surgery, and is considered an expert in "wide awake hand surgery. Inzerillo is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports related injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow.

Jones is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with expertise in hand and upper extremity surgery. After graduating from Lafayette College and Penn State with advanced degrees in Mechanical Engineering, he worked for three years designing orthopaedic instruments and implants. Kanarek is a fellowship-trained, board certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Washington School of Medicine and went on to pursue a fellowship in Musculoskeletal, Sports and Spine at the University of Pittsburgh.

Brian Katt is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery. Katt is committed to providing excellent musculoskeletal care while maintaining a meaningful doctor-patient relationship. Drawing from his experience at one of the top research universities, he practices medicine using the best evidence available. Furthermore, he is constantly staying current with the latest technologies and innovations in orthopedic care in order to most optimally treat each problem.

He hopes that all patients treated at Rothman Orthopaedics will feel as if their experience is worthwhile and informative, that personal concerns are considered in determining a treatment plan and that questions are sufficiently answered. He then completed his internship in general surgery and his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, NY where he was awarded with the Nate Bondi Award, a distinction given for excellence in leadership, teamwork, and academic integrity. Barry Kenneally is a nonsurgical sports medicine physician who treats a wide variety orthopedic problems in athletes and non-athletes as well as patients with non-operative orthopedic oncologic conditions.

He is from the area and enjoys providing care to his fellow native Philadelphians. He is board certified in nonsurgical sports medicine and family medicine. He completed a two year fellowship in spine surgery and spine research at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and Thomas Jefferson University. Prior to fellowship, Dr. Kirkpatrick is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty practice in hand surgery. After completing his undergraduate education at Harvard University, he attended the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine for medical school and then completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

He underwent additional Fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Kitei is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist. He completed his residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and went on to complete a Pain Medicine fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY, where he concentrated on an interventional approach to painful disorders of the spine.

He was selected as Chief Resident and Chief Fellow at these institutions. He specializes in minimally invasive spinal procedures of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Moody Kwok attended medical school and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Temple University School of Medicine.

He then completed a specialized hand fellowship at the Philadelphia Hand Center. Kwok treats general orthopaedic conditions and specializes in diseases and injuries of the hand, wrist, and elbow. His interests include nerve entrapment neuropathies as well as internal derangement and sports injuries to the wrists and hands.

Langman specializes in biomechanics and podiatric orthopaedics. Law is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience in the arthroscopic and open treatment of knee, shoulder and elbow disorders. After graduating from Cornell University Medical College, he completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at St.

He has an extensive bibliography of original papers, textbook chapters, and abstracts and has presented at both national and international meetings. He became interested in the field of orthopaedics after working as an X-ray technologist as an undergraduate. He earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, followed by a residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, where he received numerous honors and awards for his acumen and research.

Lee is an ABOS board-certified fellowship-trained spine surgeon. Leinberry, a Philadelphia native, received his medical training at Jefferson Medical College and orthopaedic training at Thomas Jefferson University. He is board certified in orthopaedic and hand surgery. Leone is a board certified chiropractor by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his medical degree in from Jefferson Medical College, where he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Lonner is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of arthritis of the knee, as well as arthroscopic treatments for meniscus tears.

He is an internationally recognized leader in minimally invasive partial and total knee replacement surgery, with a unique focus in robotic-assisted techniques. Patients from around the world have sought his care and countless surgeons have learned from him. Lucke is a board certified non-operative sports medicine physician, who completed his residency training, in addition to his fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine, at Penn State Health St.

Joseph in Reading, PA. Luksch is a board certified, fellowship trained Primary Care Sports Medicine physician who specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries in athletes. His clinical interests include overuse injuries in young athletes, sports-related concussion, musculoskeletal ultrasound, nonsurgical treatment of chronic injuries, and injury prevention.

Lutsky is a hand and upper extremity surgeon who specializes in the treatment of complex disorders of the hand, wrist and elbow. Malfitano is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in orthopaedic surgery of the hand and upper extremity. The objective is to help people live happier and healthier lives by creating a strong community.

Its programs and coaches offer a superior experience where people can enjoy exercising and get results. Marchetto is an associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. He is the assistant team physician for the Philadelphia Eagles and has served as the assistant team orthopedic surgeon for the Philadelphia Flyers and Phantoms. Marsicano is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the spine.

Matzon is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and subspecialty certified in Hand Surgery. Mazur, MD, is a nationally-recognized sports medicine surgeon specializing in ACL repair and knee reconstruction. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. McLean is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and has fellowship training in sports medicine.

Mehallo is a board certified non-surgical sports medicine physician. Molter is a board certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician who specializes in the treatment of spinal conditions with an interest in sports medicine. Nakashian is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in all areas of hand and upper extremity surgery, with additional interest in general orthopedic trauma surgery and fracture care.

Nakashian has been active in research throughout his career, which has resulted in numerous publications in orthopedic journals and textbooks. He also has a passion for international volunteer medicine, having participated in the inaugural mission trip for The Touching Hands Project, traveling to Haiti and performing both general orthopedic trauma surgery and surgical treatment for children with congenital malformations of the hand and wrist.

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Nakashian is a devoted husband and father. He enjoys playing guitar and various athletic pursuits, including surfing, skiing, mountain biking, hiking, soccer and rock climbing. Namdari is a board certified shoulder and elbow surgeon and an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. He completed medical school at Brown University and orthopaedic residency at the University of Pennsylvania.

Nazarian is a fellowship-trained, board certified orthopaedic surgeon. He also serves as an orthopedic consultant to the NJ State Police and is a school physician for many high schools in the Shore Conference. Nitche specializes in advanced arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee. His clinical interests include all injuries related to sports and active lifestyles. He has a special interest in ACL tears, shoulder dislocations, rotator cuff repairs and meniscal injuries. Nutini is a board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist with an added qualification in Sports Medicine.

He treats an array of spine and musculoskeletal conditions using the latest non operative treatments including, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound diagnostic and interventional techniques. Okon is a non-surgical sports medicine physician, who specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. He has conducted several research projects on joint replacements and trauma. Orozco is an internationally recognized, board certified hip and knee surgeon.

Orozco lectures around the globe and participates in numerous international meetings. Pagliaro is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the foot and ankle. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and went on complete a residency in both general surgery and orthopaedic surgery. Parvizi is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and has been at the Rothman Institute since He specializes in the management of young patients with hip disorders such as dysplasia and femoroacetabular impingement.

He has performed over femoroacetabular osteoplasty procedures, pelvic and femoral osteotomies, and over hip replacements in young adults and continues to lead the clinical research team at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute. Patel is a board certified non-surgical sports medicine physician specializing in pediatric and adult musculoskeletal injuries. He serves as the medical director for the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute urgent care. He serves as a team physician for a variety of sports teams. He has published several peer reviewed journal articles and lectures on Sports Medicine topics regularly.

He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and is Fellowship Trained and specializes in the treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. Pedowitz serves as Consultant to the Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia 76'ers. Matthew Pepe is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine, particularly, shoulder, knee, and elbow reconstruction.

He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and went on to complete his fellowship in both Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Pfeifer is a board certified, fellowship trained Interventional Spine physician. Polowczyk is a board certified foot and ankle podiatrist. Danielle Ponzio is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with specialized training in hip and knee joint replacement and complex revision joint replacement.

Post is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon. He previously had a private practice in Montana and Utah. His areas of expertise include but are not limited to hip and knee arthroplasty and reconstruction. Purtill is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement surgery. He is the author of numerous articles published in orthopaedic journals and has traveled extensively lecturing on orthopaedic topics.

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Kris Radcliff is a fellowship-trained Spinal Surgeon who holds the title of Associate Professor with joint faculty appointments in orthopedic surgery and neurological surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. Radcliff specializes in the latest techniques in spinal reconstruction including minimally invasive spinal reconstruction procedures and artificial disk replacement.

He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and specializes in the treatment of elective and traumatic disorders of the foot and ankle. An extensive number of publications and invitational lectures before the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the International Congress on Surgery of the Shoulder solidify Dr.

Ramsey as a key physician among his medical peers. Rihn graduated from Duquesne University in with a B. Rivlin is a board certified orthopaedic hand and wrist surgeon who specializes in all conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow. He has special interest in complex fracture care, minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques, carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve and microsurgery. He is part of the Orthopaedic Oncology team for upper extremity tumors and complex reconstruction. He is a published, fellowship-trained physician, who is a dedicated educator and clinician.

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David Rodricks is a fellowship trained, board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement and revision. He has a particular focus on rapid recovery programs, however, returning his patients to their active lifestyles safely is his first priority. He also completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Indiana Hand Center. He is a member of the board of trustees of the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand and the director of hand surgery service at St. He has a professional interest in reconstructive surgery, trauma, nerve compression, elbow surgery and sports injuries.

He earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School in Boston and completed a fellowship in hand surgery at St. Graham is the chief of Cleveland Clinic innovations and vice chair of orthopedic surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Graham earned his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor. He also completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at The Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis.

Hastings is a hand surgeon at the Indiana Hand and Shoulder Center with an expertise in rigid internal and external fixation of the upper limb. In addition to his practice, he also contributed to the development of the Biomet Discovery elbow replacement system and is involved in management of tetraplegic patients. He is also associated with several international hand societies, including societies in Canada and China.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. His additional training includes a fellowship in hand surgery in Indianapolis. Jupiter is the chief of hand and upper extremity service at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Kirkpatrick is a co-president of Resurgens Orthopaedics in Georgia and was recently appointed to the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce, an agency responsible for advising the governor and general assembly on physician workforce and medical education policy and issues.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Kirkpatrick also founded PowerUp! She earned her medical degree at the University of Louisville Ky. School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency. Kleinman is the president and senior attending surgeon at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center in Indianapolis with a focus on wrist pathophysilogy, congenital reconstruction and nerve entrapment. Kleinman is a clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He has also published research on hand surgery topics, such as the stability of the distal radioulna joint.

Kleinman received orthopedic training and postgraduate hand fellowship training at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. He has a professional interest in treating sports-related upper extremity injuries, arthroscopic surgery and degenerative conditions of the fingers. Kronlage is the medical director and orthopedic surgeon for the Pensacola Pelicans minor league baseball team. Kronlage has published articles in professional journals on subjects such as screw fixation of mallet fractures. He also completed a fellowship in hand, upper extremity and microvascualry surgery in Boston as a member of the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program.

She previously served as the chief of the upper extremity section at the Palo Alto Calif. She has published several professional journals such as the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Her current research interests include bone graft substitutes, calcium phosphate bone cements and the congenital anomalies of the upper limb.

Lee is the chief of the division of plastic surgery and a professor of surgery and orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgery. Lee established the multi-disciplinary program for hand transplantation at UPMC and performed the first bilateral hand transplant in the United States with his team. The team also performed one of the country's first above-elbow bilateral transplant. Lee conducts investigation on tolerance strategy for composite tissue allografts.

Lee earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, where he also completed his residency. His additional training includes an orthopedic hand fellowship at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center in Indianapolis. Levin is the chair of the department of orthopedic surgery at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia. During his career, he established and directed Duke's Human Tissue Laboratory, an education and research facility benefiting students, residents and CME participants.

He has a professional interest in treating arthritis, vascular necrosis of the wrist and carpal tunnel syndrome. He also completed a fellowship at the Christine Kleinart Institute in Baltimore. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Hand Surgery and has written two textbooks. McCabe's professional interest in peripheral nerve surgery, carpal tunnel, arthritis and Dupuytren's contracture. His current research projects include measuring utility in upper extremity disorders and creating a generic decision model for upper extremity pathology.

McCabe earned his medical degree at the University of Toronto in Canada and completed his residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He also completed fellowships in hand surgery at the University of Toronto and the Christine M. He also holds an assistant professorship in the department of orthopedic surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and he is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

McPherson has published articles in several professional journals on topics such as carpal tunnel syndrome and thumb injuries. He is also an attending hand surgeon at the Veteran's Hospital in Minneapolis. McCollam currently serves as president of Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic. He is a past chairman of the department of orthopedics and member of the board of directors at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta and previously served as the president of the Georgia Society for Surgery of the hand.

He is currently a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. McCollam is a reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and an associate professor in orthopedics and surgical anatomy and techniques at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He has previously served as an orthopedic hand consultant to Georgia State University athletes and the Atlanta Hawks. McCollam regularly volunteers his time at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti and was recently named a top hand surgeon in his community by Atlanta Magazine.

He also completed a fellowship at Indiana University and St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis. His expertise includes working with clinical problems such as scar modeling, rheumatoid MP arthroplasties and tendon transfers for radial nerve palsy. Meals has served as deputy editor of the Journal of Hand Surgery and on the board of directors of the Hand Therapy Certification Committee. Meals earned his medical degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. He also completed a fellowship in hand surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

He is currently a member of the governing council of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and has previously served on the board of directors of the American Association for Hand Surgery. Nagle's clinical interests include fractures and sprains, tendons, artery and nerve injuries and Depuytren's disease. Nagle has written several professional articles on topics such as wrist arthroscopy and carpal tunnel. He has been a hand consultant to the Chicago Bears and is currently the consulting hand surgeon to the Chicago Cubs. Nagle completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where he is currently practicing hand and upper extremity surgery.

He also completed a fellowship in hand surgery and microsurgery in Louisville, Ky. Pace is a hand and wrist surgeon with the San Antonio Orthopaedic Group where he has a special interest in carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist arthritis evacuation and reconstruction, tendon repair, nerve repair and trigger finger. Pace has more than 15 publications to his name and nerves as a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He also completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the University of Colorado in Denver.

He has a professional interest in the care and rehabilitation of hand, wrist and elbow injuries as well as arthroscopic surgery. Rettig has published articles in several professional journals, such as the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Seitz has a professional interest in arthroplasty and fracture reconstruction, hand surgery, hand-related sports injuries and total joint replacement.

Seitz has designed orthopedic implants, external fixation systems and fracture repair systems. After earning his bachelor's degree in Engineering at Cooper Union, Dr. Lieponis is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and a highly respected Board Certified surgeon who has been involved in the management of spinal problems for over 20 years. He received his spinal training from some of the world's best spinal surgeons at Loyola University Hospital, Shiners Children's Hospital, as well as Yale University Hospital. In addition to participating in patient care, he has engaged in teaching, research, and the development of minimally invasive techniques and instruments for spinal surgery.

He performed a spinal fellowship in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at Yale Univeristy. He then attended Tufts University Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, where he graduated with his Medical Degree in , giving him over two decades of experience in his field. While at Tufts Medical School, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Honors Society, awarded to medical school graduates at the top of their class.

After obtaining his Medical Degree, Dr. Lorenze completed his general surgery internship and orthopaedic surgery residency with Yale-New Haven Hospital. Following his internship and residency, he undertook his hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship at Tufts University. Lorenze is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Lorenze specializes in hand and upper extremity injuries, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery and joint replacement surgery as well as work related and cumulative trauma injuries. Lorenze maintains a position on the Middlesex Hospital Board of Governors.

Luster has special interests in knee and shoulder surgery, sports medicine, and total joint replacement. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Luster is a Senior Attending physician at Middlesex Hospital. While at Wayne State, Dr. While in Colorado, under the direction of Dr. Douglas Dennis and Dr. Brian Haas, he trained as a specialist in primary and revision arthroplasty of the knee and hip.

He continues to pursue related research interests which have produced various recent chapter, journal and internet publications focused on modern concepts in Total Knee and Total Hip Arthroplasty. Lynch has been in private practice since In the years that followed, Dr. Lynch performed the first computer navigated total knee arthroplasty in New Haven County at Milford Hospital. Dr Marino specializes in the non-surgical care of musculoskeletal injuries and some chronic painful conditions.

Born in Teaneck, N. His residency training included serving as Chief Resident his final year. The medical specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, also known as physiatry, includes the care of orthopaedic injuries and chronic painful conditions that may not require surgery.

Treatment may involve medication, exercise instruction, referral to physical therapy, bracing, joint injections, trigger point injections, and sometimes referral to an orthopaedic surgeon. Physiatrists also perform important diagnostic tests called nerve conduction studies and electromyography. These 2 tests help diagnose common neurologic and orthopaedic problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, and peripheral neuropathy. Dr Marino performs the study himself i. Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists began providing bone densitometry testing in under the supervision of Dr Marino. A bone density study is a painless test that screens for the common, but potentially debilitating, condition of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a "thinning" of the bones that places patients at an increased risk for fractures. Dr Marino interprets and reviews the results of the bone densitometry immediately following your test. He'll review treatment options including diet, exercise, and medication. Dr Marino is active in the community providing medical supervision at local high school footbal games, as well as treating Yale University students and staff.

He lives with his family in Orange, CT. He is a full time staff member at St Vincent's Hospital but also has courtesy privileges at Bridgeport and Griffin Hospitals. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, graduating Magna cum Laude.

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After one year of research at the National Institute of Health, Dr. Mayor received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He then went on to receive a year of specialty training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at the Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Mayor is also a member of the Yale School of Medicine clinical faculty and an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Mayor's recreational interests include bicycling, tennis, ice hockey and soccer. He resides in Guilford with his wife, Stephanie, and their three children. The Rothman Institute is considered one of the nation's leading training programs in joint reconstruction. McCallum completed a surgical internship at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. He also earned a Master's degree in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University.

Currently a clinical instructor at Yale University School of Medicine, he is also an attending physician at the Hospital of Saint Raphael. McCallum has written a number of articles in orthopaedic journals and has presented orthopaedic grand rounds at Yale-New Haven and Thomas Jefferson Hospitals. He has been on the faculty of multiple national hip and knee reconstruction meetings and a presenter at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.

McCallum specializes in hip and knee problems including arthritic and sports related injuries. He has been an innovator of hip and knee arthroscopic surgery, salvage and reconstructive techniques, including minimally invasive treatments. He lives with his wife and two children in Guilford, CT. Besides his family, his interests include cycling, sailing, skiing, woodworking and car restoration.

Minotti earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in and worked for a large Massachusetts defense contractor before deciding to go to medical school in Minotti completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He received the Everett J. Gordon award as the outstanding chief resident of his class and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, a national medical honor society.

Minotti completed a fellowship in hip and knee replacement at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia. Minotti joined Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists in His professional interests include minimally invasive surgery and alternative bearing surfaces such as ceramics and metals. He currently resides in Orange with his wife and two children. Moran joined Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, P. Moran is married to Dr. They have two sons and a daughter and live in Guilford. He is fellowship trained in the treatment of acute and chronic pain. He has been in private practice in Connecticut for the past 12 years delivering high quality care to those in pain.

Dr Patel is highly regarded by his patients and his peers for his compassionate care and excellent diagnostic abilities. He has gained the admiration and confidence of his patients by listening and addressing their concerns regarding how pain is affecting their lives. Dr Patel offers a comprehensive approach to pain management using interventional , medical ,and rehabilitative techniques. He specializes in diagnostic and therapeutic fluoroscopically-guided cervical and lumbar spine procedures, radiofrequency neurotomy and joint injections.

The ultimate goal is to relieve the patients pain and improve their function and quality of life. They have 3 sons and 1 daughter and live in Wallingford. His interests include family time, baseball, basketball, football , travel , and music. He specializes in sports medicine as well as hand and upper extremity surgery. Redler attended medical school at the University of Connecticut.

He did his residency training, including Chief Residency year, at the University of Virginia, where he also completed his Fellowship training in sports medicine and upper extremity with one of the godfathers of sports medicine, Dr. Redler is also an Assistant Professor at the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. Redler is the head team physician for Sacred Heart University and all of their 32 Division I varsity teams.

He formerly took care of the Bridgeport Bluefish for their first eleven years and was a consultant to major league lacrosse. Redler has written numerous articles and textbook chapters on topics of sports medicine as well as hand and upper extremity surgery. His clinical research interests have been presented both nationally and internationally.

Redler has been part of the faculty of meetings and chairman of instructional course lectures that have been held in the United States, Europe, Japan and South America. He has authored technique guides on upper extremity surgical techniques for athletic injuries and degenerative conditions. Also, he has created instructional videos on minimally invasive techniques for athletic upper extremity injuries. Redler has lectured frequently at the Becker Ambulatory Surgical Center meetings in Chicago, earning him a spot on the list of top people to know in ambulatory surgery.

Additionally, he has designed multiple surgical instruments that are still used in the operating room around the world today. Amidst all of his accomplishments, Dr. Redler still feels that his most important activity is the best possible care of his patients as well as the ongoing education of future sports medicine providers. He is the author of two books, " The Knee and Shoulder Handbook for All of Us ", a patient guide to shoulder and knee problems, diagnosis and treatment and " I Have Fallen and I Can Get Up ", a book that explains the reason we fall and how to prevent those falls.

It has a fall risk check list and a guide to how to make your home safe for everyone. He hopes these books will help all patients live better, healthier, active lives with less injuries and if they do get hurt by a fall, sports participation or other injury then they will know what to do next. Russo has joined CT Orthopaedic Specialists as a spine, back and neck specialist. Raised in Guilford, CT, Dr. Russo graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and has been in practice for 6 years.

He completed a residency at the Yale University School of Medicine. Russo has published numerous articles, contributed to many textbooks, and is a frequent presenter on matters related to his subspecialty. His other interests include sports, travel, backpacking, live music, home brewing and motorcycle repair. From to , Dr. While at Yale, Dr. Ruwe received a B. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital winning multiple awards for his research.

Ruwe is the author of an extensive collection of scientific articles and four book chapters. His research has included studies on shoulder function in swimmers, post operative pain management in knee arthroscopy and the use of MRI to detect sports injuries. He has presented his work nationally and internationally.

He is the long serving President of the Yale Football Association. He has also served as the Chair of the Blue Leadership Ball at Yale, and on numerous search committees and honors committees at Yale. He is the vice president of the Yale Sports Federation. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery with an added Certificate of Qualification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. For his many leadership roles, Dr. Ruwe lives with his wife Stacy and their three children in Branford, CT.

His interests include his family, golf, travel, and fishing. After graduating with honors from Duke University, Dr. Following this he traveled briefly to Tampa, Florida to train in orthopaedic trauma surgery. Scanlan has published book chapters and scientific literature in the hand and trauma surgery literature. He lives with his wife and three children in Branford, CT. Aaron Schachter is a specialist in sports medicine and arthroscopy as well as minimally invasive joint surgery and reconstructive shoulder surgery. He has also been a member in good standing of the Milford Hospital Department of Orthopedic Surgery since Schachter provides orthopedic care for patients with athletic injuries and trauma-related orthopedic injuries.

He served as part of the medical team caring for athletes of the New York Jets football team, the New York Islanders hockey team and both the Hunter College and Hofstra University athletic teams. He has authored and co-authored many papers and research articles related to sports medicine and orthopedic trauma. An associate of Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists, P. Sella graduated Cum Laude while earning his B. He completed his intern year at St. He earned his general surgery residency at the Hospital of St.

Raphael, followed by an orthopaedic residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Recognized as a leader in the field of orthopaedics, the following medical organizations have awarded Dr. Sella the prestigious title "Fellow": Sella has lectured on a variety of topics ranging from "Back Disability"to "Common Conditions of the Foot. Shia is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow. Shia grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts and performed his undergraduate education at the University of Rochester.

Following his undergraduate training he completed his medical school education at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He graduated with honors and received the Lawrence Linienfield award for excellence in physiology. Shia performed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Washington University in Saint Louis. While at Washington University, Dr. Shia was involved in the care of the professional sports teams including the St.

Louis Blues NHL team. Shia has had the opportunity to present at various conferences and has published in several orthopedic surgery journals on different topics including shoulder arthroscopy, hip surgery, and shoulder replacements. Following the completion of his chief residency year, Dr. Shia pursued further fellowship training in shoulder and elbow sports and reconstructive surgery at Washington University. Washington University is regarded as one of the leading programs in shoulder and elbow surgery and is one of the top three high volume centers in the country for shoulder and elbow replacements.

Shia has now relocated back to the east coast with his wife and two children to be closer to family and to continue in the excellent care of patients.

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A Chicago native, Dr. Singha traveled the country as a nationally ranked junior tennis player growing up. He pursued his passion for tennis and attended undergraduate on a tennis scholarship where he was a 4x NCAA All-American. He truly enjoys giving back to the profession and has lectured on various topics ranging from "Primary Arthrodesis vs. Singha prides himself on treating all his patients like family and being on the forefront of medical treatments for all foot and ankle conditions. Spak is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine. He received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his orthopaedic residency at the Harvard combined program.

He has a special interest in reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder, as well as fracture treatment. He serves as team physician for Sacred Heart University as well as several local high schools. He has extensive experience with joint preservation surgery of the knee and shoulder, including the latest minimally invasive techniques. He performed his orthopaedic training as a resident at the Albany Medical Center Hospital, which he completed in Because of his continued interest in spinal deformities, Dr. Sumner furthered his studies with a fellowship at St.

Since completing this fellowship, his practice has been primarily directed to the treatment of adult spinal disorders, including degenerative as well as traumatic injuries. Sumner has continued to expand his research in the treatment of skeletal trauma by independent study and is an active participant on the trauma panel at both the Hospital of St.

Also, he has traveled extensively over the United States presenting seminars and conducting research regarding the spine, trauma, and general orthopaedics. As a member of A-O North America, he participates as faculty in teaching seminars in Spine and Trauma instructing practicing surgeons, residents, and OR personnel. Sumner is married and has three children and between April and November when not working, he can be found racing sailboats on Long Island Sound.

Tekmyster is double board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine with subspecialty training in advanced interventional spine care and regenerative medicine. He has extensively published and presented on both spine and sports medicine topics, including book chapters and at national conferences. His special interests include the care and prevention of athletic injuries, regenerative medicine and musculoskeletal ultrasound. Recently he has been named as a team physician for the US Ski and Snowboard team. Sanda Tomak is a board certified Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Foot and ankle reconstructive surgery.

Tomak completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Emory University. Dr Tomak believes in delivering high quality, comprehensive orthopaedic care in an efficient, personal manner. Her goal is to return you to the highest level of functioning possible. This may require physical therapy, medication, and exercise. In certain cases, conservative measures fail and surgery may be indicated.

Dr Tomak's subspecialty areas of interest and training include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle, articular cartilage regeneration and repair, sports related injury as well as total ankle replacement. It is essential for patients to understand their disease process and all of the treatment options available to them. Dr Tomak encourages you to visit the educational section of this website to view many informative videos and orthopaedic links.