State-by-state breakdown of 80 orthopedic surgeon moves in 2019 so far


At least 80 orthopedic surgeons have joined new practices, retired or received promotions over the first half of the year.

Here is a state-by-state breakdown of the surgeon moves. Read the state-by-state breakdown of spine and neurosurgeon moves here.


University of Alabama at Birmingham named Steven Theiss, MD, chairman of the department of orthopedics.


Brian Buck, DO, joined Phoenix-based The CORE Institute.


David L. Gilliam, MD, joined Baptist Health Orthopedic Clinic-Little Rock (Ark.).


Orthopedic surgeon Anto T.A. Fritz, MD, joined Healthpointe, based in Los Angeles.

Ali Dalal, MD, joined Fresno, Calif.-based Sierra Pacific Orthopedics.

Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, Calif., named Kevin Shae, MD, the Chambers-Okamura Endowed Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedics.


The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo., welcomed Armando Vidal, MD.

Thornton, Colo.-based North Suburban Medical Center's OrthoOne practice welcomed Darryl Auston, MD.

Domenic Esposito, MD, joined Durango, Colo.-based Animas Orthopedic Associates.

Rifle, Colo.-based Grand River Health welcomed Hugh Brock, MD.


Lisa Lattanza, MD, left the University of California, San Francisco to become chair of the orthopedics and rehabilitation department at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn.


Melbourne, Fla.-based First Choice Medical Group welcomed orthopedic surgeon Allison Wade, MD.


Dover, Del.-based Bayhealth welcomed Justin Connor, MD.

Lewes-based Orthopaedic Associates of Southern Delaware welcomed Joseph Farrell, DO.


Spine surgeon Keith Osborn, MD, joined Cummings, Ga.-based Northside Hospital Orthopaedic Institute.

Arthritis Total Joint Specialists in Lawrenceville, Ga., welcomed Robert Wood, MD.

Athens (Ga.) Orthopedic Clinic welcomed Adam Cochran, MD.


Logansport (Ind.) Memorial Hospital welcomed Kral Varhan, MD, to the Logansport Memorial Physician Network.


Sanjeev Bhatia, MD, left Mercy Health Cincinnati Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center to join Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group in Winfield, Ill., and became co-director of Central DuPage Hospital's new Hip and Joint Preservation Center.

Springfield-based The Orthopedic Center of Illinois welcomed Varun Sharma, MD.


Stephen Mitros, MD, retired from his practice at Mitros Orthopaedics in South Bend.

Vincent Waldron, MD, joined Angola, Ind.-based Cameron Orthopedics.

John Hammerstein, MD, will lead Linton, Ind.-based Greene County General Hospital's new orthopedic and sports medicine clinic TeamOrtho.


Mohamed Mahomed, MD, joined Kansas Joint & Spine Specialists in Wichita.

Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan., welcomed Terry Schwab, MD.


William Ross, MD, joined Glasgow-based South Central Kentucky Orthopaedics.


Lew Schon, MD, joined Baltimore-based Mercy Medical Center as director of orthopedic innovation at The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction.


Orthopedic surgeon Matthew Werger, MD, joined Tauton, Mass.-based Morton Hospital and Steward Medical Group in Brockton, Mass.


Mark Warner, MD, resigned his post at Sheridan (Mich.) Community Hospital one year after joining.

The Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron (Mich.) welcomed orthopedic surgeon Mark A. Petrocelli, DO.


Robert LaPrade, MD, left Vail, Colo.-based The Steadman Clinic for Golden Valley, Minn.-based Twin Cities Orthopedics. He will being practice there in July.

Orthopedic surgeon Glen Rudolph, MD, joined Orthopaedic Associates of Duluth (Minn.).

Virgil Meyer, MD, founder of Little Falls (Minn.) Orthopedics, announced he will retire in July.

Mark Ghaida, MD, joined Crookston, Minn.-based RiverView Health.

Orthopedic surgeon Kandice Beenken, DO, joined Essentia Health Duluth (Minn.) Clinic.

Orthopedic surgeons Patrick Hall, MD, and Joel Zamzow, MD, began seeing patients at Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minn.


Sidney (Mont.) Health Center recruited Eric Sigmond, MD.


Orthopedic surgeon Eric Verploeg, MD, is now seeing patients at Grant, Neb.-based Perkins County Health Services.


Reno, Nev.-based Great Basin Orthopaedics welcomed Timothy P. Dooley, MD, to its team of providers.

New Hampshire

Chris FitzMorris, DO, joined Mount Washington, N.H.-based Memorial Hospital.

Portsmouth, N.H.-based Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine welcomed Michael Moorwood, MD.

New Jersey

Cedar Knolls, N.J.-based Tri-County Orthopedics welcomed board-certified orthopedic surgeons Frank Capecci, MD, Ken Cubelli, MD, and Rocco Simmerano, MD.

New York

South Side Hospital in Bay Shore, N.Y., promoted Michael Nett, MD, to chair of orthopedics.

Oswego (N.Y.) Health welcomed orthopedic surgeons Michael Diaz, MD, who specializes in total joint replacements, and Greg Keller, MD, who focuses on shoulder and elbow repair.

Albany, N.Y.-based The Bone & Joint Center added three orthopedic surgeons to their staff: trauma surgeon Ernest Chisena, MD, pediatric orthopedic surgeon Abigail Mantica, MD, and hand and upper extremity surgeon Patrick Marinello, MD.

Hand surgeon Michelle Moyer, MD, joined Poughkeepsie, N.Y.-based Orthopaedic Associates of Dutchess County.

The Hampstead, N.Y.-based Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell named James M. Paci, MD, an associate professor.

Richard A. McCormack, MD, joined Manhasset, N.Y.-based Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine's facility in Syosset, N.Y.

New York City-based NYU Langone Health named John G. Kennedy, MD, as the orthopedic surgery department's foot and ankle division chief.

Eric Grossman, MD, will lead joint replacement services at Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute's new location in New York City.

North Carolina

OrthoCarolina Lincolnton (N.C.) brought on sports medicine specialist Verano Hermida, MD, and pediatric orthopedic surgeon Julia Bulkeley, MD.

North Dakota

Jamestown (N.D.) Regional Medical Center orthopedic surgeon Timothy Volk, DO, will see patients at CHI Mercy Health in Valley City, N.D.


OrthoNeuro in Columbus, Ohio, welcomed J. Mark Hatheway, MD, and James Cassandra, MD.

Norwalk, Ohio-based Fisher-Titus Health added Tim Moore, MD, to its spine surgery staff.

Michael Veale, MD, joined Cleveland-based Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics.


Doug Beacham III, DO, joined The Spine Clinic of Oklahoma City.

AllianceHealth Clinton (Okla.) welcomed Mark Moses, MD.


Rod Wigle, MD, an orthopedic surgeon in Bend, Ore., retired from practice.


Commonwealth Health Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) General Hospital welcomed orthopedic surgeon Johnny Hernandez-Gonzalez, MD.

Sharon (Pa.) Regional Medical Center welcomed Steven Hand, DO.

Rhode Island

Fatima Hospital in North Providence, R.I., named John Czerwein Jr., MD, chief of orthopedics.

Thomas Barrett, MD, joined University Orthopedics, based in Providence, R.I.

South Carolina

David Johannesmeyer, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty in sports medicine, joined Lowcountry Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Charleston, S.C.

South Dakota

Michael Holmoe, MD, joined Avera Orthopedics in Brookings, S.D.

Mark Hagy, MD, joined Avera Orthopedics in Pierre, S.D.


Murfreesboro, Tenn.-based Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital hired retired orthopedic surgeon Richard Rogers, MD, as interim CMO.


Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Orthopedics and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, both based in Bennington, Vt., welcomed Michaela Schneiderbauer, MD.

Bennington-based Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Orthopedics welcomed Ivette Guttmann, MD.


Emporia, Va.-based Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center welcomed Manish Patel, MD.


Sports medicine specialist James Chesnutt, MD, joined Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery in Vancouver, Wash.

Chad Bender, MD, joined Centralia-based Washington Orthopaedic Center.


Daniel White, MD, of Casper (Wyo.) Orthopedics now sees patients at Johnson County (Wyo.) Memorial Hospital.

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Orthopedic surgeons call for quality, affordable care on Capitol Hill
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