Drs. Timothy Kremchek, Jorge Chahla & more: 11 orthopedic surgeons making the news


Here are 11 orthopedic surgeons making headlines this week.

Phillip Langer, MD, medical director of orthopedic sports medicine at Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians in Atlanta, was recognized as a 2019 Top Orthopedic Surgeon by Georgia Magazine Top Doctors. Dr. Langer specializes in Tommy John Surgery, rotator cuff repair, knee reconstruction, total/partial knee replacement and hip arthroscopy among other procedures.

Jorge Chahla, MD, PhD, spoke to Becker's about the goals for his new practice at Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, regenerative medicine in orthopedics and the future of sports medicine.

Orthopedic surgeon Jessica Brozek, MD, joined Newton (Kan.) Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, which is part of Newton Medical Center. Dr. Brozek began seeing patients on Sept. 3. She specializes in sports medicine but has broad experience in general orthopedic surgery.

Lonnie Davis, MD, opened an independent orthopedic specialty urgent care facility, Ortho OIC Orthopaedic Immediate Care, in Arlington, Va. Dr. Davis specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopy. He was in private practice with Bethesda, Md.-based Centers for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine since 2006.

Direct Orthopedic Care added Kyle McGivern, DO, to its team. Dr. McGivern is a specialist in adult hip and knee reconstruction with a focus on hip and knee replacement and revisions, general orthopedic surgery and trauma care.

Timothy Kremchek, MD, spoke to Becker's about what's in store Cincinnati-based Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, and how the practice is preparing for the possible boom in total joint replacements if CMS approves its pending reimbursement changes. 

Thomas Joseph, MD, joined Southwestern Medical Center in Lawton, Okla. Dr. Joseph previously practiced at Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas, Ark., and has more than 25 years of clinical experience.

Four fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons — Elliott Kim, MD, Johnathan Bernard, MD, Nathan Coleman, MD, and William Petersen, MDjoined Richmond-based OrthoVirginia this month. Drs. Bernard and Coleman are seeing patients at the Herndon location. Dr. Kim is seeing patients at the Arlington and Springfield offices while Dr. Peterson is accepting patients at the Arlington and Fair Oaks locations.

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