10 orthopedic surgeons to know


The chief of shoulder surgery at Vanderbilt Sports Medicine Medical Center, and nine other orthopedic surgeons to know:

Note: This is not an exhaustive list. Surgeons are listed in alphabetical order. To nominate a surgeon for future lists, please contact Ariana Portalatin at aportalatin@beckershealthcare.com.

Hari Bezwada, MD. Princeton (N.J.) Orthopaedic Associates. Dr. Bezwada gives lectures nationwide and has been published in The Journal of Bone and Joint SurgeryJournal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and the Journal of Arthroplasty.

Hussein Elkousy, MD. Fondren Orthopedic Group (Houston, Texas). Dr. Elkousy is a reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He has won several awards and was featured on Super Doctors, a publication which lists accomplished physicians, this year.

John Fernandez, MD. Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (Chicago). Dr. Fernandez is an assistant professor at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He is a team physician for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls and the U.S. Hockey League's Chicago Steel.

David Hak, MD. Hughston Clinic (Columbus, Ga.). Dr. Hak is chair of the AO North America Education Advisory Board. He has published several scientific studies on fracture healing and has served in several leadership roles for the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.

Ronald Hillock, MD. Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center (Las Vegas). Dr. Hillock serves as chief of surgery at the Centennial Hills Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas and is on the Nevada State Orthopedic Society Board of Directors.

Jed Kuhn, MD. Vanderbilt Health (Nashville, Tenn.). Dr. Kuhn is chief of shoulder surgery at the Vanderbilt Sports Medicine Medical Center and is a professor in the department of orthopedic surgery.

Avi Kumar, MD. Coastal Orthopedics (Bradenton, Fla.). Dr. Kumar is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. He recently completed the first shoulder replacement with mixed reality technology in the Sarasota, Fla., area.

John Peden, MD. Vero Orthopaedics (Vero Beach, Fla.). Dr. Peden actively works as an associate instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has authored several textbook chapters and previously served as the medical director of the Advanced Center for Surgery in Gifford, Fla. He also coordinated an international health programs office at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Fla., and participated in several medical missions in Haiti and Central America.

Jose Rodriguez, MD. Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City). Dr. Rodriguez serves on the editorial boards of several medical journals, including the Journal of Arthroplasty and Bone and Joint Journal. He was named a top doctor by New York magazine.

Jason Snibbe, MD. Snibbe Orthopedics (Los Angeles). Dr. Snibbe is the CEO of Snibbe Orthopedics. He is also a team physician for the University of Southern California and is an orthopedic consultant for the Los Angeles Lakers, Sparks and Kings.

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