10 orthopedic surgeons to know


Here are 10 physicians performing orthopedic surgery:

Editor's note: This is not a list of top surgeons, but rather a list highlighting professional accomplishments. Becker's does not endorse any surgeons featured on this list.

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

Joseph Alhadeff, MD. OSS Health (York, Pa.). Dr. Alhadeff chairs OSS Health's finance committee. He specializes in primary and revision joint replacement of the shoulder, knee and hip.

Zachary Arntson, DO. Twin City Orthopedics (Golden Valley, Minn.). Dr. Arntson's areas of focus include foot and ankle care and trauma care. His research examining the use of topical and intravenous tranexamic acid in total knee arthroplasty was presented at the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction Conference.

Philip Blazar, MD. Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). Dr. Blazar is the section chief of the hand and upper extremity service at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. He is also director for the Harvard hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship.

Kenneth Jaffe, MD. OrthoSports Associates (Birmingham, Ala.). Dr. Jaffe specializes in general orthopedics, adult reconstruction and orthopedic oncology. He is a reviewer for the Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Journal and the Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. 

Robert Kayal, MD. Kayal Orthopaedic Center (Franklin Lakes, N.J.). Dr. Kayal is the founder, president and CEO of Kayal Orthopaedic Center, which has 10 locations in New Jersey. His practice is partnering with West Orange, N.J.-based RJWBarnabas Health to improve access to orthopedic services. 

Stephen Michaels, MD. MedStar Health (Columbia, Md.). Dr. Michaels was recently named president of Clinton-based MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center and senior vice president of MedStar Health.

Martha Murray, MD. Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Murray is the orthopedic surgeon-in-chief at the Orthopedic Center at Boston Children's Hospital. She is also the founder of surgical implant company Miach Orthopaedics. She and her research team were recently presented with the 2022 Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation's Clinical Research Award for outstanding clinical research related to musculoskeletal disease or injury. 

John Priddy, MD. Azalea Orthopedics (Tyler, Texas). Dr. Priddy was recently named president of Azalea Orthopedics. He is one of the few surgeons qualified to perform total ankle replacements in East Texas.

George Theodore, MD. Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Dr. Theodore specializes in surgery of the foot, ankle and knee. He is an instructor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston and the team physician or a consultant for multiple sports teams, including the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.

Lawrence Weiss, MD. Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, Pa.). Dr. Weiss is chief of the division of hand surgery at Lehigh Valley. He treats a range of conditions, including fractures, joint pain and orthopedic trauma. 

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