41 'rising stars' in orthopedics


Castle Connolly's "2022 Rising Stars" list recognizes early-career physicians across several specialities for their accomplishments.

Physicians were nominated by their peers as emerging leaders in their fields. The full lists were published May 17, according to a news release.

Below are the physicians honored for orthopedic surgery. Lists for hand surgeons, sports medicine specialists and physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians are available here

Judd Allen, MD. Advanced Sports & Orthopedics (Lehi, Utah)

Jesse Bauwens, MD. Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (Franklin, Wis.) 

Eric Bonness, MD. Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital (Omaha)

Barrett Boody, MD. Ascension St. Vincent Hospital (Indianapolis)

Wesley Bronson, MD. Mount Sinai Hospital (New York City)

Matthew Cantlon, MD. Greenwich (Conn.) Hospital

Nicholas Colacchio, MD. MMP Orthopedics (South Portland, Maine)

Michael Conti Mica, MD. Edward Hospital (Naperville, Ill.)

Evan Correll, MD. Great Plains Health (North Platte, Neb.)

Christopher DeFalco, MD. Community Hospital East (Indianapolis)

Thomas Emmer, MD. Cabell Huntington (W.Va.) Hospital

Timothy Fei, MD. Pali Momi Medical Center (Alea, Hawaii)

Luis Grau, MD. Riverside Medical Group (Rutherford, N.J.)

John Grotting, MD. Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group (San Diego)

Amy Harlow, MD. NCH Baker Hospital Downtown (Naples, Fla.)

Jon Hedgecock, MD. Orthopedic Health of Kansas CIty (North Kansas City, Mo.)

Yonah Heller, MD. OrthoMaryland (Baltimore)

Aaron Insel, MD. OrthoConnecticut (Danbury)

Jenny Jin, MD. St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (Boise, Idaho)

Mitchell Klement, MD. Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin (Pewaukee)

Kazimierz Komperda, MD. Mount Sinai Hospital

Ryan Krochak, MD. Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group (Garden CIty, N.Y.)

Daniel Leigey, MD. Excela Latrobe (Pa.) Hospital

Michael McClincy, MD. UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

William McKinnon, MD. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, N.H.)

Brian Mosier, MD. Forbes Hospital (Monroeville, Pa.)

William Munoz, MD. Boca Raton (Fla.) Orthopaedic Group

David Nigen, MD. Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Richard Okafor, MD. Ortho-Care Wayne (N.J.)

Andrew Pepper, MD. Rothman Orthopaedic Institute (Winter Park, Fla.)

Jeremy Podolnick, MD. Mount Sinai Hospital

Steven Regal, MD. Allegheny General Hospital (Pittsburgh)

Glenn Russo, MD. Connecticut Orthopaedics (Hamden)

Joseph Schaffer, MD. Hughston Clinic (Nashville, Tenn.)

Steven Schroder, MD. UT Physicians (Sugar Land, Texas)

Edward Sirlin, MD. Southern New Hampshire Medical Center (Nashua)

Raymond Skunda, MD. Methodist Hospital Texsan (San Antonio)

Eugene Stautberg, MD. Southwest Orthopedic Group (Houston)

Nikhil Tendulkar, MD. Orthopedic Specialists of Sacramento (Calif.)

Cory Walsh, MD. Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital

Ralph Zade, MD. Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland (Columbia)

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