13 orthopedic surgeon moves in June | 2024


Here are 13 orthopedic surgeons who recently joined new practices or added to their titles, as reported by Becker's in June:

• East Providence, R.I.-based University Orthopedics surgeons Brett Owens, MD, and Valentin Antoci, MD, were tapped for new leadership roles at Lifespan and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, both based in Providence, R.I. Dr. Owens will serve as division chief of sports medicine for the department of orthopedics and Dr. Antoci will serve as division chief of arthroplasty of the department of orthopedics.

• Gloria Beim, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Gunnison (Colo.) Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic, is heading to Paris for her fourth Olympic Games with Team USA as its head physician.

• Spire Orthopedic added Providence-based Ortho Rhode Island and its affiliated ASC. Ortho RI CEO Michael Bradley, MD, will also assume the role of chief medical officer for the combined network. 

• Waterville, Maine-based Northern Light Inland Hospital added four new orthopedic surgeons to Northern Light Orthopedics; Gerard Benecki, MD, Jeff Headrick, MD, J. Mark MacNaughton, MD, and Michael Magee, MD.

• Matthew Collard, DO, joined St. Louis-based Orthopedic Associates.

• Travis Maak, MD, who currently serves as the director of orthopedic sports medicine at the University of Utah Health in Salt Lake City, was named as the president of the National Basketball Association Physicians Association for the 2024 and 2025 season. 

• Mark Moriarty, MD, was recruited by Clinton, N.C.-based Sampson Regional Medical Center to lead the opening of a new orthopedic clinic projected to open in the fall. 

• Derek Smith, MD, joined Flagstaff (Ariz.) Bone & Joint.

• Brennen Smith, DO, joined Noblesville, Ind.-based RiverView Health and will launch a robotic joint replacement program with the Mako system.

Here are eight orthopedic surgeons who recently joined new practices or added to their titles, as reported by Becker's in May:

1. George Papacostas, MD, joined Cincinnati-based Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. 

2. Jonathan-James Eno, MD, joined Pacific Permanente's orthopedic surgery group at Maui Memorial Medical Center and the Maui Memorial Medical Center Outpatient Clinic in Wailuku, Hawaii.

3. Adam Cota, MD, joined Port Angeles, Wash.-based Olympic Medical Center.

4. Andrew Tyler, MD, joined El Paso-based Texas Tech Physicians. 

5. Middletown, N.J.-based Alliance Orthopedics added sports medicine expert William Gallagher, MD, to its team. 

6. Charlotte, N.C.-based Novant Health tapped Brandon Valentine, MD, as its new greater Charlotte market orthopedic surgery institute leader.

7. Charles Goldfarb, MD, was named the first Richard H. Gelberman, MD, Distinguished Professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. 

8. Liam Bosch, MD, a joint replacement specialist and revision surgeon, joined Flagstaff Bone and Joint's Cottonwood (Ariz.) location.

Here are 14 orthopedic surgeons who recently joined new practices or added to their titles, as reported by Becker's in April:

1. Michael O'Brien, MD, will lead Tennova Healthcare-LaFollette (Tenn.) Medical Center's newly-added orthopedic center, Tennova Orthopedics-LaFollette. 

2. Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso added Andrew Tyler, MD, PhD. Dr. Tyler will also serve as an assistant professor in the department of orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation at Texas Tech Health El Paso.

3. Baptist Health Orthopedic Care added Rafael Diaz-Garcia, MD, to its team of orthopedic surgeons.

4. Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush made five leadership changes:

  • Brian Cole, MD, was promoted to acting chair of the department of orthopedic surgery. 

  • Joshua Jacobs, MD, the previous department chair, was appointed as director of the Rush Arthritis and Orthopaedics Institute.

  • Adam Yanke, MD, PhD, was named the vice chair of research in the department of orthopedic surgery at Rush. 

  • Kern Singh, MD, will transition to the vice chair of clinical affairs and the director of the division of spine surgery in the department of orthopedic surgery at Rush. 

  • Monica Kogan, MD, has been named vice chair of faculty affairs in the department of orthopedic surgery at Rush. 

5. Sports medicine surgeon Scott Smith, MD, joined Westerville, Ohio-based OrthoNeuro, which is part of OrthoAlliance.

6. Dilhan Abeyewardene, MD, joined Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

7. Colorado Spine Partners in Englewood added Chris Johnson, MD.

8. Alton, Ill.-based OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center reestablished its orthopedics specialty services program through the addition of orthopedic surgeon Kevin Koth, DO.

9. Geneva, Ill.-based Fox Valley Orthopedics added Kenneth Chakour, MD, as a partner in the practice.

10. Adam Schneider, MD, joined the Orthopedics and Spine Institute at Northern Arizona Healthcare's Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood, Ariz.

Here are 10 orthopedic surgeons who recently joined new practices or added to their titles, as reported by Becker's in March:

1. Lindsay Hickerson, MD, joined Keys Medical Group and Lower Keys Medical Center in Key West, Fla. 

2. Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial Hospital surgeon Edward Blocker, MD, now treats patients at the hospital's Okatie (S.C.) Orthopaedic Specialists office to address growing demand for orthopedic care. 

3. Meeker, Colo.-based Colorado Advanced Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Spine added Alejandro Miranda, MD, to its staff.

4. Newport Beach, Calif.-based DISC Sports and Spine Center expanded its hip program in Los Angeles through the addition of Brett Shore, MD. 

5. The Bellevue (Ohio) Hospital added Dylan Matthews, DO. Dr. Matthews joined the hospital from the Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio in Lima. 

6. Webster Springs, W.Va.-based Webster Memorial Hospital opened the Orthopedic Outreach Clinic at the Cowen Clinic, with Walt Boardwine, DO, leading the practice.

7. Rexburg, Idaho-based Upper Valley Orthopedics is now a part of Rexburg-based Madisonhealth. As a result, two Upper Valley Orthopedics physicians — Michael Larson, MD, and Travis Torngren, MD — joined the Madisonhealth team.

8. Thomas Knox, MD, joined the staff of Baxter Health Bone & Joint Clinic in Mountain Home, Ark.

9. James Voos, MD, head team physician for the Cleveland Browns and the Jack and Mary Herrick Distinguished Chair of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at University Hospitals in Cleveland, was elected president of the NFL Physicians Society.

Here are 15 orthopedic surgeons who recently joined new practices, added to their titles or left longtime roles in February:

1. Longview (Texas) Regional Medical Center added eight orthopedic surgeons to its family of regional clinics: Jonathan Fontenot, MD, Martin Hilton, MD, Babajide Ogunseinde, MD, Matthew Porter, MD, Kenneth Reesor, MD, Joshua Russell, MD, Jordan Stanley, MD, and Thomas Taylor, MD.  

2. Matthew Mitchell, MD, joined Riverton, Wyo.-based Fremont Orthopaedics. 

3. Brian Cole, MD, was named acting chair of orthopedic surgery at Rush University in Chicago after Joshua Jacobs, MD, stepped down.

4. Patrick McKenzie, MD, the head physician for the NFL's Green Bay Packers, joined Green Bay, Wis.-based Prevea Health.

5. Regenerative medicine company QC Kinetix appointed orthopedic surgeon Mitchell Sheinkop, MD, as its national medical director. 

6. Benjamin "Kyle" Potter, MD, will become the chair of Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine's orthopedic department in July after spending more than 22 years in active duty service with the Army. Dr. Potter will also join the Perelman School of Medicine.

7. Marengo, Iowa-based Compass Memorial Healthcare added Ross Doehrmann, DO, to its staff.

Here are 13 orthopedic surgeons who recently joined new practices, added to their titles or left longtime roles, as reported by Becker's in January:

1. Mark Kelley, MD, rejoined Laurium, Mich.-based Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital & Clinics, where he practiced from 2016 to 2021 before he left to practice in North Carolina. 

2. Memphis, Tenn.-based Campbell Clinic added Stephanie Chen, MD, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. The group also added Kristina Quirolgico, MD, a physiatrist focused on sports medicine and primary care.

3. Dallas County Hospital in Perry, Iowa added Timothy Vinyard, MD, and Benjamin Paulson, MD, who previously practiced together at Iowa Ortho in Des Moines.

4. James Andrews, MD, a prominent sports medicine specialist who treated athletes including Michael Jordan, Troy Aikman, Jack Nicklaus and Hulk Hogan, retired at the age of 81. He is still involved with the growth of Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based Andrews Medicine.

5. McCook, Neb.-based Community Hospital added its second orthopedic surgeon, Douglas Tice, MD.

6. Glen Crawford, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and trauma and fracture care specialist at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Portsmouth, N.H., has retired.

7. Kalman Blumberg, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and spine specialist, joined Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Holy Cross Medical Group.

8. Bend, Ore.-based The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care added four orthopedic surgeons from Bend-based Desert Orthopedics: foot and ankle surgeon Aaron Askew, MD; joint replacement surgeon Erin Finter, MD; sports medicine surgeon Brett Gingold, MD; sports medicine surgeon Adam Lindsay, MD.

9. Sports medicine surgeon Michael 13 Stuart, MD, retired from Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic after 35 years.

Here are 14 orthopedic surgeons who joined new practices, added to their titles or left longtime roles in December:

1. Bend, Ore.-based The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care added four orthopedic surgeons from Bend-based Desert Orthopedics: Aaron Askew, MD, Erin Finter, MD, Brett Gingold, MD, and Adam Lindsay, MD. The practice also added one spine surgeon and two physician assistants. 

2. Sports medicine surgeon Michael Stuart, MD, retired from Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic after 35 years. Aaron Krych, MD, succeeded Dr. Stuart as co-chair of the sports medicine division and chair of orthopedics.

3. Vancouver, Wash.-based Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery added Joshua Roehrich, MD, to its team of surgeons.

4. Pella (Iowa) Regional Health Center added Nathan Nicholson, MD, to its team.

5. Park City, Utah-based Heiden Orthopedics added Daniel Mangiapani, MD. The group also opened a new office in Heber City, Utah. 

6. Parkview Health added orthopedic and podiatry services at its multispecialty clinic in Peru, Ind. Daniel Chianese, DPM, now serves orthopedic and podiatric patients at the clinic. 

7. San Francisco-based UCSF Health appointed Benjamin Ma, MD, chair of its orthopedic surgery department.

8. Anthony Melonakos, MD, a surgeon with ProMedica Physicians Orthopaedic Surgery in Monroe, Mich., retired at the end of 2023 after a 39-year career.

9. Roseburg, Ore.-based CHI Mercy Health expanded its orthopedic team with the addition of Jake Bingham, MD.

10. Irving, Texas-based All-Star Orthopaedics added Robert Runner, MD, to its team of orthopedic surgeons.

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