53 orthopedic surgeon moves in the first half of 2018

Laura Dyrda -   Print  |

Here are 53 orthopedic surgeons on the move in 2018 so far.

To add an orthopedic surgeon move to this list, contact Laura Dyrda at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com.


Rueben Nair, MD, joined Downers Grove, Ill.-based DuPage Medical Group.

Chicago-based Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, the largest independent physician-owned orthopedic practice in the U.S., appointed William Robb III, MD, as orthopedic director and chief medical officer.

Elaine Mau, MD, joined Utica, N.Y.-based Mohawk Valley Health System Orthopedic Group.

Harold Weems Jr., MD, joined the recently established Christus Trinity Clinic in Texarkana, Texas.

Frank Hermantin, MD, began seeing patients at OrthoConnecticut's New Milford and Sharon offices.

Pine Bluff-based Jefferson Regional Medical Center's South Arkansas Orthopedic Center welcomed Gordon Birk, MD.

Robert Elvington, MD, joined Varnville, S.C.-based Hampton Regional Medical Center.


Orthopedic surgeon Leonid Dabuzhsky, MD, joined the Center for Orthopedics & Joint Replacement at Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Mass.

Randolph Sealey, MD, began seeing patients at OrthoConnecticut's New Milford location.

Jason Tani, MD, joined North Hawaii Health & Wellness Orthopedic Clinic at the North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea.

Jonathan Lechner, MD, joined Bradford (Pa.) Regional Medical Center, effective Feb. 5.

Orthopedic trauma surgeon J. Tracy Watson, MD, joined The CORE Institute in Phoenix.

OrthoAtlanta in Stockbridge, Ga., welcomed Minoo Hollis, MD.

Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine welcomed Eddie Powell, MD.

Orthopedic surgeon Brian Seeto, MD, joined The CORE Institute in Phoenix.

Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo., welcomed Kirk Clifford, MD, and James Gebhard, MD.

Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Gary Botimer, MD, returned to Idaho to open a practice at Boise-based St. Luke's Children's Hospital's medical center in Nampa.

Ronald F. Lopez, MD, became senior medical director of Missouri Care, a St. Louis-based health plan.

Cleveland Clinic elected orthopedic surgeon Brian Donley, MD, to assume the role of CEO of the health system's new London location.


Steven J. Kaplan, MD, joined Lewis County General Hospital and Lewis County Orthopedics in Lowville, N.Y.

Melissa Kounine, DO, joined the Washington Orthopaedic Center in Centralia.

Peter Mulhern, MD, joined OSF HealthCare St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Ill., and OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, Ill.

N.J.-based Atlantic Health System named James Wittig, MD, medical director of orthopedic oncology and chairman of the orthopedics department at Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center.


Brian Seng, DO, joined Arthritis & Total Joint Specialists at its Woodstock, Ga., location.

Foot & Ankle Specialists of West Michigan hired Katherine Sage, DO.

Orthopedic surgeon Firas Kawtharani, MD, joined Liberal, Kan.-based Southwest Medical Center.

Jamestown, N.Y.-based Great Lakes Physician Practice welcomed orthopedic surgeons James Fitzgerald, MD, and Brian Mata, MD.

Huntington, W.Va.-based Marshall University named Chad Lavender, MD, as an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.


Huntington, W.Va.-based Marshall Orthopaedics welcomed board-certified orthopedic surgeon Matthew Bullock, DO.

Orthopedic surgeon Oluwaseun Akinbo, MD, joined HaysMed in Hays, Kan., as a full-time physician.

Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Jeffrey Hayer, MD, joined Valley Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine in Greenfield, Mass.

James Parkinson, MD, joined the medical staff of Pittsfield, Mass.-based Berkshire Medical Center and physician staff of Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates in North Adams, Mass.

Michael Holte, MD, joined Glenwood, Minn.-based Glacial Ridge Hospital.

The New York Police Department swore in orthopedic surgeon Armin Tehrany, MD, as an honorary police surgeon.


Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Matthew Pifer, MD, joined the Orthopedic Surgical Practice in Santa Barbara (Calif.)

Blake Peterson, MD, will join the Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center in St. Joseph, Mo., in August 2018.

Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Stuart Anderson, MD, joined Wheeling (W.Va.) Hospital.

David A. Rhodes, MD, joined Integris Edmond (Okla.) Orthopedics.

Yakima, Wash.-based Astria Regional Medical Center welcomed Corbett Winegar, MD.

Eric M. Cohen, MD, joined Providence, R.I.-based University Orthopedics.

Board-certified orthopedic surgeon David Junkin, MD, joined Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, N.J., a 211-bed nonprofit community hospital.

Orthopedic surgeon Wingrove Jarvis, MD, joined UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven (Pa.).

New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery hip and knee surgeon Bradford Waddell, MD, has been named chair of the Young Arthroplasty Group Committee in the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

Jennifer Waterman, DO, joined Topeka, Kan.-based Stormont Vail Health.

Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Phinit Phisitkul, MD, joined Tri-State Specialists in Sioux City, Iowa.

Roderick Bruno, MD, joined Core Orthopedics at the Center for Orthopedics & Movement on the Exeter (N.H.) Hospital campus.

Anthony Romeo, MD, joined Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute as chief of orthopedics for the New York branch after spending several years at Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.

July 1-11

Orthopedic surgeon Alan Blank, MD, joined Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush's orthopedic oncology team.

Colorado Springs-based Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence welcomed Jason Weisstein, MD, who previously served as director of the Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement at the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Arthur Strahan, MD, and Douglas Duncan, MD, began seeing patients at Christus Trinity Clinic in Marshall, Texas.

Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, left the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville to become the spine division chief of Durham, N.C.-based Duke Health, effective Sept. 1.

Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute in Jupiter, Fla., will welcome fellowship trained pediatric sports medicine surgeon James Kerpsack, MD, to the practice on July 30.

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