50+ orthopedic and spine surgeon moves in 2021 so far


Several orthopedic and spine surgeons have joined new practices or accepted appointments at large academic medical centers over the past year.

Gerald Aggrey, MD, joined Hope Orthopedics of Oregon in Salem.

Moberly (Mo.) Regional Medical Center added Jeffery Anglen, MD.

Cincinnati-based UC Health named Michael Archdeacon, MD, the next CEO of its physician group.

April Armstrong, MD, was named chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine.

Abiola Atanda, MD, joined Danbury-based OrthoConnecticut.

Chelsea Backer, DO, joined Access Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics at its Exeter, N.H., location.

Aberdeen, Wash.-based Grays Harbor Community Hospital added Arpun Bajwa, MD.

Omar Behery, MD, joined Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago.

John Berry-Candelario, MD, was hired at Novant Health Spine Specialists - Ballantyne in Charlotte, N.C.

Kent Biddinger, MD, joined Midland-based MidMichigan Physicians Group.

Jeff Bollenbacher, DO, joined Horizon Health in Paris, Ill.

Ann Arbor-based Michigan Medicine has appointed Michelle Caird, MD, chair of its orthopedic surgery department.

St. Helena, Calif.-based Coon Joint Replacement Institute welcomed Michael Caravelli, MD.

Bayard Carlson, MD, joined Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis.

Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine welcomed Cary Chapman, MD.

Vikram Chatrath, MD, joined Bossier Orthopedics in Bossier City, La.

Barry Clark, DO, joined Hartsville, S.C.-based Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center.

Brian Cohen, MD, an orthopedic surgeon previously employed with Adena Health System, joined Columbus-based OhioHealth.

Worcester, Mass.-based Reliant Medical Group added Alexander Connaughton, MD.

Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pa., welcomed Keith Cordischi, DO.

Duluth, Minn.-based St. Luke's onboarded Xan Courville, MD.

Salisbury, Md.-based Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates added Anthony Falvello, DO.

Frances Farley, MD, was named Shriners Hospitals for Children's new chief medical officer.

Spine surgeon Jonathon Geisinger, MD, joined McFarland Clinic's Ames, Iowa, location.

Jonathan Gillig, MD, joined Resurgens Orthopaedics at its Lawrenceville, Ga., location.

Petosky, Mich.-based McLaren Northern Michigan Orthopedics welcomed Angus Goetz, DO.

Thomas Graham, MD, a hand surgeon and former chief innovation officer at Cleveland Clinic, has joined the leadership team at Kettering (Ohio) Health.

Jeremy Idjadi, MD, joined Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend, Wash.

Daraspreet Kainth, MD, is the latest neurosurgeon to join Mercy Clinic Neurosurgery at Mercy Fort Smith (Ark.).

Stuart, Fla.-based Cleveland Clinic Martin Health onboarded Michael MacKechnie, MD.

Thomas McNally, MD, was named medical director of the Spine Center at the Chicago Center for Orthopedics and Robotic-Assisted Surgery.

Neurosurgeon Chima Ohaegbulam, MD, became chief of spine surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.

Kris Okumu, MD, joined Watsonville, Calif.-based Coastal Health Partners.

Orlando-based Rothman Orthopaedics-Florida added Andrew Pepper, MD.

Orthopedic surgeon and orthopedic oncologist Rajiv Rajani, MD, has been appointed chair of orthopedics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Southeast Orthopedic Specialists added David Remias, MD, and Pavel Balduyeu, MD.

Dermot Reynolds, MD, joined St. Joseph's Health in Syracuse, N.Y.

William Robinson, MD, joined Dallas-based Carrell Clinic.

West Palm Beach-based HSS Florida added Martin Roche, MD.

Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group added Stephen Silver, MD.

Daniel Sciubba, MD, was named senior vice president and chair of neurosurgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Hempstead, N.Y.

Bradley Smith, MD, joined Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise, Ore.

Jeremy Smith, MD, was named Irvine, Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute's division chief of surgical spine.

Adam Smitherman, MD, joined Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Ark.

Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, N.Y., hired Stefan Turkula, MD.

Phoenix-based Desert Institute for Spine Care welcomed Mark Wang, MD, according to a spokesperson.

Boca Raton, Fla.-based iRise Spine and Joint has appointed Michael Weiss, DO, chief of surgery and CMO.

Craig Wilson, MD, joined Galesburg (Ill.) Cottage Hospital.

Luke Zebala, MD and Yasser Farid, MD, joined NorthShore Orthopaedic & Spine Institute in Chicago.







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