Stuart Belkin, MD
Dr. Belkin graduated Phi Beta Kappa Magna Cum Laude from Dartmouth College. After graduating from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Belkin did his general surgical training on the Harvard surgical service at Boston City Hospital and then his orthopaedic training at Tufts University. Dr. Belkin was a full time acedemic orthopeadic surgeon at Tufts from January, 1976 through June, 1981. During that time, Dr. Belkin was chief of the adult spinal surgical service at Tufts New England Medical Center.
Dr. Belkin was a primary FDA investigator in the evaluation and ultimate approval of chemonucleolysis, an injectable treatment for disc herniation. Dr. Belkin presently treats general orthopedic problems and is particularly interested in spinal problems, treating conservatively with minimal injection procedures and with surgery. He also subspecializes in sports injuries, arthroscopies and trauma.
Michael Redler, MD
Dr. Redler, a founding partner of OSM, is board certified and fellowship-trained in sports medicine and hand surgery. Dr. Redler is the orthopaedic consultant to Major League Lacrosse, and associate clinical professor for the department of physical therapy and athletic trainers at Sacred Heart University. Dr. Redler is also visiting Assistant Professor of Othopaedic Surgery for the University of Virginia.
Peter Boone, MD
Dr. Boone has been in practice with OSM since it was founded in 1994. A graduate of Dartmouth College and The University of Pennsylvania Medical School, he is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has additional fellowship training in Total Joint resurfacing as well as traditional total hip and knee replacement.
Dr.Boone received the 2004 St. Vincent de Paul Award for outstanding physician at St.Vincent's Medical Center. He serves there as Assistant Director of Orthopaedics. He is also serving an eight year appointment to the Board of St.Vincent's Medical Center.
Gerard Girasole, MD
Dr. Girasole is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who has completed his Spinal Fellowship at the Hospital for Joint Disease in New York City . He has extensive experience in the treatment of lumbar disc disease, neck pain, scoliosis, herniated discs, spinal stenosis in both operative and non-operative techniques. He has a well equipped office with the capability of doing physiatry, injection and physical therapy for patients with low back pain. Dr. Girasole is on the forefront of Minimally Invasive surgical techniques for patients with low back pain and he is very active in the training of other surgeons in the various techniques. He has recently completed an FDA trial study for the treatment of patients with back pain with a Total Disc Replacement procedure. He has been actively involved with both the training and the concepts to decide which patients are candidates for a Total Disc Replacement . He is very active in the Academic Society for the Spine and teaches yearly at several accredited spinal courses. Dr. Girasole is a member of the Spine Universe Editorial Board (click here for biographical page on SpineUniverse) where he shares articles and study information on current surgical procedure’s as well as advances in minimally invasive spinal surgery.
David Martin, MD
Dr Martin is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and performed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the George Washington University. He is Board Certified with additional certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as an Active Member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. As a member of Orthopaedics Overseas, he served at St Georges Hospital in St Lucia. He is an OSM team physician to Sacred Heart University as well as St Joseph's, Masuk, Shelton and Trumbull High Schools.
Dr Martin’s surgical interests include Reconstructive Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Trauma and Fracture care. He is a full time staff member at St Vincent’s Hospital but also has courtesy privileges at Bridgeport and Griffin Hospitals.
James Spak, MD
Dr. Spak is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine. He received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his orthopaedic residency at the Harvard combined program. He then completed a sports medicine fellowship in South Lake Tahoe, CA. He has a special interest in reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder, as well as fracture treatment. He serves as team physician for Sacred Heart University as well as several local high schools. He has extensive experience with joint preservation surgery of the knee and shoulder, including the latest minimally invasive techniques.
Daniel Weiland, MD
Dr.Weiland is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. He received his medical degree from Cornell University and completed his orthopaedic residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Following residency, he finished a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he was involved in the care of the athletic teams at the University of Pittsburgh as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dr. Weiland is currently the head team physician for the University of Bridgeport and is an OSM team physician for Sacred Heart University as well as many local high schools.
The field of sports medicine is evolving at an incredible pace and Dr. Weiland has extensive experience with arthroscopic treatment of shoulder, knee, and hip disorders. He is on the forefront in the developing field of hip arthroscopy for which he has written several articles and teaches at nationally accredited courses.
Mark Wilchinsky, MD
Mark E. Wilchinsky M.D. is a native of Bridgeport, CT. He graduated from Fairfield University and Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, LA. He completed his residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA where after completing his residency he was an assistant professor in Orthopaedics.
He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has been in practice in this area for many years and has been the team physician for many local high schools. He has special interests in sports medicine and joint replacement surgery.
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