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Joshua Abrams, DO
Joshua Abrams, DO is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive surgery, arthroplasty including artificial disc replacement, and cervical and lumbar spine surgery.
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Damon Adamany, MD 
Damon Adamany, MD is a board certified and fellowship-trained specialist in hand and upper extremity surgery and is certified in basic microsurgery with The CORE Institute.
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Sarim Ahmed, MD
Sarim Ahmed, MD is fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in primary and revision joint arthroplasty of the hip and knee as well as arthroscopy and reconstruction surgery of the shoulder and elbow.
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Mohammad Alsawaf, MD
Mohammad Alsawaf, MD is a specialist in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow.
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Ali Araghi, DO
Ali Araghi, DO is a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon with more than 13 years of clinical experience. He specializes in minimally invasive surgery, arthroplasty to include artificial disc replacement, and cervical and lumbar spine surgery.
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Arash Araghi, DO
Arash Araghi, DO is a shoulder and elbow surgeon with two years of fellowship training. Dr. Araghi performs all aspects of arthroscopic and reconstructive and elbow surgery. 
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Jared Armstrong, MD
Jared Armstrong, MD is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in primary and revision joint arthroplasty of the hip and knee. 
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Clifford Baker, MD 
Clifford Baker, MD, is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and fellowship-trained in interventional spine and pain management.  He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of painful disorders of the spine and any painful condition that limits one's ability to perform their daily activities.
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Harvinder S. Bedi, MD
Harvinder S. Bedi, MD is a board qualified, fellowship trained spine surgeon with The CORE Institute. He specializes in cervical, thoracic, and lumbar disorders of the spine, including degenerative disorders, spinal trauma, deformity, minimally invasive surgery, artificial disc replacement, and computer-assisted navigation.
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David A. Ben-Aviv, MD 
David A. Ben-Aviv, MD, a specialist in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation, joins The CORE Insitute as Director, In-Patient Rehabilitation at Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. 
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Scott Bleazey, DPM 
Scott Bleazey, DPM is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon, specializing in advanced reconstruction including total ankle replacement surgery. He is experienced in all facets of foot and ankle care including sports injuries, trauma, limb salvage and pediatric conditions. He is board qualified in both foot surgery and rearfoot/ankle surgery.
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John A. Brown, MD
John Brown, MD is a leader in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, and ankle and in joint preserving techniques. He is also a specialist in shoulder replacement surgery. Dr. Brown's passion for sports and community development has led him to care for a host of professional sports clubs including the men's and women's World Cup and Olympic soccer teams, as well as Pepperdine University athletics, among others. 
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Mark D. Campbell, MD
Mark D. Campbell, MD, is a board certified and fellowship-trained knee surgery specialist performing both partial and total knee arthroplasty, with subspecialty training in sports medicine as well as complex reconstruction of the foot and ankle. Dr. Campbell also has extensive training and interest in adult reconstructive procedures.
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Robert M. Cercek, MD
Robert M. Cercek, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in primary and revision joint arthroplasty of the hip and knee. Dr. Cercek joins our practice after receiving his fellowship training at The CORE Institute with Dr. David Jacofsky. 
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Sepein Chiang, DO
Sepein Chiang, DO a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in general orthopedic practice including adult and pediatric fracture care and a special interest in total hip and knee joint reconstruction.  He has more than ten years of orthopedic clinical experience in Arizona and serves as a clinical instructor at a local Arizona hospital.
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Tyler Collins, MD
Tyler Collins, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, hip, knee, and elbow.
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Raul Curiel, MD
Raul Curiel, MD is an orthopedic specialist in sports medicine and arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee.
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Amalia M. De Comas, MD
Amalia M. De Comas, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon in adult & pediatric musculoskeletal oncology, including limb salvage. She also has extensive training in primary & revision joint replacement surgery.
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Mark Dekutoski, Spine Surgeon, The CORE Institute

Mark B. Dekutoski, MD
Mark B. Dekutoski, MD is internationally recognized as a pioneer, educator and leader in orthopedic spine surgery. He is a board certified and fellowship-trained, academic orthopedic spine surgeon with more than 20 years of orthopedic experience at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Dekutoski specializes in adult and pediatric minimally-invasive spine deformity-scoliosis, kyphosis, spine tumors, spondylolisthesis and disc degeneration. He is a leader in his field and has over sixty peer-reviewed publications.
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Scott Edwards, MD, The CORE Institute

Scott Edwards, MD
Dr. Scott Edwards is a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery, with special qualifications in minimally invasive surgery and advanced reconstructive surgery.
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Eric Feldman, MD 
Eric Feldman, MD is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as fellowship-trained in pain management and spinal intervention. 
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Melissa Galli, DPM, MHA

Melissa M. Galli, DPM, MHA
Melissa M. Galli, DPM, MHA is a board qualified and dual fellowship-trained reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon specializing in sports medicine, external (frame) fixation, trauma, total ankle replacement and reconstruction of the forefoot, hindfoot and ankle. She is certified in various total ankle replacement systems.
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Benjamin Geer, MD
Dr. Geer completed his fellowship training at the University of California in San Francisco and his general surgery internship and orthopedic residency training at the University of Vermont. While completing his residency, he served as Chief Resident for orthopedic surgery.
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Scott Gibson, DO
Scott Gibson, DO is a specialist in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow.
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David J. Jacofsky, MD
David J. Jacofsky, MD is an international speaker and respected authority in complex adult joint reconstruction, total joint replacement, traumatology and oncology. The Arizona Business Magazine recognized him at their Healthcare Leadership awards two years running, receiving the Special Merit Award in 2013 and the Surgeon of the Year in 2012. In addition, he received “Leaders in Joint Replacement: Generation Next” from OrthopedicsToday in 2013 and  was recognized as PHOENIX Magazine’s "Top Doc” in 2010.
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Nathan S. Jeppesen, DPM
Nathan Jeppesen, DPM is a podiatric foot and ankle surgeon, specializing in diabetic limb salvage and reconstruction, forefoot reconstruction, pediatric deformities, sports medicine, lower extremity biomechanics, primary podiatric medicine, with special training emphasis on foot and ankle deformity reconstruction and trauma. 
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Mark Kayanja, MD, PhD
Mark Kayanja, MD, PhD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive surgery, deformity correction and cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine surgery.
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John A. Kearney, Jr., MD
Dr. Kearney is a board certified and fellowship-trained specialist in non-surgical, rehabilitative, and medical aspects of sports medicine.  He is highly skilled in non-operative treatment options and rehabilitative principles for most musculoskeletal problems and injuries.  He works closely with CORE surgeons to ensure that both non-surgical and surgical care is optimized.  
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Rene A. Lucas, MD
Rene A. Lucas, MD is a double board certified physician in pain medicine as well as physical medicine and rehabilitation. He specializes in the diagnosis and management of painful conditions of the entire spine.
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E. Michael Lucero, MD
E. Michael Lucero, MD a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of clinical experience. He specializes in adult reconstruction, joint arthroscopy and arthroplasty and orthopedic traumatology.
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Jeffrey E. McAlister, DPM
Jeffrey E. McAlister, DPM is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon specializing in advanced foot and ankle reconstruction, total ankle replacements, trauma and limb salvage. He is dedicated to advancing quality patient care, educating the medical community through national and international lectures, and publishing new surgical techniques.
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Mona Mhatre, DO
Mona Mhatre, DO is a specialist in the field physical medicine and rehabilitation.
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Steven L. Myerthall, MD 
Steven L. Myerthall, MD is an internationally fellowship-trained and board certified specialist of the hip and knee reconstruction.  His practice incorporates many of the newest techniques and technologies available for total joint replacement surgery, including computer-assisted surgery, the Direct Anterior Approach to hip replacement and Shape Matching technology for knee replacement.
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Tony Nguyen, MD
Tony Nguyen, MD, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon in sports medicine and trauma. He has served as team physician for athletic teams across the state of Texas, including the Houston Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamos, as well as the collegiate teams at the University of Houston. 
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Frank J. Raia, MD 
Frank J. Raia, MD is a board certified and fellowship-trained specialist in hand and upper extremity surgery. He holds additional certification with added qualifications in surgery of the hand. He has been lauded for his numerous publications and presentations on operative hand treatments given to the international medical community.
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Guy E. Reyes, Jr., MD
Guy E. Reyes, Jr., MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle reconstruction.
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Christopher Robinson, DO, MS
Christopher Robinson, DO, MS is a fellowship-trained specialist in non-surgical, rehabilitative, and the medical aspects of sports medicine. He is highly skilled in non-operative treatment options and rehabilitative principles for most musculoskeletal problems and injuries. He works closely with CORE surgeons to ensure that both non-surgical and surgical care is optimized.
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Jason Scalise, MD
Jason Scalise, MD, is a Board Certified and internationally fellowship-trained specialist in reconstructive and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder. Dr. Scalise is also a national leader in the fields of shoulder replacement surgery, revision shoulder replacement surgery, shoulder fracture surgery and rotator cuff surgery. 
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Joseph Scoggin, MD
Joseph Scoggin, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with more than 15 years of clinical experience. He has expertise in general orthopedic practice including adult and pediatric fracture care, sports medicine and arthroscopy, and joint reconstruction surgery.
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Ryan T. Scott, DPM
Ryan T. Scott, DPM is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon, specializing in total ankle replacement, extensive reconstruction of the forefoot and hindfoot, sports medicine, circular frames, and trauma. He is also certified on INBONE and S.T.A.R. total ankle replacements.
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Scott W. Siverhus, MD, MS
Scott W. Siverhus, MD, MS is a board certified and fellowship-trained joint replacement and revision surgery of the hip and knee specialist. He joins The CORE Institute following a successful 14 years as the Director of The Toledo Joint Replacement & Orthopedic Center.
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John Thompson, DO
John Thompson, DO is a technically gifted surgeon and a favorite of local residents. He specializes in total joint replacements of the hip and knee. An athlete and Phoenician at heart, he also provides sports medicine care for several local high school athletics teams, Glendale Community College athletics, as well as Arizona's professional lacrosse team, the Arizona Sting. 
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David Tom, MD
David Tom, MD is a board certified physician in anesthesiology and fellowship-trained interventional spine and pain management.  He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of painful conditions of the entire spine, muscles, joints, and nerves.  
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Ejovi Ughwanogho, MD
Dr. Ughwanogho is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in adult and pediatric deformity-scoliosis, kyphosis, spine trauma as well as cervical, thoracic and lumbar degenerative conditions including use of cervical/lumbar disc replacement and minimally invasive techniques.
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Mitchell Wagner, MD
Mitchell S. Wagner, MD is a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic traumatology surgeon. He has extensive training is primary and revision joint replacement surgery.
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Bryan Wall, MD
Bryan Wall, MD is a fellowship-trained specialist in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder. His dedicated skill set and outstanding academic record have made him one of the leading shoulder specialists in the nation. Dr. Wall was named the 2007 recipient of the "The Mel Post Award for Excellence in Clinical Research" by the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.  
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Matthew Weichbrodt - The CORE Institute

Matthew T. Weichbrodt, DO
Matthew T. Weichbrodt, DO is a fellowship-trained hand, microvascular and upper extremity specialist with The CORE Institute. His extensive training in orthopedics makes him a valuable addition to the distinguished CORE faculty. 
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Steven Douglas Werner, DO
S. Douglas Werner, DO a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in primary and revision joint arthroplasty of the hip and knee.

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Justin Woodruff, DO
Justin Woodruff, DO is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in primary and revision joint arthroplasty of the hip and knee.
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Sean F. Bak, MD - Sports Medicine Surgeon

Sean F. Bak, MD
Sean F. Bak, MD a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, specializing shoulder, elbow, and knee. He serves as the Team Physician for Novi High School and Orthopedic Consultant for Madonna University. He is one of only several surgeons in the state to have specialized fellowship training in reconstructive shoulder surgery.
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James Bolz, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon

James Bolz, MD 
James Bolz, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with more than 25 years of clinical experience. He has expertise in general orthopedic practice including adult and pediatric fracture care, sports medicine and arthroscopy, and joint reconstruction surgery.
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Todd Frush, MD - Sports Medicine Surgeon

Todd J. Frush MD
Todd J. Frush MD is a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine including the management of adult and pediatric fracture care and soft tissue injuries. Dr. Frush serves as team physician for several Michigan sports teams. He is the associate team orthopedic surgeon for the NBA Detroit Pistons through his work at the Detroit Medical Center and he provides orthopedic team coverage for Madonna University and Hartland High School.
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William Higginbotham, III - Orthopedic Surgeon

William Higginbotham, III
William Higginbotham, III is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of clinical experience specializing in total knee and hip replacements. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for The CORE Institute at Porretta.
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David Markel, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon

David C. Markel, MD
David C. Markel, MD is a nationally recognized, board certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult primary and revision joint arthroplasty of the hip and knee with a keen interest in advancing orthopedic scholarship and research.
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Jefferey Michaelson, MD - Sports Medicine Surgeon

Jefferey Michaelson, MD 
Jefferey Michaelson, MD is a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine with a special interest in knee, shoulder, and hip arthroscopy. He currently serves as the Orthopedic Consultant for the Detroit Tigers and Team Physician for Detroit Catholic Central High School and formerly Madonna University.
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Victor E. Nwosu, DPM

Victor E. Nwosu, DPM
Dr. Nwosu (Wo-su) is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon, specializing in total ankle replacement, extensive reconstruction of the forefoot and hindfoot, arthroscopy, sports medicine, circular frames, and trauma. He is certified and experienced in INBONE, Salto- Talaris and S.T.A.R. total ankle replacements.
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John O'Hara, III, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon

John P. O'Hara, III, MD
John P. O'Hara, III, MD, is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with more than 30 years of clinical experience. He specializes in general orthopedic practice including non-operative treatment options.
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Mitchell Pollak, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon

Mitchell Z. Pollak, MD 
Mitchell Z. Pollak, MD, is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with more than 40 years of clinical experience. He specializes in general orthopedic practice including non-operative treatment options.
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