Our program consists of a committed group of faculty that come from a variety of backgrounds from around the world. The program's philosophical direction is based on team oriented group input from both faculty and residents.

Program Leadership

Thomas K. Donaldson, M.D.

Thomas K. Donaldson, M.D.

Chairman Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professor, Adult Reconstructive Surgery


Dr. Donaldson specializes in complex revision hip and knee replacement surgery. He believes his most important role as a physician is to educate residents and patients about both the surgical techniques needed to reconstruct the joint, and the postoperative recovery process. He has a strong inner drive and commitment to train the next generation of surgeons.

Wesley P. Phipatanakul, M.D.

Wesley P. Phipatanakul, M.D.

Residency Program Director

Professor, Shoulder


Dr. Phipatanakul loves mentoring by building deep personal relationships through open communication. All residents have his cell number starting at match day. His clinical practice focuses on shoulder arthroplasty and complex fractures. He believes in whole person care by treating the patient (not just the x-rays). Much of the program is built on feedback from the residents. He ascribes to the concept of a residency program for the residents by the residents.

Olumide A. Danisa, M.D.

Olumide A. Danisa, M.D.

Vice Chair Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Associate Residency Program Director
Associate Professor, Spine


Dr. Danisa is an academically active spine surgeon at the regional and national levels. He is on the editorial board for 2 spine journals, serves as an ABOS board examiner, and is on multiple committees for AAOS, NASS, & ORS. His clinical interests are degenerative spine and level 1 trauma. He is known for his teaching philosophy that residents learn by doing.

Sarah E. Walker, M.D.

Sarah E. Walker, M.D.

Associate Residency Program Director

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

 

Dr. Walker has a special interest in infantile hip dysplasia and neuromuscular conditions. Having trained on both the East and West coast she brings a fresh perspective to our program. As an educator, her lifelong passion is to mentor and inspire residents and students.

 

 

Faculty

Jason Y. Chen, M.D.

Jason Y. Chen, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Traumatology
Anthony A. Essilfie, M.D.

Anthony A. Essilfie, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Sports
Corey B. Fuller, M.D.

Corey B. Fuller, M.D.

Associate Professor, Chief Pediatrics
John D. King, M.D

John D. King, M.D

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics Hand
Rebecca A. Rajfer, M.D.

Rebecca A. Rajfer, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Traumatology
Barth B. Riedel, M.D.

Barth B. Riedel, M.D.

Associate Hand Fellowship Director, Associate Professor, Hand
Tyler P. Roberts, M.D.

Tyler P. Roberts, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Adult Reconstructive
Ronald A. Roiz, M.D.

Ronald A. Roiz, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Brian A. Schneiderman, M.D.

Brian A. Schneiderman, M.D.

Medical Student Program Director, Assistant Professor, Traumatology
Arthur E. Thiel, M.D.

Arthur E. Thiel, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Hand
Nadine L. Williams, M.D.

Nadine L. Williams, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Ortho Oncology
Montri D. Wongworawat, M.D.

Montri D. Wongworawat, M.D.

Hand Fellowship Director, Professor, Chief Hand
Dheeraj R. Yalamanchili, M.D.

Dheeraj R. Yalamanchili, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Sports
Siamak Yasmeh, M.D.

Siamak Yasmeh, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Spine
Scott C. Nelson, M.D.

Scott C. Nelson, M.D.

Site Director, Haiti Adventist Hospital, Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Hasan M. Syed, M.D.

Hasan M. Syed, M.D.

Site Director VA Hospital. Associate Professor, Sports
Joseph G. Elsissy, M.D.

Joseph G. Elsissy, M.D.

Site Director Arrowhead Regional. Assistant Professor, Trauma