177 years of experience tells you we are THE Orthopedic Group
Scott L. Baron, MD
Dr. Baron received his Doctor of Medicine from the Georgetown University School of Medicine where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical school honor society. He then completed his orthopedic training at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
He is the founding partner of the Orthopedic Group and has been practicing in the Pittsburgh region for over 25 years. During that time, he has become one of the busiest joint replacement surgeons in the region, and has built an outstanding reputation for his total hip and total knee replacements…..
Thomas F. Brockmeyer, MD, Ph.D
Dr. Brockmeyer received his Doctor of Medicine and his Doctor of Philosophy degrees at the Yale University School of Medicine. Upon graduation from medical school, he was awarded membership of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical school honor society. He received his orthopedic residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
In 1988, Dr. Brockmeyer joined the practice that has become The Orthopedic Group, PC. Currently, he serves as the Managing Partner. He is also the Medical Director of the Orthopedic Institute at Monongahela Valley Hospital……
William T. DeCarbo, DPM
Dr. DeCarbo is a native of New Castle, Pennsylvania. He completed medical school at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland where he graduated with honors. After graduation he completed a three year podiatric surgical residency at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio where he served as chief resident. Dr. DeCarbo then went on to complete a twelve month orthopedic foot and ankle fellowship at the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center in Columbus, Ohio. Following that, he completed a six week traveling fellowship both nationally and internationally, learning advanced techniques in foot and ankle surgery. Upon completion of his fellowship Dr. DeCarbo was employed with the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center…….
Gerson Florez, MD
Dr. Florez received his Doctor of Medicine from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington D.C. He then completed his orthopedic training at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also did his fellowship training at the world renowned University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, which included training for amateur and professional athletes, and advanced treatments for arthritis of the shoulder, elbow and hand.
He is a fellowship trained hand and upper extremity surgeon and a board eligible orthopedic surgeon focusing on the elements of the shoulder, elbow and hand….
Melissa Guanche, MD
Dr. Guanche is a native of South Florida. After graduating from the University of Miami, she obtained her medical degree in Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. She completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she served as the chief resident her final year. She went on to complete an interventional spine and ACGME accredited sports medicine fellowship at the Orthopaedic & Spine Specialists in York, Pennsylvania.
Mark Hofbauer, DPM
Dr. Mark Hofbauer has been working as a Foot & Ankle Specialist for over 15 years. Dr. Hofbauer has a BA in Biology from Washington and Jefferson College, and received his Doctorate from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1989. Upon completion of the 3 year surgical residency at the Podiatry Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Hofbauer completed an Internal Fixation Trauma Fellowship at The Free University of Berlin, Germany and in Regionalspital in Interlaken, Switzerland…..
Alexander Kandabarow, MD
After graduating from Dartmouth College and completing pre-medical studies at Columbia University, Dr. Kandabarow received his doctor of medicine degree from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey (Rutgers). After completing his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, he continued his training with a fellowship in Spine Surgery at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center and The Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in Chicago. At Rush, he gained experience evaluating and treating not only common degenerative spine conditions as well as severe and complex spinal deformities…..
Richard Mitchell, MD
Dr. Richard Mitchell is a native of San Francisco, CA. His expertise is in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries to the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle sustained by athletes and non-athletes alike.
After graduating from Duke University, Dr. Mitchell pursued a master’s in biological sciences at Stanford and went on to receive his medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans. Following a residency in orthopaedic surgery at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC, Dr. Mitchell completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Washington University in St. Louis…..
Justin Petrolla, MD
Dr. Petrolla participated in an accelerated medical school program and received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine
He completed an internship in Internal Medicine and residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was the chief resident in his final year. Dr. Petrolla completed an ACGME accredited pain fellowship program at Orthopaedic & Spine Specialists in York, PA.
Ari E. Pressman, MD
Dr. Pressman received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He completed sub specialty training in sports medicine, arthroscopy, revision joint replacement and the treatment of arthritis at the most advanced center in Canada. He had additional training in cartilage resurfacing at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston. He holds fellowships in orthopedic surgery, joint reconstruction, the treatment of sports injuries and allograft transplantation from the University of Ottawa and the University of Toronto…..
Jose Ramirez-Del Toro, MD
Dr. Ramirez-Del Toro specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He holds a Fellowship in Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine and Interventional Pain Management. He graduated from Princeton University, and received his medical degree from Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Dr. Del Toro completed residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Del Toro is able to provide non-operative treatment options for any musculoskeletal injury or disorder. In the near future, he will be performing Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Platelet Rich Plasma treatments for ligaments and tendon dysfunctions…..
Shaka Walker, MD
Dr. Walker grew up in Fairfax County, Virginia. He specializes in orthopedic sports medicine and has expertise in arthroscopic surgery, biosurgical treatment of cartilage injuries, orthopedic trauma and joint replacement.
After graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Dr. Walker received his medical degree from Georgetown University where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society…..