Surgeon Bios

Jefferson Regional works with a variety of Orthopedic Groups, each having their own group of board certified surgeons.

Pittsburgh Bone, Joint and Spine, Inc.

412-267-5040
Locations: Jefferson Hills, McKeesport, The Waterfront, Bethel Park
www.pbjs.net 

Eric C. Chamberlin, MD
Specialties: Spinal Surgery
Dr. Chamberlin, a Pittsburgh native, graduated from the College of Wooster and the University of Pittsburgh. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his internship and orthopedic residency at Carolinas Medical Center. Dr. Chamberlin completed a spine surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He now resides in Pittsburgh’s South Hills.

David B. Hartmann, MD
Specialties: Total Joint Replacement, General Orthopaedics
Dr. Hartmann has practiced in the Pittsburgh area for more than 30 years. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in New York and his medical degree at Boston University. Following internships at the Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Hartmann completed surgical residencies at the University of Southern California and the University of Pittsburgh.

Timothy K. Honkala, MD
Specialties: Sports Medicine, Shoulder & Knee Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, General Orthopaedics
Dr. Honkala, an Ohio native, now lives in Pittsburghs South Hills. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Akron. He earned his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio University and gained surgical training at Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital, Northwest Detroit Metropolitan Hospitals in Michigan and the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in Erie, PA. Dr. Honkala completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Rush-Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center.

George S. Kappakas, MD
Specialties: Non-operative, Orthopaedics, Fracture Care
Dr. Kappakas, a Beaver Falls native, has practiced and resided in the Pittsburgh area for more than 30 years. He earned his undergraduate degree at Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio and his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Following an internship at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Kappakas completed his training in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.

Christopher Radkowski, MD
Specialties: Sports Medicine, Shoulder & Knee Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, General Orthopaedics
Dr. Radkowski is a native of Greensburg. He earned his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and attended Medical School and residency at Duke University Medical Center. He also attended the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and was an active team physician for numerous sports at both universities as well as the University of North Carolina. His research in orthopedics has been published more than a dozen times and he has earned several awards and grants for orthopedic research.

Robert F. Weiss, MD
Specialties: Shoulder and Knee Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, General Orthopaedics
Dr. Weiss is a Pittsburgh native. He graduated magna cum laude from Duke University and earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his surgical training at the University of Vermont and the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Weiss was actively involved in the creation of the Joint Care Center.  He has served as medical director for Jefferson Regional’s Orthopedic Program since 2008. Present interests include less invasive joint replacement and improved surgical pain management.

Michael A. Tranovich, MD
Specialties: Total Joint Replacement, General Orthopaedics
Dr. Tranovich, a native of Ohio, earned his undergraduate (with distinction) and medical degrees from Ohio State University. Dr. Tranovich completed his surgical training at the University of Pittsburgh and Ranchos Los Amigos Hospital in Downey, California. He has practiced orthopedic surgery in the Pittsburgh area for more than 30 years and resides in the South Hills.


Steel Valley Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

412-469-1660
Locations: Jefferson Hills, Bethel Park
www.steelvalleyortho.com

David J. Stapor, MD

Specialties: Total Joint Replacement, Arthroscopic Shoulder and Knee Surgery, General Orthopaedics
Dr. Stapor, a native of Connecticut, now resides in Pittsburgh’s South Hills. He is a graduate of Duke University and completed his medical training at St. Louis University. Dr. Stapor completed his surgical and orthopedic training at the Albany Medical College and has been in general practice for more than 17 years. Dr. Stapor was actively involved in the creation of the Joint Care Center.

Edward D. Poon, MD 
Specialties: Total Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine including Arthroscopic Surgery, General Orthopaedics 

Dr. Poon was born in Houston, Texas, but now calls Pittsburgh home. Dr. Poon received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency and internship training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his fellowship training in total joint replacement surgery at Rush-Presbyterian, St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago.

Mark L. Lesh, MD

Specialties: Sports Medicine including Arthroscopic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, General Orthopaedics
Dr. Lesh is a native of Pittsburgh. After graduating magna cum laude from Ursinus College, Dr. Lesh attended Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completed his internship and residency training at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He is an orthopedic surgeon and completed his fellowship training in sports medicine at Virginia Sports Medicine Institute, affiliated with Arlington Hospital and Georgetown University.

Jeffrey Matheny, MD

Specialties: Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Shoulder and Knee Surgery, Total Joint Replacement
Dr. Matheny returned to his hometown of Pittsburgh and joined Steel Valley Orthopedics in February 2004, after practicing orthopedic surgery in Vermont for more than four years. Dr. Matheny attended medical school at Pennsylvania State University where he and Dr. Mark Lesh were classmates. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and most recently completed a sports medicine fellowship at Yale Sports Medicine Center.

 


Jefferson Regional Medical Center
565 Coal Valley Road
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025
412-469-5000

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412-469-7000

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