Locations: Clairton and Wexford
Marshall L. Balk, MD, is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery with the certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery. After obtaining his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, he completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and a fellowship in hand and upper extremity at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Balk has served as one of the senior editors for the textbook, Musculoskeletal Medicine, sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He serves on the Board of Directors of Orthopaedics Overseas and has completed voluntary assignments with Orthopaedics Overseas in Honduras, Peru and Africa. He is a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Aaron G. Grand, MD, joined the Hand & Upper Ex Center in August 2004. After graduating from Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Grand successfully completed a plastic surgery residency in St. Louis and a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He returned to the Pittsburgh region after working in private practice in Oklahoma City. Dr. Grand has published numerous articles and has accumulated an impressive list of professional accomplishments.
Locations: Jefferson Hills, McKeesport, The Waterfront, Bethel Park
Eric C. Chamberlin, MD, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.
Locations: Mt Lebanon, Belle Vernon, Charleroi, Uniontown
Thomas F. Brockmeyer, MD, Ph.D., received his medical degree and doctorate in cellular biology from Yale University School of Medicine. He served his orthopedic training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Brockmeyer is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.
Christopher. Emond, MD, received his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY after completing his undergraduate degree in Dartmouth College in Hanover NH. Following a residency in orthopedic surgery at Boston University Medical Center, Dr. Emond completed subspecialty training in Sports Medicine Surgery at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. There he apprenticed under the team physicians for the Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, 76ers, 2008 World Series Champion Phillies and St. Joseph’s university.
Alexander Kandabarow, MD, received his doctorate of medicine degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. (Rutgers.) He completed his residence at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in orthopedic surgery. He was granted a fellowship in orthopedic spinal surgery at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. He is board certified orthopedic surgeon.
Ari E. Pressman, MD, received his doctorate in medicine and orthopedic training at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He completed sub-specialty training in sports medicine and arthroscopy as well as the treatment of arthritis and revision total joint replacements in Canada. He is the team physician for the Canadian Olympic Ski Team.
Locations: Jefferson Hills, Bethel Park
David J. Stapor, MD, 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, 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, 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, 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.