Kevin K. Anbari, M.D., M.B.A.
Dr. Anbari specializes in hip and knee replacements. He is an expert in the latest techniques, including the anterior approach for hip replacements, partial knee replacements, patient-specific instrumentation for knee replacement and complex revision surgery.
Richard D. Battista, M.D.
Dr. Battista is President of OAA Orthopaedic Specialists. Prior to joining the practice in 2004, he served with distinction achieved by the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy. Most recently, he served as the Assistant Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD – The President’s Hospital.
Kenneth J. Brislin, M.D.
A long distance runner and former rower, Dr. Brislin understands how devastating injuries can be to athletes. His practice is dedicated to helping injured athletes return to peak performance as quickly and safely as possible. Dr. Brislin focuses particularly on arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder and upper extremities, as well as arthroscopic procedures of the knee.
Stuart Cohen, DC
Dr. Stuart Cohen is the first Doctor of Chiropractic to join OAA Orthopaedic Specialists and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in sports chiropractic care, auto and work injury rehabilitation, and general musculoskeletal injuries. In his free time Dr. Cohen enjoys spending time with his family, working out at HPC, playing baseball, and watching Philly sports.
Patti Connolly, M.S., PA-C, ATC
Patti Connolly is a Physician Assistant teamed up with Dr. Gregor Hawk in OAA's Sports Medicine Institute. Originally from Lancaster, PA, Patti attended Lock Haven University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science / Athletic Training. As an employee of OAA since 1993 "I've seen a LOT of changes!" says Patti "I've worked in three buildings, and have watched the company grow and grow."
Robert J. Corba, D.O.
A retired rugby and lacrosse player originally from Wilkes-Barre, Dr. Corba enjoys seeing patients return to function and activity. He’s also a family man who enjoys several sports and activities, and you may hear him cheering for the Eagles, Phillies, or Flyers!
Amy Creitz, PA-C
Amy Creitz is a Physician Assistant who works wtih Dr. Jim Weis in OAA’s Spine & Scoliosis Institute.
Originally from Tamaqua, PA, Amy attended The Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree. "I decided to become a PA at the age of 15 after a near death experience with a family member,” says Amy. “That experience led me in the direction of medicine."
Jill Crosson, D.O., MBA
Originally from Wayne, New Jersey Dr. Crosson is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Having completed her undergraduate studies at Muhlenberg College and her fellowship in sports medicine at St. Luke’s Health Network, Dr. Crosson is excited to be back (and staying) in the Lehigh Valley.
She believes anyone can be an athlete and enjoys encouraging people to be active and live healthy lifestyles.
Laura M. Dunne, M.D.
Dr. Laura Dunne is a primary care sports medicine physician working at OAA Orthopaedic Specialists in the Lehigh Valley since 2003. She holds a certificate of added qualifications in sports medicine, is board certified in family medicine, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice.
Stephen P. Falatyn, M.D.
A graduate of Cornell Medical College, Dr. Stephen Falatyn completed two spine fellowships, the first at Thomas Jefferson University and the second at Temple University. His practice specializes in complex reconstructions for spinal deformities and minimally invasive spinal surgery, focusing on the treatment of both pediatric and adult scoliosis and spondylolisthesis, spinal cord compression from disc herniations, and spinal stenosis.
Amir H. Fayyazi, M.D.
Dr. Fayyazi has extensive experience in treatment of traumatic spinal injuries, spinal deformity, and degenerative conditions of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, including field of motion preservation. He has spoken and presented on countless times, conducted
clinical research, and been published for his expertise.
Gregor M. Hawk, M.D.
Dr. Hawk is Secretary of OAA Orthopaedic Specialists. A second-generation orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Hawk learned patient care from his father, who formerly treated pro football players. His involvement in competitive sports, including rugby and tennis, has led to his interest in treating acute and chronic sports-related injuries.
Christopher A. Hawkins, M.D.
Dr. Hawkins treats all types of athletic injuries, especially knees and shoulders. He is a specialist in shoulder reconstruction, including replacements. He has published research and given presentations to orthopaedic surgeons, health care professionals, athletic trainers and coaches.
Jay H. Kaufman, D.P.M.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Dr. Kaufman attended King's College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Kaufman has a strong interest in revisional surgery and second-opinion options. Dr. Kaufman is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Brian Kephart, PA-C
Brian Kephart is a Physician Assistant who works with Dr. Rob Palumbo in OAA’s Sports Medicine Institute. Originally from Spring Grove, PA, Brian attended Lock Haven University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies / Athletic Training. After graduating from Lock Haven, he worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer for the Nanticoke Area School District and Wilkes University. It was during this time that he decided to become a Physician Assistant.
Michael Krafczyk, M.D.
A native of the Lehigh Valley, Dr. Krafczyk was a local student athlete at Southern Lehigh where he participated in track and cross country. As a member of their hall of fame for having finished third at states in cross country, Dr. Krafczyk learned the value of sports medicine at a young age. Dr. Krafczyk enjoys helping athletes return to their sport and utilizes complementary treatments such as acupuncture and prolotherapy/PRP when appropriate.
Jeffrey R. McConnell, M.D.
A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. McConnell returned to his home state in 2003 to continue his practice of spinal surgery with the Pennsylvania Spine and Scoliosis Institute at OAA. He brings with him an unparalleled level of expertise and training in the discipline of spinal surgery, having completed two spine surgery fellowships and being Board Certified in both spinal surgery and orthopaedic surgery.
Patrick J. McDaid, M.D.
A Bucks County Pennsylvania native, Dr. McDaid completed his undergraduate and medical education in Philadelphia. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from LaSalle University, and received his doctorate from Temple University at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. During his residency he was privileged to work under many nationally renowned orthopaedic experts at the Shriners Hospital for Children, The Philadelphia Hand Center and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He completed his Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship at the distinguished University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His practice at OAA is focused on hand trauma, arthritis, reconstructive surgery, adult and pediatric fracture treatment, and nerve compressions.
Brent Millet, M.D.
Throughout his practice, Dr. Brent Millet focuses on one primary goal: helping to restore function to people who have lost the ability to function successfully in daily activities for one reason or another. That focus is most evident in his work with patients who have been injured on the job. He has helped hundreds of injured workers restore function and motion so they can return to work as quickly and safely as possible.
Robert C. Palumbo, M.D.
Dr. Palumbo is an accomplished, nationally recognized Sports Medicine physician and surgeon, specializing in sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow, and hip. He is a second-opinion physician for the NFL Players’ Association, as well as the Head Team Physician for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball team, a Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Paul F. Pollice, M.D.
Dr. Pollice joined OAA Orthopaedic Specialists in 2001 after completing his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, NY and a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Dr. Pollice is dedicated to using the latest joint replacement technological breakthroughs and is an expert in metal-on-metal hip replacements, and Unicompartmental Knee Replacements.
Mythili Seetharaman, M.D.
Dr. Mythili Seetharaman joined OAA's Rheumatology Institute in September 2009. Dr. Seetharaman is Board Certified in both Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. She treats patients with autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and scleroderma.
Dean L. Sorrento, D.P.M.
Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Sorrento graduated from St. Joseph’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, where he graduated with honors. Dr. Sorrento’s training encompasses all aspects of foot and ankle reconstruction, including complex adult and pediatric foot and ankle-acquired and congenital deformities, diabetic limb salvage (Charcot reconstruction), high arch and flatfoot deformities, trauma (ankle and foot fractures) and neuromuscular disorders.
Nancy Spangler, M.D.
Dr. Spangler heads The Work Injury Center at OAA. A physician in the Lehigh Valley since 1986, Dr. Spangler has dedicated her practice to Occupational Medicine since 1991. She is well-known for her expertise in treating and managing injured workers, and has worked extensively with many area businesses and industries.
Jay S. Talsania, M.D.
Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Talsania received an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. This combination of engineering and medicine gives him a unique perspective in the treatment of his patients because he has such a strong understanding of the biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system.
James C. Weis, M.D.
As a prior family physician, Dr. Weis brings a unique perspective to the highly technical field of modern-day spine surgery. Although years of specialized training and practice have passed since his early days in medicine, Dr. Weis continues to offer comprehensive and personal care typified by a family physician to his sub-specialty practice.
Lawrence E. Weiss, M.D.
Dr. Weiss has extensive experience in hand and microvascular surgery as well as complex wrist and elbow reconstruction. His expertise has led to numerous scientific publications, and he has given presentations on various subjects regarding hand, wrist, and elbow surgery.
Robert E. Wertz, II, M.D.
Dr. Wertz is a pain management specialist board certified in both pain management and anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Tamar Wiener, PA-C
Originally from Roslyn Heights, NY, Tamar was inspired to become a Physician Assistant after her sister was involved in a skiing accident several years ago. “She had so many orthopaedic injuries,” says Tamar. “It amazed me to see the surgeons put her back together. She is perfectly healthy now and I know it was due to the skill of the surgeons and therapists who took care of her.”