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Education

Life After Residency

When residents graduate from any program they have to make certain life choices. First, they must decide to seek out fellowship training or go into general orthopaedics. From there they must decide on the location of their practice, private or group practice, rural or academic center, research or no. Graduates from the Allegheny General Hospital Residency Program can be successful in any of these career paths.

Nationally 90% of residents go on to fellowship training after completing orthopaedic residency. The graduates at Allegheny are no different. They have secured some of the top fellowship positions throughout the country in a variety of orthopaedic subspecialties. Our alumni have been successful in both academic and private practice positions.

It can easily be said that the telltale sign of the quality of a residency program is not the current residents, but the residents that have already finished. What they do and are capable of is in large part thanks to the training that they received during their residency. One may also speculate that the ultimate decision about pursuing a career in general orthopaedics immediately after residency is based on the comfort level of the resident and the confidence that they can perform cases without supervision. This is something which may only be achieved in the operating suite through repetition and constant supervision over the course of five years.

Alumni List

Year of Graduation
Name
Fellowship
Fellowship Type
Practice Location
2013
R. Colin Brabender
University of South Florida
Hand Surgery
In Training
2013
Darin Nye
Andrews Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, Pensacola, FL
Sports Medicine
In Training
2013
R. Justin Mistovich
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Pediatric Orthopaedics
In Training
2012
David Braun
Cleveland Clinic
Sports Medicine
St. Petersburg
2012
Sameer Jain
University of Pittsburgh
Hand/Upper Extremity
In Training
 
 
Ohio State University
Sports Medicine
 
2012
Timothy J. Sauber
Washington University , St. Louis MO
Joint Reconstruction
Pittsburgh, PA
2012
Ben Williams
Allegheny General Hospital
Hand/Upper Extremity
Salt Lake City, UT
2011
Jon Ginnetti
University of Utah
 Joints
Rochester, NY
2011
Brad Palmer
University of Rochester, NY
 Hand/Upper Extremity
Pittsburgh, PA
2011
Todd Tupis
Orthopaedic Research of Virginia
 Sports Medicine
Conway, SC
2010
Mike Beckett
Kerlan-Jobe
 Sports Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
2010
Bob Greenleaf
Bringham and Women’s Hospital
Spine Surgery
Moorestown, NJ
2010
Eric Johnson
Kerlan-Jobe
Sports Medicine
Canton, OH
2009
Chad Micucci
Orthopaedic Research of Virginia
Sports Medicine
Morgantown, WV
2009
Greg Purnell
Orthopaedic Research of Virginia
Sports Medicine
Richmond, VA
2009
Mark Zunkiewicz
Mississippi Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center
Sports Medicine
Troy, OH
2008
Kali Arnold
Allegheny General Hospital
Foot & Ankle
In Training
2008
Ray Drabicki
Mississippi Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center
Sports Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
2008
Amy Marcini
Harvard University
Spine
Columbus, OH
2007
Rob Gallo
Hospital for Special Surgery
Sports Medicine
Hershey, PA
2007
Jen Erdos
University of Rochester
Sports Medicine
Greensburg, PA
2007
Trinity Pilkington
Harvard University
Trauma
Yorktown, VA
2006
Adrienne Butler
Philadelphia Hand Center
Hand Surgery
Lancaster, PA
2006
Darren Frank
Hospital for Joint Disease
Sports Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
2005
Bill Greer
Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
Sports Medicine
Somerset, PA
2005
Gary Schmidt
Carolinas Medical Center
Spine
Pittsburgh, PA
2005
Greg Lavigne
Allegheny General Hospital
Joint Reconstruction
West Columbia, SC
2004
Rob Dawson
Allegheny General Hospital
Hand Surgery
Lexington, OH
2004
Adreinne Towsen
Thomas Jefferson University
Sports Medicine
Westchester, PA
2003
Chris Catterson
American Sports Medicine Institute
Sports Medicine
Waynesville, NC
2002
Brett Smith
Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders
Joint Reconstruction
Pensacola, FL
2002
Peter Chiang
Harvard University
Joint Reconstruction
Boulder, CO
2001
Thomas Hughes
Brown University
Hand Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA
2001
Steve Priano
Ohio State University
Sports Medicine
Lancaster, OH
2000
T. Michael Dye
None
 Hand Surgery
Eglin AFB, FL
2000
Brian Divelbiss
University of Iowa
Hand Surgery
Kansas City, MO
1999
Ario Keyarash
Mayo Clinic, AZ
Foot & Ankle
Tucson, AZ
1999
Alla Mollabashy
University of Florida
Musculoskeletal Oncology
Dallas, Tx
1998
Andre Oullai
None
General Orthopaedics
Evansville, IN
1998
Rusty Allison
None
Sport Medicine
Russelville, AK
1998
Chris Kurtz
None
 Sports Medicine
Portsmouth, VA
1997
David Tonnies
 CA
Sports Medicine
Hermitage, PA
1996
Bob Schilken
Hershey Medical Center
Sports Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
1996
Fred Wroblweski
SUNY Syracuse
Hand Surgery
Boyne City, MI
1996
Mark Foglesong
None
Joint Reconstruction
Salem, OR
1995
David Jevsevar
 
Sports Medicine
St. George, UT
1995
Alan Cooper
Cleveland Clinic
Sports Medicine
Chester Springs, PA
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