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Our Physicians

Our Physicians

Stephen A Albanese, MD
Stephen A Albanese, MD
315 464-4472
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Orthopedic Surgery; Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery; Bowlegs and Knock-Knees; Brittle Bones in Children; Broken Ankle; Broken Arm; more
Education: SUNY Buffalo
Research Interests:

Scoliosis; pediatric fractures; clubfeet

Clinical Interests: Pediatric Orthopedics and Spine Deformities; Scoliosis; pediatric fractures; clubfeet; developmental hip dislocation; spina bifida; slipped capital femoral epiphysis; lower extremity malalignment; cerebral palsy; leg length inequality; Legg Perthes disease

Emil Azer, MD
Emil Azer, MD
315 464-4472
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Orthopedic Surgery; Trauma Surgery; Trauma Reconstruction; Orthopedic Trauma; Amputation; Ankle Sprain; more
Education: New York Medical College
Clinical Interests: Orthopedic trauma; pelvic and acetabular fractures as well as complex peri-articular fractures;
adult reconstruction; hip and knee arthroplasty; revision surgery and post-traumatic reconstruction

John P Cannizzaro, MD
John P Cannizzaro, MD
315 464-8613
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Knee, and Ankle; Orthopedic Surgery; Achilles Tendon Injury; Ankle Sprain; Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury; Arthritis; more
Education: SUNY Buffalo
Research Interests:

Sports medicine

Clinical Interests: Knee Ligament Reconstructive Surgery, Soft Tissue Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Induced Injuries

Timothy A Damron, MD
Timothy A Damron, MD
315 464-4472
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Orthopedic Surgery; Oncology; Adult Lymphoma; Arthritis; Benign Bone Tumors; Benign Soft-Tissue Masses; more
Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Research Interests:

Radioprotectant strategies: pediatric growth plate. Treatment of Fractures in Pathology Bone, Reconstructive Alternatives: Limb-Sparing Sarcoma Surgery, Genetics of Pagetoid Osteosarcoma

Clinical Interests: Pediatric and adult bone and soft-tissue tumors, Synovial proliferation disorders (PVNs, synovial chondromatosis), Metastatic disease to bone, Joint reconstructive surgery

Daryll C Dykes, MD, PhD, JD
Daryll C Dykes, MD, PhD, JD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Orthopedic Surgery; Bone Infection; Fracture; Scoliosis; Slipped Disk or Herniated Disk; Spinal Cord Injury; more

Brian J Harley, MD, FRCSC
Brian J Harley, MD, FRCSC
315 464-8632
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Orthopedic Surgery; Trauma Reconstruction; Hand Surgery; Achilles Tendon Injury; Amputation; Aneurysmal Bone Cysts; more
Education: University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine, Canada
Research Interests:

Wrist and forearm ligament instability and biomechanics, wrist and carpal fractures, orthopedic trauma, thumb ligaments, congenital/pediatric hand surgery

Clinical Interests:

Pediatric hand surgery: hypoplastic thumb, syndactyly, polydactyly, cerebral palsy, deformity.
Adult hand surgery: elbow, forearm and wrist fracture, wrist sprains/instability, wrist arthroscopy, hand fractures, hand reconstruction, tendon and nerve injury, brachial plexus injury, microvascular techniques.
Trauma and extremity reconstruction: lower extremity fracture repairs and reconstruction, free flaps, nonunions of long bones, bone and soft tissue infections, bone reconstruction and Ilizarov techniques.

Associations/Memberships: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Maria T Iannolo, MD
Maria T Iannolo, MD
315 464-4472
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Orthopedic Trauma; Orthopedic Surgery; Ankle Sprain; Arthritis; Bone Infection; Broken Ankle; more
Associations/Memberships: Orthopaedic Trauma Association; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Danielle A Katz, MD
Danielle A Katz, MD
315 464-4472
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Orthopedic Surgery; Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery; Bowlegs and Knock-Knees; Brittle Bones in Children; Broken Ankle; Broken Arm; more
Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Orthopedics and Spine Deformities; Pediatric Hip; Scoliosis; pediatric fractures; clubfeet; developmental hip dislocation; spina bifida; slipped capital femoral epiphysis; lower extremity malalignment; cerebral palsy; leg length inequality

Brian J Kistler, MD
Brian J Kistler, MD
315 464-4472
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Orthopedic Surgery; Trauma Surgery; Trauma Reconstruction; Orthopedic Trauma; Achilles Tendon Injury; Amputation; more
Education: Medical College of Wisconsin
Research Interests:

Dr. Kistler's research interests include clinical and function outcomes after traumatic orthopedic injuries to the pelvis and acetabulum, upper extremities and lower extremeties.

Clinical Interests:

Dr. Kistler specializes in the treatment of traumatic orthopedic fractures from polytrauma patients with high energy injuries to patients with simple fractures requiring operative and non-operative treatment.  Dr. Kistler has particular interests in fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum, both complex periarticular fractures and long bone fractures of the upper and lower extremity, fractures of the foot and ankle, pediatric fractures, periprosthetic fractures, fractures requiring arthroplasty of the hip joint and the treatment of fractures which have gone to nonunion or malunion.

Associations/Memberships: Orthopaedic Trauma Association; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

William F Lavelle, MD
William F Lavelle, MD
315 464-8602
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Orthopedic Surgery; Bone Infection; Cervical Radiculopathy; Curved Spine or Scoliosis; Fracture; Infections of Bones and Joints; more
Education: Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Research Interests:

Growing Spine Techniques including VEPTR, Spinal Cord Injury, Cervical Kyphosis, Scoliosis, Spinal Osteotomy, Spinal Outcomes Research

Clinical Interests: Adult and Pediatric Spinal Deformity, Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Adult and Pediatric Spinal Trauma, Degenerative Spine Surgery, Growing Spine Technology, Kyphoplasty

Jon B Loftus, MD
Jon B Loftus, MD
315 464-8633
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Plastic Surgery; Hand Surgery; Amputation; Animal and Human Bites; Arthritis; Baseball Finger; more
Education: University of Rochester
Clinical Interests: Hand surgery and reconstructive/nerve microsurgery, Trauma/Orthopedic Surgery

Kathryn E Palomino, MD
Kathryn E Palomino, MD
315 464-4472
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Orthopedic Surgery; Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery; Bowlegs and Knock-Knees; Brittle Bones in Children; Broken Ankle; Broken Arm; more
Education: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Orthopedics and Spine Deformities; Scoliosis; pediatric fractures; clubfeet; developmental hip dislocation; spina bifida; slipped capital femoral epiphysis; lower extremity malalignment; cerebral palsy; leg length inequality

Michael J Schreck, MD
Michael J Schreck, MD
315 464-8635
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Hand Surgery; Shoulder and Elbow Surgery; Orthopedic Surgery; Amputation; Aneurysmal Bone Cysts; Animal and Human Bites; more

Matthew G Scuderi, MD
Matthew G Scuderi, MD
315 464-8611
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Knee, and Ankle; Orthopedic Surgery; Achilles Tendon Injury; Ankle Sprain; Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury; Arthritis; more
Education: Dartmouth Medical School

Kevin J Setter, MD
Kevin J Setter, MD
315 464-8634
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Hand Surgery; Shoulder and Elbow Surgery; Orthopedic Surgery; Amputation; Animal and Human Bites; Arthritis; more
Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Research Interests:

Sports problems of the shoulder/elbow. Shoulder/elbow & wrist joint replacement and reconstruction. Rotator cuff disease. Instability of the shoulder and elbow. Elbow stiffness.

Clinical Interests: Minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and elbow. Sports related problems of the shoulder, elbow and wrist. Rotator cuff disease. Instability of the shoulder and elbow. Joint replacement and reconstruction of the shoulder, elbow and wrist.

Robert A Sherman, MD
Robert A Sherman, MD
315 464-4472
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Orthopaedics/ Biomechanics; Orthopedic Surgery; Trauma Reconstruction; Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Knee, and Ankle; Orthopedic Trauma; Ankle Sprain; more
Education: Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center
Clinical Interests:

Dr. Sherman has particular interests in lower extremity joint reconstruction including minimally invasive hip and knee replacements, partial knee replacements, revision joint replacements and management of fractures and injuries around joint replacements.  His interests also include operative and non-operative management of arthritis, knee arthroscopy, fractures and general orthopedics.  


Matthew P Sullivan, MD
Matthew P Sullivan, MD
315 464-4472
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Orthopedic Trauma; Orthopedic Surgery; Amputation; Broken Ankle; Broken Arm; Broken Collarbone; more
Education: Boston University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests:

Dr. Sullivan is particularly interested in the team approach to caring for severely injured trauma patients and understands the life-altering impact that orthopedic trauma has on his patients. In addition to acute orthopedic trauma, his practice includes the treatment of infected fractures and problematic fractures which have gone on to nonunion or malunion. 

Associations/Memberships: Orthopaedic Trauma Association; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Mike H Sun, MD
Mike H Sun, MD
315 464-8621
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Orthopedic Surgery; Bone Infection; Cervical Radiculopathy; Curved Spine or Scoliosis; Fracture; Infections of Bones and Joints; more
Education: Baylor College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Degenerative Spine Diseases

Richard A Tallarico, MD
Richard A Tallarico, MD
315 464-8622
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Orthopedic Surgery; Cervical Radiculopathy; Curved Spine or Scoliosis; Fracture; Infections of Bones and Joints; Kyphosis; more
Education: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse College of Medicine
Research Interests:

Spinal motion preservation. Completed research in the areas of spondylolisthesis and spine injuries in athletes.

Clinical Interests: Complex spinal disorders. Trained in minimally invasive techniques.

Scott M Van Valkenburg, MD
Scott M Van Valkenburg, MD
315 464-4472
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Orthopedic Surgery; Foot and Ankle; Podiatric Surgery; Amputation; Ankle Sprain; Bone Infection; more
Education: SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Clinical Interests:

Foot and ankle reconstruction, lower extremity traumatic injuries, ankle replacement, sports related ankle and foot injuries, ankle anthroscopy, managing ankle and foot arthritis.


Zachary D Vredenburgh, MD
Zachary D Vredenburgh, MD
315 464-8668
Diseases/Specialties/Treatments: Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Knee, and Ankle; Orthopedic Surgery; Achilles Tendon Injury; Ankle Sprain; Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury; Arthritis; more
Education: Upstate University Hospital

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