Erlanger Welcomes OrthoSouth To The UT Erlanger Health Network

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Officials with the Erlanger Health System welcome OrthoSouth, with Drs. Richard G. Alvarez, Channappa Chandra, John A. Dorizas, Mark G. Freeman, Brandon Cincere, and Physician Assistant, Miriam Edwards, to the UT Erlanger Health Network.

OrthoSouth, in Erlanger's Medical Mall on E. Third Street, Suite C430, offers general and subspecialty orthopaedic services, including advanced joint reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee, and advanced foot and ankle surgery.

Dr. Richard G. Alvarez has built a local and national reputation as a leader in the specialty of foot and ankle surgery. He currently serves as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga.

Dr. Channappa Chandra specializes in general orthopaedics and joint replacement and serves as Vice-Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga.

Dr. John A. Dorizas specializes in Sports Medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow and knee, and has a Clinical Appointment with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga.

Dr. Mark G. Freeman specializes in joint reconstructive surgery of the hip, knee, and shoulder, including primary and revision joint replacement. Dr. Freeman is Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Brandon Cincere, the newest member of the OrthoSouth team, recently completed his Sports Medicine fellowship and specializes in the growing field of arthroscopic hip surgery.  He also has a Clinical Appointment with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga.

Miriam Edwards, certified physician assistant, assists Dr. Freeman with surgery, inpatient and office patient care.

For more information on the specialists at OrthoSouth, including physician bios, visit www.erlanger.org/orthosouth.


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