Our Orthopaedic Surgery Physician Assistant Team

Brigham and Women's Hospital physician assistants (PAs) are an invaluable asset to the patient care team. PAs obtain medical histories conduct physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, assist in surgery, perform procedures, prescribe medications, order and interpret lab tests, and provide patient education and counseling.

The members of the Orthopaedic Surgery physician assistant team are:

Mallory Pingeton, PA-C
Chief PA of BWH Orthopedics
Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Boston, 2010
BWH Ortho PA since: 2013
Service/Specialty: Hand & Upper Extremity
Works with: Dr. George Dyer
Languages: English
Locations: BWH main campus, Faulkner Hospital
Other: Mallory has served as Chief PA in the Orthopedic department since 2016. She previously worked with Dr. Blazar as well from 2013-2019.

Hand & Upper Extremity

Lindsay Lincoln, PA-C
Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Boston, 2018
BWH Ortho PA since: 2018
Service/Specialty: Hand & Upper Extremity
Works with: Dr. Brandon Earp
Languages: English
Locations: Faulkner Hospital, BWH main campus

Lisa Martin, PA-C
Education: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
BWH Ortho PA since: 2014-16, and 2019 to present
Service/Specialty: Hand & Upper Extremity
Works with: Dr. Philip Blazar
Languages: English
Locations: BWH main campus, Faulkner Hospital, Foxboro
Other: With a background as a former collegiate soccer player at University of Louisville, collegiate strength and conditioning coach and a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology, Lisa hasa strong knowledge base of functional training and injury prevention which is useful when treating patients. She has 5 years experience working as a physician assistant which have all been in orthopedic surgery in different areas of the country. Lisa previously worked with Dr. Thornhill on the Arthroplasty Service.

Foot & Ankle

Mary Carleen, PA-C “Molly”
Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 2014
BWH Ortho PA since: 2015
Service/Specialty: Foot & Ankle
Works with: Dr. Christopher Chiodo, Dr. Eric Bluman, Dr. Jeremy Smith
Languages: English
Locations: BWH main campus, Faulkner Hospital, 850 Boylston, Foxboro

Justine Kramer, PA-C
Education: University of Pittsburgh, 2015
BWH Ortho PA since: 2016
Service/Specialty: Foot & Ankle
Works with: Dr. Christopher Chiodo, Dr. Eric Bluman, Dr. Jeremy Smith
Languages: English
Locations: BWH main campus, Faulkner Hospital, Westwood, Foxboro

Elizabeth Sheehan, PA-C, ATC
Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences- Worcester - 2019
BWH Ortho PA since: 2020
Service/Specialty: Foot and Ankle
Works with: Dr. Elizabeth Martin, Dr. Christopher Chiodo, Dr. Eric Bluman, Dr. Jeremy Smith
Languages: English
Locations: BWH Main Campus, Faulkner Hospital, 850 Boylston, Westwood

Shari Vigneau, PA-C
Education: George Washington University, 2003
BWH Ortho PA since: 2003
Service/Specialty: Foot and Ankle
Works with Dr. Christopher Chiodo, Dr. Eric Bluman, Dr. Jeremy Smith
Languages: English
Locations: Faulkner Hospital, Foxboro, Westwood

Sports

Courtney Van Arsdale, PA-C
Senior PA: Sports Division
Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 2008
BWH Ortho PA since: 2008
Service/Specialty: Sports Medicine and Cartilage Repair
Works with: Dr. Christian Lattermann
Languages: English
Locations: 850 Boylston, Faulkner Hospital, Foxboro, Westwood
Other: Prior to joining BWH, worked as a strength and conditioning coach training elite athletes including professional soccer players, hockey players, and division 1 collegiate athletes; in 2016 worked with Boston Children’s Hospital Marathon team coaching runners to complete the NYC marathon and Boston Marathon; personal accomplishments include Boston Marathon finisher in 2014, finisher of Sprint, Olympic and Half Ironman triathlon distances, and member of Boston Triathlon team since 2015.

Madison Altwies, PA-C
Education:
Sacred Heart University
BWH Ortho PA since: 2020
Service/Specialty: Sports Medicine
Works with: Dr. Elizabeth Matzkin
Languages: English
Locations: BWH main campus, Faulkner Hospital, Foxboro

Jonathan Vandale,PA-C
Education: MGH Institute of Health Professions, 2018
BWH Ortho PA since:
2018
Service/Specialty:
Sports Medicine & Hip Preservation Service
Works with:
Dr. Richard Wilk
Languages:
English
Locations:
BWH main campus, Faulkner Hospital, Foxboro, 850 Boylston

Shoulder

Thomas Doucette, PA-C, ATC
Education: MGH Institute of Health Professions, 2018
BWH Ortho PA since: 2018
Service/Specialty: Sports Medicine & Shoulder Division
Works with: Dr. Arnold Alqueza
Languages: English
Locations: BWH main campus, Faulkner Hospital, 850 Boylston

Anthony “AJ” Maselli, PA-C
Education: Arcadia University, 2011
BWH Ortho PA since:
2019
Service/Specialty:
Sports/Shoulder Division
Works with:
Dr. Carolyn Hettrich
Languages:
English, Spanish
Locations:
BWH main campus, Faulkner Hospital, Foxboro, Westwood
Other: Worked in Emergency Medicine since 2011, CAQ certified in Emergency Medicine. Enjoys running, hiking and cooking in free time.

Spine

Jonathan Andrade, PA-C
Education: Boston University, 2018
BWH Ortho PA since: 2019
Service/Specialty:
Orthopaedic Spine Surgery
Works with: Dr. James Kang, Dr. Andrew Simpson, Dr. Melvin Makhni
Languages: English, Spanish
Locations: BWH main campus, Faulkner Hospital, Foxboro, 850 Boylston, Westwood
Other: Prior specialties include the BWH Pulmonary & Renal Transplant Medicine Service

Nathaniel Bernardo, PA-C
Education: Boston University, 2018
BWH Ortho PA since: 2019
Service/Specialty: Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Works with: Dr. James Kang, Dr. Andrew Simpson, Dr. Melvin Makhni
Languages: English
Locations: BWH main campus, Faulkner Hospital, Foxboro, 850 Boylston, Westwood

LyzMarie Figueroa, PA-C
Education:
University of New England, 2015
BWH Ortho PA since: 2016
Service/Specialty: Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Works with: Dr. Jay Zampini
Languages: English and Spanish (native language)
Locations: BWH main campus, Faulkner Hospital
Other: Medical Mission at Hillside International in Belize 2015, Medical Tent Volunteer at BAA Half-Marathon, Special Project: Opioid Initiative

Lauren Spang, PA-C
Education: MGH Institute of Health Professions, 2019
BWH Ortho PA since: 2019
Service/Specialty: Orthopaedic Spine Surgery
Works with: Dr. James Kang, Dr. Andrew Simpson, Dr. Melvin Makhni
Languages: English
Locations: BWH main campus, Faulkner Hospital, Foxboro, 850 Boylston, Westwood

Arthroplasty

Kathryn Hazelwood, PA-C
Senior PA: Arthroplasty Division
Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 2012
BWH Ortho PA since: 2016
Service/Specialty: Joint Arthroplasty
Works with: Dr. Jeffrey Lange
Languages: English
Locations: BWH main campus, 850 Boylston St

Nicholas Biadasz, PA-C
Education: Rutgers University, 2015
BWH Ortho PA since:
2018
Service/Specialty:
Joint arthroplasty and adult reconstructive surgery
Works with:
Dr. Richard Iorio
Languages:
English
Locations:
BWH main campus, Faulkner Hospital

Kelly Diloffi, PA-C
Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, 2003
BWH Ortho since: 2003
Service/Specialty: Joint Arthroplasty
Works with: Dr. Wolfgang Fitz
Languages: English
Locations: 850 Boylston, Foxboro, Faulkner Hospital

Rachel Frances, PA-C
Education: Northeastern University, 2013
BWH Ortho PA since: 2017
Service/Specialty: Joint Arthroplasty
Works with: Dr. Gregory Brick
Languages: English
Locations: BWH main campus, Faulkner Hospital
Other: Previously worked at the BWH and Faulkner Emergency Departments, CAQ certified in Emergency Medicine

Nancy Giunta, PA-C, MHP
Education: Northeastern University, 1988
BWH Ortho PA since: 2019
Service/Specialty:
Joint Arthroplasty: Perioperative Optimization
Languages:
English
Locations:
BWH main campus, Faulkner Hospital
Other:
Nancy brings 30 years of PA experience including 22 in Orthopaedics. Recent experiences include 10 years working with the US military overseas managing battle-injured and other Orthopaedic patients from the US and NATO military communities and recent BWH experience in the International Patient Center, working with a multicultural staff and patient population. Non-work interests include travel, photography and dining/cooking adventures.

Roman Greer, PA-C
Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences- Boston, 2016
BWH Ortho PA since: 2018
Service/Specialty: Joint Arthroplasty, Orthopaedic Oncology
Works with: Dr. John Ready
Languages: English, Russian
Locations: BWH main campus, Faulkner Hospital
Other: Roman previously worked at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Brighton, MA as part of the Orthopedic Trauma, Hand/Upper Extremity, and Total Joint Arthroplasty teams. He enjoys being outdoors - rock climbing, mountain biking, snowboarding, and hiking.

Jenna Sheridan, PA-C
Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 2015
BWH Ortho PA since: 2016
Service/Specialty: Joint Arthroplasty
Works with: Dr. Daniel M. Estok, II
Languages: English
Locations: BWH main campus
Other: Jenna currently serves as the Chair of the BWH PA Health & Wellness Committee

Leanne Whetstone, PA-C
Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 2017
BWH Ortho PA since:
2018
Service/Specialty:
Joint Arthroplasty
Works with:
Dr. Vivek M. Shah
Languages:
English
Locations:
BWH main campus, Faulkner Hospital

Mei Xu, PA-C
Education: Northeastern University PA program 2001
BWH Ortho PA since: 2018, prior from 2003-2016
Service/Specialty: Joint Arthroplasty
Works with: Dr. Antonia Chen
Languages: English, Chinese
Locations: BWH main campus, Faulkner Hospital, Westwood, 850 Boylston
Other: Mei is an experienced Physician Assistant who has worked with multiple joint and spine surgeons in the Boston area for greater than 14 years. She assists in surgeries, evaluates patients in clinics and manages patients on a daily basis.

Oncology

Andrea Milligan, PA-C
Education: Emory University, 2003
BWH Ortho PA since:
2004
Service/Specialty:
Orthopedic Oncology
Works with:
Dr. Marco Ferrone
Languages:
English
Locations:
BWH main campus

Trauma

Rebecca Moriarty, PA-C
Education: Quinnipiac University, 2018
BWH Ortho PA since: 2019
Service/Specialty: Orthopedic Trauma, Inpatient Team
Works with: Dr. Michael Weaver, Dr. Arvind von Keudell
Languages: English
Locations: BWH main campus

Allyson Reilly, PA-C
Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Boston, 2015
BWH Ortho PA since: 2015
Service/Specialty: Orthopedic Trauma Service
Works with: Michael Weaver, MD and Arvind von Keudell, MD
Languages: English
Locations: BWH main campus, Foxboro

Inpatient BWH

Kate Adams, PA-C
Education: Tufts University, 2015
BWH Ortho PA since: 2018
Service/Specialty: BWH Inpatient
Languages: English
Locations: BWH main campus

Jennifer Wolf, PA-C
Education:
Tufts Physician Assistant 2017
BWH Ortho PA since: 2019
Service/Specialty: Inpatient Orthopedics
Locations: BWH Main Campus

Barbara Aggouras, NP
Service/Specialty: BWH Inpatient
Locations: BWH main campus

Per Diem

Elizabeth Alqueza, PA-C

Erica Bertoncini, PA-C

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