Physicians

At First State Orthopaedics, our experienced orthopaedic physicians are dedicated to helping you regain the freedom of movement for virtually every bone and joint in your body. By providing the best available treatment and care, First State Orthopaedics physicians can help you get back into the swing of things, affording you the freedom to start enjoying a healthy and active lifestyle, again.

You will find our orthopaedic physicians and staff members to be exceptional in their specialties, compassionate, and understanding of your needs. All of our physicians are Board Certified. In addition, each is certified in Delaware Worker’s Compensation and some are additionally certified in Hand/and or Sports Medicine.

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  • Jeremie M. Axe, M.D.

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Michael J. Axe, M.D.

    Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Certification:
    Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Re-certification 2010)

  • Alex B. Bodenstab, M.D.

    Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Specialties:
    Hip and Knee Replacement and Reconstruction, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Medicine

    Certification:
    Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • Drew A. Brady, M.D.

    Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Specialties:
    General Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Trauma, Hip and Knee

    Certification:
    Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Licensed in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Ohio

  • Claire Coggins, M.D.

    Board Certified Radiologist

  • Evan H. Crain, M.D.

    Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Specialties:
    Shoulder pain: Rotator cuff, instability, arthritis, arthoscopy, and replacement.Knee pain: ACL reconstruction, ligament repair, meniscal tears, arthritis, arthroscopy, and knee replacement.Upper extremity:  Elbow, Wrist, and Hand surgerySports medicineFracture care

    Certification:
    Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeonsFellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsDiplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

  • Adam Ginsberg, D.O.

    Board Certified Physiatrist

    Specialties:
    Medical and Interventional Treatment of the Adult Spine, Pain Management

    Certification:
    Board Certified – Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Heather Gotha, M.D.

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Matthew A. Handling, M.D.

    Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Specialties:
    Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee & Shoulder Replacement, Fracture Care

    Certification:
    Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons,Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine

  • Eric T. Johnson, M.D.

    Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Specialties:
    Trauma, Hip and Knee Replacement, Fracture Care

    Certification:
    Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons lDiplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

  • Randeep S. Kahlon, M.D.

    Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand (CAQ Hand) Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine (CAQ Sports Medicine)

    Specialties:
    Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery (Shoulder, Elbow and Hand), Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery, Microvascular Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma

    Certification:
    Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeonsFellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS)Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand (CAQ Hand)Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine (CAQ Sports Medicine)Only doctor in Delaware with CAQ in both Sports Medicine and Hand Surgery

  • Elliott H. Leitman, M.D.

    Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Specialties:
    Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic joint reconstruction. Joint replacement surgery, General Orthopaedics, Shoulder,  and Legal/Medical Exams.

    Certification:
    Board Certified American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

  • Stephen G. Manifold, M.D.

    Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Specialties:
    Knee & Shoulder Reconstruction and Replacement

    Certification:
    Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2001 (Recertified, 2011)

  • Irene C. Mavrakakis, M.D.

    Board Certified Interventional Pain Specialist

    Specialties:
    Interventional Treatment of the Adult Spine and Musculoskeletal System

    Certification:
    Board Certified in Anesthesiology. Sub-Specialty Board Certified in Pain Management

  • James G. Moran, D.O.

    Board-Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Subspecialty Certification – Pain Medicine

    Specialties:
    Medical and Interventional Treatment of the Adult Spine

    Certification:
    Fellow – American Academy of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationBoard Certified – American Board of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationDiplomate – National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners

  • William M. Newell, M.D.

    Board Certified Physiatrist

    Specialties:
    Medical and Interventional Treatment of the Adult Spine, Pain Management

    Certification:
    Board Certified – Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • Anush Parikh, M.D.

    Board Certified Radiologist

  • Michael J. Pushkarewicz, M.D., F.A.C.S.

    Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Specialties:
    Sports Medicine, Fracture Care, Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder, Hip & Knee Replacement, General Orthopaedics

    Certification:
    Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Leo W. Raisis, M.D.

    Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Specialties:
    Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, General Orthopaedics, Fracture Care, Arthroscopy

    Certification:
    Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons 1990

  • Bruce J. Rudin, M.D.

    Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Specialties:
    Spine Surgery

    Certification:
    Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • Craig G. Smucker, M.D.

  • David T. Sowa, M.D.

    Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand

    Specialties:
    Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery (Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder), Microvascular and Orthopaedic Surgery

    Certification:
    Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand

  • Joseph Straight, M.D.

    Board Certified/CAQ, Sports Medicine Board Certified, Family Medicine

    Specialties:
    Primary Care Sports Medicine/Musculoskeletal Medicine

  • Steven E. Tooze, M.D.

    Specialties:
    Special interest in computer assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty

    Certification:
    Board Certified through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

  • James Zaslavsky, D.O.

    Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon

    Specialties:
    Spine

Emeritus

  • Stephen L. Hershey, M.D.

    Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Specialties:
    Hip and Knee Replacement, Medical Exams, Arthroscopic Surgery

    Certification:
    Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • John T. Hogan, M.D., F.A.C.S.

    Certification:
    January 1968 - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • Bruce E. Katz, M.D.

    Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Specialties:
    Medical and Operative Treatment of the Adult Spine

    Certification:
    Board Certified, Licensed in Delaware, New York, Florida and Kentucky Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • William A. Newcomb, M.D.

    Emeritus (Founding Partner)

    Specialties:
    Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip and Knee Replacement and Reconstruction, Foot and Ankle Surgery

    Certification:
    Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • Brent R. Noyes, M.D.

    Certification:
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons : July 19,1985 Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • Robert A. Steele, M.D., F.R.C.S.

    Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, London

    Specialties:
    General Orthopaedics, Shoulder, Hip, Knee and Foot & Ankle

    Certification:
    Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons