Glens Falls Hospital

100 Park Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 518.926.1000

Get to know our orthopedic specialists

When you choose Glens Falls Hospital for orthopedic care, you have access to the region’s most experienced surgeons. Review their experience and areas of expertise below.

 

North Country Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

25 Willowbrook Road, Suite 2
Queensbury, NY 12804
(518)793-9156

Mark T. Kircher, M.D.

Areas of expertise:

  • Arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder
  • Reconstructive ACL surgery of the knee
  • Total knee arthroplasty

Education:
B.A.: State University of New York at Plattsburgh, New York
M.D.: Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
Orthopedic Surgical Internship and Residency: Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey
Sports Medicine Fellowship: Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York, Cornell Affiliate 
Specialty Board Certification/Other: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Certified

Douglas P. Kirkpatrick, M.D.

Areas of expertise:

  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery including rotator cuff repair and instability surgery
  • Minimally invasive total knee
  • Minimally invasive joint replacement
  • Arthroscopic and minimally invasive shoulder surgery
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery and instability surgery
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Fracture care

Education:
B.S.: Siena College, Loudonville, New York
M.D.: New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York
General Surgery Internship: New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Orthopedic Surgical Residency - New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Sports Medicine Fellowship: University of Colorado, Denver and Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen, Colorado Specialty Board Certification/Other: American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Orthopedic Surgery, Certified

Richard A. Saunders, M.D.

Areas of expertise:

  • Hand and upper extremity
  • Minimally invasive total joint replacement
  • Carpal tunnel and trigger finger surgery

Education:
B.A.: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
M.D.: The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Surgical Internship: The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Orthopedic Residency: The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Specialty Board Certification/Other:
American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Orthopedic Surgery, Certified

Andre H. Johnson, M.D.

Areas of expertise:

  • Reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow
  • Cartilage restoration procedures
  • Arthroscopic shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee surgery
  • Joint replacement

Education:
B.A.: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
M.D.: Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
Surgical Internship: Akron General Medical Center, Akron, Ohio
Orthopedic Residency: Akron General Medical Center, Akron, Ohio
Sports Medical Fellowship: Nirschl Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine & Joint Reconstruction, Arlington, Virginia
Specialty Board Certification/Other: American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Orthopedic Surgery, Certified

Adam. R. Brod, M.D.

Areas of expertise:

  • Advanced reconstructive work of the wrist and arm
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Arthritis of the upper extremity
  • Advanced fracture care
  • Treatment of acute traumatic injuries to the hand, elbow, and shoulder
  • Treatment of nerve dysfunction

Education:
Combined Hand Surgery Fellowship
Tufts Medical Center and New England Baptist Hospital

 

OrthoNY

125 Broad Street
One Broad Street Plaza
Glens Falls, NY 12801
(518) 489-BONE (2663)

William W. O’Connor, M.D.

Areas of expertise:

  • Hip, knee, ankle, and foot care
  • Total joint replacements

Education:
M.D.: Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
B.S.: Siena College, Loudonville, New York
Residency: Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York
Specialty Board Certification/Other: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Certified

Kevin E. Rosas, M.D.

Areas of expertise:

  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • General orthopedics

Education:
M.D.: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
B.S.: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Residency: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Specialty Board Certification/Other: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Certified

Thomas E. Varney, M.D.

Areas of expertise:

  • Sports medicine
  • General orthopedics
  • Total joint replacement

Education:
Tufts University School of Medicine
University of Massachusetts
American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons

 

Adirondack Orthopedic

Adirondack Orthopedic Physicians & Surgeons
68 Quaker Rd.
Queensbury, NY 12804
(518) 793-5601
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Carol S. Fisher, M.D.

Areas of expertise:

  • Total joint replacements including knee, hip, shoulder
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Minor surgeries including carpal tunnel and rotator cuff

Education:
M.D.: Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire
Internship: Dartmouth, Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire
Residency: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
Fellowship: University of Minnesota Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Adult Reconstructive and Shoulder Surgery
Specialty Board Certification/Other:
American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Orthopedic Surgery, Certified
Graduate School:
University of Massachusetts, premedical courses
University of Vermont, pre-medical courses
Thayer School of Engineering, engineering courses

Douglas M. Petroski, M.D.

Education:
M.D.: Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
B.S.: Union College, Schenectady, New York
Residency:
Assistant Resident in Surgery, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, New York
Assistant Resident in Orthopedic Surgery, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, New York
Assistant Resident in Orthopedic Surgery, Sunnyview Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Schenectady, New York (children’s orthopedics, rehabilitation medicine)
Assistant Resident in Orthopedic Surgery, Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Chief Resident in Orthopedic Surgery, Albany Medical Center Hospital , Albany, New York
Specialty Board Certification/Other: American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Orthopedic Surgery, Certified
Additional Clinical Experience During Residency:
Albany Medical Center Hospital, Knee and Sports Medicine (With Arthur E. Ellison, M.D.), Designer and Coordinator
Capital District Cerebral Palsy Center Clinics
NYS Dept of Health Orthopedic Clinics, Malone, New York, Saranac Lake, New York, Saratoga, New York, Elizabethtown, New York
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, United States Government, Department of the Navy, Naval Submarine Medical Center Branch Dispensary, Ballston Spa, New York
Athletic Physician, Union College, Schenectady, New York
Associate Attending Physician, Ellis Hospital Emergency Department, Schenectady
Teaching Positions:
Instructor in Surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York
Instructor in Surgery, The University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts
Coordinator for Orthopedic Surgery, Combined Rheumatology and Orthopedic, Weekly Conference, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York

 

Saratoga Spine

7 Murray Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
(518) 743-1010 

Armin Afsar-Keshmiri, M.D.

Areas of expertise:

  • Spine Surgery

Education:
M.D.: Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, Illinois
M.S.: Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, Illinois
B.S.B.C.: Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
Residency: University of Texas Health Science-San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Fellowship: The Spine Hospital of South Texas, San Antonio, Texas
Specialty Board Certification/Other: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Certified

 

Capital Region Orthopedics

543 Bay Road
Queensbury, NY 12804
518-761-2663

J. David Bannon

Expertise:

  • General Orthopedic Surgery

Degrees:

  • MD University of Guadalajara San Antonio -1976

Internship: Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY
Residency: SUNY @ Buffalo School of Med, Buffalo, NY
Fellowship: Don O'Donohue, University of OK Health Sciences Center , Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty Board Certification/Other: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery  Orthopedic; Surgery - Certified