Our Providers

AOR Doctors

Armando Avolio Jr., MD


Dr. Avolio is a native of Aliquippa, PA and is board certified in
Orthopaedic surgery. He specializes in both surgical and nonsurgical
treatment options for most orthopaedic conditions. He
has extensive experience in joint replacement surgery and Sports
Medicine procedures including Arthroscopic surgery. He
completed his Orthopaedic residency at Hahnemann University in
Philadelphia, PA and is one of the original founding members of
Advanced Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.

Undergraduate

Gannon University

Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine

Residency

Hahnemann University

Titles & Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)

Hospital Affiliations

Advanced Surgical Hospital
Washington Health System - Washington Hospital
Washington Health System - Greene County Hospital

Organizations

Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
Eastern Orthopedic Association
American College of Sports Medicine
American Medical Association

Gregory B. Christiansen, MD

     


Undergraduate

Pennsylvania State Unversity

Medical School

Jefferson Medical College

Residency

Medical College of Ohio

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)

Hospital Affiliaions

Advanced Surgical Hospital
Washington Health System – Washington Hospital
St. Clair Hospital
Tri-State Surgery Center

Organizations

Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society

John M. Gibbons, MD

   


Undergraduate

Harvard University

Medical School

College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University

Residency

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
New York Orthopaedic Hospital

Fellowship

Knee Reconstruction & Sports Medicine Insall Scott Kelly Institute, New York

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)

Hospital Affiliations

Advanced Surgical Hospital
Washington Health System – Washington Hospital
St. Clair Hospital

Organizations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Allegheny County Medical Society

Jocelyn R. Idema, DO

   


Dr. Idema was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is board-certified in Orthopaedic surgery and FellowshipTrained
in Spine Surgery. She specializes in both surgical and nonsurgical spine conditions with a particular
emphasis on minimally invasive and motion preservation techniques. Dr. Idema likes to participate in outdoor
activities and loves football and hockey.

Hometown

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Undergraduate

Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA. Bachelor of Science

Medical School

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Doctor of Osteopathy

Residency

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

The Spine Institute of Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ - Minimally Invasive and Motion Preservation Emphasis

Board Certification

Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery (AOBOS)

Hospital Affilations

Advanced Surgical Hospital
Washington Health System – Washington Hospital
St. Clair Hospital
MonHealth Medical Center

Organizations

American Osteopathic Association
North American Spine Society
Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeons
American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
Adjunct Faculty to the West Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society

Patrick T. McCulloch, MD
    

Undergraduate

University of Dayton

Medical School

West Virginia University

Residency

West Virginia University

Fellowship

UPMC Hand & Upper Extremity

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand

Hospital Affiliations

Advanced Surgical Hospital
UPMC
St. Clair Hospital

Organizations

American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Association for Hand Surgery
DiplomateAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
FellowAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Allegheny County Medical Society
American Medical Association

Vincent J. Ripepi, DO
 

Undergraduate

John Carroll University

Medical School

University of New England

Residency

SUMMA Health System/Akron City Hospital

Titles & Certifications

Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery (AOBOS)

Hospital Affiliations

Advanced Surgical Hospital
MonValley Hospital
St. Clair Hospital
Spartan Hospital

Organizations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
Arthroscopy Association of North America

Michael J. Scheel, MD

Undergraduate

Pennsylvania State Unversity

Medical School

Unversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Residency

West Virginia University Department of Orthopaedics

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)

Hospital Affiliations

Advanced Surgical Hospital
St. Clair Hospital
Washington Health System – Washington Hospital
Washington Health System – Greene County Hospital
Tri-State Surgery Center

Organizations

Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Allegheny County Medical Society
Veteran Operation Iraqi Freedom

Joseph P. Stracci, DO
      

Undergraduate

Washington & Jefferson College

Medical School

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency

Pinnacle Health System, Harrisburg

Titles & Certifications

American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (AOBOS)

Hospital Affiliations

Advanced Surgical Hospital
Washington Health System – Washington Hospital
Washington Health System – Greene County Hospital
Tri-State Surgery Center

Organizations

American Osteopathic Association
American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
Washington County Medical Society
Pennsylvania Medical Society

David M. Welker, MD
   

Undergraduate

Juniata College

Medical School

West Virginia University

Residency

West Virginia University

Titles & Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)

Hospital Affiliations

Advanced Surgical Hospital
Washington Health System – Washington Hospital
St. Clair Hospital
Tri-State Surgery Center

Organizations

Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society

Justin A. Zenner, DO
   

Undergraduate

Washington & Jefferson College

Medical School

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency

Saint Joseph/Saint Elizabeth Health Centers, Ohio University

Fellowship

Allegheny General Hospital, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Board Certification

American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (AOBOS)

Hospital Affiliations

Advanced Surgical Hospital
Washington Health System – Washington Hospital
Washington Health System – Greene County Hospital
Spartan Hospital
Tri-State Surgery Center

Organizations

American Osteopathic Association
American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics

AOR Physician Assistants

Jaime Anderson, MPAS, PA‑C
Hometown

Washington, PA

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bob Jones University

Graduate School

M.P.A.S., Physician Assistant Program, Chatham College

Certification

Physician Assistant National Certification Examination

Organizations

American Academy of Physician Assistants
Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistant

Ryan Gratchick, MPAS, PA‑C
Kayla Hess, MPAS, PA‑C
Kristen L. Knerr, MPAS, PA‑C
Hometown

Washington, PA

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University

Graduate School

Masters in Science in Physician Assistant, Seton Hill University

Certification

Physician Assistant National Certification Examination

Organizations

Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants

Kevin Monaghan, MPAS, PA‑C
Hometown

Uniontown, PA

Undergraduate

Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Graduate School

Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Certification

Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination

Organizations

American Academy of Physician Assistants
Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants