Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Leadership

Program Director

Abraham Theodore Appleton, MDAbraham Theodore Appleton, MD

Hometown: New York City
Residency Training: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, N.Y. (Orthopedic Surgery)
Fellowship Training: UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, Calif. (Orthopaedic Traumatology)
Hobbies: Love of music, art, cooking. Enjoys Bicycling, hiking and tennis



Associate Program Director

Jeffrey Lutton, MDJeffrey Lutton, MD

Hometown: Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Residency Training: Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa
Hobbies: Boating, Weightlifting, and Rugby.




Chair of Orthopaedics & Chief MSK Service Line

Joseph Y. Choi, MD, PhD, MHAJoseph Y. Choi, MD, PhD, MHA

Hometown: St. Davids, Pennsylvania
Residency Training: State University of New York at Syracuse Health Science Center, Syracuse, N.Y.
Fellowship Training: East Bay Shoulder Clinic, Oakland, California.
Hobbies: Archery, Hunting, and Fishing



Program Coordinator

Kierstin Gardner, C-TAGMEKierstin Bonning, AS, C-TAGME

Hometown: Sayre, Pennsylvania
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, being outside at the pool and relaxing by the bonfire. I love to craft, whether it be sewing, crocheting or making rock art to add more color to my back yard. 





Jeffrey Alwine, DOJeffrey Alwine, DO

Residency Training: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, N.J.
Fellowship Training: Plancher Orthpaedics and Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Foundation



Brett Auerbach, DOBrett Auerbach, DO

Hometown: Long Island, New York
Residency Training: North Shore Long Island Jewish-Planview Hospital, Planview, N.Y. Peninsula Hospital Orthopedic Consortium, Far Rockaway, N.Y.
Fellowship Training: Orthopedic Research of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
Hobbies: Playing basketball, and spending time with my kids.


David K Austin, MDDavid K Austin, MD

Hometown: Corning, New York
Residency Training: SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, N.Y.
Hobbies: Biking and Skiing. The outdoors.



Dana LaVanture, MDDana LaVanture, MD

Hometown: Loveland, Colorado
Residency Training: Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre Pennsylvania
Fellowship Training: University of Connecticut, Glastonbury, Connecticut
Hobbies: Global, humanitarian, and wilderness medicine; mountain climbing, hiking, backpacking; home renovations


Adam Nasar, MDAdam Nasar, MD

Hometown:  Long Branch, NJ         
Residency Training:  
Boston Medical Center
Fellowship Training:  University of Arizona, Banner Health, Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship
Hobbies: Playing guitar, basketball, tennis, grilling. 


Christopher G Paramore, MDChristopher G Paramore, MD

Hometown: Grimesland, North Carolina
Residency Training: Duke University Medical Center, N.C.
Fellowship Training: Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
Hobbies: Golf, collecting wine, and spending time with my wife and 5(now grown) kids.



Kim L Rickert, MDKim L Rickert, MD

Hometown: Athens, PA
Residency Training: Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliate Hospitals, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Fellowship Training: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas Texas



Mason Stilwell, MDMason Stilwell, MD

Hometown: Ithaca, New York
Residency Training: University Hospital, Syracuse, N.Y.
Fellowship Training: Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto, California.
Hobbies: Hunting & Fishing



Daniel L Tayag, MDDaniel L Tayag, MD

Hometown: Fort Myers, Florida
Residency Training: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Erie, PA
Fellowship Training: Georgia Orthopedic Trauma Institute, Macon, Ga
Hobbies: Table tennis, spending time with my wife and our German Shepherd.