In the Media

He’s grateful for his survival

Being so close to death last October when the plane he was a passenger in crashed on an East Farmingdale street gave Charles Bianculli a new respect for life.

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Hand disease drug OKd

Orthopedic Surgery East SetauketA drug under development for 15 years by a team of Long Island researchers has been approved by federal drug regulators for an unusual hand deformity…

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Dr. James Barsi

Dr. James Barsi is a board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon. He received his bachelor's degree from Fordham University and attained his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine, where he received AOA academic honors.

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Dr. Fazel Khan

Dr. Fazel Khan recently joined our staff at Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates as an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement surgery (including minimally invasive and computer-assisted surgery), bone tumor surgery, soft tissue tumor surgery, and general orthopaedics.

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Dr. Wesley Carrion

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with over 15 years of experience, Dr. Wesley Carrion provides patients at Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates with state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services for a wide range of conditions.

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Dr. Nicholas Divaris

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Nicholas Divaris has practiced as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stony Brook University Medical Center since 2001, where he provides dedicated care to help patients achieve an active, healthy lifestyle.

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Dr. Lawrence Hurst

Dr. Lawrence Hurst is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Hand Surgery at Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with over 30 years of practice experience and additional qualifications in surgery of the hand.

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Dr. Stephen Kottmeier

Dr. Stephen Kottmeier is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with over 25 years of experience, currently serving as the Chief of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service at Stony Brook University Medical Center and Associate Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine He also holds the academic appointment of Associate Professor.

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Dr. Brian Morelli

Dr. Brian Morelli currently provides patients with state-of-the-art care in orthopaedic spine surgery at Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates. Dr. Morelli graduated Cum Laude with an undergraduate degree in Biology from Harvard University, followed by his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York.

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Dr. Jeffrey Muhlrad

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Jeffrey Muhlrad is one of the newest additions to our team at Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates, where he provides state-of-the-art care for a wide range of orthopaedic conditions. Dr. Muhlrad was previously in private practice within the local community for nearly 20 years.

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Dr. Samantha Muhlrad

Dr. Samantha Muhlrad is a recent addition to Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates. Additionally, she is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery within the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Muhlrad received her Bachelor's degree with Distinction from Cornell University and a Master's in Nutrition from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, before graduating with her medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine.

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Dr. James Nicholson

Dr. James Nicholson is Director of the Joint Replacement Center at Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates. He is fellowship- trained in the treatment of arthritic conditions and in primary hip and knee replacements, as well as revision hip and knee replacement surgery. Dr. Nicholson is an Assistant Professor within the Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Benson Ong Hai

Dr. Benson Ong Hai is a board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician with many years of experience, currently serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor within the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He practices at the Spine and Scoliosis Center of Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates, where he uses his advanced training to help patients return to active and healthy lives.

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Dr. James Paci

Dr. James M. Paci joined Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates in 2010 and is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Orthopaedics within the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He specializes in the care of athletes and disorders of the shoulder, elbow and knee. Dr. Paci is a team orthopaedic physician for the Long Island Lizards professional lacrosse team, Stony Brook University, Suffolk Community College, and an orthopaedic consultant for many high schools on Long Island.

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Dr. James Penna

Dr. James Penna is the Chief of the Sports Medicine Division of Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates and is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Orthopaedics at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He joined the practice in 2002 and specializes in the care of athletes and disorders of the knee, shoulder, and elbow.

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Dr. Steven Sampson

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with additional qualifications in Hand Surgery, Dr. Steven Sampson brings over 25 years of experience to the team at Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates, where he serves as the Chief of the Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

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Dr. Mark Stephen

Dr. Mark Stephen is Director of the Spine and Scoliosis Center of Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates and is an Assistant Professor within the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He treats the entire spectrum of orthopaedic spine conditions and trauma, including herniated disks, spinal stenosis and degenerative arthritis of the spine.

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Dr. David Wallach

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. David Wallach has over 10 years of experience providing comprehensive diagnostic and surgical services for a wide range of pediatric orthopaedic conditions. He is an Assistant Professor in the Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Edward Wang

Dr. Edward Wang, has been with Stony Brook Orthopaedic Associates since 1996. He is an Associate Professor at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Wang specializes in treating complex and simple reconstruction problems of the shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist.

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Dr. Brian Cruickshank

Dr. Cruickshank is Director of the Concussion Management Program at Stony Brook Medicine, working collaboratively with colleagues to evaluate and monitor student athlete head injuries to ensure their safe return to sports.

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