Pride in Treatment
and Personal Care

Meet our Fellowship Trained
Orthopaedic Surgeons and Team

With a staff of highly educated, trained, and personable specialists on our team; you will receive the highest level of orthopaedic treatment while under our care. No matter what issues you are having, we have a provider on staff that specializes in just that area. For a better introduction to our team and their areas of expertise, view their profiles below. You’ll see a more in-depth description of what each provider brings to the exam room and what areas of your life we can improve. Our team takes pride in the excellence of our treatment and the personal care of our patients.
Erik Severson
M.D.
Jeffrey Klassen
M.D.
Susan Moen
M.D.
James Stokman
M.D.
Austin Krohn
M.D.
Adam English
N.P.-C.
Josh Jacobson
N.P.-C.
Matthew Fleming
P.A.-C.
Thomas Lewandowski

P.A.-C.

Mitch Mimbach

P.A.-C.

Abby Quinnell

P.A.-C.

Kate Sarlette

P.A.-C.

Rose Bankers

O.T.

Matthew Musto

D.O.

Erik Severson, M.D.

Location:

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center – Crosby
Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics (MCO)

About This Provider:

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Erik Severson has practiced at the Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby and Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin since 2010. He has also served as the Center’s Total Joints Program Medical Director and has overseen the Rapid Recovery Program, a leading edge joint replacement center.

The surgeon completed a fellowship with specialty training in hip and knee reconstruction and joint replacement surgery at the Mayo Clinic. He completed medical school at the University of Minnesota in Duluth where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and his residency and internship in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Utah. Dr. Severson received his undergraduate degree Magna Cum Laude from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.

In addition to his practice, Dr. Severson has served as a volunteer administering Orthopaedic care and scoliosis screening for the impoverished people in southern Utah and northern Arizona. He has also served as an active member of the Orthpaedic team at Hopital De Bienfaisance (Charity Hospital) Pignon, Haiti, for several years and coordinated sports teams for the area’s youth.

A member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Hip, Knee & Adult Reconstruction Evaluation Committee, Dr. Severson is also a member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Chi Honor Society and Catholic Medical Association.

Dr. Severson has received numerous honors and awards.  As a medical student, he was elected Administrative Chief Orthopaedic Resident at the University of Utah; received the Lloyd W. Taylor Resident Research Award from the Western Orthopaedic Association and a Certificate of Appreciation from Le Comite Bienfaisance de Pignon. The surgeon was recognized with the Upjohn award for achievement in Microbiology and Immunology, G.H. and L.K. Williams Award, Upper-Class Leadership Award and Upper-Class Science Award. He was a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society and National Honor Society.

Publications:

Stepwise surgical correction of instability in flexion after total knee replacement.” Bone Joint J. 2014 Dec;96-B(12):1644-8. PMID:25452367
The use of a modular titanium baseplate with a press-fit keel implanted with a surface cementing technique for primary total knee arthroplasty.”  Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:972615. Epub 2014 May 14.
No difference in 90-day complications between bilateral unicompartmental and total knee arthroplasty.” Am J Orthop. 2014 Feb;43(2):E30-3.
“Spinal fractures in recreational bobsledders: an unexpected mechanism of injury.” Evid Based Spine Care J. 2012 May; 3(2): 43–48.
Total Knee Arthroplasty in Morbidly Obese Patients Treated With Bariatric Surgery: A Comparative Study.” J Arthroplasty. 2012 May 2. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22554730.
Ceramic-on-ceramic total hip arthroplasty in patients younger than 20 years.” J Arthroplasty. 2012 Feb;27(2):213-9. Epub 2011 Aug 9.
Sequelae of Perthes disease: treatment with surgical hip dislocation and relative femoral neck lengthening.J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Dec;30(8): 758-66.
“Complex Achilles Reconstruction for Massive Soft Tissue Loss:  Allograft, autograft and use of a temporary cement spacer.” Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2010 Aug; 24(8): 78-80.
“Image-guided Total Knee Arthroplasty.” Minerva Ortop Traumatol. 2010 June; 61(3): 183-202.
“The Consequences of Malalignment: Few If Any-Affirms” Seminars in Arthroplasty. 2010 June; 21(2): 97-98.
“Discontinuation of Coumadin is Unnecessary in Total Knee Arthroplasty.” Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Jan; 468(1):120-6.
“Hip fractures in the elderly: timing when to get on and off the operating table.” Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2009 October; 20(5):490-493.
“Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients Age Seventy and Older.” Orthopedics. 2009 May;32:316.  “Transverse Sternal Nonunion, Repair and Revision: A case report and review of the literature.” The Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 2009 May;66(5):1485-1488.
Popliteus tendon release in the varus or neutral knee: prevalence and potential etiology.” Journal of Bone and Joint Surg Am. 2008 Nov;90(S) 4:40-6.
Highly crosslinked polyethylene is safe for use in total knee arthroplasty.” Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2008 Nov;466(11):2806-12.
“Results of Bilateral Combined Hip and Knee Arthroplasty in Very Young Patients with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.” Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2008 March;128(3): 249-54.
“Total Knee Arthroplasty in Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.” Journal of Bone and Joint Surg. Am., 2005 Jul;87: 1510 – 1514.
“Flexion and extension gap balancing in revision total knee arthroplasty.” Seminars in Arthroplasty, July 2003 (Vol. 14, Issue 3, Pages 159-163).
“Infection in revision total knee arthroplasty.”  Seminars in Arthroplasty, July 2003 (Vol. 14, Issue 3, Pages 167-172).
“The infected Total Knee Arthroplasty.” Insall’s The Knee. 6th Edition, pending publication, Elsevier Publishing.
Bilateral Unicompartmental Arthroplasty.” Berend’s Unicompartmental Arthroplasty.
“The infected Total Knee Arthroplasty.” Insall’s The Knee. 5th Edition, 2010, Elsevier Publishing.
“Posterior Cruciate Retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty.”Morrey’s Orthopaedic Text.
“Tibial Plateau Fractures.” Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Trauma. 4th Edition, 2010, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
“MIS TKA: new data.” Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Hip and Knee Reconstruction. 4th edition, 2010, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Abstracts and Presentations:

“Rapid Recovery Protocol in Total Knee Arthroplasty.”Podium Presentation, paper 072, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2015 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
“Rapid Recovery Protocol in Total Hip Arthrplasty.”Poster Presentation, American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), 2014 Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX.
“Total Knee Arthroplasty in Morbidly Obese Patients Treated with Bariatric Surgery: A Comparative Study.”Podium Presentation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2011 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
“Popliteus Tendon Release in the Varus or Neutral Knee: Incidence and Potential Etiology.” Scientific Exhibit SE29, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2008 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
“Comparison of Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene With Standard Polyethylene in Total Knee Arthroplasty.”Scientific Exhibit SE28, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2008 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
“Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty In The Elderly.”poster number P569, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2007 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
“A Prospective Comparison Of Sequential Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty Under One Anesthetic Versus Unilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty In Patients 70 And Older.”  Podium presentation. Western Orthopaedic Association, October 11-15, 2006.
“The Biologic Response to Orthopaedic Implants.” Salt Lake Orthopaedics, Salt Lake City, UT, Feb. 7, 2006.
“Association of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux with Exposure to Anhydrous Ammonia.” American Academy Meeting, Otolaryngology, September 21-24, 2003.

Jeffrey Klassen, M.D.

Location:

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center – Crosby

About This Provider:

Fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon Jeffrey Klassen, M.D., who specializes in shoulder and elbow injuries and conditions of all age groups, joined the medical staff of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in January 2021. Dr. Klassen’s practice includes treatment for shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder instability surgery, rotator cuff repair/reconstruction, total and reverse total shoulder replacement, sports and trauma related elbow ligamentous and reconstructive surgery, elbow arthroscopy, management of the stiff elbow and total elbow arthroplasty. Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Klassen completed a Fellowship and Residency in shoulder and elbow surgery at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. He earned his Medical Degree at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Dr. Klassen came to the area from Twin Cities Orthopedics in Edina and has additional experience practicing at Essentia Medical Group in Duluth. He also served as an assistant clinic professor at the University of Minnesota-Duluth School of Medicine and as the university’s men’s hockey team physician.

Publication – Journal Articles:

  1. Shannon BD, Klassen JF, Rand JA, Berry DJ, Trousdale RT. Revision total knee anthroplasty with cemented components and uncemented intramedullary stems. J Arthroplasty 2003;4(1 ):58-63.
  2. Klassen JF, Trousdale RT. Treatment and outcome of patellar nonunions. J Orthop Trauma 1997 Apr; 11(3):188-194. Epub 1997/04/01. PubMed PMID: 9181502.
  3. Klassen JF, An Kai-Nan, Morrey BF. The surgical anatomy and function of the acromioclavicular ligaments. Operative Tech In Sports Medicine 1997;4(2):60-64.
  4. Klassen JF, Cofield RH. Surgical management of scapular fractures. Operative Tech In Orth 1994;4(1):58-63.
  5. Isolation and characterization of articular cartilage chondrocyte clone cells. Orthopaedic Biochemistry Labs; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Research advisors: Theodore Oegema, Ph.D. and Gary Banks, MD. Pilot study to be published along with fellow Ph.D. thesis on type 10 collagen characterization and clone cell production.

Presentations & Professional Meetings:

  1. “Adult Reconstruction Meeting”. Stryker Orthopedics, Aspen, CO. 2007.
  2. “Advances in Technology and Techniques in Total Joint Replacement Surgery”. Stryker Orthopedics. 2006.
  3. “Long Term Follow-Up of Surgical Management of Extrophy of the Bladder”. Minnesota Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting. 1996.
  4. “Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty with Cemented Components and Uncemented lntramedulary Stems”. Minnesota Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting. 1996.
  5. “Treatment and Outcome of Patellar Nonunions”. AAOS Annual Meeting. 1995.
  6. “Treatment and Outcome of Patellar Nonunions”. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. 1995.
  7. “Treatment and Outcome of Patellar Nonunions”. Minnesota Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting. 1995.
  8. “The Influence of Femoral Component Design Changes on the Clinical and Radiographic Outcome of Uncemented Total Hip Arthoplasty”. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. 1995.
  9. “Tensile Strength Testing of the Acromioclavicular Ligamentous System” (Preliminary Report). Mayo Clinic Symposium on Sports Medicine. 1995.
 

Resources

Post Operative Shoulder Rehab Protocol

Susan Moen, M.D.

Location:

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center – Crosby
Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics (MCO)

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center – Baxter
Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics (MCO)

About This Provider:

Susan Moen, M.D., of Stillwater, Minn., began practicing as the Brainerd Lakes Area’s only hand surgeon at the Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics in September 2016.  She diagnoses and treats all problems related to the different structures in the hand, wrist, and elbow. An Orthopaedic Surgeon who has additional training in surgery of the hand, Dr. Moen cares for problems without surgery and is specially trained to operate when necessary. She is also an expert in diagnosing and caring for wrist and elbow problems.  A graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb., Dr. Moen completed a Fellowship in hand surgery at HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research in St. Paul and an orthopaedic surgery residency at Summa Health Systems in Akron, Ohio. Dr. Moen earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry with honors at the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minn. She is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a candidate for membership in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Moen is the recipient of numerous academic and research awards and has made several presentations. Outside of her practice, Dr. Moen enjoys rowing, swimming, running, waterskiing, documentaries, travel and Olympic Parks.

James Stokman, M.D.

Location:

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center – Crosby

About This Provider:

Dr. Stokman has been practicing at CRMC since September 2020. He earned his Medical Degree with honors at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. He completed a Spinal Surgery Fellowship at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2020 and an Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the University of Wisconsin Orthopedics and Rehabilitation in Madison, Wisc., in 2019.  He also earned Bachelor degrees Magna Cum Laude in biochemistry and Catholic studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. He graduated from Crosby-Ironton High School in 2005. Dr. Stokman and his wife, Stephanie, have four children:  Isaac, Lia, Hannah and Xavier.

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Austin Krohn, MD

Location:

Riverwood Healthcare Center – Aitkin

About This Provider:

Dr. Krohn sees patients at Riverwood’s Aitkin clinic and is fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine. In addition to his family practice, he sees patients in orthopaedics one day a week.

Personal philosophy/approach to medical care:

“I have always been a believer that prevention has the largest impact on healthy living. I try to promote wellness through active lifestyles and building close relationships with my patients.  In family medicine, we are in a unique position to impact the lives of our patients at each of life’s stages and I love building those relationships across multiple generations.”


Educational Institutions:

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • BS in Biology & Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Morris

 

Internships:

  • Rural Physician Associate Program, Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin, 2008-09

 

Residencies:

  • 3-year Family Medicine, North Memorial Medical Center, Minneapolis

 

Fellowships:

  • University of Minnesota Sports Medicine Fellowship, 2013-14

 

Specialties:

  • Family Medicine
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Orthopaedics
  • Sports Medicine

Adam English, APRN, CNP

Location:

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center – Crosby
Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics (MCO)

About This Provider:

Adam English, NP-C, is a board certified nurse practitioner who graduated from The College of St. Scholastic in 2015. Prior to this, English worked in the Orthopaedic Clinic for two years as Orthopedic Joint Coordinator. He has served CRMC in numerous capacities since 2005 including working in surgery and as a charge nurse on the Transitional Care Unit.  His special interests include public speaking, research, and teaching.  English relocated to Deerwood from Woodbury, Minn., in 2005 after working as a stereotactic medical technician in neurosurgery at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Raised in Wisconsin, he is an avid Green Bay Packer and Wisconsin Badgers fan who rarely misses a game. In his spare time, he loves to ice fish, play softball and golf. Currently, he is working on completing a doctorate in nursing. He and his wife, Angie, have two children, Braylee and Jacob. 

Josh Jacobson, FNP-BC

Location:

Riverwood Healthcare Center – Aitkin

About This Provider:

Board certified as a Nurse Practitioner, Josh Jacobson practices for the Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. He sees patients for a wide range of orthopaedic conditions, coordinating patient care with the MCO team of orthopaedic surgeons and specialists.


Personal philosophy/approach to medical care: 

Through orthopaedics we are able to help individuals improve function and live healthy, productive lives. I want my patients to feel cared for as well as getting the treatment they need.


Educational Institutions:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth

Specialties:

  • Orthopaedics

 

Matthew Fleming, PA-C

Location:

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center – Crosby

About This Provider:

Matthew Fleming of Denver, Colo., joined the staff of Cuyuna Regional Medical as an Orthopaedic Physician Assistant in July 2015.

A graduate of the University of Charleston in West Virginia, Fleming holds a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio.

Fleming has extensive clinical experience in orthopeadics as well as pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, psychiatric medicine, primary care, emergency medicine, general surgery, family medicine and as hospitalist. His work experience includes being a CRMC nursing assistant/registered, Hallett Cottages housing aide, and Francisican University of Steubenville Athletics Department student medical assistant. He has also held several volunteer positions and served on mission trips.

The physician assistant’s wife, Becca, is a Crosby native.  The couple has a two-year-old son and are expecting a second son in October. Outside of work, Fleming enjoys spending time on the bike trails and out on the lakes with his family.

Thomas Lewandowski, PA-C, MPAS

Location:

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center – Crosby
Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics (MCO)

About This Provider:

Thomas Lewandowski has been working at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, Aitkin, and Baxter since November of 2011. A cum laudegraduate of Saint Scholastica in St. Paul, Minn., with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Organizational Development and Behavior. Thomas went on to receive a Biochemistry degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and completed his Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Des Moines University; where he was the sole recipient of the Des Moines University Physician Assistant Professional Promise Scholarship as voted on by faculty. Thomas served as a Physician Assistant at Capital Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Clive, Iowa, where he coordinated the care of two sports teams and numerous universities and high school sports programs.

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Mitchell Mimbach, PA-C

Location:

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center – Crosby

About This Provider:

Physician Assistant Mitchell Mimbach of Rice joined the medical staff of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in January 2021 to practice with Fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon Jeffrey Klassen, M.D., who specializes in shoulder and elbow injuries and conditions. The physician assistant utilizes advanced techniques to assist in performing treatment for shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder instability surgery, rotator cuff repair/reconstruction, total and reverse total shoulder replacement, sports and trauma related elbow ligamentous and reconstructive surgery, elbow arthroscopy, management of the stiff elbow and total elbow arthroplasty. Mimbach previously worked for 13 years as a paramedic for Mayo Clinic’s Ambulance Service in St. Cloud, Little Falls and Litchfield. He also worked for 10 years as a tactical paramedic for the St. Cloud Police Department S.W.A.T. Team. Mimbach earned his Master of Physician Assistant studies degree at the University of North Dakota-Grand Forks. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health from St. Cloud State University, an Associate of Arts degree from Central Lakes College in Brainerd and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Paramedicine from St. Cloud Technical and Community College. Outside of his practice he enjoys the outdoors snowmobiling, fishing, pheasant hunting, riding motorcycles, jet skiing, and spending warm summer weekends boating on the lake.  He also enjoys traveling and spending time with his boston terrier, Reggie.

Abby Quinnell, PA-C

Location:

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center – Crosby

About This Provider:

Certified Physician Assistant Abby Quinnell of Lakeville joined the medical staff of CRMC in February 2021 to practice with Fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon Jeffrey Klassen, M.D., who specializes in shoulder and elbow injuries and conditions. As a physician assistant, she utilizes advanced techniques to assist in performing treatment for shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder instability surgery, rotator cuff repair/reconstruction, total and reverse total shoulder replacement, sports and trauma related elbow ligamentous and reconstructive surgery, elbow arthroscopy, management of the stiff elbow and total elbow arthroplasty. Quinnell’s experience includes completing rotations at numerous Minnesota hospital and clinics. She also worked as a Board-Certified Senior Pharmacy Technician at Walgreens for six years, Medical Scribe at Essential Health St. Mary’s Emergency Department for one year and as a Research Lab Assistant for three years, all in Duluth. Quinnell earned a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at The College of Saint Scholastica and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Hispanic Studies at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Swenson College of Science & Engineering. Outside of her practice, she enjoys staying physically active by running, cycling and hiking. She also enjoys tacos and traveling with her soon-to-be husband.      

Appointment:  888-420-2778

Katelyn Sarlette, PA-C

Location:

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center – Crosby

About This Provider:

Physician Assistant Katelyn Sarlette joined the medical staff of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Orthopaedics Department in July 2020. A graduate of Aitkin High School, she earned a Physician Assistant Master’s degree from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the University of Minnesota Morris. The physician assistant’s prior experience includes six years working as a paramedic and paramedic educator and three years as an Emergency Medical Technician. She has also served as a medical team member for the Haiti Mission of Hope, member of the FEMA Natural Disaster Response team for Hurricane Sandy rescue and relief and a 4 Luv of Dog and Quilts for Kids volunteer. Outside of her practice she enjoys woodworking and making furniture, quilting, long distance running, exploring national parks, culinary adventures, wine, and dogs.

Rose Bankers, OT

Location:

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center – Crosby

About This Provider:

Voted Minnesota’s Occupational Therapist of 2004, Rose Bankers graduated from the College of St. Catherine with a degree in Occupational Therapy. She has specialty certifications in hand therapy and lymphedema treatment and became a Graston practitioner in 2016. The therapist has additional expertise in functional capacity and ergonomic evaluations as well as job analysis. She enjoys educating patients as part of their rehabilitation process and designing clinic and home programs that help patients meet their functional goals. Outside of work, Bankers enjoys spending time with her husband and three children as well as practicing Taekwondo.

Matthew Musto, D.O.

Location:

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center – Crosby
Riverwood Healthcare Center – Aitkin

About This Provider:

Matthew Musto, D.O., on August 1, 2022, will begin his post graduate advanced orthopaedic surgical training at the Minnesota Center for Orthopaedics located at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby and Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. He comes to MCO from University Hospitals Regional Medical Centers in Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked as an Orthopaedic Surgeon the past five years.

Dr. Musto is the first surgeon to be accepted for the one-year Fellowship training program at MCO. He will gain experience in navigated anterior hip replacement, robotic total knee replacement, shoulder reconstruction, as well as revision and infection work. Dr. Musto will work with two MCO surgeons and upon completion of the fellowship will be ready to enter private practice. The surgeon will be prepared to take great care of patients and be successful in navigating the challenges presented by modern surgical practices, all while being able to blend emerging technologies into a time-honored, principle-based practice. He will also have research opportunities and use registry data. 

The surgeon earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree with honors at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He also holds a Master’s degree in Medical Science and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida in Tampa. He has participated in numerous research projects and presented several evidenced-based lectures. Dr. Musto also served as a volunteer resident physician at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center in Ohio; provided medical coverage at Kenston High School Athletics in Chagrin, Ohio; and participated in a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic where he helped set up clinics and treated over 100 patients daily. 

The Orthopaedic Fellowship at MCO began in 2022. One trainee will complete the program annually.