Edsen Donato, DPT, DSc, OCS, CHT, CSCS, CIDN, Chair/Faculty
Dr. Donato attended Loma Linda University and graduated with baccalaureate degrees in respiratory therapy and health science. Later, he completed his entry level master of physical therapy (MPT), and advanced level doctor of physical therapy (DPT) with a doctorate of science (DSc). His doctoral research, "Practice Analysis: Defining the Clinical Practice of Primary Contact Physical Therapy" was published in JOSPT in June, 2004. He was the recipient of the 2005 Research Publication Award by the California Chapter, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He is an orthopedic manual physical therapist and is board certified in orthopedics (OCS) and hand therapy (CHT). He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). He has taught "Medical Screening and Differential Diagnosis" courses for physical therapists for several years, and has held adjunct faculty positions for the doctor of physical therapy (DPT) programs at Northeastern University in Boston, and the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He has served as a reviewer for the Credentialing Services Committee of the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) until the end of 2016. He is also the founder and director of DPT Seminars that provides continuing medial education seminars to healthcare professionals since 2001. He has provided several ongoing continuing medical education seminars as well as hosted several medical seminars in the Southern Oregon region since moving to Southern Oregon in 2005. He is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor and is currently in private practice at Riverside Physical Therapy in Grants Pass, OR.
He is the director of Riverside Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency and Hand Therapy Fellowship in Grants Pass, OR. The residency program is fully accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The hand therapy fellowship program will soon seek accreditation by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Hal Townsend, MD
Dr. Townsend attended Stanford University as an undergraduate and double majored in electrical engineering and biology. He did field research studying very low frequency waves in Antarctica for a year as part of a National Science Foundation grant. He graduated from Harvard University School of Medicine, completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Stanford University, and did a fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles where he worked with professional teams that include the Lakers, Rams, Dodgers, Angels, and Kings. He is currently in private practice at Ashland Orthopedics Associates, LLP, in Ashland, OR.
Robert Bents, MD
Dr. Bents is a distinguished graduate of the US Air Force Academy and completed medical school at Oregon Health & Science University. He completed orthopedic surgery residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio. He was stationed in Japan and New Mexico, followed by assignment as team physician and chief of orthopedics at the US Air Force Academy where he covered NCAA hockey, baseball, and boxing teams. He is currently in private practice at Paragon Orthopedic Center in Grants Pass, OR.
David H. Walker, MD
Dr. Walker completed medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He did his neurological surgery residency at Washington University, and did a spine surgery fellowship at Emery University in Atlanta, GA. He is a board certified neurosurgeon who is currently in private practice at Meford Neurological and Spine Clinic, P.C.
Steven Chamberlain, MD
Dr. Chamberlain completed medical school at Oregon Health & Science University. He did an internship and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Utah. He did his fellowship at Salt Lake City Knee and Shoulder. He is currently in private practice at Southern Oregon Orthopedics Inc, in Medford, OR.
David Appleby, MD
Dr. Appleby attended Duke University as an undergraduate and majored in psychology. He completed a graduate degree in the physician assistant's program at Yale University. He completed medical school at Rush University College of Medicine in Chicago, and did his internship and orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburg, PA. He did a hand and upper extremity fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburg, PA. He is currently in private practice at the Hand and Arm Surgery of Southern Oregon in Grants Pass, OR.
Bruce Perry, MD
Dr. Perry completed medical school at Michigan State University and did his internship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine @ St. Francis Regional Medical Center. His specialty includes sports medicine, total joint replacements, minimally invasive joint replacements, and hand and upper extremity dysfunctions. He is currently in private practice in Grants Pass, OR.
Adam Mirarchi, MD
Dr. Mirarchi received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Alfred University in Alfred, NY. He completed medical school at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland, and did a hand and upper extremity fellowship at Harvard affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. His research interest included distal radioulnar joint dysfunction and neuroprosthetic control. He is currently an assistant professor at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.
Yaser Metwally, MD
Dr. Metwally received his undergraduate degree in biology from Ain-Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. He completed medical school, internship, and orthopedic surgery residency at Aim-Shams University. He also completed general surgery residency at the University of Illinois-Metropolitan Group in Chicago, and orthopedic surgery residency at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He did a fellowship in reconstructive surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is currently in private practice at Southern Oregon Orthopedics Inc, in Medford, OR.
Omar Abdul-Hadi, MD
Dr. Hadi completed medical school at the University of Damascus in Damascus, Syria, and did his internship and orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He did a fellowship in joint reconstruction at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He has given lectures at the state and national level and has numerous publications in his specialty area. He is currently in private practice at Southern Oregon Orthopedics Inc., in Medford, OR.
Miven Donato, DPT, DC
Dr. Donato attended Union College in Lincoln, NE, and Loma Linda University and graduated with baccalaureate degrees in clinical laboratory science, and physical therapy, respectively. Later, he completed his master's in orthopedic manual therapy (MOMT) from the Ola Grimsby Institute in San Diego, CA, his doctor of chiropractic (DC) from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA, and his doctor of physical therapy (DPT) from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. He was previously board certified in orthopedics (OCS), and strength and conditioning (CSCS). He is a health and wellness specialist, and director of Dolphin Health & Education, an online wellness program based in Medford, OR. He is also a certified Gerson Practitioner and is currently the main instructor for the Gerson Practitioner Training Program in the Gerson Institute. He has successfully integrated high nutrient density diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes for average individuals and high level athletes for physical performance enhancement.
Peter Cho, MD
Dr. Cho attended Pacific Union College in Angwin, CA and completed his undergraduate studies in biochemistry. He completed medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and did his internship and residency in family practice with emphasis in obstetrics and gynecology at the highly regarded Florida Hospital in Orlando. He is an active member of the American Academy of Family Practice. His professional interests include women's health and family planning, preventative healthcare, and also teaches a diet and lifestyle program. He is currently a staff physician at Ukiah Valley Medical Center and is also in private practice at Mendocino FamilyCare in Ukiah, CA.
Mark Greenberg, MD
Dr. Greenberg attended State University of New York at Stony Brook as an undergraduate and majored in biochemistry. He completed medical school at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, and did his internal medicine internship and residency at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in cardiology at USC School of Medicine, and did his anesthesiology residency at UCLA Center for Health Sciences. He was an assistant professor of anesthesiology at UCLA School of Medicine. He is board certified in anesthesiology, pain management, and internal medicine. He is currently in private practice at Advanced Pain Care in Ashland, OR.
Roger Fogg, FNP-C, MPH
Roger attended California State University of San Bernardino for his undergraduate degree with a major in chemistry. He completed his Master's degree in Public Health at Loma Linda University, and later completed his nursing degree from San Bernardino Valley College and became a registered nurse. He went on to complete his Family Nurse Practitioner program (MSN) at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. He is currently in private practice at Applegate Valley Family Medicine LLC, in Grants Pass, OR.
Shavana Fineberg, PhD
Dr. Fineberg graduated with a BA in Psychology from Princeton University (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude), and received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with minors in Community Psychology, Drugs and Behavior and Multicultural Studies from UCLA. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Oregon, Colorado and Hawaii. She has been in private practice, along with many directorial, consulting, and clinical positions for over 30 years. She is trained in hypnotherapy, EMDR, and EFT, all specific techniques relevant to pain control. Dr. Fineberg did her doctoral work exploring the effectiveness of relaxation and imagery for self-healing and has lectured and taught on this topic in many settings. She was a Staff Psychologist and then the Acting Director of the Pain Control Unit at Daniel Freeman Hospital in Los Angeles.
Mark Simchuk, DPM
Dr. Simchuk completed podiatric medical school at California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, and did his podiatric surgery residency at Western Medical Centers in Santa Ana, CA. He specializes in diabetic neuropathic ulcers and other ankle/foot disorders. He is an athlete and an accomplished runner who recently ran the 2008 Boston Marathon. He is currently in private practice at Ambulatory Foot Center in Grants Pass, OR.
Todd Anderson, RPh
Todd attended Oregon State University and completed his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy. He has practiced institutional/retail pharmacy for over 23 years. He is currently in practice as pharmacy manager at Omnicare of Medford (formerly known as Evergreen Pharmaceutical) in Medford, OR, caring for 1500+ LTC, ALF, and foster care residents.
Michele Belcher, RPh
Michele attended Oregon State University and completed her bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy. Her background includes hospital pharmacy, closed-door institutional and home infusion. Her practice includes compounding, ambulatory care, hospice, long term care and assisted living centers. She currently serves on the National Community Pharmacists Association Long Term Care Steering Committee and is actively involved with state and national pharmacy legislation and issues. In 2006, she was honored by Lovejoy Hospice with the Eagle Award. She is currently owner of a multi-faceted independent community pharmacy in Grants Pass, OR.
Jeff Giulietti, MPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Mr. Giulietti attended Oregon State University and completed his bachelor of science degree in exercise & sports science with an emphasis on athletic training. Later, he completed his master's of physical therapy (MPT) degree from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. He is an orthopedic manual physical therapist and is board certified in orthopedics (OCS), athletic training (ATC), strength and conditioning (CSCS), and orthopedic manual therapy (COMT) through North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT), and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT). He is published in the Journal of Athletic Training. He is also a certified instructor with the AQx Aquatic Running Program. One of his specialties is in advanced diagnosis and treatment of orofacial pain and TMJ disorders. He has served as adjunct professor in the athletic training program, exercise and sports science department at Oregon State University. He has served as ATC/PT consultant for the 2000 and 2008 Olympic Trials Track & Field. He is an APTA credentialed clinical instructor and is currently in private practice at Eugene Physical Therapy LLC, in Eugene, OR.
Daniel Kirages, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Dr. Kirages completed his bachelor of science degree in exercise science at the University of Southern California, and then completed his doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree at the Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy of USC. Later, he completed the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT). He is an orthopedic manual physical therapist and is board certified in orthopedics (OCS). He attends to a diversified patient load consisting of orthopedic, neurologic, and pelvic floor muscle disorders. He is a specialist in pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. His research in post-prostatectomy incontinence was published in the Journal of Urology in 2003. He is an APTA credentialed clinical instructor and a full time clinical faculty of the DPT program at the University of Southern California Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. He has given numerous lectures in the field of orthopedic manual therapy and pelvic floor dysfunctions at local, state, national, and international physical therapy conferences.
Tracey Wagner, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Dr. Wagner graduated from Mount St Mary’s College with a master’sdegree in physical therapy in 2000. She started her career at Kaiser Permanente in Woodland Hills in 2001 where she currently practices, mentors, and provides continuing education courses to the physical therapy staff. She completed the Southern California Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Residency Program in 2005, the Manual Therapy Fellowship in 2006, and the Movement Science Fellowship in 2007. She joined the Southern California Kaiser Permanente Orthopedic Residency clinical faculty in 2007 and the clinical faculty of the Movement Science Fellowship in 2010, and will join the clinical faculty of the Southern California Kaiser Permanente Spine Fellowship in 2011. She received the California Physical Therapy Association 2010 Clinician Research Publication Award for her article published in JOSPT February 2010. She went on to complete her doctor of physical therapy degree (DPT) in 2013. Since 2008, she has been a teaching assistant for various con-ed courses and residency and fellowship classes including manual therapy and movement science.