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Cabell Huntington Hospital is an academic medical center that is closely affiliated with Marshall University's Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine's Department of Orthopedics. The Department of Orthopedics is staffed by highly skilled physicians and surgeons offering nationally recognized, award-winning services that treat illness and injury related to bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and the nerves they affect. Commonly treated conditions include:

  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Torn ligaments, sprains and strains
  • Tendon injuries, pulled muscles and bursitis
  • Pediatric orthopedic conditions, including scoliosis
  • Degenerating hip and knee joints
  • Arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Problems of the hand, foot, wrist, arm, leg or hip

The Department of Orthopedics includes physicians with orthopedic specialties that include sports-related injuries, arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery; reconstructive foot and ankle surgery; pediatric spine surgery; cartilage injuries, hand surgery, orthopedic trauma care, orthopedic oncology, total and partial joint replacement and computer-assisted surgery for hip and knee replacement.

Ali Oliashirazi, MD

Dr. Ali Oliashirazi

Dr. Ali Oliashirazi, professor and chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, is an internationally acclaimed surgeon who has cultivated a team of orthopedic surgeons that is unparalleled throughout the region. Marshall Orthopedics is now the largest orthopedic group in the Tri-State, with every orthopedic subspecialty represented. Their skills, experience and expertise have brought the orthopedics team high-level nationwide recognition from Healthgrades and other hospital quality ratings organizations.

Felix H. Cheung, MD

Dr. Felix Cheung, MD

Dr. Cheung is fellowship-trained in musculoskeletal oncology and is the region's only orthopedic surgeon who specializes in orthopedic oncology. He performs specialized orthopedic treatments for bone and soft-tissue cancers and the latest techniques in limb-sparing reconstruction. Dr.  Cheung is also the region's most experienced orthopedic surgeon in performing MAKOplasty — or partial knee replacement — using an interactive robotic  arm. He completed his musculo-skeletal oncology fellowship at Harvard Medical School and his orthopedic residency at West Virginia University.

James Day, MD, PhD

Dr. James Day, MD, PhD

Dr. Day earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois before graduating his residency in orthopedic surgery at Louisiana State University. He has completed advanced training and fellowships in the field of sports medicine and traumatology at Atlanta Medical Center, Department of Orthopedics. He specializes in orthopedic traumatology, and his expertise ranges from care of patients with injuries from cartilage damage to devastating pelvic and acetubular fractures.


Gregory Hendricks, MD

Dr. Gregory Hendricks, MD

Dr. Hendricks earned his medical degree and completed his residency in family medicine and advanced training in primary care sports medicine at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He is board certified in family medicine as well as primary care sports medicine. Dr. Hendricks specializes in non-operative musculoskeletal medicine and primary care sports medicineHe has been a team physician in primary care for the Marshall University Football Team since 2005 and continues to provide non-operative musculoskeletal and sports primary care to all of Marshall's athletes and students.

John Jasko, MD

Dr. John Jasko, MD

Orthopedic surgeon John Jasko, MD, is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Vanderbilt University orthopedic surgery residency program. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and has earned sub-specialty certification in orthopedic sports medicineDr. Jasko has also completed advanced fellowship training in orthopedic sports medicine and in orthopedic foot and ankle surgery. He previously served as a consultant to the Tennessee Titans and the University of New Mexico Lobos, and he's currently a team physician for Marshall University student athletes.

Alan R. Koester, MD

Dr. Alan R. Koester, MD

Alan Koester, MD, earned his medical degree and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He completed advanced training in hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Koester is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with a Certificate of Added Qualification in hand surgery; he is also a board certified Independent Medical Examiner. He specializes in surgery of the fingers, hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder, including microsurgery and joint replacement surgery.

Steven R. Novotny, MD

Dr. Steven R. Novotny, MD

Dr. Novotny is an experienced surgeon who specializes in treating patients with hand and upper extremity injuries or ailments. He earned his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine and completed his fellowship in hand and upper extremity at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Viorel Raducan, MD

Viorel Raducan, MD

Dr. Raducan, a fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon, earned his medical degree at Montreal University in Montreal, Quebec. He has completed fellowship training in pediatric orthopedics at Brown University, in pediatric spine surgery and scoliosis at McMaster University Medical Center in Hamilton, Ontario, and in adult spine surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Raducan specializes in scoliosis and general orthopedic injuries and is an experienced surgeon, providing care for children with a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including broken bones and spinal conditions and disorders.

Zach Tankersley, DPM

Zach Tankersley, DPM

Surgical podiatrist Zach Tankersley, DPM, provides comprehensive foot and ankle management, including reconstructive and revisional foot and ankle surgery for adult and pediatric patients. After his residency at Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh, he completed a fellowship in limb deformity reconstruction at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics and the International Center for Limb Lengthening at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Conditions he commonly treats include foot and ankle arthritis, foot and ankle fractures, flat feet, club feet, tendon disorders, bunions, heel pain and ingrown toenails.

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