Physicians

 

Why choose the Center for Orthopedics?

The surgeons at the Center for Orthopedics are young, highly trained, cutting-edge physicians. They have undergone advanced specialty training throughout the U.S., bringing surgical services to Northeast Ohio that virtually no one else does. The Center for Orthopedics is one of the first practices in the U.S. to offer robotic knee replacement. Our surgeons are experts in state-of the-art surgical techniques including minimally invasive sports medicine procedures, reverse total shoulder replacement, gender-specific knee replacement, x-stop spinal surgery for spinal stenosis and even neck disc replacement.

Find out why other orthopedists in Northeast Ohio refer their patients to us for sports medicine, spine surgery,and advanced arthroscopy.

 

Robert M. Zanotti, MD

specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic shoulder surgery. He has fellowship training in...

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specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic shoulder surgery. He has fellowship training in sports medicine, arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery.

Fellowship training: Sports medicine, arthroscopy,reconstructive surgery
Specialties: Sports medicine, arthroscopic shoulder surgery

Dr. Zanotti has been in practice at The Center for Orthopedics since 1997. He specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopic and reconstructive shoulder surgery. He received his fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the renowned Southern California Orthopedic Institute of Los Angeles, California.

During his fellowship he was trained in advanced techniques to treat shoulder injuries by a preeminent specialist in shoulder arthroscopy and joint reconstruction. He’s been doing minimally invasive rotator cuff repair since 1997 – far longer than most orthopedic surgeons.

Dr. Zanotti also performs a state-of-the-art procedure known as a reverse total shoulder, for patients with shoulders that previously might be considered non-reconstructable. He is one of the first surgeons in Ohio to perform this procedure.
In addition to his expertise in all types of shoulder surgery, Dr. Zanotti is one of only two board-certified orthopedic surgeons in the area who has earned subspecialty certification in orthopedic sports medicine from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

“Sports medicine is constantly evolving, ” he says.

“We treat more than just young team athletes. If a 50-year-old man tears a rotator cuff playing basketball on the weekend with his buddies, I consider that sports medicine now. Half of my practice is that kind of community-based sports medicine. It’s weekend warriors of all ages —active, healthy people out doing their thing, who aren’t ready to hang up their cleats yet.”

Dr. Zanotti completed his orthopedic surgery residency as well as his general surgery internship at the University of Michigan School of Medicine and earned his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, The Ohio State Medical Association, and the Lorain County Medical Society.

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William B. Stanfield, MD

Specializes in joint replacement, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery.

Specialties: Joint...

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Specializes in joint replacement, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery.

Specialties: Joint replacement, sports medicine, arthroscopy, fracture care

Dr. Stanfield has been in practice at The Center for Orthopedics since 1997. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement, sports medicine and arthroscopy. Throughout his career, Dr. Stanfield has continued to focus on joint replacement. He has studied various advanced techniques, which enables him to provide his patients with
the system that most closely fits their individual anatomy. One such system is the Stryker Mobile Bearing Hip™. He was the first surgeon in Lorain County to offer his patients this procedure.

According to Dr. Stanfield, “This innovative system provides my hip replacement patients much better stability and range of motion. Active people, like many of the patients I treat, need an implant that enables them to return to the activities they love. It’s a good feeling when my patients tell me they are back to bike riding, exercising and playing with their grandkids after having a joint replacement.”

He was one of the first orthopedic surgeons in the United States to perform hip resurfacing surgery. Dr. Stanfield also completes more than 200 total joint replacements every year.

Dr. Stanfield also performs the Zimmer® Patient Specific Instruments knee replacement procedure, one of the latest innovations which results in a much faster, less painful recovery. “These patients have done really well post-operatively. My goal is to get them back to their normal activities as painlessly as possible,” states Dr. Stanfield.

He is a member of The Ohio State Medical Association, the Cleveland Orthopaedic Society and the Lorain County Medical Society. He has served as head team physician at Steele High School in Amherst, Ohio since 1997.

Dr. Stanfield was raised in Vermilion, which is about 10 miles from The Center for Orthopedics. He received his doctor of medicine degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgery residency and general surgery internship at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Daniel J. Zanotti, MD

Specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy. He completed fellowship training in sports medicine ...

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Specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy. He completed fellowship training in sports medicine and minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures.

Fellowship training: Sports medicine/arthroscopy
Specialties: Sports medicine, arthroscopy

Dr. Zanotti has practiced at The Center for Orthopedics since 2003. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopy. In fact, he is one of only two board certified orthopedic surgeons in the area who has earned subspecialty certification in orthopedic sports medicine from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Although Dr. Zanotti has treated professional athletes, he doesn’t limit his definition of “athlete” to professional or even high school or college players. “I consider anyone an athlete – from five to 85 years old – who enjoys participating in certain activities and wants to continue doing them. These are the patients I enjoy taking care of most,” he explains.

Dr. Zanotti’s interest in sports medicine grew out of his own experience as an athlete. “I played basketball in college, so I’ve always been around athletes,” he said. “And I’ve seen many injuries just from playing a variety of sports, so sports medicine was a natural interest of mine.”

“My fellowship training enables me to do many things arthroscopically, or through the camera,” he explains. “Nearly all of my shoulder procedures are done arthroscopically, as well as many elbow, wrist, knee, hip, foot and ankle procedures.” He also performs the new Zimmer® Patient Specific Instruments knee replacement. This innovative procedure fits an implant to the patient’s exact anatomy, which helps improve post-surgery recovery and longevity.

In addition to his work with The Center for Orthopedics, Dr. Zanotti serves as the team physician for Clearview High School in Lorain, Ohio. He also enjoys traveling in the U.S. and abroad to teach other orthopedists the latest arthroscopic techniques. He has conducted numerous presentations at national and regional medical meetings and has been a course instructor at Penn State University’s Department of Orthopedics as well as Arthrex Surgical Laboratory in Naples, Florida.

You can learn more about Dr. Zanotti by clicking here.

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Robert J. Berkowitz, MD

Specializes in spine surgery, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He has advanced specialty...

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Specializes in spine surgery, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He has advanced specialty training in back and neck surgery.

Advanced specialty training: Neck and back surgery
Specialties: Spine surgery, sports medicine, arthroscopy, fracture care

Dr. Berkowitz joined The Center for Orthopedics in 2007. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the spine and was the first surgeon in Lorain County to perform a cervical disc replacement.

He has extensive training in spine surgery, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, fracture care and joint replacement. “It’s one stop shopping when you come to see me,” Dr. Berkowitz explains. “If your problem is coming from your neck, shoulder, elbow, hand, back, hip, knee, ankle or foot, I will be able to expertly treat you.”

He also uses many non-surgical treatment options including physical therapy, injections, referrals to pain management, chiropractic, acupuncture and massage therapy to help patients heal non-operatively. “The majority of my patients do not have surgery,” he explains. “But when surgery is the best option, I am trained to perform the most advanced surgical techniques.”

You can learn more about Dr. Berkowitz’s various treatment options here: Dr. Robert Berkowitz treatment options.

Dr. Berkowitz was chief of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Podiatry at Andrews Air Force Base’s Malcolm Grow Medical Center. He served in Operation Enduring Freedom in the Middle East, caring for many American soldiers, airmen and seamen.

He was chief resident of his orthopedic surgery residency at the Akron General Medical Center Department of Orthopedics in Akron, Ohio. Dr. Berkowitz received his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He also holds a master of science degree in exercise physiology from the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Berkowitz is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, North American Spine Society, The Ohio State Medical Association and the Lorain County Medical Association.

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Harkeet Sandhu, MD

Specializes in primary care sports medicine, non-operative orthopedics, and post-concussion...

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Specializes in primary care sports medicine, non-operative orthopedics, and post-concussion syndrome.

Fellowship training: Primary care sports medicine
Specialties: Sports medicine, non-operative orthopedics; leading physician for the Own the Bone™ program and treatment of post-concussion syndrome

A native of Northeast Ohio, Dr. Sandhu is very happy to be back in Olmsted Township, where he lives with his wife and daughter. He looks forward to welcoming his new patients. “I treat each patient like they are a family member, “ says Dr. Sandhu. “My philosophy as a physician is that I’m here to listen, find out what’s wrong and get you moving toward the best possible outcome.”

In addition, he will focus on treating patients for a variety of non-surgical orthopedic and sports medicine issues. His areas of expertise also include arthritis, tendonitis, sprains, strains, bursitis and fractures (broken bones).

Prior to joining The Center for Orthopedics, Dr. Sandhu completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University at Buffalo. During that time he acted as team physician for several university sports teams, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling and soccer.

Dr. Sandhu received his undergraduate degree in biology from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, his medical degree from Dayanand Medical College in India, and returned home to complete his residency in internal medicine at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland.

He has provided game coverage at many levels including the 2010 Empire State Games, Subaru 5K Marathon and Kensington Lions Club All-Star High School Football Classic in Buffalo. Dr. Sandhu was also the University of Buffalo team physician for football, wrestling and men’s and women’s basketball and soccer. He is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Society for Hospital Medicine and Physician for United States Amateur Boxing.

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David G. Marsh, Jr., MD

Specializes in sports medicine, knee and shoulder arthroscopy.

Fellowship...

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Specializes in sports medicine, knee and shoulder arthroscopy.

Fellowship training: Sports medicine
Specialties: Sports medicine, knee and shoulder arthroscopy

A native of the Youngstown area, Dr. Marsh received his Bachelor of Science in Combined Science/Chemistry from Youngstown State University and earned his medical degree at the acclaimed Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, now known as Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED).

He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center in 2011 and sports medicine fellowship at the renowned Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 2012.

While training at Baylor, Dr. Marsh was Team Physician for Houston’s major sports teams, including the Rockets, Texans, Astros, Dynamo and the Division I University of Houston Cougars. “I also learned the surgical skill set of arthroscopy, focusing on shoulder and knee procedures – my two prime areas of special interest,” he says.

In June 2014, Dr. Marsh returned to his home state to expand and complement the team at the Center for Orthopedics. Dr. Marsh is excited about immersing himself in an environment equipped to address orthopedic injuries of any type, in patients ranging from high-caliber athletes to active people of every age and background.

“My philosophy of care is to put my patients’ needs first and educate them about their condition,” explains Dr. Marsh. “It can be challenging for patients to manage all of the information they are exposed to about an orthopedic injury, so my job is to guide them so they can make the decisions that are best for them and that bring the most successful outcome.”

Dr. Marsh is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, Arthroscopy Association of North America and American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.

For more information and to make an appointment, call 440.329.2800 or visit us online at Center4orthopedics.com.

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MATTHEW A. POPA, MD

Specializes in total joint replacement, sports medicine and arthroscopy.

Fellowship training: Adult reconstruction and total joint...

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Specializes in total joint replacement, sports medicine and arthroscopy.

Fellowship training: Adult reconstruction and total joint replacement

Specialties: Sports medicine and total joint replacement.

Dr. Popa has been in practice at The Center for Orthopedics since 2017. He specializes in sports medicine and total joint replacement. He received his doctor of medicine from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed an Adult Reconstruction and Total Joint Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.

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