Our Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants practice medicine with physician supervision and are licensed by the State of Massachusetts. They are an integral part of every medical and surgical practice. They provide an invaluable service in coordinating pre- and post-operative care of patients, and some assist in surgery.

Biran Abbott, PA-C, Foot and Ankle Service, Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Brian Abbott, PA-C

Brian works with Dr. DiGiovanni in the Foot and Ankle Service.

Lisa Beyer, PA-C, Spine Service, Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Lisa Beyer, PA-C

Lisa's duties include coordinating and triaging care, pre- and post-op care, office visits, pre-operative assessments, and educating patients and their families. She is actively involved in clinical research studies in the Spine Service.

Kathleen Burns, ACNP, Trauma Service, Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Kathleen Burns, ACNP

Kathy cares for orthopedic trauma patients from time of admission throughout their hospital stay. She works closely with the interdisciplinary trauma team to provide comprehensive care and meet the individual needs of patients.

Lisa Capazziello, NP, Pediatric Orthopaedics Service, Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Lisa Capazziello, NP

Lisa is a nurse practitioner in the Pediatric Orthopaedics Service.

Janet Dorrwachter, NP, Hip and Knee Replacement Service, Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Janet Dorrwachter, NP

Janet works with Dr. Malchau seeing follow-up patients having undergone total hip replacement surgery. She works in the outpatient setting promoting continuity of care, and she serves as a point of contact for patients. She also develops clinical research protocols and coordinates care for patients enrolled in research studies.

Lisa Beyer, PA-C, Spine Service, Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Siobhan Durkin, NP

Siobhan works closely with Dr. Pedlow on the Spine Service. She works with patients from diagnosis, through surgery and closely monitors post operative patients with various spinal conditions. Siobhan works in both the inpatient and outpatient setting to provide close monitoring and continuity of care for operative patients within the practice.

Anne Fiore, NP, Orthopaedic Oncology Service, Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Anne Fiore, NP

Anne works with the oncology surgeons to support, educate, manage care and navigate patients and families through the health care system. She cares for all patients with primary bone or soft tissue tumors, as well as metastatic disease.

Lorelei Francis, PA-C, Spine Service, Oncology Service, Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Lorelei Francis, PA-C

Lorelei works with Dr. Schwab, seeing spine and oncology patients in clinic and assisting in the OR. She works with patients from diagnosis, through surgery, to post-op follow-up, providing continuity of care throughout treatment.

Erin Hart, NP, Pediatric Orthopaedic Service
Erin Hart, NP

Erin works with all four pediatric orthopaedic surgeons providing care for all pediatric orthopaedic patients. She also works as an editorial board member for the Orthopaedic Nursing Journal and publishes numerous articles each year.

Sean Hazzard, PA, Sports Medicnie Service
Sean Hazzard, PA

Sean is a PA for the Sports Medicine Service. He works with Dr. Peter Asnis caring for patients in the office and operating room, as well as assisting Dr. Asnis with the medical care of assorted professional sports teams.

Ben Hollingsworth, ACNP, Orthopaedic Trauma Service
Ben Hollingsworth, ACNP

Ben cares for orthopedic trauma patients from time of admission throughout their hospital stay. He works closely with the interdisciplinary trauma team to provide comprehensive care and meet the individual needs of patients.

Julia Kurker, NP, Foot and Ankle Service
Julia Kurker, NP

Julia works closely with Dr. Johnson in the Foot and Ankle Service. She sees follow-up, pre-operative and post-operative patients with orthopaedic foot and ankle injuries.

Amy Lownds, NP, Spine Service
Amy Lownds, NP

Amy is a Nurse Practitioner in the Spine Service working with Dr. Pedlow. She assists with new patient consults, and she sees follow-up, pre-operative and post-operative patients with various spinal conditions. Amy works both in the inpatient and outpatient setting in order to provide a continuity of care for operative patients within the practice.

Marilyn Maguire, NP, Spine, Hand & Upper Extremity and Sports Medicine Services
Marilyn Maguire, NP

Marilyn is the inpatient NP for the Hand and Upper Extremity, Spine and Sports Medicine Services.

Kendra Margulies, PA, Shoulder Service
Kendra Margulies, PA-C

>Kendra works closely with Dr. Holovacs in the Shoulder Service. She sees new, follow-up, pre-operative and post-operative patients with orthopaedic shoulder injuries.

Kayla McKinnon, Foot and Ankle and Sports Medicine Services
Kayla McKinnon, PA-C

Kayla works with Dr. George Theodore of the Sports Medicine Service. She sees knee, ankle and foot injuries in the office and assists in the operating room.

Emily Mulla, NP, Hip and Knee Replacement Service
Emily Mulla, NP

Emily is the inpatient NP for the Hip and Knee Replacement service. She takes care of patients and families from admission through their hospital course. She has experience in a variety of surgical specialties and settings.

Kayla Quinn, NP, Oncology, Foot and Ankle, Sports Medicine Services
Kayla Quinn, NP

Kayla provides inpatient care for the diverse group of patients in the Oncology, Shoulder and Foot and Ankle Services. Her critical care experience enables her to manage complex medical and surgical issues.

Deirdre Shea, NP, Sports Medicine Service
Deirdre Shea, NP

Deirdre works closely with Dr. Matt Provencher. She sees new and follow-up patients with knee and shoulder injuries and works in our Boston office.

Laura Sumner, NP, Hip and Knee Replacement Service
Laura Sumner, NP

Laura works closely with Dr. John Siliski seeing patients with hip and knee issues. She prepares patients for knee surgery and joint replacement surgery (total hip and total knee). She feels it is important to empower patients to be active participants in their recovery.

Lauren Swisher, PA-C, Hip and Knee Replacement Service
Lauren Swisher, PA-C

Lauren is an inpatient PA for the Hip and Knee Replacement Service. She closely follows patients throughout their post-op hospital stay. She has experience in both the Orthopaedic Surgery and Emergency Medicine settings.

Carolyn Tolman, NP, Hip and Knee Replacement Service
Carolyn Tolman, NP

Carolyn works closely with Dr. John Siliski seeing patients with hip and knee issues. She prepares patients for total hip and total knee replacement surgery. She feels it is important to teach and empower patients to be active participants in their recovery.

Alison Turner, NP, Pediatric Orthopaedic Service
Alison Turner, NP

Alison works with all four pediatric orthopaedic surgeons providing care. She feels that educating patients and their families is one of the most important elements in providing holistic care and getting patients back to their active lifestyle.

Kristin Wood, NP, Hip and Knee Replacement Service
Kristin Wood, NP

Kristin works with Drs. Freiberg and Rubash seeing new, follow-up and post-op patients with hip and knee arthritis. She works in the inpatient and outpatient setting, enabling continuity of care, and she serves as a point of contact for patients.