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Craig H. Weinstein, MD, MPH
Dr. Weinstein, an Arizona native, graduated from Saguaro High School in Scottsdale before attending Columbia University. He then received his M.D. from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He performed his orthopaedic surgical training at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Following that, Dr. Weinstein spent a year as a sports medicine fellow at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Alabama under the direction of Dr. James Andrews.
Dr. Weinstein’s interests include shoulder, elbow, and knee problems as well as athletic injuries in both adult and pediatric patients. His research has focused on new treatments for cartilage injuries of the knee as well as frozen shoulder and throwing injuries.
In addition to being a published author, Dr. Weinstein is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He was also awarded a prestigious Herodicus Traveling Fellowship where he spent time with leading experts in sports medicine so that he could bring this world-class care to residents of the Valley.
Dr. Weinstein has helped care for athletes at all levels ranging from the professionals of the Arena Football league to division I-A and I-AA colleges to numerous local high schools as well as recreational athletes. He is currently an orthopaedic consultant to the San Francisco Giants baseball team.
William M. Meszaros, MD
Dr. Meszaros was born and raised in Michigan, where he attended Michigan State University. He then moved to Arizona to work as a computer engineer, eventually choosing to combine his passion in engineering and medicine to pursue a career in orthopaedic surgery. He received his M.D. from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed his orthopaedic surgery internship and residency at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. Following that, he continued on to a sports medicine fellowship at the University of California at San Diego.
Throughout his training and career, Dr. Meszaros has covered a variety of sports teams at all levels from high school and college to professional.
Dr. Meszaros is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine and is a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
John A. Nassar, MD
Dr. John A. Nassar is an accomplished orthopedic surgeon that specializes in surgical treatment of fractures, reconstructions, and injuries involving the foot and ankle. He has been board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery since 2004. Dr. John Nassar is a medical doctor with orthopedic distinction that takes pride in performing surgeries with great attention to detail so that patients have positive outcomes.
Dr. John Nassar began his career with extensive education. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas following which he earned a medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. After completing his studies, Dr. John Nassar completed an internship and an orthopedic residency at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Finally he completed a foot and ankle fellowship at the Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders in Phoenix,
Since then, Dr. John Nassar has been seeing patients and performing surgeries in private practice. For four years, he was a physician at the Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders before opening his own private practice in October 2006.
Throughout his career, Dr. John Nassar has held academic appointments as a teaching associate at UCLA and the University of Texas. Currently he is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Arizona and a peer reviewer for Wilderness & Environmental Medicine and the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has given several presentations, authored articles in professional journals and written book chapters for the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society Workers’ Compensation Manual and Orthopedic Knowledge Update: Foot and Ankle. Dr. John Nassar has also received several honors and held memberships to organizations related to his profession.
John C. Lin, MD
Dr. Lin has a well rounded background. He graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in psychobiology in 1989. After working in entertainment business management with a Beverly Hills financial firm and founding a computer consulting business, he pursued a career in medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine where he graduated with a Distinction in Research. He completed a six-year urologic surgery training program in 2003 and initially practiced in Lake Havasu City, relocating there with his wife and their yellow Labrador retriever.
A very organized, personable, and forward-thinking physician-leader, Dr. Lin has been a urologic Practice Management speaker for the American Urological Association and was nominated as Physician of the Year in Lake Havasu City in 2004.
Dr. Lin is certified by the American Board of Urology, and is a member of the American Urological Association (AUA), Western Section of the AUA, Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Arizona Medical Association (ArMA), and theArizona Medical Group Management Association (AZMGMA).
Bradley Newswander, DPM
Dr. Newswander originally hails from Utah, where he began his studies as a pre-med student at Utah State University. After graduating, he followed his passion for podiatry at the California College of Podiatric Medicine. With certification in hand, Dr. Newswander completed a residency at Carl T. Hayden VA Hospital in Phoenix before opening his own practice in 2003. His research has been featured in numerous medical publications, and he has shared his expertise in several presentations and lectures around the state.
Dr. Newswander is actively involved with the education process and is a Surgical Attending Physician for the Carl T Hayden VA Medical Center Podiatric residency program. He is currently, a preceptor for the Midwestern University Medical School. Along with his community and professional presence, he has received many certifications and awards from professional and academic associations, including the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Newswander was recently named as one of Phoenix Top Docs. He is the recipient of the Guardian Angel award from Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.
Rob Andersen, DPM
Dr. Andersen was born and raised in Phoenix. He is an alumnus of Arizona State University, where he pursued a degree in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in business and biology. Following his time at ASU, he spent the next four years at Des Moines University in Iowa, where he earned his Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Andersen then completed his residency training at Southern Arizona VA Health Care Systems (SAVAHCS) in Tucson. During his three-year residency program, he received comprehensive training in trauma and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, and diabetic foot management.
Veena Vats, MD
Dr. Vats grew up in western Pennsylvania and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She then completed her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed her otolaryngology/head and neck surgery residency at Temple University and then, a one year fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. She practiced in Tucson before relocating to Gilbert in 2009.
Dr. Vats is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.
Myron H. Hansen, DPM
Dr. Hansen was born and raised in Flagstaff Arizona, where he received his undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University. He continued his education pursuing medicine from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed his surgical residency at Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix Arizona. Dr. Hansen serves as a Vice President of the American Foundation of Lower Extremity Surgery and Research. He is a surgical attending of the VAMC Phoenix Residency Program and clinical faculty of the VAMC Phoenix “High Risk Wound Care Clinic”. He serves as clinical faculty for both, Des Moines University, College of Podiatry and Midwestern University, College of Podiatry. Dr. Hansen has been published in several medical journals and is an active national lecturer on all subjects of lower extremity surgery.
In 2012, he was named Physician of the year from Orthopro, LLC.
Dr. Hansen has a private practice in the Chandler, Arizona and is board certified in Foot and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery. His expertise is broad ranging from pediatric surgery, sports medicine to trauma and large reconstructive procedures of the foot and ankle.