Our UVM Health Network - CVMC Orthopedic team provides a broad-spectrum of services for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Our orthopedic surgeons use advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques to deliver high-quality care, close to home.
Our Orthopedic Providers
Our UVM Health Network - CVMC Orthopedic team provides a broad-spectrum of services for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.
Aimee Ahari, PA-C
Aimee Ahari, PA-C earned her Physician Assistant degree at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science in 2011 and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Christian H.G. Bean, MD
Christian H.G. Bean, MD specializes in hand and microvascular surgery, sports medicine, joint replacement and general orthopedics. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with specialties in hand and microvascular surgery, as well as, in sports medicine.
John “J.P.” Begly, MD
John "J.P." Begly, MD is an orthopedic surgeon at CVMC who specializes in minimally-invasive hip, knee and shoulder interventions.
Sarah Britton, MSN, FNP-BC, RNFA
Sarah Britton, MSN, FNP-BC, RNFA is board certified in Family Practice and upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 2011, specialized in Orthopedic Spine Surgery. She has attained additional training as a Surgical First Assistant from the National Institute of First Assisting and in addition to evaluating patients for potential surgical solutions, she guides patients through all non-operative options for acute and chronic spine conditions.
Sara Graves, MD, MS
Sara Graves, MD, MS specializes in minimally invasive endoscopic carpal tunnel release, total knee hip and total hip arthroplasty. She is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Helen Hollenbach, PA-C
Helen Hollenbach, PA-C earned a Master of Physician Assistant Studies at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, a Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Vermont, and a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training at the University of Vermont
Helen believes in an integrative and preventative approach to health care, which includes all aspects of the patient’s physical and emotional care. Her practice takes advantage of the amazing and plentiful health resources within the community, which includes collaborative care between practitioners in the outpatient and inpatient settings. This includes access to naturopathic care, acupuncture, chiropractic care, physical therapy, occupational therapy and mental health. She believes in a kind and open-hearted approach with patients and their conditions.
Ciara Hollister, DPM
Dr. Nicholson is a podiatrist and foot surgeon with a special interest in diabetic wound care and surgical training in trauma, limb salvage and reconstruction.
David J. Lunardini, MD
Dr. Lunardini is a spine specialist at the Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Center. He provides surgical treatment of adults with degenerative, traumatic or tumor-related conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He has a special interest and training in the treatment of complex cervical spine pathology.
Dr. Lundarini’s primary goal as a provider of surgical spine care is to offer each patient a straightforward and honest assessment of the least invasive, safest and most effective method of addressing their specific problem – which may include surgical or non-surgical treatments. His secondary goal is to empower each patient to maximize their own health care outcomes. He believes that teaching patients to understand their disease process, helping them to make informed decisions and guiding their expectations are also key drivers of success.
Kevin McNamara, DPM
Kevin McNamara, DPM provides full spectrum podiatry care with special interests in wound care, diabetic limb salvage, sports medicine and foot surgery. He received his medical degree at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.
Christopher M. Meriam, MD
Christopher M. Meriam, MD specializes in arthroscopic procedures of the ankle, elbow, hip, knee, and shoulder; partial, total and minimally invasive joint replacement of the hip; total and minimally invasive joint replacement of the knee; sports medicine; and general orthopedics. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with a specialty in sports medicine.
Alison M. Migonis, DPM
Alison M. Migonis, DPM earned her medical degree at Des Moines University and completed her internship and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston, MA, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. She was a five-time All-American swimmer and diver at Le Moyne College.
Robert D. Monsey, MD
Dr. Robert Monsey joined the Spine Program at the Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Center as an orthopedic surgeon in 1992. He serves as medical director at the Spine Institute of New England and as an associate professor in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM in Burlington, VT.
His specialty is in patients with idiopathic and degenerative scoliosis, spinal stenosis, cervical myelopathy, degenerative disease and spinal tumors. Treatment options include spinal decompression, fusion and instrumentation.
Dr. Monsey believes that every patient’s condition is unique and it is his role to act as a guide to help patients select the best treatment options for their lifestyles.
Alan Small, PA-C
Alan Small, PA-C, completed the Physician Associate Program at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in 1993. He is certified by the National Commission of Certifications of Physician Assistants. Alan received his B.S. in Business Administration at North Adams State College in Massachusetts and also completed training at the Radiology Technology Academy in Denver, Colorado.