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 Braun, MD
John Braun, MD provides comprehensive evaluation and management of adult patients with diseases and conditions of the spine in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions. This includes the treatment of less complex problems, such as those associated with disc herniations, spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis, as well as the treatment of more complex problems involving fractures, tumors, adult scoliosis or previous surgery.
Sarah Britton, APRN, FNP
Sarah L. Britton, NP received her MSN, specializing in family practice, from Arkansas State University in 2011. She completed 960 hours of clinical practice with a primary focus in Occupational Medicine and worker’s compensation. Her medical experience includes 3 years of specialized care in post operative Coronary Artery Bypass Graft surgery.
Sara Graves, MD, MS
Sara Graves, MD, MS specializes in minimally invasive endoscopic carpal tunnel release, total knee hip and total hip arthroplasty, including the minimally invasive anterior hip approach for appropriate patients. 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.
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.
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.
Migonis’ path to podiatry was heavily influenced during her senior year at Le Moyne College.
“I worked at Fleet Feet Sports, where we did biomechanical exams” she recalled. “I saw the impact gait and shoes have on walking and running ability. I also shadowed podiatrists and learned they were really happy with their profession.”
She and her family also wanted that kind of contentment and satisfaction in their leisure time.
“We were all over the place before now (including Massachusetts and Des Moines), but knew we wanted to be in the Northeast. We knew we wanted to be in a smaller, more rural environment. I thought, ‘I’ve got to get out of Boston!’”
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.