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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.

Our Orthopedic Providers

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Aimee Ahari, PA-C

Aimee Ahari, PA-C

Orthopedic Physician Assistant


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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

Orthopedic Surgeon


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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, Orthopedic Surgeon

John “J.P.” Begly, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon


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Orthopedic surgeon John "J.P." Begly, MD, making fresh tracks to CVMC from Vail’s Steadman Philippon Research Institute, where he recently completed a one-year sports medicine fellowship focused on minimally-invasive hip, knee and shoulder interventions. Dr. Begly earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine – MD and completed his fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases.

Sarah Britton, APRN, FNP

Sarah Britton, APRN, FNP

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse


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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

Orthopedic Surgeon


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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

Orthopedic Physician Assistant


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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. 

Ciara Hollister, DPM, Podiatrist

Ciara Hollister, DPM

Podiatrist


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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. She attended Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology/Biotechnology at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. She graduated from Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Ill. and completed her podiatric medicine and surgery residency at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA.

Kevin McNamara, DPM, Podiatrist

Kevin McNamara, DPM

Podiatrist


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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

Orthopedic Surgeon


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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

Podiatrist


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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.

Catherine Mygatt Naden, MD

Catherine Mygatt Naden, MD

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician


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Catherine Mygatt Naden, MD is a Primary Care Sports Medicine physician whose areas of expertise include chronic and acute joint problems, stress injuries, non-surgical or undifferentiated fractures, concussions, and female athlete triad. She will work with the patient and rehab services to formulate and facilitate a rehabilitative plan, and refer to orthopedic surgery when operative management is indicated.

Timothy Partridge, MD

Timothy Partridge, MD, CAQSM

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician


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Timothy J Partridge, MD, CAQSM is a Primary Care Sports Medicine physician who specializes in non-operative orthopedics and sports medicine. His areas of interest include general orthopedics, sports injuries, musculoskeletal ultrasound, concussions, and the management of medical conditions in athletes. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and through that board possesses a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.

Alan Small, PA-C

Alan Small, PA-C

Orthopedic Physician Assistant


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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.