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Paul Marquis P. T.

Owner of Maine Orthopedic Seminars

Vice President of Clinical Operations at County Physical Therapy

Host of the Ortho Eval Pal Podcast Show

President and Founder of EZ Slant LLC

Paul graduated from the University of New England with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy in 1992. He has been employed by County Physical Therapy LLC for over 26 years as a staff Physical Therapist and in 2006 was promoted to Vice President of Clinical Operations. He has been a clinical instructor for 15 years and has affiliated with the University of New England, Kennebec Valley Community College, Husson University, Marquette University and Northeastern University.

Paul has attended multiple continuing education courses including the evaluation and management of the hand, elbow and shoulder complex, neck, thoracic and lumbar spine pain, hip, sacroiliac joint, knee, foot and ankle, and complex regional pain syndrome. In 2005 he spearheaded a sports and orthopedic symposium for physicians and other health care providers which lead to annual orthopedic symposiums since then.

From 2002-2007 Paul was an adjunct professor at the University of Maine at Presque Isle teaching “Therapeutic Modality Application for the Athletic Trainer”. In the last couple of years Paul became interested in research related to the cervical spine and has been able to work collaboratively with Husson University to gather and analyze data related to this subject. Paul has a special interest in managing foot and ankle dysfunction and works closely with Maine Orthotics and Prosthetics to fit patients with custom orthotics and lower extremity bracing.

In 2011, Paul started Maine Orthopedic Seminars in order to help increase access to orthopedic continuing education for physicians, physician’s assistants, family nurse practitioners, physical therapists and assistants, occupational therapists and assistants and athletic trainers in and around the state of Maine.

After many years of being frustrated with patient compliance with calf stretching, Paul developed the EZ Slant calf stretching slant board. In 2017 Paul became the host of the Ortho Eval Pal Podcast and is spreading the word about how to be more confident with Orthopedic Evaluations.

Continuing education to medical and non-medical people has always been a passion of Paul’s. “It is always important to be well informed about your injury or the injury your patient presents with in order to best offer advice and make an informed decision on how to manage it”. “Proper treatment will only occur after an accurate diagnosis. One cannot work well without the other”.

 

Dr. Jessica Aronowitz

Dr. Jessica Aronowitz- Eastern Maine Medical Center- Orthopedics/Shoulder 

Title: Shoulder Anatomy with cadaver dissection

Jessica Aronowitz, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at EMMC Orthopedic Surgical Specialists who specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery to help people achieve pain relief, improved function and increased independence.  Her clinical interests include primary and revision shoulder arthroplasty, rotator cuff tears and distal biceps tendon injuries.  A native Floridian, Dr. Aronowitz obtained her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College.  She earned her medical doctorate from the University of Florida and completed her orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Miami.  She then completed a one-year fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota under the direction of leading experts in the field.  She has presented her research at national meetings and is published in several peer-reviewed journals.

 

Dr. Vaughn

 

Dr. Josh Vaughn-Downeast Orthopedics-Foot and Ankle Surgery

Topic: “Sources of Lateral Ankle Pain”

Clinical Interests: Foot and Ankle Surgery

Medical School: University of Missouri – Kansas City; Kansas City, MO

Post Graduate Training: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Providence, RI

Fellowship: Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital; Boston, MA

Josh grew up in the Midwest and spent much of his childhood enjoying the forests and lakes of Missouri and has always loved the outdoors.  Both of his parents are engineers and as such, he has always wanted to know how things worked and how to fix them. This desire followed him through medical school at the University of Missouri – Kansas City where he chose to pursue a career in orthopedics.

He moved to the Northeast after medical school and was fortunate enough to complete his orthopedic residency at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.  After residency, he completed a trauma fellowship at the busiest trauma center in New England, Rhode Island Hospital. Here he focused on lower extremity fracture care and reconstruction.  During these years of training, Josh developed a keen interest in foot and ankle surgery. Eager to expand his expertise within foot and ankle surgery, he completed an additional fellowship in Boston at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Still not far enough north, Josh along with his wife, Jill, and daughter, Matilda, decided to move to Bangor to join the wonderful team at Down East Orthopedics. Josh enjoys caring for a multitude of foot and ankle ailments from broken toes and ankle sprains to more complex pathology such as deformity and arthritis.

 

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Dr. Nicholas Arredondo-Maine Spine – Neurosurgery

Topic: Evaluation and Management of Cervical myeloradiculopathy

Dr. Arredondo is a board-certified neurosurgeon with a particular interest and expertise in traumatic, oncologic, and degenerative spine pathology.  His practice focuses on complex spine and minimally invasive surgical techniques.
After graduating from Stanford University with a BS in Biological Sciences, Dr. Arredondo earned his medical degree at the University of Texas in San Antonio. He completed a seven-year residency in neurological surgery at the University of South Florida in Tampa, where he also pursued a fellowship in neuro-oncology at the Moffitt Cancer Center.
Prior to practicing at Mercy Hospital, Dr. Arredondo practiced general neurosurgery at the Neurologic Institute of Savannah & Center for Spine in Savannah, Georgia, after having served as director of the multi-specialty Providence St. Mary’s Neuroscience Institute in Washington.

 

Dr. Michael Paci

 

Dr. Michael Paci-Eastern Maine Medical Center-Neurosurgery

Topic: Evaluation and Management of Lumbar Instability

Dr. Paci received his medical degree and completed his residency in neurological surgery at McGill University. He completed a fellowship in spine surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is fluent in both English and French.

Dr. Paci specializes in neurosurgery including:

-Brain and spine trauma
-Complex spine surgery
-Minimally invasive spine surgery
-Spine tumors

 

Dr. Carmen Crofoot

 

Dr. Carmen Crofoot- Eastern Maine Medical Center-Orthopedics/Knee

Topic: Indications for Total Knee Arthroplasty

Carmen Crofoot, MD is fellowship trained in total joint replacements and board certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Crofoot earned her medical degree at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, completed a residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, and received fellowship training at the University of Utah Orthopaedic Center. She specializes in partial knee and total hip and knee replacements using minimally invasive techniques, as well as revision surgery.