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Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery

Benjamin A. Alman, MD
Contact Information
Address: DUMC 2923, Durham, NC 27710

Vice Chairs

Executive Vice-Chair of Clinical Operations
David E. Attarian, MD

Vice-Chair for Clinician Research
Annunziato Amendola, MD

Vice-Chair for Clinical Research
Steven Z. George, PT, PhD


Chief Administrative Officer
Dara Purvis, MHA

Associate Director
John McCall

Director of Finance
Jason Remhoff

Director of Clinical Operations
John Bonini

Director of Research Management

Section Heads and Division Chiefs

Michael P. Bolognesi, MD - Adult Reconstruction

Mark Easley, MD; Selene Parekh, MD, MBA; and Samuel B. Adams Jr., MD - Leadership Team for Foot and Ankle

David S. Ruch, MD - Hand and Upper Extremity

Steve A. Olson, MD - Hip Preservation, Chief of TOPs Division

Brian E. Brigman, MD - Section Chief ofOncology

Robert D. Fitch, MD - Section Chief of Pediatrics

Christopher L. Shaffrey, MD- Spine

Ned Amendola, MD - Sports Medicine

Program Directors

Robert D. Fitch, MD – Director, Residency Program

Samuel B. Adams Jr., MD - Associate Program Director, Residency Program

Doctor of Physical Therapy Division

Chad Cook, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT
Interim Division Chief

John McCall
Vice Chief of Administration and Operations

Chad Cook, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT
Program Director

Tiffany Hilton, PT, PhD
Assistant Program Director and Director of Curriculum
Associate Professor

Katie Myers, PT, DPT
Director of Clinical Education
Assistant Professor

Carol Figuers, PT, EdD
Director of Student Affairs

J. Kyle Covington, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS
Director of Admission and Assessment
Assistant Professor

Occupational Therapy Doctorate Division

Barbara Hooper, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Founding Program Director and Division Chief

John McCall
Vice Chief of Administration and Operations