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Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery

Benjamin A. Alman, MD
James Urbaniak Professor and Chair


Alison Toth, MD
Executive Vice Chair
Vice Chair for Faculty
Director, Patient Safety and Quality

David E. Attarian, MD
Vice Chair, Clinical

Steven Z. George, PT, PhD

Vice Chair for Research

Richard C. “Chad” Mather III MD, MBA
Vice Chair of Practice Innovation

Adam Goode
Vice Chair of Clinical Research and Epidemiology


Bruce D. Browner, MD, MHCM, FACS, FAOA, FAAOS

Associate Chair for Education


Matthew Hilton, PhD
Associate Chair for Research, Basic/Translational Sciences


Chad Cook, PT, PhD
Director of Clinical Research Facilitation

Melissa Erickson, MD
Executive Director OR Operations
DUHS Perioperative Medical Director

Joe Minchew, MD
Medical Director, Perioperative Services
Site Director, Duke Regional Hospital

Steven A. Olson, MD, FACS
Division Chief - TOPPs 
Trauma, Oncology, Pediatrics, Hip Preservation
Director, Ortho Clinical Research Unit

Erica Taylor, MD
Site Director, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Chief of Surgery and Orthopaedic Medical Director

Alison Toth, MD
Executive Vice Chair
Vice Chair for Faculty
Director, Patient Safety and Quality



Erica Taylor, MD
Vice Chair of Orthopaedic Inclusion Workforce

Chair of Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure (Pending)


Robert D. Fitch, MD

Director, Residency Program

Tiffany Hilton, PT, PhD
Assistant Program Director and Director of Curriculum
Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy


Michael P. Bolognesi, MD – Adult Reconstruction

David S. Ruch, MD
– Hand and Upper Extremity

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

Brian E. Brigman, MD – Section Chief of Oncology

Christopher L. Shaffrey, MD – Spine

Ned Amendola, MD – Sports Medicine

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

Todd Cade, PT, PhD

Division Chief and Program Director
Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy

Barbara Hooper, Ph.D, OTR, FAOTA

Program Director and Division Chief
Occupational Therapy Doctorate

Doctor of Physical Therapy Division

odd Cade, PT, Ph.D
Professor, Division Chief, and Program Director

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

Carol Figuers, PT, EdD
Director of Student Affairs

J. Kyle Covington, PT, DPT, Ph.D., NCS

Director of Admission and Assessment
Associate Professor

Occupational Therapy Doctorate Division

Barbara Hooper, Ph.D, OTR, FAOTA

Program Director and Division Chief
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Sarah Jean BartonThD, MS, OTR/L, BCP
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Theological Ethics

Sheila Moyle, OTD, MOT, OTR/L
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fieldwork Coordinator


Dara Purvis, MHA

Chief Administrative Officer
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

John McCall

Vice Chief of Administration and Operations
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy Doctorate

Tomasa Barrientos De Renshaw, Ph.D.

Janna Foncesa, MEd, LAT, ATC
Division Administrator
Sports Medicine and Hand Surgery

Melanie Frank, MHA
Division Administrator
Adult Reconstruction, Foot & Ankle, and TOPPs (Trauma, Oncology, Peds, and Hip Preservation)

Delores McNair, MHA
Division Administrator

Joanne Farley
Operations Manager
Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy

Jason Remhoff

Director of Finance

John Bonini

Director of Clinical Operations

Holley Broughton
Communications Strategist

Lindy Norman
Special Program Coordinator
Occupational Therapy Doctorate