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Our Doctors

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Theodore Lazzaro, MD – Plastic & Reconstructive

Dr. Theodore A. Lazzaro is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and specializes in aesthetic plastic surgical procedures. He graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 1965. Prior to earning his degree, Dr. Lazzaro received a D.M.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He completed a three-year residency in oral surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also served as professor of oral surgery.  Dr. Lazzaro earned his degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., trained in general surgery at the University of California at San Francisco, and ultimately trained as an aesthetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgeon at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh. He began private practice in 1979 and founded Aestique® in 1988.  In addition, Dr. Lazzaro holds memberships in the American Medical Association, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Ohio Valley Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Latrobe Academy of Medicine, Lipoplasty Society of North America, Greater Pittsburgh Plastic Surgical Society, Ivy Society and the Northwest Plastic Surgical Society.   www.aestique.com

Phillip Choo, MD – Oculoplastic Surgery Dr. Phillip H. Choo specializes in both
cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, tear ducts, and the
orbit. Dr. Choo is board certified ophthalmologist with specialty training in
eyelid surgery. He received his B.A. and M.D degrees from Columbia
University. He completed his residency training at the Wills Eye Institute in
Philadelphia, and his fellowship training in oculoplastic surgery at the
University of California San Francisco Medical Center. He has been
named “Best Doctor” by Pittsburgh Magazine. For an appointment, please
call (412) 681-4220.  http://eyelidsurgeon.com/

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Shawn Echard, DPM – Podiatry Dr. Shawn Echard is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in Podiatry and is the owner of Laurel Podiatry Associates, LLC. He specializes in a variety of treatments for the feet, toes and ankles with special emphasis on diabetic foot care and limb salvage. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington & Jefferson College and his degree from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 1994. Dr. Echard obtained his degree and performed his residency at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital. In 1996, Dr. Echard began his private practice with offices now in Greensburg, Somerset and Mt. Pleasant. He is a member of the American Podiatric Association and the Pennsylvania Podiatric Association and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and of the American Professional Wound Care Association. He is also on the speaker’s bureau for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and performs utilization reviews for several carriers.   www.laurelpodiatry.com

Eugene Bonaroti, M.D. – Neurosurgery Dr. Eugene Bonaroti is certified by the American Board Neurological Surgery and is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and The Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia with a BS degree in Bioengineering in 1986. He went on to graduate cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1991. He completed seven years of surgical training, both internship and residency, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).  His practice, Surgical Spine Associates, has offices in Greensburg, Cranberry, Pittsburgh are Irwin.  https://www.surgicalspineassociates.com/

Todd Cindric, DPM, FACFAS – Podiatry Dr. Todd Cindric is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in Podiatry. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida and his degree from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in 2001. He performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident from 2003-2004. Dr. Cindric has assisted and performed over 1000 advanced surgical procedures in various specialties including orthopedic, vascular, general, and plastic surgery.  He is a member of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association. He is in practice with his wife, Dr. Cherrie Cindric at their office, Westmoreland Foot & Ankle Care LLC with locations in both Greensburg and Irwin. https://www.drcindric.com/

Jacob DiCesare, DO – Orthopedics   Dr. DiCesare was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area, and graduated from Greensburg Central Catholic High School.  He has a bachelor degree in Psychology from Pitzer College and a Masters Degree in Existential-Phenomenological Psychology from Duquesne University, as well as attending medical school at LECOM in Erie, PA. In 2006 he returned to Pittsburgh to do a Family Practice residency at UPMC/St. Margaret and a Sports Medicine Medicine Fellowship with Allegheny Health Network.  In 2010 he started working for Excela Health Orthopedics, becoming their first non-operative Sports Medicine physician. He has became specialized in musculoskeletal ultrasound and regenerative medicine.  He’s also been adjunct faculty with LECOM medical college, Latrobe Family Medicine residency, and Washington Hospital residency programs and have instructed physicians from around the world in ultrasound and prolotherapy with the American Academy of Orthopedic Medicine.

He started private practice, DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine, in 2020. “Hospital owned practices tend to steer physicians towards a “one size fits all” model of patient care that is often good for some and fair for most. My goal in private practice is to use the tools I’ve developed to help patients be healthier and feel better.”  https://www.greensburgortho.com/

Kevin Hibbard, MD – Pain Management Dr. Kevin Hibbard is board certified in anesthesiology and interventional pain management. He is part of the Advanced Pain Medicine group. They specialize in back, neck, shoulder and arm pain. Dr. Hibbard earned his undergraduate degree at Virginia Tech where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in Engineering Science and Mechanics. After receiving his degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the country’s only medical honor society, he completed his residency training in anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh.   http://www.advancedpainmedicine.com/

Matthew JP Lodico, MD – Pain Management Dr. Matthew JP LoDico, M.D., is a board certified anesthesiologist and is part of Advanced Pain Medicine Group. Dr. LoDico earned his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and his masters degree studying molecular genetics from the University of North Carolina. He earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School where he was inducted into the AOA honor medical society. He completed his anesthesiology residency in Pittsburgh at UPMC and interventional pain management fellowship at the University of Buffalo.   http://www.advancedpainmedicine.com/

Valli Muthappan, MD – Ophthalmologist   Dr. Valli Muthappan is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract and corneal surgeries. She received her undergraduate degree in chemistry magna cum laude from Northwestern University, and then went on to medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society. She did her internship at California Medical Center and ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University. She then completed a fellowship in corneal and refractive surgery at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. She sees patients in Murrysville and Greensburg. www.cecpgh.com

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Jerome Peters, MD – Ophthalmology Dr. Jerome Peters graduated from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.    Dr. Peters specializes in the field of ophthalmology and is prepared to diagnose, treat and perform various types of surgeries for diseases, injuries, or trauma of the eye. Dr. Peters may treat disorders such as glaucoma, corneal tumors, cataracts, retinal disorders, conjunctivitis, astigmatism and ocular tumors, among others.  http://peterseyeclinic.net/

R. Brandon Trale, DO – Orthopedics  Dr. Trale is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon originally from Monroeville, PA. Dr. Trale received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, along with his Master of Science in Medical Education, from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA.  Dr. Trale completed his internship and residency at Millcreek Community Hospital in Erie, PA where he held a chief intern position. He has been an orthopedic surgeon at Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC) since 2014. Dr. Trale specializes in total knee and total hip replacements along with shoulder surgery, including shoulder arthroscopy and total shoulder replacements.  Dr. Trale is certified by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He holds professional affiliations with the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Association and the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association.  IRMC Dr Trale Website

Michael Vittone, MD – Ophthalmology  Dr. Michael Vittone joined the practice of Vittone Eye Associates in July 2006, after completing an ophthalmology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Institute. Prior to that, he was an Internal Medicine specialist in the area. He has special interests in cataract surgery and retinal disease including diabetes and age related macular degeneration. He has performed several thousand cataract surgeries, laser procedures and intravitreal injections for these problems. He graduated with his medical degree in Ophthalmology from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine Vittone Eye Associates