Meet Our Physicians

At Colonial Orthopaedics, your clinical team may include your physician, his/her clinical assistant, and/or a physician assistant.

Our clinical staff is composed of licensed and registered x-ray technologists, licensed practical nurses, or certified professional medical assistants. There are times when you may be examined and cared for by a physician assistant, who works in conjunction with your orthopaedic surgeon in the office, at the hospital, and during surgery.

Our physicians have medical staff privileges and perform surgery at:

  • John Randolph Medical Center
  • Southside Regional Medical Center
  • CJW Medical Center, Chippenham Campus
  • Stony Point Surgery Center

Orthopaedics

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Manjit S. Dhillon, MD, FAAOS

Specialties:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Hand & Upper Extremity
  • General Orthopaedics

Dr. Dhillon has been in practice since 2000 with Colonial Orthopaedics. Dr. Dhillon is board certified in orthopedic surgery and has additional qualifications with CAQ (certificate of added qualification) in hand surgery and also in Sports Medicine.

Apart from his interest in general orthopaedics and fracture care, he specializes in treatment of hand, elbow, and shoulder, along with sports medicine and advanced arthroscopic surgery for the wrist, elbow, shoulder, and knee.

He also performs wrist, elbow, shoulder, and knee joint partial and total replacements. He also specializes in microsurgery of the hand, nerve and tendon injuries and nerve compression syndromes and complex reconstruction of upper extremity problems.

Dr. Dhillon has been in orthopedics surgery since 1986 and his depth of experience allows him to provide comprehensive and complete orthopedic care to his patients. He helps his patients through a patient education process to learn about their disorders and participate more completely in their own care.

  • Fellowship: NYU Medical Center and HJD, New York, NY, 2000, Hand & Upper Extremities
  • Administrative Chief Resident: UMDNJ, Newark, NJ 1998-1999, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Residency: University of Medicine & Dentistry, Newark, NJ,1993- 1999, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Research Fellowship: UCSF, San Francisco, CA, 1993 – Orthopaedics, Hand & Micro vascular Surgery
  • Post Graduate: Masters in Surgery, MAMC, Delhi University, New Delhi, India,1989
  • Internship: Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India, 1985
  • Medical School: Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), New Delhi, India, 1984
  • Undergraduate: Government College, Punjab, India, 1980
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2002
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, CAQ Hand, 2005
  • American Board of Orthpaedic Surgery, CAQ Sports Medicine, 2008
  • Colonial Heights Surgical Center
  • John Randolph Medical Center
  • Southside Regional Medical Center
  • Stony Point Surgery Center
  • CJW Medical Centers, Chippenham Campus
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Fellow
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand – Active Member
  • American Medical Association
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine
  • Richmond Orthopaedic Club
  • National Talent Merit Scholar–National Council for Educational Research and Training, 1978–1989
  • Merit Scholarship–Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India, 1981–1983
  • Resident Teaching Award–Orthopaedic Surgery, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, 1998
  • Excellence Award-New Jersey Medical School, UMDNJ For commitment to Research, Patient Care and Education, 1999
  • Dhillon MS, Chu ML, Posner MA. Demyelinating focal motor neuropathy of the ulnar nerve masquerading as compression in Guyon’s canal: a case report. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2003 Jan;28(1):48-51.
  • Melican, M., Zimmerman, M., Dhillon, M., Poonabalam, A., Goltz, D., Parsons, R., An Alternative Porous Surface For Bone Ingrowth: An Evaluation of Three Dimensional Printing In A Transcortical Canine Model J. of Biomaterials Research.
  • Hagiwara, S., Egelke, K., Yang, S.O., Dhillon, M.S., et al Dual Absorptiometry Forearm Software: Accuracy and Intermachine Relationship, J. Bone and Mineral Research 9(9): 1425-7, 1994
  • Hagiwara, S., Egelke, K., Yang, S.O., Dhillon, M.S., et al Radiographic Absorptiometry for Bone Mineral Measurement of the Phalanges: Precision and Accuracy Study, Radiology 192(3)L 857-9, 1994
  • The Extensor Mechanism of the Index Finger David L. Nelson, M.D., Manjit S. Dhillon, M.S., Jospeh Cheng, M.D., Rebecca S. Wolfer, M.D. – presented as a paper and scientific exhibit, ASSH, Orlando, Florida, 1991.
  • A Biomechanical Analysis of New Suture Anchors Designed Specifically for the Hand David L. Nelson, M.D., Manjit S. Dhillon, M.B.B.S., M.S. – presented as paper, ASSH Residents and Fellows Meeting, 1992; Southern Medical Association, 1992 Meeting; FESSH meeting Brussels, Belgium, 1993; Leroy C. Abbot Society, UCSF, San Francisco, 1993; Science and Industry Exhibit, ASSH, 1993.
  • Comparison of Pullout Strengths of Three Suture Anchors in Synthetic Substrate Manjit S. Dhillon, M.B.B.S, M.S., David L. Nelson, M.D. accepted for presentation, ASSH Residents and Fellows Meeting, 1993, Kansas.
  • Accuracy of Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry Forearm SoftwareSatoshi Hagiwara, Seoung Oh Young, Manjit S. Dhillon, Klaus Engelke, et al – presented as poster at Fourth International Symposium on Osteoporosis, 1993, Hong Kong.
  • Precision and Accuracy of Photodensitometry of Metacarpal Bone (Digital Image Processing) Satoshi Hagiwara, S.O. Young, Manjit S. Dhillon, Klaus Engelke, et al, accepted as paper for American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, 1993. Effect of Sterilization Techniques on the Osteoinductivity of Human DBP in Athymic Rats Jergesen, H.E., Dhillon, M. – presented as poster at Orthopaedic Research Society, 1995, Orlando, FL.
  • Effect of Human Recombinant Fibroblast Growth Factor on Osteoinduction by Human Demineralized Bone Powder in the Athymic Rat Jergesen, H.E., Dhillon, M. – presented as a poster at Orthopaedic Research Society, 1996, Atlanta, GA.
  • An Alternative Porous Surface for Bone Ingrowth; An Evaluation of Three Dimensional Printing In A Transcortal Canine Model Dhillon, M., Melican, M., Zimmerman, M., Poonabalam, Parsons, R., - presented as thesis presentation at New Jersey Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Somerset, NJ, 1996; paper at Society for Biomaterials Research, 1997; Poster at ORS, 1997, San Francisco.
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Prakasam Kalluri, MD

Specialties:

  • Surgery Of The Spine

Dr. Kalluri completed his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. He then completed the highly regarded Rush University Fellowship in Orthopedic Spine Surgery in Chicago, under the direction of internationally renowned expert Dr. Howard An prior to joining Colonial Orthopaedics in 2005.

Dr. Kalluri focuses on minimally invasive surgery for spinal disorders, employing the latest technologies and techniques to reduce pain rapidly, shorten recovery times, and avoid the common complications of more traditional spinal surgeries.

He works closely with our interventional spine specialists to optimize diagnostic accuracy and treatment outcomes.

  • Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2005 – Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • Residency: University of Medicine & Dentistry, Newark, NJ, 2004 – Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Internship: University of Medicine & Dentistry, Newark, NJ, 2000
  • Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 1999
  • Undergraduate: Boston University, Boston, MA, 1989
  • Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2011
  • John Randolph Medical Center
  • Southside Regional Medical Center
  • CJW Medical Centers, Chippenham Campus
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine
  • Richmond Orthopaedic Club
  • North American Spine Society
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Timothy J. Marqueen, MD, VMD, FAASOS

Specialties:

His specialties beyond general orthopaedics and fracture care are: 

  • Sports Medicine & Injuries
  • Joint replacement of the knee
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Cartilage Repairs
  • Arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder

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Dr. Marqueen joined Colonial Orthopaedics in 2005 after completing fellowship training in Sports Medicine at the University of Massachusetts. He graduated from his residency program in orthopaedic surgery from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004.

Before deciding to pursue a career in orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Marqueen was a board- certified veterinarian. He is very involved in the community serving as the team physician for Virginia State University for 10 years and can be found on the sidelines at area local high schools providing orthopaedic care on and off the field to the athletes.

  • Fellowship: University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, 2005, Sports Medicine
  • Residency: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, 2004 – Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Internship: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, 1997
  • Medical School: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, 1994
  • Undergraduate: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1978
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2008
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination
  • American Board of Orthpaedic Surgery, CAQ Sports Medicine
  • John Randolph Medical Center
  • Southside Regional Medical Center
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine
  • Richmond Medical Academy
  • Virginia State University Team Physician, 2007 – present
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Karanvir Prakash, MD, MS, FAAOS

Specialties:

Dr. Prakash has been in the Tri-cities area since 1995. He did his medical school in India at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. At the age of 21, after finishing medical school, he did orthopaedics residency in India, England and at CV. He also did a research fellowship in biomechanics at MCV for 2 years and then did fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine.

He is board certified in orthopaedics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Prakash also has a certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. His special interests include Foot and Ankle and Sports medicine and total knee replacements.

Dr. Prakash also has a specialization in wound care and is also board certified by Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society. He has a busy wound practice as well. As part of comprehensive bone care, he also has expertise in Osteoporosis and has been Certified Clinical Densitometrist since 1998.

Dr. Prakash has also been involved with amputee care in underdeveloped countries and assists as a clinical consultant with an NGO that works and funds for over 20 – 30% of the world’s young amputee population. He also assists in Pediatric Oncology and palliative care. He and his family support a college of Physical Therapy in India.

Dr. Prakash has worked in leadership positions in medical staff at the local hospitals and is presently chief of medical staff at the Southside Regional Medical Center and runs a busy practice here in the southern Chesterfield and Tri-Cities area.

  • Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1996, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA – Research Fellowship, 1989-1991
  • Residency: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 1995 – Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Internship: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, 1983
  • Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, 1982
  • Undergraduate: Delhi University, Delhi, India, 1977
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1998
  • ISCD
  • Certified in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
  • American Board of Orthpaedic Surgery, CAQ Sports Medicine
  • Colonial Heights Surgery
  • Henrico Doctors Hospital
  • John Randolph Medical Center
  • Southside Regional Medical Center
  • CJW Medical Centers, Chippenham Campus
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Fellow
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Professional Wound Care Association
  • American Medical Association
  • International Society of Clinical Densitometry
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine
  • Richmond Orthopaedic Club
  • Vice-Chief of Staff, Southside Regional Medical Center, 2007 - 2009
  • Secretary, Southside Regional Medical Center, 2005 - 2007
  • Chief of Surgery, John Randolph Medical Center, 2005 - 2006, 1997 - 1998
  • Board of Trustees, John Randolph Medical Center, 2007 - present
  • THESIS: Muscle Studies in Scoliosis. Presented to A.I.I.M.S., New Delhi as Partial Fulfillment for the Degree of Master of Surgery in Orthopaedics, June 1986. Guides: P.K. Dave, (Professor of Orthopaedics), A. Jayaswal, (Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics), S.C. Maheshwari, (Professor of Neurology), S. Roy, (Professor of Neuropathology).
  • Jayaswal, A., Prakash, K., Bisaria R., Bhan S., Dave, P.K., Mukerji, A.: Chondrobastoma, Two Contrasting Presentations. Indian J. Pediatrics, 1987.
  • Bhat, A., Kumar, A., Prakash, K., Malviya, A.N.: Rheumatoid Arthritis in Association with Skeletal Fluorosis. J. Assoc. Phys. India 34 (4) : 296-298.
  • Singh G., Kaul, R., Sachdeva, U., Khan, W.A., Prakash, K., Wasir, H.S., Malviya, A.N.: Comparison of Calmodulin Inhibitor and Calcium Channel Blockers as Peripheral Vasodilators. Indian J. Physiol. Pharmac 27 (5): Supplement 1: p87, 1983.
  • Wasir, H.S., Singh, G., Kaul, R., Prakash, K., Et al: Comparative Study of Trifluoperazine Nifedipine, Dipyridamole and Intra-arterial Reserpine in Digital Blood Flow in Raynaud’s Phenomenon. India Heart Journal, 35 (5): 306, 1983
  • Singh, G., Kaul, R., Sachdeva, U., Khan, W., Prakash, K., Chhina, G.S., Malviya, A.N.: Vasodilators in the Treatment of Raynauds Phenomenon – A Double Blind Trial, Proc. 1st World Congress on Inflammation, Antirheumatics, Analgesics and Immunomodulators, Venice, Italy. P. 392, 1984.
  • Malviya, A.N., Singh, G., Kaul, R., Prakash, K., Khan, W.A., Chhina, G.S., Sachdeva, U.: A Comparative Study of Trifluoperazine, A Calmodulin Inhibitor, Nifedipine, Dipyridamole and Intra-reserpine on the Digital Blood Flow in Raynaud’s Phenomenon. Proc. 5th Seapal Congress of Rheumatology, Bangkok, Thailand, p. 236, 1984.
  • Garg, A., Prakash, K., Gopinath, P.G., Malviya, A.N.: Esophageal Transit Time in Patients with Progressive Systemic Sclerosis, using Radionuclide, 99m Tc. Indian J. Med. Res. 79 (Jan): 110-113, 1984
  • Prakash, K., Rosario, P., Kim, S.: Esophageal Obstruction due to Beer Bottle Cap. N. Engl. J. Med., 321 (2):
  • Rosario, P., Prakash, K., Albu, E., Gerst, P.H.: Dentureless Distension: Oat Bran Bezoars Cause Obstruction. J.of AM Geriatrics Society, May, 1990.
  • Rosario, P., Gerst, P.H., Prakash, K., Katter, H.: Spontaneous Cholecystocutaneous Fistula – A Case Report. (Accepted by American Journal of Gastroenterology).
  • Miller, B.M., Rosario, P., Prakash, K., Et al: Neonatal Enterocolitis, The Crack Connection. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 85 (6): 767-769, 1990.
  • Prakash, K., Swarup, V., Nayar, U.: Acute Starvation and its effect on the developing Cerebellum of Rats-Neurophysiological Correlates. Presented to A.I.I.M.S., July, 1978.
  • Prakash, K.: Osteomyelitis of the Pelvis – An Unusual Presentation. Presented at the Delhi Orthopaedics Society Meeting, 1986.
  • Prakash, K.: Pseudarthrosis of the Spine in Ankylosing Spondylitis. Presented at the Delhi Orthopaedics Society Meeting, 1986.
  • Grover, D., Khurana, T.S., Pathak, R., Khurana, J.S., Prakash, K., Jayaswal, S., Paul, A.P.: Retinal Changes at High Altitudes. Presented at the XIV Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Sports Medicine, New Delhi, 1986.
  • Khurana, J.S., Khurana, T.S., Prakash, K., Jayaswal, A., Bisaria, R.: The Rock Climbers Phalanx, (Digital Neuropraxia), A Case Report. Presented at the XIV Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Sports Medicine, New Delhi, 1986.
  • Strain Pattern Distribution in Tibia and Fibula in Different Positions of the Foot and Ankle. Presented at the 1st World Congress of Biomechanics, Aug 1990 at San Diego and at the 9th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, Miami, FL, Nov, 1990.
  • Strain Pattern Distribution in Tibia and Fibula after Subtalar Fusion. Presented at the Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, Miami, FL, 1990.
  • The Significance of Syndesmosis Disruption in Ankle Injuries, Utilizing a Cadaveric Model. Accepted at the 9th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference., Miami, FL 1990.
  • Martin, D., Prakash, K., Krause, W.R., Adelaar, R.S.: Biomechanical Evaluation of Patellar Knee Braces. Presented at the Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, Miami, FL 1990.
  • Haynes, Boyd, Prakash, K.,: Pull out Strength of Suture Anchors. Presented at the Residents Day, 1990.
  • Prakash, K.: Syndesmotic Screw and Biomechanics of the Ankle. Presented at Combined Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting, Banff, Canada, 1991.
  • Prakash, K., Et al: Effect of Subtalar Fusion in Varus and Valgus on Midtarsal Motion and Effect on the Ankle. Presented at the American Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 1993.
  • Prakash, K., Et al: Gait Analysis After Subtalar Fusion. Presented at the American Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 1994.
  • Lawhorn, K., Adelaar, R.S., Wayne, J.S., Prakash, K.: Effect of Ankle Fusion on Contact Area and Pressure in the Subtalar Joint. Presented at the American Foot and Ankle Society Meetings, Boise, ID, 1994.
  • Carr, J.B., Prakash, K.: Strain Patterns in Proximal Tibia with Different Insertion Points for Tibial Nail. (Under preparation).
  • Tuten, H. Robert, Prakash, Karanvir, Carr, James B.: Great Toe Interphalangeal Joint Dislocation with Sesamoid Entrapment. Contemporary Orthopaedics, Vol. 31, No.2, August, 1995.
  • Wayne, Jennifer S., Lawhorn, Keith W., Davis, Kenneth E., Prakash, Karanvir, Adelaar, Robert S.: The Effect of Tibiotalar Fixation on Foot Biomechanics. Foot & Ankle International, December, 1997 p. 792.
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Sharad N. Saraiya, MD, FAAOS

Specialties:

  • Trauma & Joint Replacement

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Dr. Saraiya has been in practice with Colonial Orthopaedics since 1989. After graduating from a residency program in orthopaedic surgery from New York City, he started a practice in southwest Virginia prior to joining Colonial Orthopaedics in 1989.

His practice comprises of varieties of orthopaedic disorders with special interest in nonoperative and operative treatment of knee disorders including Total Knee Replacement. He also has a special interest in wound healing and is serving as a panel physician for WHC at SRMC.

Dr. Saraiya is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and has served in different capacities at area hospitals including; Chairman of the Department of Surgery at John Randolph Medical Center (JRMC) and also Southside Regional Medical Center, Chief of Medical Staff for JRMC. He is currently serving as Board of Trustee at John Randolph Medical Center.

He sees patients in both Colonial Heights near South Park Mall and Chester near Rivers Bend Shopping Center. His office hours are on Monday and Thursday. He has surgical privileges at area hospitals that include St. Francis Hospital, SRMC and JRMC.

  • Residency: Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens, Inc, New York, 1984 – Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Internship: Shri Sayajirao General Hospital, Baroda, India, 1976
  • Medical School: Medical College and Shri Sayajirao General Hospital, Baroda, India, 1974
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1992
  • Southside Regional Medical Center
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine
  • Richmond Orthopaedic Club
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Vivek Sharma, MD

Specialties:

  • Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy
  • Cartilage Repair, Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder & Knee Replacement

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Dr. Sharma has been in practice since 2008. Dr. Sharma was selected as one of Richmond Magazine’s “Top Docs” in Sports Medicine for 2010.

Apart from his interest in General Orthopaedics and fracture care, he specializes in:

  • Treatment of Shoulder, Knee, and Hip Pain
  • Advanced arthroscopic surgery for the Shoulder, Knee, and Hip
  • Shoulder and Knee joint replacement
  • Knee ligament injuries - Minimally Invasive ACL Surgery
  • Cartilage repair and transplant

Dr. Sharma is also board certified in family medicine and believes that his medical background helps him tremendously to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to his patients. His offices are conveniently located in Chester near Rivers Bend Shopping Center and Colonial Heights near South Park Mall. His office hours are on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. He has surgical privileges at St. Francis hospital SRMC, JRMC, CJW Hospital, and Colonial Heights Surgical Center.

  • Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, 2008 – Sports Medicine
  • Residency: Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pennsylvania, 2007 – Orthopaedic Surgery, Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pennsylvania, 2006 – Family Medicine
  • Research Fellowship: UCSF, San Francisco, CA, 1993 – Orthopaedics, Hand & Microvascular Surgery
  • Internship: Indira Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Shimla, HP, India, 1993
  • Medical School: Indira Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Shimla, HP, India, 1992
  • Undergraduate: DAV College, Chandigarh, India, 1987
  • American Board of Family Practice, June 2001
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2011
  • American Board of Orthpaedic Surgery, CAQ Sports Medicine
  • John Randolph Medical Center
  • Colonnial Heights Surgery Center
  • Henrico Doctors Hospital
  • Southside Regional Medical Center
  • Stony Point Surgery Center
  • CJW Medical Centers, Chippenham Campus
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
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Vamsi Singaraju, MD

Specialties:

• Joint replacement (Hip, Knee & Shoulder)
• MAKOplasty
• Advanced arthroscopic surgery for shoulder & knee
• Knee ligament injuries
• Cartilage Restorative Procedures

Dr. Singaraju joined Colonial Orthopaedics after completing advanced training in joint replacement and sports medicine. With his background he advises the “aging athlete” in managing their active lifestyle. He has specialized training in MAKOplasty (robot assisted joint replacement).

Dr. Singaraju is available at our Colonial Heights, Emporia & Chester offices. He looks forward to getting you back to doing the things that you love.

  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery: UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA
  • Fellowships: Adult Reconstruction Fellowship: Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL; Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2017
  • Southside Regional Medical Center
  • John Randolph Medical Center
  • Colonial Heights Surgery Center
  • Southern Virginia Medical Center (Emporia)
  • CJW Medical Center, Chippenham Campus
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • Richmond Orthopaedic Club
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Praveer Srivastava, MD, FAAOS

Specialties:

  • Hip And Knee Reconstruction

Dr. Srivastava joined Colonial Orthopaedics in 2001 after completing his orthopaedic fellowship in Adult Reconstruction from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

He specializes in complex hip and knee replacement surgeries, including revisions of prior replacement surgeries. His practice comprises of varieties of orthopaedic disorders with special interest in knee and hip disorders including Anterior Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement.

  • Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1999 – Adult Reconstruction
  • Residency: Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 1998 – Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Internship: University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio, 1993
  • Medical School: Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India, 1988
  • Undergraduate: Hindu College, Delhi, India, 197
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2002
  • John Randolph Medical Center
  • Southside Regional Medical Center
  • CJW Medical Centers, Chippenham Campus
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Fellow
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society
  • Richmond Orthopaedic Club
  • Richmond Medical Society
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Neema M. Amin, MD

Specialties:

  • Hand & Upper Extremity
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Podiatry

Dr. Amin has been practicing at Colonial Orthopaedics since 2009. A Richmond native, she has returned home to help better serve the growing community.

In addition to General Orthopaedics and fracture care, her practice is dedicated to surgery of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow with a particular interest in trauma, nerve compression, and overuse injuries.

Dr. Amin is available at both our River’s Bend and Colonial Heights locations. She looks forward to the opportunity to help get you back to doing the things you enjoy.

  • Fellowship: C V Starr Hand Surgery Center, Roosevelt Hospital, NY
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Richmond Academy of Medicine
  • Richmond Orthopaedic Club
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society
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Seth J. Schweitzer, DPM

Specialties:

  • Podiatric Medicine And Surgery

Dr. Schweitzer was born and raised in Oceanside, New York. He graduated from Binghamton University in upstate New York with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Schweitzer earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He went on to complete a comprehensive 1-year podiatric medical residency and then a 2-year podiatric surgical residency from Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, which is a teaching affiliate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Schweitzer joined Colonial Orthopaedics in May 2011 after being in private practice with Southern Virginia Foot and Ankle Center and has been practicing podiatric medicine and surgery in Virginia since 1996.

He is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is a member of the Virginia Podiatric Medical Association and the American Podiatric Medical Association.

Dr. Schweitzer served as the Chief of Podiatric Services at Bon Secours Saint Francis Medical Center from 2005 to 2009 and is currently on the Medical Executive Committee for the Colonial Heights Surgical Center.

Dr. Schweitzer is committed to providing the most professional and ethical podiatric medical and surgical care to his patients and strives to incorporate the latest technologies into his practice for the main purpose of delivering quality patient care.

His office is conveniently located in Colonial Heights and his office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. He has surgical privileges at SRMC, Colonial Heights Surgery Center, JRMC, and SFMC.

  • Residency: Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, 374 Stockholm Street, Brooklyn, New York,
  • Podiatric Surgical Resident: July 1994 - June 1996
  • Rotating Podiatric Resident: July 1993 - June 1994
  • Medical School: Temple School of Podiatric Medicine, Eighth and Race Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine: 1989 - 1993
  • Undergraduate: Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, Bachelor of Science in Biology: 1985 - 1989
  • American Board of Podiatric Surgeons, 2000
  • John Randolph Medical Center
  • Southside Regional Medical Center
  • Richmond Community Hospital
  • St. Francis Medical Center
  • CJW Medical Centers, Chippenham Campus
  • American Board of Podiatric Surgeons - Diplomat
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons - Fellow
  • Virginia Podiatric Medical Association
  • Podiatric Political Action Committee
  • Colonial heights Surgery Center, 2009-present
  • St. Francis Medical Center, 2005-2008
  • Ironbridge Medical Park, 2000-2005
  • Rubin L, Schweitzer S, The Use of Acellular Biologic Tissue Patches in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Clin Podiatr Med Surg 2005:22:533-552.
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Allan S. Wax, DPM, FACFAS

Specialties:

  • Podiatric Medicine And Surgery

Dr. Allan S. Wax attended East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania and entered the University's accelerated medical program. His major was pre-podiatry with a minor in biology. He earned his BS in these fields in 1982.

Dr. Wax then went on to attend the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine located in Center City, Philadelphia. Dr. Wax did medical rotations at three private hospitals in Philadelphia, as well as, a hospital in Michigan.

He also did medical rotations at the Veterans Administration Hospitals in Tucson, Arizona, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his work in podiatric medicine at Temple in 1986 earning his doctorate degree.

Dr. Wax then traveled to New York City for his residency at the Medical Arts Center Hospital in Manhattan. He spent 2 years in training, learning foot/ankle surgery.

During the same period of time, 1986 - 1988, Dr. Wax also did a podiatric fellowship at the Queens Hospital Center in Jamaica, New York. This involved working in the podiatric clinic where he treated multiple types of foot/ankle problems. After completing his residency in 1988, Dr. Wax moved here to practice in the Richmond and Tri-Cities area.

He is on staff at many of the area hospitals including CJW medical center, St Francis, John Randolph, SRMC, Henrico Doctors, Retreat, and Memorial Regional Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Wax enjoys spending time with his family and getting out on the road to ride his Harley.

  • Residency: Medical Arts Center Hospital, New York, NY, 1986-1988, Podiatric Surgical Residency (foot/ankle)
  • Medical School: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 1982-1986, DPM
  • Undergraduate: East Stroudsburg University, E. Stroudsburg, PA 1979-1982 - Bio/Pre-Podiatry
  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery, 1994
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Fellow American College Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Fellow American Society of Podiatric Surgery (Founding Member)
  • Virginia Podiatric Medical Association
  • Richmond Academy of Podiatric Medicine
  • Rep for Mid-Atlantic Podiatric Medical Association

Physiatry

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Jay Pavan, MD, FAAPMR

Specialties:

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • EMG & NCS

Dr. Pavan has been in practice since 2001 with Colonial Orthopaedics after completing his residency in Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine in India.

He focuses on non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and back pain. Dr. Pavan specializes in EMG & nerve conduction studies, physiatry & the spine.

  • Resident Physician: Ramaiah Medical College, Ramaiah Hospital, Bangalore, India
  • Resident Medical Officer: Ravi Kirloskar Memorial Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency: Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, 1999
  • Internship Internal Medicine: Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, 1996
  • Internship: Clinch Valley Medical Center, Richlands, VA
  • Medical School: Karnataka Medical College, Hubli, Karnataka, India, 1991
  • Undergraduate: National College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India, 1982
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2001
  • John Randolph Medical Center (Consulting)
  • Southside Regional Medical Center
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Academy
  • American Medical Association
  • Karnataka Medical Student Association
  • American Academy of Pain Management
  • Physiatric Association of Spine and Sports Medicine
  • Richmond Medical Academy

Interventional Pain

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John Snyder, MD

Specialties:

  • Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist

Dr. Snyder completed his residency training and fellowship subspecialty training in Interventional Pain Management through the internationally recognized Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Virginia Commonwealth University's’ Medical College of Virginia.

Dr. Snyder focuses on the nonoperative treatment of painful spinal and musculoskeletal disorders. As a result of his training and experience, he is able to offer a comprehensive patient-centered treatment program, including the latest interventional treatments for these conditions.

  • Fellowship: VCU Medical Center, Richmond, VA, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain
  • Resident: VCU Medical Center, Richmond, VA, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain
  • Internship: VCU Medical Center, Richmond, VA, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Medical School: Medical College of Virginia, VCU, Richmond, VA
  • Undergraduate: State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, Psychology
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR), 2010
  • Subspecialty Pain Medicine, ABPMR 2010
  • Colonial Heights Surgical Center
  • John Randolph Medical Center
  • Southside Regional Medical Center
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Medical Association
  • Hamza M, Anderson DG, Snyder JW, Deschner S, Cifu DX. Effectiveness of levetiracetam in the treatment of lumbar radiculopathy: an open-label prospective cohort study. PM&R 1:335-339, 2009
  • Snyder J: Reliability and validity of pain measurement tools. Grand Rounds, VCU Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Richmond, Virginia. February 2008.
  • Snyder J: Overview of Cardiac Rehabilitation. Grand Rounds, VCU Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Richmond, Virginia. May 2009.
  • Snyder J, Gu Y, Goldin M, Lester D, Cifu D. Clinical correlation with MRI findings in L5/S1 radiculopathy. Am Journal PM&R 88:S13-S14, 2009.
  • Snyder J, Hamza M, Anderson D, Deschner S, Cifu D. Open Label Study of Levetiracetam in the Treatment of Lumbar Radiculopathy. Am Journal PM&R 88:S14, 2009.