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Meet the Team

Care New England health care services are staffed by Care New England Medical Group (CNEMG) clinicians who provide primary care and specialty services.

Robert M. Shalvoy, MD
Robert M. Shalvoy, MD

Dr. Shalvoy is executive chief of orthopedics and sports medicine for Care New England. A board-certified orthopedic surgeon, he earned his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School and completed orthopedic surgery residency at Boston University Medical Center. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic for Sports Medicine. He is an assistant professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His interests include ACL injuries, complex knee ligament reconstructions, cartilage transplantation, and complex baseball throwing injuries.

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Steven L. Blazar
Steven L. Blazar

Dr. Blazar is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Fellowship trained in Spine Surgery at Boston’s New England Baptist Hospital. Specializing in minimally invasive outpatient spine surgery, he also has over 30 years’ experience in adult inpatient deformity and reconstructive spine procedures from the neck to the low back. As the first spine surgeon in Rhode Island to implant an artificial disc, he has maintained his skills in the most advanced and evidence based treatments for diseases of the spine.

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David J. Cicerchia, Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon
David J. Cicerchia, Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon

As a native Rhode Islander, Dr. David Cicerchia returned to Rhode Island after receiving his medical training at Boston University and doing a fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital. His advanced training and fellowship is in the surgery of the spine, which includes disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar area.

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Maher El-Khatib
Maher El-Khatib

Board certified in anesthesiology and pain management, Dr. Maher El-Khatib has more than 14 years of experience in established practices treating a wide range of conditions and all types of pain, cancer-related pain, and pain after surgery. He takes a holistic approach to treating his patients, with a goal of reducing pain as well as helping patients achieve a better quality of life, including increased physical activity, improved sleep, and overall life enjoyment. Dr. El-Khatib attended medical school at the American University of Beirut before completing both his residency and internship at Texas Tech University.

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Jonathan A. Gastel, Orthopedic Surgeon Orthopedic Surgeon
Jonathan A. Gastel, Orthopedic Surgeon

Board certified in orthopedics and subspecialty certified in sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Dr. Jonathan Gastel has been practicing in Rhode Island since 1999. As a specialist in sports medicine, he has served as the orthopedic sports medicine team physician for Division I Bryant University since 2001, and previously as the Rhode Island College team physician.

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Steven N. Graff
Steven N. Graff

Board-certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Graff began his orthopedic practice here in Rhode Island in 1994. He received a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand and Microvascular Surgery from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 1997. This additional certification designates him as an expert in the various aspects of upper extremity surgery.

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Razib Khaund, MD
Razib Khaund, MD

Dr. Khaund is director of sports medicine for Care New England. Board-certified in internal medicine, he earned a medical degree from the New Jersey Medical School. He completed a residency in internal medicine through Brown University and a sports medicine fellowship at the Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic for Sports Medicine. He is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His interests include the role of anti-inflammatory medicine in musculoskeletal medicine and sports-related concussions.

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Norman A. Kornwitz, MD
Norman A. Kornwitz, MD

Norman Kornwitz, MD, has served the Rhode Island community by developing a practice with specialization in total hip and knee replacement, arthroscopy and fracture care. He is listed in US News & World Reports as one of the country’s Top Doctors.

Dr. Kornwitz was born and raised in Boston, MA. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1976 before receiving his medical degree from Boston University in 1980. He then completed his orthopedic residency training at the University of Massachusetts where he trained under Dr. Arthur Pappas, the team doctor for the Boston Red Sox. He also trained at The New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, one of North America’s leading training centers for total hip and knee replacement.

While a member of the faculty at UMass, Dr. Kornwitz provided didactic and clinical instruction in anatomy and adult trauma, and has peer-review publications of his work in the treatment of hip fractures in adults.

Dr. Kornwitz was recruited to serve as the Chief of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare in 1989 before joining West Bay Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery.

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Ana Mata-Fink, Orthopedic Surgeon Orthopedic Surgeon
Ana Mata-Fink, Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Ana Mata-Fink is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery. She attended medical school at Harvard University and finished both her residency and internship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Mata-Fink has been practicing in Rhode Island since 2016, focusing on injuries and arthritis of the shoulder and elbow. Common conditions she treats include rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, shoulder and elbow arthritis, and fractures. She has advanced training in conventional and reverse shoulder replacement, elbow replacement, and arthroscopic shoulder surgery.

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Philip J. Reilly, III,, MD
Philip J. Reilly, III,, MD

Philip J. Reilly, MD, brings more than 25 years of experience in orthopedics to Care New England. His primary interest is sports medicine and the arthroscopic treatment of injuries, particularly of the knee and shoulder (e/g/ ACL tears, rotator cuff problems). He has served as team physician for Rhode Island College for 20 years. Additionally, he has substantial interest and experience in arthritis and joint replacement surgery (total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, total shoulder replacement, and hip replacement), as well as providing basic trauma care.

Dr. Reilly believes in a hands-on approach, stressing that patient education is critical to a patients’ comprehension of orthopedic problems, allowing them to properly understand their injury and the various treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical.

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Richard Peloquin
Richard Peloquin, PA-C

Richard earned a graduate degree in clinical health sciences as a physician assistant from the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center at Penn State University. He practices emergency medicine and orthopaedic surgery. His areas of interest include throwing injuries, biomechanical analysis, knee ligament injuries, shoulder and elbow injuries in pitchers, and working with student trainers.

Jessica Morse, PA
Jessica Morse, PA-C

Jessica Morse, PA-C is a certified physician assistant who joined our group in 2016 after completing her physician assistant education and training at MCPHS University in Worcester, MA. Prior to attending PA school, Jessica worked for Brown University’s pathology and laboratory medicine department researching cellular stress responses to DNA damage. She earned her bachelor of science in biological sciences from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. A former Gatorade Player of the Year for girls’ volleyball in Rhode Island, Morse played collegiate rugby.