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Orthopedic Surgery

Craig Ruble, MD
Dr. Ruble graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine in 1996. He specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.
Ahmed Salem, MD, PhD

Dr. Salem earned his medical degree and  finished his residency in 2004. He then  completed several fellowship programs: Advanced Reconstructive spinal surgery at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, and Adult Scoliosis and Trauma fellowships at the Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon. AO trauma fellowship in Switzerland and 2years research fellowship at Johns Hopkins.

He is Board certified by ABSS American Board of Spinal surgery  and member of the AANOS American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons .

Tony Chien, DO
Dr. Chien is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery.  He graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Internship and Residency at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan.  He received his undergraduate education at University of California at Los Angeles, California.
Dr. Chien treats a wide variety of orthopedic problems, including arthritis, trauma, sports injuries, hand and foot problem, fractures and occupational injuries.  He performs arthroscopic repair as well as total joint replacement for the finger, toe, elbow, shoulder, hip and knee.  He is dedicated to the treatment of lower back pain and provides a wide variety of spine procedures for all of his patients, both noninvasive and invasive. His specialties include herniated disc, osteoporosis, spinal stenosis, fractures and degenerative conditions of the lumbar and thoracic spine.
Felix Ungacta, MD

Dr. Felix Ungacta is an orthopedic surgeon with extensive experience. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Matt Melander, DO
Matthew Melander, DO is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician who is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and fellowship-trained in orthopedic sports medicine.
He completed a one-year fellowship in sports medicine arthroscopic surgery, focusing on minimally invasive techniques. He has extensive experience in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, and hip, as well as ACL reconstruction, and the treatment of injuries in competitive and recreational athletes.

Dr. Melander has more than 10 years of experience working with workers' compensation claims and performing Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs). Dr. Melander completed his medical degree at the University of New England and his residency at Des Peres Hospital. He completed a fellowship at the prestigious Methodist Sports Medicine Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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