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St. Mary's Center for Orthopaedics

Meet the Team

St. Mary’s Center for Orthopaedics

15 Gracelawn Road
Auburn, ME 04210
207-333-4710

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The orthopedic team at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center has the expertise and experience to care for a comprehensive range of bone and joint conditions. Our multi-disciplinary team of board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians, industry leading therapists and certified nurses work together for your most successful care and recovery.


Physicians

Mohamed Al-Saied, MBBCH, CCFP, FRCS(C), ABOS-IMohamed Al-Saied, MBBCH, CCFP, FRCS(C), ABOS-I

Dr. Al-Saied is Fellowship trained in both total knee and hip replacement, and foot and ankle surgery. He also performs general orthopedic surgeries and performs knee replacement surgery using the advanced Exactech GPS Guided Surgery System.

Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada Education & Training
  • MBBCH (MD equivalent), Al-Fatah University, Tripoli, Libya
  • General internship, Al-Fatah University Hospital, Tripoli, Libya
  • Orthopedic residency, University of Toronto, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Clinical Fellowships for foot and ankle surgery, and hip and knee arthroplasty at Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Clinical Fellowship in hip and knee arthroplasty, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Daniel Buck, DPMDaniel Buck, DPM

Dr. Daniel Buck brings a valuable specialty in podiatry to the St. Mary’s Orthopedic Team. Dr. Buck's specialties include Soft tissue and bony surgeries of the foot and ankle, Bunion and hammertoe surgery, Plantar fasciitis and related conditions, Foot and ankle reconstruction and revision, Podiatric sports medicine, and diabetic and non-diabetic foot care.

Certifications

  • Fellow of The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery Education & Training
  • California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, California
  • Residency: the VA Medical Center in San Francisco, California

Jeffrey Davila, MDJeffrey Davila, MD

Dr. Davila is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and is the former Director of the White House Orthopaedic Clinic, Chairman of the Joint Surgical Optimization Council, and an Orthopedic Surgery Consultant for the National Capitol Region. Dr. Davila specializes in hip arthroscopy, shoulder replacement, and ligament and tendon reconstruction.

Certifications

  • Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Specialty Certification, The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Education & Training
  • MD, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD

Michael T. Newman, MDMichael T. Newman, MD

Dr. Newman’s experience and skills as an orthopedic surgeon include 16 years of active duty Navy service. His specialties include total joint replacement, general orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine.

 

Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship trained in total hip and knee reconstruction Education & Training
  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY
  • Orthopedic Surgical Residency: National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Joseph Strauss, DOJoseph Strauss, DO

Dr. Strauss offers experience and expertise in sports medicine and complex fracture orthopedic care. Dr. Strauss’ specialties include cartilage repair, elbow arthroscopy, hamstring repair, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, meniscus repair, and rotator cuff repair.

 

Certifications

  • Board certified and Fellowship trained in Orthopedic Traumatology with subspecialty certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine Education & Training
  • Orthopedic surgery residency: The National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD
  • Fellowship training: The R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
  • Medical degree: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pennsylvania, PA

Dr. Lars Qvick, Orthopedic Surgeon at St. Mary's Regional Medical CenterLars Qvick, MD

Dr. Lars Qvick’s specialties include hand and wrist surgery, elbow and shoulder surgery, occupational injuries, and orthopedic trauma fracture repair.

 

Certifications

  • Fellowship trained in both hand and upper extremity surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Education & Training
  • Residency in orthopedic surgery, State University of New York, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY

New England Foot and Ankle Specialists

117 Auburn Street
Portland, ME. 04103
Phone: 207-797-4791

Office Hours:
Monday & Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m
Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

Physicians

Greg Pomeroy, Orthopedics Doctor in MaineGreg Pomeroy, MD

Greg Pomeroy is a fellowship trained foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon, and the Medical Director of New England Foot and Ankle Specialists. He earned his medical degree from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, and his Bachelor of Arts from Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

  • Medical Degree: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
  • Residency: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut
  • Fellowship: Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgery, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Jessica Faught, MD - OrthopedicsJessica Faught, MD

Dr. Jessica Faught is an orthopedic surgeon fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery. She is based at New England Foot and Ankle Specialists in Portland. Dr. Faught serves as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve and has received the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. She enjoys volunteering with several community organizations.

  • Medical degree: Louisiana State University Shreveport School of Medicine
  • Residency: Louisiana State University Shreveport School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: New England Foot and Ankle Associates

Sacha Matthews, MD - OrthopedicsSacha Matthews, MD

Sacha Matthews is a fellowship trained hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon, certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He earned his medical degree from Columbia University in New York, and his Bachelor of Arts in Amherst, Massachusetts. In 2015, he was recognized in Downeast Magazine as the “Best Hand Surgeon in Maine,” and he has served as the President of the Maine Society of Orthopedic Surgeons.

  • Medical: Columbia University, New York, New York
  • Internship: Department of Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York
  • Residency: Department of Orthopedics, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York
  • Fellowship: Emanuel B. Kaplan Hand and Upper Extremity Fellow, Hospital for Joint Diseases/NYU, New York

Clinicians


Brittany Smith, PA-C, St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, MaineBrittany Smith, PA-C

Brittany Smith holds a Master of Science Physician Assistant degree from the University of New England in Portland, Maine. Her knowledge base draws on clinical experiences acquired from medical centers in Maine and New Hampshire. Brittany is an active member of the Maine Association of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.


Allie Baysol, PA-C, St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, Lewiston MaineAllie Baysol, PA-C

Allie Baysol spent two years as an orthopedic physician assistant at Cooley Dickinson Medical Group/Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine in Hatfield, MA. She completed her Master of Science in physician Assistant studies from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University in Worcester, and she has also worked as a softball instructor/strength and conditioning coach, and a hockey off-ice training coach. Allie is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and is certified in Basic Life Support.


Nicole Merrill, NP

Medical Degree: MSN, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME. Board Info: Nurse Practitioner- Family, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners


Leadership

Paul J. Ranucci, Ph.DPaul J. Ranucci, Ph.D
Director

Having first worked as a clinician, Paul Ranucci has assumed increasing levels of responsibility throughout his career and has devoted the last 15 to health care leadership and administrative roles. He received his B.S. in rehabilitation counseling with a minor in psychology from the University of Maine at Farmington, and his M.S. degree in rehabilitation counseling from Springfield College. He earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from Union University and a certification in business management from the School of Business, University of Southern Maine.


Kasey A. Pelletier, R.N., O.N.C.Kasey A. Pelletier, R.N., O.N.C.
Practice Manager

Kasey Pelletier, RN received her Associates degree in nursing though the University of Maine. She has over 12 years of hospital and office nursing experience, both in Medical/Surgical and Orthopedics.