Eastern Maine Medical Center is proud to offer patients a Joint Center that is dedicated to providing you the very best. Our five board-certified orthopedic joint surgeons specialize in total joint replacements, and we proudly offer patients minimally invasive, computer-assisted, joint revision and orthopedic oncology surgical services. To learn how to schedule an appointment with one of our surgeons, please call EMMC's Joint Center at 973-8278.
Meet our Surgeons:
Stephen Walsh, MD is the medical director at EMMC's Joint Center. Dr. Walsh, who is a member of DownEast Orthopedic Associates, is fellowship trained in joint replacements. Board certified in orthopedics by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a fellow in the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Dr. Walsh specializes in minimally invasive and revision total joint replacements.
“My goal as a surgeon is to strive for maximum functional improvement and satisfaction for each patient on an individual basis,” explains Dr. Walsh.
W. Andrew Hodge, MD is chief of EMMC's Orthopedics program. Dr. Hodge, who is a member of EMMC's Orthopaedic Surgery of Maine, completed medical school as well as Orthopedic Surgery and General Surgery Residencies at Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois.
Prior to joining EMMC in January 2012, Dr. Hodge maintained appointments at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Together with performing surgery, conducting research and teaching at Massachusetts General Hospital, he designed and directed the BioMotion Research Laboratory for studying human motion and rehabilitation. Dr. Hodge is the founder and chief medical officer of BioMotion’s Institute for Mobility and Longevity, a non-profit organization that supports orthopedic and related research and education. He is actively involved with the Center for Skeletal Aging Solutions at Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida and La Jolla, California where he is appointed in the Department of Metabolism and Aging.
Dr. Hodge specializes in knee and hip surgery, as well as bioengineering research. He holds several patents on orthopedic implants and techniques. He was recently awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his international surgical contributions; this award has been given to six Presidents as well as several Nobel Prize winners and other humanitarians.
Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, orthopedic surgeon Jordan Shubert, MD is a fellow of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Shubert, who is a member of EMMC's Orthopaedic Surgery of Maine, is the former chief of Implant Service at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in Ft. Bliss, Texas. He specializes in arthritis surgery and joint replacement.
“My commitment is to the highest standard of care delivered in a compassionate manner,” explains Dr. Shubert.
Orthopedic surgeon John Bradford, MD is fellowship trained and board certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Bradford, who is a member of EMMC's Orthopaedic Surgery of Maine, is a fellow in the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Bradford's interests includes all of orthopedics with specialty training in total joint replacement and surgeries of the hand. He specializes in the use of computer-assisted surgery.
Dr. Bradford says, “I strive for compassion and commitment to each patient. I believe that trust and commitment are vital elements in a doctor-patient relationship.”
Board certified in orthopedics by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ian Dickey, MD, P. Eng (HON), FRCSC, specializes in primary and complex hip and knee surgery, as well as oncology related orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dickey, who is a member of EMMC's Orthopaedic Surgery of Maine, is a fellow and alumnus of the Mayo Clinic and the Ivins Society, an active fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, a member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, a member of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, and is the current president of the Franklin Hinson Sim Society. He maintains an active research lab and is an adjunct professor at University of Maine – Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Dr. Dickey's research focuses on improved implant coatings for better longevity of hip and knee replacements.
He explains, “Hip and knee reconstruction is a life long journey, and while the outcome is important, the doctor-patient relationship is paramount.”