About Us

The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics - Parkway Division in Hagerstown, Maryland was established in 1996 by Dr. Ralph Salvagno, who retired from surgical practice in May 2017,  and the late Dr. Tom Altizer. Both doctors had extensive experience in total joint replacement surgery in their previous practices and felt a strong desire to focus more fully on improving the quality of their patients’ lives through these procedures.

In 2001, Dr. Roberta Rothen joined the practice. She focuses on sports medicine and general orthopaedics.  Dr. Alvaro Cabezas, who has extensive experience in joint replacement surgery, joined the practice in 2013.  Most recently, in May 2017, the practice welcomed the addition of Dr. Thomas Amalfitano, Dr. Richard Milford, and Dr. Michael Stowell.  As well as a focus in sports medicine and general orthopaedics, Dr. Amalfitano brings additional experience in joint replacement surgery.  Dr. Miford and Dr. Stowell, both board certified in orthopaedic surgery with a sub-specialty in hand surgery, treat a variety of orthopaedic issues with an emphasis on the treatment of the upper extremity.

We also have an excellent professional staff that offers a team approach. Our nurse practitioner, physician assistants, and physical therapy team will work with you to create a treatment plan that maximizes function and helps you heal as quickly as possible.

In order to better serve our patients, the Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics - Parkway Division has joined The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics (CAO). As a member of The CAO, we are able to bring our community a higher standard of excellence in patient care by sharing best practices and collaborating with over 25 other orthopaedic offices across the Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia area.

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The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics - Parkway Division proudly sponsors area youth sports teams as well as the athletic booster programs in Washington County high schools. As a member of the community in which we live and work, the Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics - Parkway Division actively engages in local charitable and philanthropic causes that help to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.


Welcome to the Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics - Parkway Division

At the Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics - Parkway Division, our goal is to provide the best possible orthopaedic care to our patients in a friendly, caring atmosphere. We welcome patients of all ages – from infants and toddlers to senior citizens. Guided by Christian principles and a team approach to orthopaedics, our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons offer expertise in joint replacement surgery of the hip, knee, and shoulder, as well as arthroscopy, fracture treatment, and sports injuries.

From diagnosis to surgery to rehabilitation, the dedicated team at the Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics - Parkway Division provides a seamless continuum of care for all our patients. Call us at (301) 665-4575 to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.