Our
Surgeons

From advice to expert surgery, the doctors at the Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics - Parkway Division are among the most capable and respected orthopaedic surgeons in Hagerstown, Maryland and the surrounding quad-state region. As board-certified surgeons, they have many years of experience providing leading-edge treatments and performing advanced procedures. To schedule an appointment, call us at (301) 665-4575 or request an appointment online.

Roberta “Bobbie” L. Rothen, MD

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine

Roberta “Bobbie” L. Rothen, MD

Dr. Rothen has established herself as one of the area’s foremost orthopaedic specialists in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgeries and sports medicine. She spent 16 years serving our country in the U.S. Navy and graduated from medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Dr. Rothen completed her internship at Bethesda Naval Hospital, and then served as the General Medical Officer on a spy base in South Korea. She completed her residency while stationed in San Diego. After her training, she was transferred to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where she spent the last 6 years of her military career.

Dr. Rothen is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and is board certified in both orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. Personally active in various sporting endeavors herself, Dr. Rothen understands the athlete’s mind and body.


Alvaro I. Cabezas, MD

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

ROSA Knee System Certification

Alvaro I. Cabezas, MD

Dr. Cabezas brings his experience from one of New Jersey's busiest referral institutions, where he was trained in the latest techniques and advancements in orthopaedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he also recently completed his residency.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Dr. Cabezas served under Operation Enduring Freedom while stationed in Fort Gordon, Georgia. His time as a combat medic and laboratory technician in the military has helped him refine his ability to work with a variety of individuals.

Being fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Cabezas brings comprehensive care to a wide population of patients. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  Dr. Cabezas has received his certification using the Rosa Knee System, which supports surgeons in performing knee replacement surgery.


Michael T. Stowell, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Subspecialty Certification in Hand Surgery

Michael T Stowell, MD
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Society of Orthopaedic Military Surgeons
  • Upper Extremity/Hand Surgery

Dr. Michael T. Stowell attended medical school at the University of Maryland in Baltimore on a military scholarship. He completed an orthopaedic residency at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco. After two years of general orthopaedics with an emphasis on trauma and sports medicine at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Dr. Stowell completed a fellowship in hand surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he finished his military commitment as a member of the teaching staff. He holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand and his interests are in hand and upper extremity disorders.


Richard S. Milford, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Subspecialty Certification in Hand Surgery

Richard S Milford, MD

Dr. Richard S. Milford was raised and educated in New York City. He attended Columbia University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and was an orthopaedic resident at Albert Einstein Hospital. Following completion of his orthopaedic training, he spent a fellowship year studying and performing hand surgery in a program affiliated with the University of Connecticut and Yale University. He treats a variety of orthopaedic patients and specializes in surgery of the hand and upper extremity. Dr. Milford is board certified in orthopaedics and in the sub-specialty of hand surgery (Certificate of Added Qualifications --- Hand). He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.


Thomas G. Amalfitano, MD

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Thomas Amalfitano, MD
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Adult Reconstruction/Sports Medicine

Dr. Thomas G. Amalfitano is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and State University of New York at Stony Brook Medical School, where he stayed on and completed his orthopaedic residency his last year as Chief Orthopaedic Resident. Dr. Amalfitano's specialty practice includes fracture treatment, hip, knee, foot, ankle and shoulder problems, sports medicine, and arthritis requiring joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee. Dr. Amalfitano works for the Washington Nationals major league baseball team caring for the team's players in Hagerstown and each spring at the National's spring training facility in Viera, Florida. He has also been team physician for the Hagerstown Community College basketball team.

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Patricia L. McKay, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Subspecialty Certification in Hand Surgery

A native of Maryland, Dr. McKay attended the Uniformed Services University (USU), F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD. She completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center and a Hand Surgery Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. McKay served nearly three decades in the Navy including a tour in Okinawa with the First Marine Airwing and aboard the hospital ship USNS COMFORT during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Throughout her military career, she provided outstanding care to service members and their families. While in Bethesda, she served as Hand Surgery consultant to the White House Medical Unit. Passionate about medical education, she was Program Director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency for several years and then returned to the USU as Commandant for the School of Medicine before being selected as Interim Chair of the Norman M. Rich, Department of Surgery. Dr McKay concluded her military service as Assistant Dean for Clinical Sciences and was recognized with the Defense Superior Service Award.  Having transitioned from the Navy in 2017, she continued to practice hand surgery with the Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics (CAO), Southern Maryland Division and as an American Red Cross Volunteer at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  Dr. McKay has recently joined the CAO Parkway Division and is looking forward to serving this community.

 

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