About OrthoCarolina

With expert physicians and care providers in locations throughout our region, OrthoCarolina is one of the nation’s leading orthopedic practices and your destination for comprehensive orthopedic care. Our expertise in the areas of foot and ankle, hand, hip and knee, shoulder and elbow, spine, sports medicine and pediatrics offer a continuum of care unmatched in our region — and throughout the country.

 

Our Mission:  Excellence in care and service, one patient at a time.

It's our mission and no matter what your condition is, we have the staff ready to provide the finest orthopedic care for the families of our region.  Our highly trained group of orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, physician assistants, clinical staff and therapists bring this mission to life through the values our company was founded on.

   

OrthoCarolina:  A History and Introduction


Executive Team

Bruce Cohen, MD

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Dr. Cohen has served in a leadership capacity throughout his tenure with OrthoCarolina, including serving as vice chairman of the Board of Directors and chair of the Operations Committee as OrthoCarolina established itself as a nationally-recognized model for patient success and value-based care. 

An innovative thinker, Dr. Cohen has served as Fellowship Director of the OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Fellowship and subspecialty chief for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, helping lead foot and ankle innovation and education. He also has acted as a principal investigator in numerous active research projects through the OrthoCarolina Research Institute (OCRI). 

Dr. Cohen, who will continue his foot and ankle practice when he takes on his position of OrthoCarolina CEO, also is a respected member of national foot and ankle research circles. A past member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Board of Directors, he currently chairs its Education Committee.


BRENT SHEAR

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Brent Shear joined OrthoCarolina as Chief Financial Officer in August 2006. He has management oversight and responsibility for all financial functions to include Accounting, Financial Planning, Business Services, Purchasing and Facilities Management. Prior to joining OrthoCarolina Brent worked in financial and operational positions in various industries including healthcare, retail, and manufacturing.


Cathie Mcdonald

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER


Jennifer Schenk

CHIEF COUNSEL/CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Jennifer Schenk joined OrthoCarolina in January 2009 as Chief Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Human Resources. Prior to joining OrthoCarolina, Jennifer served as operational counsel for Hospital Partners of America, Inc., corporate counsel for Carolinas Healthcare System, and practiced law with McGuireWoods, LLP.