OrthoCarolina is one of the nation’s leading independent academic orthopedics practices serving the Southeast since 1922. OrthoCarolina provides compassionate and comprehensive musculoskeletal care including operative and non-operative care, diagnostic imaging, and rehabilitative therapy. Widely known for musculoskeletal research and training, OrthoCarolina physicians have specialized expertise in foot and ankle, hip and knee, shoulder and elbow, spine, sports medicine, hand, pediatric orthopedics, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Over 300 OrthoCarolina providers see more than one million patient visits across North and South Carolina each year. We are proud to be both physician-owned and physician-led.


Our Mission

To provide quality care and create a healthier community


Our Values

Quality, Service, Community, and Teamwork


Our Credo

OrthoCarolina is a world-class organization of professionals from the community, serving the community, in order to advance our community.

We commit to improving the lives of all we serve, by providing premier patient care and compassionate, personalized service.

Through innovation, education, and research, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your best you.


Our Team Promise

Our team is our greatest asset and the foundation of our success; we share a common passion for making lives better.

We are a diverse group of individuals, accountable to each other through the backbone of our beliefs: trust, honesty, and mutual respect; ensuring our voice is heard.

Our positive environment supports individual growth and a sense of belonging.


Leadership Team

Bruce Cohen, MD
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, he 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). He is currently serving as the Chief of the Foot and Ankle Division at Carolinas Medical Center.

Dr. Cohen, who continues to see patients through his foot and ankle practice while active as the OrthoCarolina CEO, is also a respected member of national foot and ankle research circles. He is a member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Board of Directors, and currently serves as its President.


Daniel Lewis, MD
Daniel R. Lewis, MD

PRESIDENT

"I could not be more proud of the culture that we have built. We have become an organization that provides world-class patient care and is a leader in education and research. Just as important, we value and respect all of our team members who allow us to take care of our community."


Sarah Jacobs
Sarah Jacobs

Chief Counsel

Sarah Jacobs oversees OrthoCarolina’s legal affairs, as well as its corporate compliance, privacy and risk management programs. She also provides guidance in the areas of corporate governance, transactional matters and healthcare regulatory issues. Sarah joined OrthoCarolina in 2018 and brings many years of experience assisting clients in the healthcare industry with a wide range of transactional, operational, and regulatory matters. Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and a juris doctor degree from Vanderbilt University Law School.


Brent Shear
Brent Shear

CHIEF FINANCIAL

OFFICER

Chief Financial Officer of OrthoCarolina (since 2006); former senior executive with both private and public company experience within multiple sectors including healthcare (hospital and medical group), retail and manufacturing during a period from 1986 – 2006. Brent received his degree in Business Administration from Olivet Nazarene University.


Virginia Casey, MD
Virginia Casey, MD

Chief Medical

Officer

Leo Spector, MD
Leo Spector, MD

Chief Quality

Officer

Yates Dunaway, MD
Yates Dunaway, MD

Chief Clinical

Officer