2020 Top Doctors - Charlotte - OrthoCarolina

Each year, Charlotte magazine releases a list of the Top Doctors in Charlotte, based on voting from physicians in our region. OrthoCarolina is honored to announce 13 OrthoCarolina physicians who have received this year's distinction and been recognized by their peers for exemplifying excellence in their areas of specialty. We are proud of our providers who commit themselves to Make Lives Better each and every day.

Meet OUR 2020 Top Doctors


Patrick Connor, MD

Fellowship Trained: Shoulder & Elbow, Sports Medicine

Clinical Specialties: Shoulder & Elbow, Sports Medicine, Trauma

Dr. Connor practices at OrthoCarolina’s Shoulder & Elbow Center, South Park office and Sports Medicine Center. He serves as Head Team Physician for the Carolina Panthers and Team Physician for Hendrick Motorsports, Toyota Racing Development, the Charlotte Knights and Providence Day School. He has been named a Top Doctor by Charlotte magazine for 14 consecutive years.


Michael Dockery, MD

Fellowship Trained:  Sports Medicine

Clinical Specialties: KneeShoulder & Elbow, Sports Medicine

Dr. Dockery practices at OrthoCarolina’s University location.  He serves as Team Physician for UNC-Charlotte as well as Mallard Creek High School. He also chairs the board of the Mallard Creek Surgery Center. This is Dr. Dockery's first selection as Top Doctor.


James Fleischli, MD

Fellowship Trained: Shoulder & Elbow, Sports Medicine

Clinical Specialties: Adolescent & Adult Sports Medicine, Cartilage Restoration, Shoulder & Elbow

Dr. Fleischli practices at OrthoCarolina’s Cartilage Restoration Institute, Shoulder & Elbow Center, South Park office, and Sports Medicine Center. He serves as Head Team Physician and Orthopedist for UNC-Charlotte and Team Physician for the Charlotte Knights, East Mecklenburg High School, and Myers Park High School. He was also named a 2018 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine.


Erika Gantt, MD

Fellowship Trained: Hand

Clinical Specialties: Hand

Dr. Gantt practices at OrthoCarolina’s Hand Center and Huntersville office. She was also named a Top Doctor by Charlotte magazine in 2018 and 2017.

From a Patient: “I have had six hand surgeries b/t both hands due to Rheumatoid Arthritis. If it were not for Dr. Gantt and her team, I truly would not be where I am today. I went from having very little function to being able to carry on my daily activities as if I didn't even have RA. I even knit, that would not be possible without the outstanding treatment and skills for Dr. Gantt.” - STEPHANIE S.


Glenn Gaston, MD

Fellowship Trained: Hand

Clinical Specialties: Hand

Dr. Gaston practices at OrthoCarolina’s Congenital Hand Clinic, Hand Center and Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs. He serves as Hand Consultant for the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, Joe Gibbs Racing Team, Hendricks Motor Sports and Stewart-Hass Racing. He has been named a Top Doctor by Charlotte magazine for 12 consecutive years.


Nady Hamid, MD

Fellowship Trained: Shoulder & Elbow, Sports Medicine

Clinical Specialties: Shoulder & Elbow

Dr. Hamid practices at OrthoCarolina’s Shoulder & Elbow Center, South Park office and Sports Medicine Center. He was recently invited to join the prestigious American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon. He has been named a Top Doctor by Charlotte magazine for three consecutive years.


Bryan Loeffler, MD

Fellowship Trained: Hand, Shoulder & Elbow

Clinical Specialties: Hand, Shoulder & Elbow

Dr. Loeffler practices at OrthoCarolina’s Hand Center, Reconstructive Center for Lost Limbs and South Park office. He specializes in the entire spectrum of hand and upper extremity disorders from the fingertips to the shoulder. He has been named a Top Doctor by Charlotte magazine for three consecutive years.


J. Bohannon Mason, MD

Clinical Specialties: Hip & Knee

Dr. Mason practices at OrthoCarolina’s Hip & Knee Center and South Park office. He serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Arthroplasty. He was also named a Top Doctor by Charlotte magazine in 2010, 2017, 2018 and 2019.


Lois K. Osier, MD

Fellowship Trained: Hand

Clinical Specialties: Hand

Dr. Osier practices at OrthoCarolina’s Congenital Hand Clinic, Hand Center and Pineville office. She specializes in pediatric and congenital hand deformities. She has been named a Top Doctor by Charlotte magazine 11 times between 2007 and 2020.


Dana Piasecki, MD

Fellowship Trained: Sports Medicine

Clinical Specialties: Cartilage Restoration, Shoulder & Elbow, Sports Medicine

Dr. Piasecki practices at OrthoCarolina’s Cartilage Restoration Institute, Shoulder & Elbow Center, South Park office and Sports Medicine Center. He serves as Head Team Physician for Johnson C. Smith University, Queens University of Charlotte, the Charlotte Cobras and Charlotte Latin School. He also serves as a U.S. Olympic Team Network Physician.


Ronald Singer, MD

Clinical Specialties: Hip & Knee, Shoulder & Elbow, Sports Medicine

Dr. Singer practices at OrthoCarolina’s Ballantyne office.

From a Patient: “I was very pleased with my experience Dr. Singer. . . He listens to your conversation for pertinent information and details. He's thoughtful, precise and took extra time to methodically and accurately diagnose my problem. Would highly recommend.” - PETER H.


Mark Suprock, MD

Clinical Specialties: Hip & Knee

Dr. Suprock practices at OrthoCarolina’s Huntersville and Mooresville offices. He was named a 2018 Top Doctor by Charlotte magazine as well as 2009 Physician of the Year by Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville.

From a Patient: “Dr. Suprock is wonderful, my knee is doing so good after 3 months I am almost back to normal. Everyone in the office is so caring and I leave the office with a smile each time I go.” - DIANNE R.


Alan Ward, MD

Fellowship Trained: Hand

Clinical Specialties: Hand

Dr. Ward practices at OrthoCarolina’s Ballantyne office and Hand Center. He specializes in repair of the hand and upper extremity due to conditions such as arthritis, carpal tunnel and nerve compression. He has been named a Top Doctor by Charlotte magazine eight times between 2007 and 2020.

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