Michael Curtin, M.D.
Dr. Curtain comes to us with the highest of recommendations from our friend and esteemed colleague, Dr. Robert Burks at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Prior to entering Utah’s orthopaedic surgery residency program, Dr. Curtain completed an internship in general surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He went to medical school at the University of Utah and did his undergraduate work at Yale University.
While pursuing an undergraduate degree in psychology at Yale, Dr. Curtain was a 3 year varsity starter on the football team, 3 time varsity letter winner in track, Academic All-American nominee by the National Football Foundation, Jordan Oliver Award \ winner and member of the Wolf’s Head Senior Honor Society. Dr. Curtain was signed by the Cleveland Browns and subsequently released to go to medical school. In medical school Dr. Curtain was named Alpha Omega Alpha and participated in a NIH Summer Research Fellowship.
Dr. Curtain’s wife, Lisa, is an attorney who specializes in estate planning and probate work.
David Hovis, M.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has a long history of producing high caliber orthopaedic surgeons and Dr. Hovis is no exception. He began his academic career at Duke University, proceeded onto Vanderbilt University School of Medicine before landing at U.T. Southwestern for residency.
The list of academic accolades for Dr. Hovis includes graduating Cum Laude from Duke and being named Alpha Omega Alpha at Vanderbilt. He has been involved with a number of research projects in a variety of orthopaedic areas such as cervical spine injuries, PCL injuries and the investigation of various types of fixation devices and techniques. Dr. Hovis has had several publications in peer-review journals and has many more in preparation.
Dr. Hovis recently married. His new wife’s name is Gina and she works as a physical therapist.
Dan Levene, M.D.
Dr. Levene began his academic career at Dartmouth College, moved onto the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center for medical school and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of California at Davis. In college he received the Presidential Scholarship and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude. In medical school he was named Alpha Omega Alpha and graduated with honors.
The list of research endeavors for Dr. Levene is as impressive as his list of academic awards. He has completed several excellent basic science research projects on foot biomechanics and has published a paper on oxygen saturation in high altitude pulmonary edema. Currently he is collaborating with a close friend and colleague, Dr. Jay Rodrigo, on a project looking at the success of arthroscopic microfracture for full thickness chondral defects.
Dr. Dan Levene’s wife, Dr. Susanne Levene, will also be working at the Vail Valley Medical Center. She is a general surgeon and will temporarily assist Dr. Gerner with his practice. This will be quite a challenge with a one-year-old child and another on the way!
Tom Noonan, M.D.
Dr. Noonan’s impressive background begins with an impeccable and enviable academic achievement record. He received his Engineering Degree at Princeton University and accumulated the following list of honors: Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, National Merit Scholarship, National Engineering Honor Society, Sigma Xi, Joseph Cliftin Elgin Prize to the person who has done the most to advance the interests of the School of Engineering, W. Mack Angus Prize to the outstanding student in the Department of Civil Engineering and Operations Research and the Caldwell Scholarship for Advanced Education given to a senior athlete. Dr. Noonan then continued onto Duke University for medical school and residency. There he was Alpha Omega Alpha his junior year, won a Merit Scholarship and received the Achievement Award for Top Academic Standing and the Dean’s Recognition Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Extracurricular sporting activities are also high on Dr. Noonan’s list of priorities. He played varsity football and intramural ice hockey at Princeton; intramural football, basketball, and softball at Duke; and Durham City League basketball and softball during residency. Apparently, he is a rather decent tennis player as well.
As an orthopaedic resident, Dr. Noonan already maintains a most impressive curriculum vitae. His publications and presentations primarily revolve around muscle strain injuries. He has presented at AOSSM, AAOS, ORS and AOA meetings and he has published several papers in esteemed peer-review journals such as AJSM and Clinics in Sports Medicine.
Dr. Noonan is married and his wife’s name is Pam.
John Wright, M.D.
A dramatic lifestyle change is in store for Dr. Wright who will be moving from New York City, where he did his residency at Hospital For Special Surgery (HSS), to Vail. Prior to his residency at HSS Dr. Wright went to college at Princeton, where he graduated with honors in molecular biology, and medical school at the University of Connecticut, where he once again graduated with honors. During medical school he received several awards for excellence in surgical studies.
While studying at Princeton, Dr. Wright was the starting goaltender for the varsity lacrosse team, named team captain in 1989 and won the Higginbotham Trophy in 1987 and 1989. Dr. Wright continued to play lacrosse with the Connecticut Valley Lacrosse Club during medical school where he was voted MVP in 1990.
Dr. Wright’s research experience and productivity is unsurpassed. He has had numerous publications in the most prestigious, peer-review orthopaedic journals and has presented his research at countless international meetings. JBJS, Arthroscopy and Orthopaedic Transactions are just a few of the journals that have published Dr. Wright’s research. The topics of his research span such a diverse array of orthopaedic issues that I can not possibly do him justice by summarizing his projects in a few words.
Dr. Wright is single and enjoys running marathons, windsurfing, sailing, biking, scuba and skiing.
John Xerogeanes, M.D.
Dr. Xerogeanes, alias Johnny X., comes to us via familiar avenues. He started his academic career at the University of California at Davis where he played varsity football all four years and served as Special Teams Captain from 1986-1987. He then continued onto Emory University School of Medicine for medical school and the University of Pittsburgh for residency.
While at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Xerogeanes took advantage of being in close proximity to world renowned researcher and close friend, Savio Woo, Ph.D., and spent a year as a research fellow in the Musculoskeletal Research Center. Needless to say, this has fattened his curriculum vitae with many impressive research publications and presentations. Dr. Xerogeanes has garnered experience in biomechanical testing of knee ligaments and co-authored a paper with Dr. Christopher Harner on the Human Posterior Cruciate Ligament that won the AOSSM Excellence in Research Award in 1994.