James A. Slavin, M,D,, F.A.A.O.S. is an orthopedic surgeon and Co-founder and President of Burdett Orthopedics, Troy, NY. Dr. Slavin has a clinical interest in pediatric orthopedics and orthopedic trauma. He is a member of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons and associate member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America. He maintains privileges at Albany Medical Center Hospital, Samaritan Hospital, Albany Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital, Troy. Dr. Slavin is on the Board of St. Peterís Health Partners and Unity House of Troy, Inc. He serves on the Quality and Safety Committees of SPHP and Catholic Health East.
He grew up in rural western Massachusetts, attended the local public schools and received his BS and MD from the combined biomedical program of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College in 1977. After two years of Internal Medicine residency he transferred into the Orthopedic Surgery residency program at Albany Medical Center Hospital. In 1997 he did a 3 month fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics at Childrenís Hospital Boston. Dr. Slavin has been in private practice as an Orthopedic Surgeon in Troy, NY since 1982.
Dr. Joseph J. Marotta is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and joint arthroplasty. After graduating from Siena College, Dr. Marotta attended the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, completed his orthopedic residency at the Tufts New England Medical Center and his fellowship in sports medicine at the Harvard Medical School/Childrenís Hospital of Boston Orthopedic Department.
Dr. Marotta is the current Surgeon in Chief at Samaritan Hospital in Troy, New York. He is a member of the Samaritan Hospital Executive Committee. He also serves as head orthopedic surgeon and team physician for the Siena College Athletic Department. He is the former head team physician for the Albany Conquest Arena Football Team, the Albany Firebirds Arena Football Team, the Albany Attack indoor professional lacrosse team, and the Albany Colonie Diamond Dogs professional baseball team. He is past president of the Arena Football League Physicians and Athletic Trainers Association and a spokesperson for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery on Sports Medicine and Athletic injuries.
Dr. Marotta is also on the staff at St. Maryís Seton Hospital in Troy, NY as well as the Albany Memorial Hospital. He is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Albany Medical Center Hospital. He is a consultant to The Empire Plan, Empire Blue Cross Insurance Co. and The American Imaging Management Corporation.
He is a member of numerous medical societies including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is fully certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Marotta is the Founder and President of Medicus in Christi, Ltd., a non-profit organization that provides medical care, equipment and training to the impoverished peoples of the Developing World. He has established an orthopedic center in Ghana, West Africa. For more information see their website at MedicusinChristi.org.
Dr. Marotta was the first surgeon in this area to perform the new Otis Knee Total Knee Replacement procedure. This custom-fit system utilizes the latest in computer assisted design technology to individualize the shape and fit of the patientís bone in preparation for arthroplasty. This achieves a more exact placement of the artificial joint than was ever possible with previous systems.
Naomi Shencavitz is a 2006 graduate of Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts with a BS in Science. In 2007 she graduated with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies from Springfield.
She was a four year member of the Women's Swimming and Diving Team, earning Athlete of the week and scholar athlete accolades for diving. In 2006 she was selected for, and competed in the Division III National Championship in Diving.
She is a fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the NYS Society of Physician Assistants and Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery.
She previously worked in Orthopedics in Ithaca, New York and at Schenectady Regional Orthopedic Associates prior to joining Burdett Orthopedics.