DR. RICHARD A. BERNSTEIN (right) trained at the UConn School of Medicine and did a fellowship at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in hand and upper extremity surgery. He holds a CAQ for Surgery of the Hand and treats patients with all hand and upper extremity problems, particularly wrist fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis. He published Arthritis of the Hand and Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and is active in ASSH. On a national level, he currently serves on five ASSH committees, the midcareer leadership program and Chairman of the Scientific Exhibits Committee and council for the New England Hand Society. Lastly, his patent for an elbow implant is under development. DR. ALAN M. REZNIK (left) earned his B.S. in chemical engineering at Columbia and his M.D. at the Yale School of Medicine. He trained at Mount Sinai and completed fellowships in orthopaedics at Oxford University and in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine at UCSD. For 25 years, he has been a renowned expert on knee ligament reconstruction and arthroscopic techniques for shoulder and knee repair. He holds six patents and some of his demonstrations are on YouTube.com (DrAReznik). The author of two books for patients, he was selected to serve on the NOSC’s communications council. DR. Shirvinda wijesekera (center) graduated from Boston University School of Medicine as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, where he was awarded the Marshall Schiff and Herman Epstein awards. He completed fellowship training in spinal surgery at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. He is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society, and also volunteers to treat spinal deformity overseas. Dr. Wijesekera performs adult and pediatric spinal surgery, including spinal deformities, minimally invasive surgery and spinal trauma.
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