PREMIER Orthopaedic Associates

Premier Orthopaedic Associates features a team of skilled sub-specialists with diverse backgrounds, trained at some of the finest medical institutions in the country and parts of the world. Our team has been assembled to offer patients in Southern Jersey the highest quality Orthopaedic care available. These specialists are at the top of their field in Orthopaedic, spine and neck care, sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, joint pain and arthritis care, pain management and hand and wrist care. Premier Orthopaedic Associates have you covered from head to toe.

Premier Orthopaedic Associates is a medical practice founded in 1998 by Thomas A. Dwyer, MD with the intention of providing a higher level of Orthopaedic care to patients in South Jersey. Premier is an Orthopaedic medical practice in a rural setting. The specialists at Premier provide some of the highest quality orthopaedic care available in our region. We work hard every day to improve patient care and a convenient and comfortable visit, each and every time. Our surgeons are trained at top institutions, with specialized fellowship training in their unique fields. Premier provides specialists focused on Sports Medicine, Spine Surgery, Hand and Wrist Care, Joint Replacement, Foot and Ankle Care and Pain Management. Our surgeons are focused on providing each patient with every option available to help them get back to living their lives comfortably and pain free.



You are not just another patient 
at Premier Orthopaedic Aossicates. 
A team of sub-specialists will create 
an individualized treatment plan with the goal 
of returning you to mobility and a pain-free life.

Don't Just Take Our Word For It

Our care starts with LISTENING to how your problem affects you. Then, after carefully understanding your difficulties, our board certified and fellowship trained specialists work to use the most advanced diagnostic testing to further clarify and diagnose your ailment. With a clear understanding, we work tirelessly to solve your orthopaedic related problems with the most advanced techniques, right in your own back yard. Receiving “PREMIER care, right here, right now”!

Thomas A. Dwyer

MD, President/CEO   
Orthopaedic Surgeon                  

Fred McAlpin

Orthopaedic Surgeon

John B. Catalano - MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Richard C. Diverniero

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Rahul V. Shah

Spine & Neck Surgeon

Kimberley Y. Smith

Pain Management 

Peter A. Sarkos, DO

DO, FAOAO, Orthopaedic Hand, 
Micro Vascular Surgeon

Vincent N. Disabella, DO

Sport Medicine Physician

Chiara Mariani

MD, FAAPMR, Physical Medicine

Eddie S. Wu, DO

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Laurence N. Fitzhenry, IV

MD, Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Specialist 

Mark K. Levitsky

MD, Orthopaedic & Joint Reconstruction Surgeon

David A. Bundens

MD, General Orthopaedics