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Aligned Orthopedic Partners

Aligned Orthopedic Partners (Aligned Ortho) is a growing management services organization (MSO) to best-in-class orthopedic practices in the Mid-Atlantic

Aligned Ortho is purposefully majority physician-owned and led with plans to become the leading multi-regional vertically integrated orthopedic platform

Since its original partnership with OrthoBethesda in 2018, Aligned Ortho has executed on a hub–and–spoke strategy focused on building density within a market and leveraging vertical integration to provide the continuum of musculoskeletal care and drive efficiency

  • Invested over $1 million in annual corporate infrastructure spend with several key additions to executive team and system upgrades
  • Acquired an orthopedic surgery center that is jointly owned by our physician partners
  • Hired four new orthopedists to the platform
  • Added a Virginia therapy office with six newly hired physical therapists and plans to open a northern VA clinic in the fall of 2022

By the Numbers

  • 130
    +
    Clinicians
  • 50
    +
    World-ClassPhysicians
  • 5
    Transactions Closed
  • 200
    k
    Annual PatientVisits
  • 15
    k
    AnnualSurgeries
  • 100
    k
    Annual TherapyVisits

Executive Leadership

  • Emil Engels, MD

    Emil Engels, MD

    Chief Executive Officer

    • Dr. Engels is the CEO of Aligned Ortho, helping to guide the company’s organic and inorganic growth strategies
    • Dr. Engels has over 20 years experience in all facets of leading teams of clinical and business professionals while focusing on quality outcomes
    • Prior to joining Aligned Ortho, Dr. Engels served as President, Northeast Market for Mednax where he managed 12 practices with 800 providers across four states
  • Sri Durbhakula, MD

    Sri Durbhakula, MD

    Chief Medical Officer

    • Sridhar M. Durbhakula, MD is the CMO of Aligned Ortho, providing input in the overall clinical direction of the platform
    • As a practicing orthopedic surgeon at OrthoBethesda, Dr. Durbhakula completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the Albany Medical Center in New York and fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital, in affiliation with Harvard University
  • Kevin Moore

    Kevin Moore

    Chief Development Officer

    • Kevin is the CDO of Aligned Ortho, leading the company’s acquisition sourcing, execution, and integration efforts
    • Kevin has over 15 years of healthcare and investment banking experience
    • Previously lead M&A and JV efforts for CRH Anesthesia and EyeCare Service Partners
    • Earlier in his career Kevin worked at Cain Brothers and Houlihan Lokey in New York
  • Candice Richardson

    Candice Richardson

    Vice President of Finance

    • Candice is the Vice President of Finance overseeing the finance, accounting and payroll activities of the platform
    • A CPA and Chartered Accountant, Candice has over 15 years of experience across various industries including healthcare, trade finance and construction
    • Prior to joining Aligned Ortho, Candice was part of the executive team at one of the largest specialist eyecare networks in the DMV region
  • Brandon Yandle

    Brandon Yandle

    Vice President of Operations

    • Brandon is the VP of Operations for Aligned Orthopedic Partners, overseeing the operations of practices in all markets, physical therapy, urgent care, surgery centers, and new business endeavors.
    • Brandon has over 15 years of healthcare experience, spending the last 10 years in a variety of practice management executive leadership positions including client relations, strategic planning, business integration, quality, and lean process improvement.
    • Prior to joining Aligned Orthopedic Partners, Brandon served as Director of Corporate Integration & Operational Excellence for North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), where he oversaw all aspects of operations and projects within the organization by improving business processes and culture.

Physician Leadership

  • Ed Magur, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon

    Ed Magur, MD

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    • Edward G. Magur, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in conditions, injuries and disorders of the foot and ankle.
    • Dr. Magur recently served as the foot and ankle consultant for the Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, and the Washington Ballet. He is the former assistant team physician of the Washington Nationals.
  • Chris Cannova, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon

    Chris Cannova, MD

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    • Christopher J. Cannova, MD serves as board member and member of the clinical governance committee (CGC), overseeing strategic planning initiatives
    • As a practicing orthopedic surgeon at OrthoBethesda, Dr. Cannova completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Georgetown University and his fellowship training at Hospital for Special Surgery at Cornell University Medical Center
  • Sri Durbhakula, MD

    Sri Durbhakula, MD

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    • Sridhar M. Durbhakula, MD is the CMO of Aligned Ortho, providing input in the overall clinical direction of the platform
    • As a practicing orthopedic surgeon at OrthoBethesda, Dr. Durbhakula completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the Albany Medical Center in New York and fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital, in affiliation with Harvard University
  • Stu Melvin, MD

    Stu Melvin, MD

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    • J. Stuart Melvin, MD, is a board- certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement with specific training in anterior approach total hip replacement, custom partial and total knee replacement as well as revision hip and knee replacement.
    • He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, as well as an active member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.
  • Justin Griffin, MD

    Justin Griffin, MD

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    • Justin W. Griffin, MD, is a board- certified, fellowship-trained shoulder and sports medicine specialist with an emphasis on restorative procedures and joint preserving techniques that are alternatives to conventional replacements for active patients.
    • As a practicing orthopedic surgeon at Jordan-Young, Dr. Griffin completed an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Virginia and fellowship training at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago

OrthoBethesda

Bethesda

10215 Fernwood RdBethesda, MD 20817

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Arlington

1635 N. George Mason DrArlington, VA 22205

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Arlington

4420 North Fairfax DrArlington, VA 22203

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McLean

8401 Greensboro DrMcLean, VA 22102

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WOSM

Washington

2021 K Street, NWWashington, DC 20006

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Washington

5215 Loughboro Rd NWWashington, DC 20016

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Chevy Chase

5454 Wisconsin AveChevy Chase, MD 20815

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Shady Grove Ortho

Rockville

9601 Blackwell RdRockville, MD 20850

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Germantown

19735 Germantown RdGermantown, MD 20874

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Ortho OIC

Arlington

1701 Clarendon Blvd Arlington, VA 22209

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SSCMA

Bethesda

6430 Rockledge Dr Bethesda, MD 20817

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Jordan-Young

Virginia Beach

5716 Cleveland Street Suite 200 Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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