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Providers

Jesse Affonso

Jesse Affonso

M.D.

Medical School: University of Massachusetts

Residency: University of Buffalo, Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery

Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University

Board Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Interests: All aspects of Shoulder Reconstruction (Fractures, Replacements), Shoulder Arthroscopy, Elbow Surgery

Areas of Expertise: Total Shoulder Replacement, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Open Reduction with Internal Fixation of Shoulder Fractures, Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Decompression, Elbow Biceps Repair, Tennis Elbow Surgery, Cubital Tunnel Release, General Fracture Care, Shoulder Arthroscopic Labral Repair

Phone: 508-775-7851

James W. Boyle

James W. Boyle

M.D.

Medical School: University of Buffalo School of Medicine

Residency: University of Connecticut

Fellowship: The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction

Board Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery FAAOS, Member AOFAS

Clinical Interests: Complex and Basic Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery, Ankle Arthroscopy and Sports Injury Treatment, Foot and Ankle Arthritis and Trauma Surgery

Areas of Expertise: Total Ankle Replacement, Bunion (Hallux Valgus) and Hammertoe Correction, Ankle Fusion, Flat Foot Reconstructive Surgery, Ankle Instability Correction, Ankle Arthroscopy, Achilles Tendon Repair and Reconstruction, Ankle and Foot Fracture Repair, Foot Arthritis Treatment (Toes and Mid Foot), Neuroma Surgery and Tarsal Tunnel Release

Phone: 508-568-3776

Timothy J. Kinkead

Timothy J. Kinkead

M.D.

Medical School: Yale Medical School

Residency: Duke University Medical Center

Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center

Board Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine, Fracture Care

Areas of Expertise: Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Extensor Tendon Repair of Elbow, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Rotator Cuff Repair, Knee Arthroscopy, Tendon Repair, Non-Operative Treatment of Arthritis, Non-Operative Treatment of Tendon Disorders

Phone: 508-775-7851

Brian C. Najarian

Brian C. Najaria

M.D.

Medical School: Wayne State University

Residency: Cleveland Clinic

Fellowship: New England Baptist Hospital/Tufts Medical Center

Board Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Interests: Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery, Arthritis Reconstruction, Fracture Care

Areas of Expertise: Carpal / Cubital Tunnel Release, Trigger Finger Release, Hand and Wrist Fracture Repair, Thumb Arthritis Reconstruction, Ganglion Cyst / Tumor Excision, Tendon / Ligament Repairs of Upper Extremity, Dupuytren's Contracture Injections / Releases Finger Tendon Laceration Repairs, Hand / Wrist Infection Treatment, Wrist Arthroscopy

Phone: 508-568-3779

Leonard F. Remia

Leonard F. Remia

M.D.

Medical School: Boston University

Residency: Harvard Medical School

Fellowship: Trauma-Harvard, Sports Medicine-Kerland Jobe

Board Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Interests: Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine, Stem Cell Therapies

Areas of Expertise: MIS Total Joint Replacement, Hip Arthroscopy for Femoro Acetabular Impingement, Hip Labral Repair, Knee Arthroscopy/Meniscal Repair, Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair, ACL Reconstructions, Cartilage Repair, Anterior Approach Minimally Invasive Hip Replacements.

Dr. Remia is currently offering an arthroplasty fellowship at Cape Cod Orthopaedics! Contact us for details.

Phone: 508-568-3775

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

M.D.

Medical School: University of Connecticut

Residency: Brown University

Fellowship: Brown University, Rush University

Board Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Interests: Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Knee Surgery, Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatment of Fractures

Areas of Expertise: Shoulder Rotator Cuff Surgery, Knee Meniscal Surgery, Knee ACL Reconstruction, Knee Quadriceps and Patella Tendon Repair, Upper Extremity Injury Care, Lower Extremity Injury Care, Hip Fractures, High School Athletic Injuries, Collegiate Athletic Injuries, Injuries in Middle Aged "Weekend Warriors"

Phone: 508-568-3774

John Willis

John Willis

M.D.

Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Residency: UCONN Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship: Rocky Mountain Sports Medicine

Board Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests: Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder Surgery

Areas of Expertise: ACL Reconstructions, Meniscal Surgeries, Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery, Rotator Cuff Repairs, Shoulder Stabilization for Dislocated Shoulders, Total Shoulder Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Biceps Tendon Repairs, Patella Realignment Surgery for Dislocated Knee Caps

Phone: 508-568-3767

Physician Assistants

Jeffrey Terwilliger, P.A. – C

Jeffrey Terwilliger

P.A. – C

Undergraduate degree from University of Albany

Graduate Degree from D'Youville College

Certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Massachusetts State Medical Board Certified to practice as a Physician Assistant

Works with Dr. James Boyle, MD, and sees patients in our Hyannis and Sandwich locations

Donovan Driscoll, P.A. – C

Donovan Driscoll

P.A. – C

Undergraduate degree from Bates College

Graduate Degree from MCPHS University

Certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Massachusetts State Medical Board Certified to practice as a Physician Assistant

Works with Dr. Jesse Affonso, MD, and sees patients in our Hyannis and Sandwich

Trent Hiles, P.A. – C

Trent Hiles

P.A. – C

Graduate from Findlay Physician Assistant Program

Certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Massachusetts State Medical Board Certified to practice as a Physician Assistant

Works with Dr. John Willis, MD, and sees patients in our Hyannis and Sandwich locations

Ian Knapton, PA – C

Ian Knapton

P.A. – C

Graduate of Bryant University, Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Medicine

Certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Massachusetts State Medical Board Certification to practice as a Physician Assistant

Ian works directly with Dr. Najarian and sees patients in both our Hyannis and Sandwich locations.

Daniel Chapin, F.N.P. – C

Daniel Chapin

F.N.P. – C

Undergraduate degree from Stonehill College

Graduate Degree from Regis College

He is a board-certified nurse practitioner and is a licensed practitioner in the state of Massachusetts.

Works directly with Dr. Smith and sees patients in the Hyannis and Sandwich locations

Eric Fortier, PA - C

Eric Fortier

P.A. - C

Graduate degree from Nova Southeastern University

Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Massachusetts State Medical Board Certified to practice as a Physician Assistant

Member of the American Association of Physician Assistants and of Phi Alpha Honors Society for Physicians Assistants

Eric works directly with Dr. Leonard Remia and sees patients in our Hyannis and Sandwich locations.

Vincent Stella, PA - C

Vincent Stella

P.A. - C

Graduate degree from Quinnipiac University

Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Massachusetts State Medical Board Certified to practice as a Physician Assistant

Professional Affiliations with the Connecticut Academy of Physician Assistants and American Academy of Physician Assistants

Works directly with Dr. Kinkead and sees patients in both our Hyannis and Sandwich locations

Therapy Providers

Arron Capron

Arron Capron

PTA/COTA
  • River Valley Community College - PTA/COTA Dual Degrees
  • Plymouth State University - BA in Exercise Physiology and Wellness Management
  • Community College of Rhode Island - Massage Therapy Certification

Arron is the Assistant Director of Operations and manages our Sandwich clinic. He is also the director of our wellness program.

With more than 22 years of rehabilitation and complementary medicine experience, Arron also holds Associate’s degrees in Physical and Occupational Therapy.

Arron has previously worked with Moss Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, RI; and Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands, Sandwich, MA. He specializes in orthopaedics, pediatrics, neurological disorders, and soft tissue dysfunction.

He sees patients in both our Hyannis and Sandwich locations.

Caleb Latimer

Caleb Latimer

DPT, OCS
  • Loma Linda University - Doctorate in Physical Therapy
  • Loma Linda University - BSc in Health Science

Originally from Centerville, Dr. Latimer moved to Southern California in 2010 to begin his training in Physical Therapy at Loma Linda University and completed an orthopaedic residency in 2014.

Caleb’s passion for injury prevention and sports rehabilitation led him to the Movement Performance Institute (MPI) in Los Angeles, where he completed a fellowship in lower quarter biomechanics.

During his time at MPI, Caleb utilized state-of-the-art technology and techniques to assist athletes ranging from weekend runners to professional basketball and football players. Here, the philosophy of seeking evaluation only after an injury was reversed with the focus now on preventing injuries through strengthening and restoration of proper biomechanics.

Caleb has also specialized training in return to sports testing after ACL reconstruction. New return to sport testing protocols are thought to allow athletes who have undergone ACL reconstruction to resume competition with reduced risk for a repeat injury.

He has been board-certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS), and his continuing education centers on sports rehabilitation and manual therapy.

Drawn by family and love of the Cape, he and his wife returned home in 2017 to join the team at Cape Cod Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine where they are excited to serve the local community.

Caleb takes the time to help each patient understand his or her condition, and empowers them with the tools necessary for successful rehabilitation. In his free time, Caleb is an avid golfer and sports enthusiast. He can also be found training for triathlons and spending time with his family.

Eric Morin

Eric Morin

DPT, HFS
  • Franklin Pierce - Doctorate in Physical Therapy
  • Ithaca College - Master's in Physical Therapy
  • Notre Dame - Undergraduate BSc Exercise Science and Cardiopulmonary Rehab

Dr. Morin has specialties in sports medicine, orthopaedics, vestibular rehab, manual therapy, and spinal rehab with certifications in Health Fitness and Fitness Instruction.

He has worked in positions of clinical director, union steward, professional chapter vice president, graduate school faculty, and physical therapist. He has worked in varied clinical settings, including hospital, outpatient, and at a private clinic, as director and part owner most recently.

He brings with him a wealth of knowledge in physiology and biomechanics, and a drive to restore his patients to their highest level of function possible. Eric currently works out of our Sandwich clinic.

Tom Loughman

Tom Loughman

MSc PT
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, England - BSc Sport and Exercise Science
  • Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland - MSc Physical Therapy

Originally from London, England, Tom Loughman joined Cape Cod Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Physical Therapy from an affiliated clinic in Fall River, MA in 2016. Prior to moving to Massachusetts, Tom worked at Barnet FC, a professional soccer club in London, where he worked with their adolescent academy players, as well as their first team professionals.

Based in the Sandwich office, Tom specializes in both peripheral joint and spinal conditions with a special interest in sports injuries, rotator cuff pathologies, and pre/post joint replacement surgeries. Tom provides an excellent standard of individualized care to help patients return to the highest level of function possible.

Outside of physical therapy, Tom also works as a professional soccer coach with the New England Futbol Club and enjoys spending time with his family.

Dean R. Sherman

Dean R. Sherman

PT, MPT, MS, COMT, FRCms, FCE, CEAS, VRT, DN2, CCCE/CI
  • Ola Grimsby Institute of Norway, Sorlandet Institute of San Diego - Postdoctoral Study in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy
  • University of New England - Master's and Doctoral Level Training in Physical Therapy with intensive in manual therapy and post-grad differential medicine residency.
  • University of New England - Bachelors in Health Physical Science

The Director of Clinical Education, a board-certified Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist, and a Clinical Educator, Dean is a clinical specialist and Program Development Lead at Cape Cod Orthopaedics Physical Therapy. He also serves as the Center Coordinator of Clinical Education for our residency program. Dean is certified in Dry Needling, Industrial Ergonomics and other specialties, and is the only certified Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist clinician in southeastern Massachusetts.

His interests lie in the optimization of the human frame, the restoration of movement efficiency, and functional capacity improvement, and he approaches his patients with a biokinetic and structural expertise. His areas of expertise include pre and post-surgical rehabilitation, peripheral joint rehab, spinal rehab, tactical conditioning, vestibular/concussive medicine, athlete recovery and performance enhancement, and osteopathic manual therapy.

His goal with every patient interaction is to provide a mechanically and physiologically based and individualized treatment program that enables recovery, tissue repair, and movement quality improvements to bring the patient to a better level of skill and capacity than they had prior to the onset of dysfunction.

Dean currently sees patients out of our Hyannis location. A Native of Cape Cod, when he is not treating patients, Dean is never far from the ocean and is active in the outdoors, training athletes, coaching soccer and spending time with his family.

Rebecca Wolongevicz

Rebecca Wolongevicz

MS, OTR/L, CHT
  • University of New England - Masters in Occupational Therapy
  • University of New England - BSc Occupational Therapy

Rebecca has completed a post-graduate certificate in Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation from Tufts University while training at Massachusetts General Hospital in her pursuit of becoming a CHT.

She has worked as a certified hand therapist throughout Massachusetts since 2010, and is a contributor to Orthotic Intervention for the Hand and Upper Extremity, 2nd Ed., published in 2014.

Her areas of expertise include custom orthosis fabrication, specialized hand rehabilitation, wound care, fine motor skill recovery, and restoration of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder.

She joined the Cape Cod Orthopaedics team in early 2014 and spends her free time with her family and pets, enjoying the outdoors. She treats patients out of both our Hyannis and Sandwich locations.

Jason Levy

Jason Levy

PTA
  • Bay State College, Boston MA
  • A.S. Degree, Physical Therapist Assistant

Prior to working in physical therapy, Jason spent 15 years working in professional hockey as an equipment manager, most recently for the New York Rangers. During the off-season, he’d spend time on Cape Cod with his wife Danielle and their dachshund Madison and eventually they decided the Cape was where they wanted to be full time.

As an avid runner, Jason has always been interested in biomechanics, injury prevention and recovery, which led him to a second career in physical therapy. After attending school in Boston, Jason returned to Cape Cod full-time and joined Cape Cod Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine as a physical therapist assistant.

During his free time, you’ll find Jason out on a run, training for a race, on the beach, or spending time outdoors with Danielle and Madison. Jason also enjoys traveling, paddle boarding, Disney, and running local road races on Cape Cod with friends.

Nisa Christie

Nisa Christie

PT, DPT, OCS
  • Springfield College - Doctorate in Physical Therapy
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst - BSc in Kinesiology

Originally from Westminster, MA, Nisa began her college career at UMass Amherst, where she developed a passion for studying the science of movement. She completed internships in strength and conditioning and began to develop her skillset in training a wide variety of clients.

During physical therapy school, Nisa completed multiple clinical rotations in various settings, including an internship at the Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center at Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC.

She is board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS).

She also spent three months in Trinidad and Tobago, where she assisted with a National Falls Prevention Program. She performed balance testing on hundreds of older adults, provided education on fall prevention at various locations across the islands, and lectured in community centers on the impact of physical therapy on balance.

Nisa was ecstatic to move to the Cape in January 2019 and begin as a full-time Physical Therapist at Cape Cod Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in the Hyannis office.

Nisa has a passion for helping her patients discover the resiliency of their bodies, providing tailored interventions to restore function and get her patients back to the activities that matter most to them. In her free time, she can be found at the beach with her family. She also enjoys group fitness and participating in local road races.

Tess Hixon

Tess Hixon

DPT
  • Northeastern University – Doctorate in Physical Therapy
  • Westfield State University – BSc in Exercise Science

Tess’ passion for movement and the human body began at a young age through her active involvement in Hip Hop dance and numerous other sports. She competed competitively in dance throughout grade school, high school, and her undergraduate career as a member and captain of Westfield State University’s Competitive Hip Hop Dance Team as well as attending numerous conventions on the east coast.

Her interest in physical therapy developed throughout her exercise science internship completion during her last semester at Westfield State. She was able to assist strength and conditioning coaches in designing/implementing exercise prescriptions and leading exercise classes for individuals of all ages and functional abilities, some of which progressed from physical therapy to actively participating in total body strength classes.

Between her undergraduate and graduate studies, Tess was an inpatient rehabilitation aide at Spaulding Rehab Hospital in Sandwich where her passion for physical therapy expanded as she was able to assist PTs and OTs in the co-treatment of individuals with a wide variety of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular diagnoses.

She completed three clinical rotations during physical therapy school in various settings, including Cape Cod Hospital, Bay State Physical Therapy in Dorchester, and Cape Cod Orthopaedics Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy. Tess is extremely excited to join the team at Cape Cod Orthopaedics Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy in their Hyannis office and serve the local community.

Born and raised on Cape Cod, in her free time you can find Tess taking a dance or spin class, spending time with her family and friends, at the beach, or exploring a new activity outside.

Danielle Hayes

Danielle Hayes

PT, DPT
  • Ithaca College - BS in Clinical Health Studies
  • Ithaca College – Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Danni has always enjoyed helping people and quickly discovered she loved to study the human body during an anatomy course in high school. With the guidance of her parents, she realized she could combine two of her passions through physical therapy.

During her time at IC, Danni gained experience while working with students and faculty in the on-campus clinic, volunteering with children in Malawi, and participating in four clinical rotations in MA, NY, and MI. She has a wide variety of experience ranging from elementary and middle school students and athletes to geriatric patients as well as people with orthopaedic and neurological conditions. Her goal is to help people return to their desired level of function in an interactive and challenging way.

Danni is originally from Southborough, MA but has been spending time on the Cape ever since she was little. She was thrilled to move to the Cape and start working for CCOPT. In her free time, you’ll find her walking the dog, on the water, or spending time with her friends and family.

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