MEET OUR TEAM

Physicians

Buonanno

A. Robert Buonanno, MD, FAAOS, FACS
Founder and principal of The Center For Orthopaedics, Dr. Buonanno specializes in Knee and Joint Replacement Surgery, for which he has been nationally noted, as well as General Orthopaedic Surgery.

Schooled at Cranwell Preparatory School and St. Michaels's College, Dr. Buonanno went on to medical school at the University of Autonoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine, and the New Jersey College of Medicine, receiving his MD in 1977. He completed his Surgical Categorical Internship at Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University Program in Medicine and completed his residency in 1982 from the Brown University Program in Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics.

Dr. Buonanno is a Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; Fellow, American College of Surgeons; and Diplomat, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a past president and member of The Rhode Island Orthopaedic Society; past counselor and member of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; member of The Rhode Island Medical Society; member of The New England Orthopaedic Society; member of The Boston Orthopaedic Club. He also serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Arthro Surface, Massachusetts. Dr. Buonanno founded The Center for Orthopaedics in 1982.


David A. Moss, MD, FAAOS
A partner in The Center for Orthopaedics, Dr. Moss specializes in Sports Medicine and Reconstructive Shoulder Surgery. Dr. Moss has practiced at The Center for Orthopaedics since 1998.

Dr. Moss received his Medical Degree from Hahnemann University Medical School, with honors, and completed his General Surgery Internship and Orthopaedic Residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Moss completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.

Dr. Moss is the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence, Rhode Island; a Fellow of The American Academy of Orthopaedics; member of The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine; member of The Rhode Island Medical Society; past President of the Rhode Island Orthopaedic Society and member of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League Sports Committee. His past association as team physician for Miles College and Temple University Basketball, and his present affiliation with the RI Interscholastic League and local sports teams, confirms his commitment to Sports Medicine.



Michael J. Belanger, MD, FAAOS
A partner in The Center for Orthopaedics, Dr. Belanger received a bachelor degree in Engineering as well as his MD from the University of Vermont.He
completed his General Surgery Internship, Orthopaedic Residency and Trauma Fellowship at Brown University and a Sports Medicine Fellowship with Dr. William Grana at the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Belanger is a Clinical Instructor for the Department of Orthopaedics, at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is a member of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association Team Physician Pool. Dr. Belanger is a Fellow of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery; member of The Rhode Island Orthopaedic Society; and board certified by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also a member of The Arthroscopy Association of North America; and The AO North America and ACL Study Group. Dr. Belanger has practiced at The Center for Orthopaedics since 2005.



Michel Albert Arcand, MD, FAAOS, FACS FRCS (C)
A partner in The Center for Orthopaedics, Dr. Arcand specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery as well as Sports Medicine. Dr. Arcand received his MD from the Universite Laval, Faculte De Medecine Quebec, Canada. He completed his General Surgery Internship at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital. He completed his orthopaedics residency at the University of Montreal and Fellowships in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at WB Carrell Memorial Clinic, Baylor University Medical Center, and Sports Medicine at the University of Chicago. Dr. Arcand is a Fellow of The Amercian Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a Fellow at The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a Diplomat of The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and also a sub-specialty Certificate in Sports and Medicine. He is a member of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Society; Rhode Island Orthopaedics Society; Canadian Orthopaedics Association; and, member of The Amercian Medical Association and Rhode Island Medical Society. Dr. Arcand is a Clinical Instructor at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Arcand is actively involved in Sports Medicine evidenced by his affilation with the North East Elite Wrestling Club and Bishop Hendriken Rugby Club. He has practiced at The Center for Orthopaedics since 2005.

John K. Czerwein, Jr., MD
Dr. Czerwein is a partner in The Center for Orthopaedics. He completed his medical studies at The Chicago Medical School, internship and residency at Albert Einstein University-Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York, and Spine Fellowship at Brown University Alpert Medical School/University Orthopaedics at Rhode Island Hospital. He continues his teaching affiliation at Brown University Alpert Medical School as a Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopaedics. Dr. Czerwein joined The Center for Orthopaedics in 2009.



Physical Therapy

Dino Ciarniello, PT

Dino brings many years of experience to the Center's Physical Therapy Department working at the Miriam Hospital Outpatient Clinic and for the past eight years, as owner and physical therapist of Ciarniello Physical Therapy in Providence.

At the Center, Dino will be responsible for the Physical Therapy department, supervising the Physical Therapy staff including athletic trainers and physical therapy aides. He will evaluate and treat post-surgical orthropaedic and musculoskeletal patients, working closely with the Orthopaedic Surgical Staff.

Dino Ciarniello, PT, is a 1997 graduate of Northeastern University with a BS in Physical Therapy. He is a member of The American Physical Therapy Association.

Stephen E. Grupp, PT

Stephen received a BS in Biochemistry and a BA in Psychology at New Mexico State University, and a BS in Physical Therapy at State University of New York at Buffalo in May 2000. He is a member of The American Physical Therapy Association. Stephen was a member of the armed services, serving in the Army from 1985-1990.

His extended professional development includes Assessment & Treatment of Shoulder Disorders, Advanced Clinical for Orthopaedic and Sports-Related Knee Injuries, Manual Therapy of Lumbar Spine and Pelvis, Manual Therapy of Thoracic Spine and Rib Cage, Evaluation and Treatment of the Sacroiliac Joint.