Our Dedicated Team

Our skilled surgeons excel in their fields, assisted by an experienced support staff of nursing and administrative professionals. Click on any surgeon’s photo to read their biography or to make an appointment with them.

Hip & Knee Surgery

  • Robert J. Zehr, M.D.
    Robert J. Zehr, M.D.

    CEO and Medical Director

    Robert J. Zehr, M.D.

    Robert J. Zehr, M.D. is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with over 25 years of experience who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery. He is the founder of The Zehr Center for Orthopaedics; a private orthopedic surgery practice located in Naples, FL. The leading hip replacement surgeon in Naples, Dr. Zehr pioneered the direct anterior approach to hip replacement in Southwest Florida and has performed over 1,300 of the procedures. He was the first surgeon in the area to perform same-day outpatient total hip replacement surgery, conducting the surgery at the Seaside Surgery Center. Consistently chosen as a Castle Connolly Top Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Zehr has won numerous awards from peers and patients alike and ranks as one of the Top Ten Orthopaedic Surgeons in the World according to RateMDs.com.

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    For more information on Dr. Zehr’s private practice, visit www.zehrcenter.com

     

     

    Education & Training

    • University of Missouri, St. Louis – Bachelor of Chemistry
    • University of Missouri, St. Louis – Master of Science, Organic Chemistry
    • St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis – Doctor of Medicine
    • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio – Internship and Residency
    • University of Florida, Gainesville – Fellowship in Division of Orthopaedic Oncology

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Diplomate
    • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
    • Florida Orthopaedic Society
    • Florida Medical Society
    • Collier County Medical Society
  • H. Kurtis Biggs, D.O.
    H. Kurtis Biggs, D.O.

    Treasurer

    H. Kurtis Biggs, D.O.

    H. Kurtis Biggs, D.O. is the founder of the Joint Replacement Institute of Florida. He is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who focuses primarily on hip and knee replacements. He serves as a national instructor on hip and knee replacement and is an advisor on replacement technology development for ConforMis and Corin USA. Dr. Biggs has performed more than 1,200 direct anterior hip procedures and the highest volume of ConforMis-specific knee replacements in Southwest Florida. He was the first surgeon at Seaside Surgery Center to perform same-day outpatient knee replacement surgery. Dr. Biggs has been named one of the Top Ten Orthopedic Surgeon Specialists by Vitals.com and has repeatedly won the Most Compassionate Doctor and Patients’ Choice awards from the organization, which polls patient responses.

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    For more information on Dr. Biggs’ private practice, visit jointinstitutefl.com.

    Education and Training

    • Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Doctors Hospital Stark County, Massillon, Ohio – Internship and Residency
    • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio – Total Joint Fellowship

    Professional Associations

    • American Osteopathic Association
    • American Medical Association
    • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
    • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
    • Florida Osteopathic Medical Association
    • Collier County Medical Society

Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery

  • Steven S. Goldberg, M.D.
    Steven S. Goldberg, M.D.

    Chief Operating Officer

    Steven S. Goldberg, M.D.

    Steven S. Goldberg, M.D. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and is the Chief of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at Physicians Regional Healthcare System in Naples. Dr. Goldberg completed a fellowship in Shoulder Surgery and Sports Medicine at Columbia University in New York City. Founded by Dr. Charles Neer, known as the “father of modern shoulder surgery,” this is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious shoulder fellowship.

    Dr. Goldberg is skilled in the most advanced, minimally invasive treatments of orthopedic problems. Dr. Goldberg came to Naples in 2005 as a physician at Cleveland Clinic Florida. He is the lead author on several research articles including publication in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the leading journal in the orthopedic field. He has served as team physician at Senior PGA golf tournaments in Naples, where he treated the professional golfers at the tournament.

    Dr. Goldberg is an eight-time recipient of the Patients Choice Award from Vitals.com and is consistently chosen as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor.

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    For more information on Dr. Goldberg’s private practice, visit www.naplesorthopedic.com.

    Education and Training

    • University of Virginia – Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with High Distinction
    • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School – Doctor of Medicine, AOA Honor Society
    • University of Southern California – Internship & Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
    • Columbia University – Charles Neer Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery and Sports Medicine

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
    • Florida orthopedic Society
    • Collier County Medical Society
  • Brian Wallace, D.O.
    Brian Wallace, D.O.

    Brian Wallace, D.O.

    Brian Wallace, D.O. has worked extensively with athletes at the high school, college, and professional level including Kings Mills High School, Wittenberg University, and the Cincinnati Reds major league baseball team, along with other local high schools and colleges in the Cincinnati area.

    His interests in orthopedics include the arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder, elbow and knee as well as general orthopedic care. He also has extensive training in joint reconstruction and fracture care.

    Dr. Wallace is a current Team Physician of Ave Maria University.

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    For more information on Dr. Wallace’s private practice, visit jointinstitutefl.com.

    Education and Training

    • Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Affinity Medical Center, Massillon, Ohio – Residency
    • Beacon Orthopaedic and Research Education Foundation, Cincinnati, Ohio – Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy Fellowship

    Professional Associations

    • American Osteopathic Association
    • Candidate Member AOSSM
    • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
    • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
    • Collier County Medical Society

Foot & Ankle Surgery

  • Christopher J. Calcagni, D.P.M.
    Christopher J. Calcagni, D.P.M.

    Christopher J. Calcagni, D.P.M.

    As a former high school and college athlete, Christopher J. Calcagni, D.P.M. is passionate about sports medicine as it pertains to foot and ankle health. He was a standout football player in Ohio and he went on to play for Oklahoma State University from 1999 to 2002.

    After graduating from Oklahoma State, he returned to Ohio and graduated from Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in 2006. Dr. Calcagni completed his residency training in 2009 at Western Reserve Care Systems, where he served as chief resident from one of the top three-year foot and ankle residency programs in Ohio. He has since been providing foot and ankle care to athletes of all ages.

    Specializing in minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Calcagni has taken courses from the AO Institute, Wright Medical, and Arthrex. He also has special interests in wound care and diabetic limb salvage, with advanced training in hyperbaric medicine. In addition, Dr. Calcagni has a strong personal and professional interest in nutrition and often advises his patients how to incorporate healthy eating and supplements into their lives.

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    For more information on Dr. Calcagni’s private practice, visit www.coastalfootcare.com.

    Education and Training

    • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma – Bachelor of Science, Education
    • Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, Independence, Ohio – Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
    • Western Reserve Care Systems, Youngstown, Ohio – Foot & Ankle Residency

    Professional Affiliations

    • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
    • American Podiatric Medical Association
    • Florida Podiatric Medical Association
  • Christopher Paladino, D.P.M.
    Christopher Paladino, D.P.M.

    Christopher Paladino, D.P.M.

    Board certified podiatrist Dr. Paladino opened his private practice in 1995, immediately following his residency at Cooper Hospital/St. Agnes Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he also served as the Chief Podiatric Resident, responsible for the management of Podiatric Surgical Residents and student interns and coordinator for all affairs of the residency. He also served as the liaison to the Executive Committee and Department Heads. Dr. Paladino has authored several articles foot and ankle surgical procedures.

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    For more information on Dr. Paladino’s private practice, visit thefootandanklecarecenter.com.

    Education and Training

    • Siena College, Londonville, New York – Bachelor of Science, Biology
    • Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia – Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
    • Cooper Hospital|St. Agnes Medical Center – Foot and Ankle Residency

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Diplomat
    • American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
    • American Podiatric Medical Association
    • Collier County Podiatric Medical Association
  • Michael J. Petrocelli, D.P.M.
    Michael J. Petrocelli, D.P.M.

    Michael J. Petrocelli, D.P.M., FACFAS, WCSP

    In practice since 1994, Dr. Petrocelli is a well-respected podiatric physician and surgeon in Naples. He is a frequent lecturer locally and is a nationally known speaker. His experience encompasses thousands of foot surgeries, including those performed using minimally invasive surgical techniques. Dr. Petrocelli completed his surgical residency in advanced foot salvage with an emphasis on diabetic wound care. He helped establish the Wound Healing Center at Naples Community Hospital in 2002.

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    For more information about Dr. Petrocelli’s private practice, visit www.collierpodiatry.com.

    Education and Training

    • University of Miami, Bachelor of Science, Biology
    • Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Illinois – Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
    • Kern Hospital, Detroit, Michigan – Foot and Ankle Residency

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Board of Podiatric Surgery, Diplomate
    • American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, Fellow
    • American Professional Wound Care Association, Fellow
    • Society for the Advancement of Wound Care
    • American Diabetes Association
    • American Podiatric Medical Association
    • Florida Podiatric Medical Association
    • Collier County Podiatric Medical Association
  • Jamie Weaver, D.P.M.
    Jamie Weaver, D.P.M.

    Secretary

    Jamie Weaver, D.P.M.

    Jamie Weaver, D.P.M. completed her residency at San Francisco Bay Area Foot and Ankle Program affiliated with Kaiser Permanente and University of California San Francisco. Starting her private practice career in Southwest Florida, Dr. Weaver has distinguished herself as a physician offering complete patient care with state of the art treatment modalities and surgical techniques. Dr. Weaver prides herself in keeping her patients pain free and active.

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    For more information on Dr. Weaver’s private practice, visit jointinstitutefl.com.

    Education and Training

    • Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
    • San Francisco Bay Area Foot and Ankle Residency Program, San Francisco, California – Foot and Ankle Residency

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Board of Podiatric Surgery
    • Collier County Medical Society