Program Faculty

Meet Our Program Director - Scott Edwards, MD

Dr. Edwards is an internationally recognized specialist in hand, wrist and elbow surgery, with special qualifications in minimally invasive surgery and advanced reconstructive surgery. Above all, Dr. Edwards is an educator, dedicated to providing the most enriching academic experience to his residents and fellows.

Prior to joining The CORE Institute, Dr. Edwards served as Chief of Hand and Elbow Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.  While acting as Associate Professor and clerkship co-director, Dr. Edwards has educated hundreds of resident physicians and medical students.  In addition to serving as the Director of Orthopaedic Research for Georgetown University, Dr. Edwards served as the orthopaedic clinical consultant to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. 

To date, he has authored or edited four textbooks, six textbook chapters and 22 scientific articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has given nearly 100 presentations at regional, national and international scientific conferences and continues to be invited to speak internationally and train surgeons all over the world in advanced techniques.

Meet Our Faculty

Damon Adamany, MD

Dr. Adamany’s practice at The CORE Institute includes the full range of hand and wrist surgery with particular interest in traumatic repair and arthritic reconstructive surgery and microvascular surgery.

Arash Araghi, DO

Dr. Araghi is a fellowship-trained specialist in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow. His practice is based at The CORE Institute and he performs more than 120 total shoulder arthroplasties each year.

Andrew Blount, MD

Dr. Blount practices out of The CORE Institute and focuses on all aspects of hand surgery, with particular emphasis on acute trauma, peripheral nerve repair and microsurgical reconstruction.

Lloyd Champagne, MD

Dr. Champagne practices at the Arizona Center for Hand Surgery and focuses his practice on acute hand trauma and microvascular reconstruction.

Amalia De Comas, MD

Dr. De Comas is from The CORE Institute and is fellowship-trained in adult and pediatric musculoskeletal oncology, including limb salvage. She also has extensive training in primary and revision joint replacement surgery.

Frank Raia, MD

Dr. Raia runs a very busy practice in the community. His practice at The CORE Institute comprises all aspects of hand surgery including some congenital hand surgery.

Edward Reece, MD

Dr. Reece practices at the Arizona Center for Hand Surgery. His interests include all aspects of advanced microsurgery, free tissue transfer, brachial plexus repair and reconstruction, tendon and nerve transfers and minimally invasive treatment options for the hand and wrist.

Jason Scalise, MD

Dr. Scalise is recognized internationally as an expert in shoulder arthroplasty with a practice at The CORE Institute focused on primary and complex revision shoulder arthroplasty and shoulder trauma.

Bryan Wall, MD

Dr. Wall treats all aspects of shoulder trauma and reconstruction.  While his clinical practice at The CORE Institute is focused on arthroscopic reconstruction of the shoulder, his research efforts have focused on perfecting the reverse shoulder arthroplasty technique.

Matthew Weichbrodt, DO

Dr. Weichbrodt practices all aspects of hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder surgery, including arthroscopy and arthroplasty at The CORE Institute.

Meredith Workman, MD

Dr. Workman is a fellowship-trained specialist of pediatric hand surgery and congenital hand malformations. Her practice is based at Banner Children's at Cardon Children’s Medical Center.

Jozef Zoldos, MD, DDS

Dr, Zoldos practices at the Arizona Center for Hand Surgery and treats all aspects of hand and wrist surgery with particular emphasis on microvascular reconstruction.