Team Physicians



Founded in 1972, Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is one of the largest providers of orthopedic care, both in the Seacoast region and in the state of New Hampshire. From athletic injuries in the young to degenerative conditions with aging, our goal is to restore and maintain comfort and function for all of our patients.

Our team of experts includes sub-specialized orthopedic surgeons, nurses, health professionals and support staff, all dedicated to treating injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Our physicians focus on all areas of musculoskeletal care including sports medicine, hand and wrist, foot and ankle, shoulder, elbow, hip knee and spine, as well as fracture treatment, joint replacement surgery, and cartilage restoration. 

Physicians

   Dr. Charles Blitzer, MD
Trauma & Fracture Surgery
Arthoscopic Surgery
Shoulder Surgery

Medical Degree: Boston University accelerated combined AB/MD program
Internship in General Surgery: Bay State Medical Center, an affiliate of Tufts University
Residency in Orthopedic Surgery: University of Vermont
Residency in Pediatric Orthopedics: Montreal Children’s Hospital / McGill University
Certifications: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Memberships: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Board of Councilors)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Fellow)
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Diplomate)
Orthopaedic Trauma Association
Arthroscopy Association of North America
New Hampshire Medical Society (Past President)
New Hampshire Orthopaedic Society

In addition to membership in leading orthopedic associations, Dr. Blitzer serves on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Board of Councilors and is past president of the New Hampshire Medical Society. Dr. Blitzer is an affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, School of Health and Human Services, at the University of New Hampshire. He is also an adjunct clinical faculty member in the physician assistant program at the University of New England in Maine.

Dr. Blitzer has special interests in the care of fractures and in arthroscopic surgery and has published articles on skiing injuries, arthroscopy, and fractures.

On staff at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover and Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, Dr. Blitzer also has privileges at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Northeast Surgical Care and Stratham Ambulatory Surgery Center.

                                                                                

  

Dr. Fred Brennan Jr., DO
Sports Medicine
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Post-Concussion Management

Medical Degree: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency in Family Medicine: Albany Medical Center, New York
Sports Medicine Fellowship: Northwest Ohio Center for Sports Medicine/University of Toledo
Certifications: American Board of Family Medicine
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine
Memberships:
American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (Fellow)
American Academy of Family Physicians (Fellow)
Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians
American College of Sports Medicine (Fellow)
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (Chair, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Subcommittee)
New Hampshire Medical Society (Member, NH Advisory Council on Sport-Related Concussion)
American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (Fellow)
American Academy of Family Physicians (Fellow)
Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians
American College of Sports Medicine (Fellow)
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (Chair, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Subcommittee)
New Hampshire Medical Society (Member, NH Advisory Council on Sport-Related Concussion)


A native of New England, Dr. Brennan earned his bachelor’s degree from UNH, where he played Division 1-AA football before earning his medical degree and advanced training in sports medicine.

As an active duty Army officer/phyisican/educator, Dr. Brennan earned twenty-one military awards and medals - including the Bronze Star Medal for service as a trauma and family physician in Baghdad, Iraq. He has published multiple book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr. Brennan is a two-time Boston Marathon finisher and an Ironman Triathlon World Championship finisher. He is a senior consultant physician to the Ironman Triathlon World Championship and serves as a medical volunteer at the Marine Corps and Boston Marathons.

Dr. Brennan is Medical Director of the SOS Med Sports Medicine Center and is the Head UNH team physician. Dr. Brennan is the Deputy Commander of Clinical Services for the 157th Air Refueling Wing Medical Group, Pease Air National Guard Base. He has privileges at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover and Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He specializes in the medical aspects of athletic care, the full scope of non-surgical musculoskeletal medicine,  post concussion medical care, and ultrasound-guided injections.

 Peter Buckley, MD
Sports Medicine
Arthoscopic Surgery
Shoulder & Knee Surgery

Medical Degree: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Internship in General Surgery:

Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence

Residency in Orthopedic Surgery: University of Florida/Shands Hospital, Gainesville Florida
Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine Fellowship: University of Oklahoma
Certifications: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Diplomate)
Memberships: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Fellow)
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Diplomate)
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American College of Sports Medicine
New Hampshire Medical Society
New Hampshire Orthopaedic Society


A native New Englander, Dr. Buckley served as the assistant team physician for the University of Florida Gators and as a clinical instructor at the University of Florida, Department of Orthopaedics during his orthopedic surgery residency. While completing his arthroscopy and sports medicine fellowship, Dr. Buckley served as the assistant team physician for Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma. 



Dr. Buckley is on staff at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover and Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He also has privileges at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Dr. Buckley is an affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, School of Health and Human Services, at the University of New Hampshire. He serves as team physician and orthopedic consultant for the University of New Hampshire Wildcats and as team physician for several area high schools. Dr. Buckley has been published in numerous orthopedic journals. Additionally, he has privileges at Northeast Surgical Care and Stratham Ambulatory Surgery Center.

 Peter Dirksmeier, MD
Spine Surgery
Hip Surgery

Medical Degree: University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Internship in General Surgery: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Residency in Orthopedic Surgery: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Spinal Surgery Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Certifications: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Memberships: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Fellow)
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Diplomate)
Seacoast Spine Study Group
New England Spine Study Group
North American Spine Society
New Hampshire Orthopaedic Society
New Hampshire Medical Society

Dr. Dirksmeier is extensively trained in the operative and non-operative management of all developmental, degenerative, pathologic, and traumatic conditions of the spine. A native of New England, Dr. Dirksmeier attended Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts on a ROTC Scholarship. Upon graduation, he was commissioned a lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and served as a marine aviator and intelligence officer before earning his medical degree. While completing his general surgical internship and orthopedic surgical residency, Dr. Dirksmeier developed an interest in spinal surgery and completed an orthopedic spinal surgery fellowship under several nationally known experts in the field.

Dr. Dirksmeier has been involved in spinal surgery outcomes research and has published technique articles in subspecialty journals describing his minimally invasive surgical techniques. His elective practice is devoted to evaluating and treating spine problems. Dr. Dirksmieir is on staff at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, where he serves on the Board of Trustees.

 Mark Geppert, MD
Foot & Ankle Surgery
Sports Medicine
Hand Surgery
General Orthopedics

Medical Degree: New York University School of Medicine
Internship in General Surgery: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (formerly Rutgers)
Residency in Orthopedic Surgery:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (formerly Rutgers)

Foot & Ankle Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City
Certifications: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Memberships: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Fellow)
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Diplomate)
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
New Hampshire Orthopaedic Society
New Hampshire Medical Society


Dr. Geppert graduated from Harvard College before earning his medical degree. During foot and ankle fellowship training in New York, Dr. Geppert worked extensively with the New York City Ballet and the Rutgers University athletic teams. 



Dr. Geppert’s orthopedic interests include all surgery of the foot and ankle in addition to sports medicine and a broad range of general orthopedic surgery. He has published more than a dozen articles in peer-reviewed orthopedic journals and has given presentations at national meetings. Dr. Geppert has co-authored chapters in medical textbooks on surgery of the rheumatoid foot, ankle sprains, and sports-related foot and ankle injuries.

An affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, School of Health and Human Services, at the University of New Hampshire, Dr. Geppert is on staff at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover and Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, and has privileges at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Additionally, he has privileges at Northeast Surgical Care and Stratham Ambulatory Surgery Center.

 Robert Harrington, MD
Sports Medicine
Joint Replacement Surgery
Arthroscopic Surgery

Medical Degree: University of Vermont School of Medicine
Internship in General Surgery: Naval Hospital, San Diego
Residency in Orthopedic Surgery: National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland
Certifications: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Memberships: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Fellow)
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Diplomate)
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
New Hampshire Orthopaedic Society
New Hampshire Medical Society


Dr. Harrington received his bachelor’s degree from Boston University before earning his medical degree. While completing his residency in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Harrington was a clinical instructor in surgery at the Uniformed Services School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Harrington is an affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, School of Health and Human Services, at the University of New Hampshire.  He is also the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team physician and team physician for several local schools.

Dr. Harrington is on active staff at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover and Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, where he serves on the Board of Trustees. He also has privileges at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

 Moby Parsons, MD
Arthroscopic Surgery
Reconstructive Surgery
Joint Replacement Surgery
Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Medical Degree: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York
Internship in General Surgery: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Residency in Orthopedic Surgery: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
University of Sydney Royal North Shore Hospital, Australia
Certifications: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Memberships: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Fellow)
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Diplomate)
American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons
New Hampshire Orthopaedic Society


Dr. Parsons graduated with honors from Georgetown University and was awarded the New York Orthopaedic Hospital Award while earning his medical degree. Following his residency, Dr. Parsons went on to acquire specialty training in shoulder and elbow surgery.

Dr. Parsons was awarded the prestigious Charles Neer Award for excellence in clinical research in shoulder and elbow surgery. His work has fostered numerous publications and presentations at national and international meetings. Dr. Parsons’ practice is divided between the treatment of shoulder and elbow injuries and the treatment of arthritis conditions of both the upper and lower extremities, including joint replacement procedures for the hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow. He has special interest in arthroscopic approaches to treatment and in the treatment of complex reconstructive problems including primary and revision joint replacement and repairing failed prior surgeries.

Dr. Parsons is on staff at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover and Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

 
David Thut, MD
Shoulder & Knee Surgery
Sports Medicine
Arthoscopic Surgery
Knee Replacement Surgery

Medical Degree: University of Pennsylvania
Internship in General Surgery: University of Rochester, New York
Residency in Orthopedic Surgery: University of Rochester, New York
Sports Medicine Fellowship: New York University Hospital for Joint Disease
Certifications: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty in Sports Medicine American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Memberships: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Fellow)
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Diplomate)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
New Hampshire Orthopaedic Society
New Hampshire Medical Society

Dr. Thut graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH and attended medical school in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania.  He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2000. Following residency, Dr. Thut served seven years in the United States Navy. He was head of the departments of orthopedic surgery during his tours at the Naval Hospitals in Charleston, South Carolina and Bremerton, Washington and while in Charleston, served as Medical Director. During his military career, Dr. Thut cared for both active duty and retired military personnel, gaining valuable experience in helping patients of all ages maintain an active lifestyle.

After separating from the Navy in 2007, Dr. Thut followed his passion for the care of athletes and moved to New York City where he completed the Sports Medicine Fellowship at NYU’s Hospital for Joint Diseases. While in New York, he cared for NYU athletes and worked at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, treating dancers from world-renowned companies including the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and Cirque du Soleil.

Dr. Thut specializes in sports related injuries and is a team physician for the UNH Wildcats. His surgical practice focuses on arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder and knee, including cartilage restoration, knee ligament reconstruction, shoulder instability, and labral repair.  Dr. Thut’s expertise in rotator cuff repair and knee replacement surgery allows him to help his patients remain active as they age.

Dr. Thut is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and holds a subspecialty board certification in Sports Medicine. He has privileges at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, Stratham Ambulatory Surgery Center in Stratham, and Northeast Surgical Care in Newington, NH.

An avid sailor, skier, and golfer, Dr. Thut moved to the Seacoast in 2009. He lives with his wife, two teenage sons, and two dogs in Dover, NH.
 
Gavin Webb, MD

Sports Medicine
Arthoscopic Surgery
Shoulder & Knee Surgery
Cartilage Restoration Surgery
Medical Degree: University of Vermont School of Medicine
Internship in General Surgery: Maine Medical Center, Portland
Residency in Orthopedic Surgery: State University of New York at Buffalo
Sports Medicine Fellowship: New England Baptist Hospital, Boston
Certifications: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Fellow)
Memberships: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Diplomate)
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (Fellow)
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
New Hampshire Orthopaedic Society
New Hampshire Medical Society


A graduate of Williams College in Massachusetts, Dr. Webb went on to earn his medical degree and then awards for overall performance, research, and commitment to orthopedic education, during his orthopedic surgery residency.

While completing his sports medicine fellowship, Dr. Webb was an assistant team physician for the Boston Celtics and the Northeastern Huskies.

Dr. Webb has expertise in cartilage restoration procedures and alternatives to total knee replacement surgery in younger patients. He has conducted research and lectured on cartilage injuries, presented papers at national and international meetings, and is a reviewer for The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery.

Treating conditions affecting the shoulder and knee, Dr. Webb has a special interest in sports medicine and the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries in patients of all ages. He is the orthopedic director at SOSMed Sports Medical Center and is a team physician for the University of New Hampshire Wildcats. Dr. Webb is on staff at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover and Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester. In addition, he has privileges at Stratham Ambulatory Surgery Center.

     
  Adam Fleit, MD

Hand & Elbow Surgery
Upper Extremity Reconstruction

Replacement
Arthroscopic, Shoulder,
Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma

Medical Degree: Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency in Orthopedic Surgery: University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Pa.
Sports Medicine Fellowship: Cleveland Combined Hand Surgery
Memberships: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (Fellow)


Dr. Fleit earned his bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa.  While in medical school, he received several awards for high achievement including membership in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society.  He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Conn. Dr. Fleit received additional training in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Cleveland Combined Hand Surgery Fellowship. This fellowship included training at both the Cleveland Clinic, an international referral center and Metrohealth Medical Center, a world-class level one trauma hospital. He is a resident member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and is American Board of Orthopedic Surgery board eligible.

Dr. Fleit treats patients of all ages with problems of the upper extremity. He has a special interest in occupational and sports hand injuries, nerve problems, thumb arthritis, upper extremity trauma, all forms of upper extremity arthritis, elbow problems and arthroscopy of the upper extremity.

Dr Fleit has privileges at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, Wentworth Surgery Center in Somersworth, Stratham Ambulatory Surgery Center in Stratham, and Northeast Surgical Care in Newington.

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