Physician Associates

Edward Smith, PA-C - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

EDWARD SMITH, PA-C

Chief Physician Associate

Mr. Edward Smith is an orthopaedic trained Physician Associate and has served over 20 years in the US Air Force. He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1992 and became the Air Force’s only Registered Orthotic Technician. He was honor graduate from basic training and technical school and was hand selected to remain at the school house to assist in instructing.

Ronald Kubus, PA-C - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

RONALD KUBUS, PA-C

Physician Associate

Mr. Kubus is a certified and licensed Physician Associate. After joining the US Air Force in 1976 he served as an orthopaedic technician and a surgical first assistant from 1979-1990. He then attended the U.S. Air Force Physician Assistant program through the University of Nebraska. He was awarded the Alonso A. Tower Society award, which is given to the one student who exemplifies the character and qualities of a Physician Assistant student. Upon graduation, he scored in the top one percent in the nation on the Physician Assistant certification exam.

Christine Sclafani, PA-C - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

CHRISTINE SCLAFANI, PA-C

Physician Associate

Mrs. Sclafani, a native of Manchester, NH graduated with honors from Simmons College in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology. After completing her undergraduate studies, she decided to further her education by attending DeSales University. In 2006, she completed the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program and graduated with distinction.

Colin Chambers, PA-C - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

COLIN CHAMBERS, PA-C

Physician Associate

Mr. Chambers, graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He received his Bachelor’s degree of science in athletic training in 2010. Working closely with the coaches and athletes at Ohio University lead him to enjoy sports medicine. He found that working with athletes and orthopaedic injuries was his true passion.

Chase Spell, PA-C - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

Chase Spell, PA-C

Physician Associate

Chase grew up in a small town in Georgia where he enjoyed playing football in High School. During that time, he became interested in sports medicine and developed a passion for helping others.  Prior to attending college, he spent two years in Guatemala, on a mission for his church, helping others and learning to speak Spanish.

Kelsey Waltz, PA-C - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

Kelsey Waltz, PA-C

Physician Associate

Mrs. Waltz, a Florida native, was a competitive soccer player in both high school and college. Leaving Florida to play soccer in college, she attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City; where she also majored in Exercise Science. She received her Bachelor’s degree in 2010 and began working as a Research Assistant for the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Iowa in the Carver College of Medicine.

physician assistant jordan oconnor

Jordan O’Connor, PA-C

Physician Associate

Ms. O’Connor, a native Floridian, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from The University of Florida in 2015. After graduation, she worked as an outpatient physical therapy technician to gain her clinical hours. She began her graduate studies at Barry University’s Physician Assistant Program.  After completing her Ortho rotation with OMG, she went on to graduate with a Master of Clinical Medical Science degree.

physician assistant Kailey Quintana

Kailey Quintana, PA-C

Physician Associate

Ms. Quintana, a Florida native, graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. After completing her undergraduate studies she found her love for the field while working for 3 years as a medical scribe and medical assistant in an Orthopedic clinic that specializes in sports medicine.

Megan Hoffman - Physician Associate at the Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

Megan Hoffman, PA-C

Physician Associate

Megan is an Ohio native who spent most of her adult educational life in South Carolina. Her interest in orthopedics began when she was injured as a young athlete. She quickly understood the need and importance a healthcare provider played in returning an athlete to peak performance after an injury. Committed to learning how to help other athletes Megan graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s Science degree in exercise science from the College of Charleston in South Carolina.

Upon graduation, she worked briefly as a physical therapy technician before going on to study at the Medical University of South Carolina in the Physician Assistant Studies program where she graduated with a Master’s Degree and earned honors on the dean’s list.

Lauren Fago, PA-C, LAT, ATC - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

Lauren Fago, PA-C, LAT, ATC

Physician Associate

Ms. Fago is a certified and licensed Physician Associate. She was previously a full-time ATC for Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay from 2016-2019, earning an award for Employee of the Year in 2017.

She then returned to school at The University of Tampa for their inaugural Master of Physician Assistant of Medicine program. Upon graduation from the first cohort, she scored in the top percentile of Musculoskeletal System concepts in the nation on the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam.

Travis Fann Physician Associate - Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

Travis Fann, PA-C

Physician Associate

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