Dr. Antinnes is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthpaedic surgeon with a diverse and unique background in spinal disorders. He graduated from Yale University with a degree in mechanical engineering, specializing in biomechanics of the spine. While there, he trained under Dr. Manohar Panjabi, considered one of the most influential spinal researchers in the world. He was then selected for a prestigious spine research fellowship in Zurich, Switzerland where he lived for three years, devoting his time researching the cervical and lumbar spine. While in Switzerland, Dr. Antinnes traveled to many European countries and worked with many of the preeminent spine surgeons in Europe, including Dr. Dieter Grob, one of the finest spine surgeons in the international area. After graduating from Yale University, he received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine. Dr. Antinnes trained at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans. He furthered his training in San Francisco at the University of California, where he completed a fellowship in spinal deformities. Under the guidance of Drs. David Bradford and Serena Hu, considered two of the most influential spinal deformity surgeons in the country, Dr. Antinnes performed hundreds of complex spinal reconstruction surgeries on the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Throughout his training, Dr. Antinnes has stayed involved in spinal research and has authored numerous books and papers and lectured around the world. He was recently asked to write the chapter on adult scoliosis for the esteemed International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine.
Dr. Antinnes’ practice focuses on all aspects of spinal surgery for both adults and children. He continues to use new and innovative procedures and the newer, minimally invasive techniques to decrease postoperative pain and speed recovery. He is pleased to combine his caring and thoughtful approach to patient care with his diverse and comprehensive experience in spinal disorders to the people of South Mississippi.
Dr. Rocco Barbieri, a board-certified, fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity orthopaedic surgeon, spent three years as the head of the division of hand and Microvasular Surgery at the New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He currently is an associate editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma and is an active member of the American Association for Hand Surgery. Dr. Barbieri serves as Medical Director for the Hand Treatment Center located in The Physician Center at Southern Pointe. Dr. Barbieri was fellowship trained in Reconstructive Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He received additional instruction in the art of microvascular tissue transfer at Southern Illinois University. He recently became a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). Dr. Barbieri served as president of the Southeastern Hand Club in 2015.
Hallie Bell, M.D., neurologist, received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Mississippi State University. She received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She completed an internship from the University of Florida and her residency in neurology at UMMC. Bell completed her fellowship in neurophysiology at UMMC. She has 16 years of experience in electrodiagnostic medicine.
Dr. Hallie Bell performs SBJ’s electromyography which evaluates the health condition of muscles and the nerve cells that control them. An EMG translates the electrical signals into graphs or numbers, helping doctors to make a diagnosis. A doctor will usually order an EMG when someone is showing symptoms of a muscle or nerve disorder. These symptoms may include tingling, numbness, or unexplained weakness in the limbs. EMG results can help the doctor diagnose muscle disorders, nerve disorders, and disorders affecting the connection between nerves and muscles.
Dr. Berry received his sports medicine fellowship from the University of Texas Health Science Center. He received a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Mississippi State University. He received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed his residency at University of Mississippi Medical Center. While in Houston, he served as an assistant team physician for the Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, University of Houston, and Texas 6-A North Shore high school. In addition to team coverage, he assisted in player evaluation at the NFL Scouting Combine. He also had the opportunity to work the Houston Astros spring training in West Palm Beach, Fla. and assist with their MLB player draft evaluation.
He is a member of the Mississippi Orthopedic Society, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Research Education Foundation and American Medical Association.
Dr. Constantine Charoglu, a board-certified, fellowship-trained hand specialist, comes from the University of Kentucky where he was an assistant professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery.
Dr. Charoglu received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School in Newark, N.J.
He completed his residency at New Jersey Medical School and his fellowship in hand and micro surgery at the Hand Center of Western New York at the State University of New York.
He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Mississippi Orthopaedic Society. He recently became a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).
Dr. Robert Dews, a Hattiesburg native, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained, sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon. He received his bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College and his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he also completed a residency. He completed an AO Trauma fellowship at Watauga Orthopedics and a sports medicine fellowship at Mississippi Sports Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Mississippi Orthopaedic Society, American College of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Dews recently received board certification in sports medicine from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is an adjunct clinical professor at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Dews currently serves as a sports medicine physician for the University of Southern Mississippi and William Carey University.
Dr. Neal Gregg, a Hattiesburg native, is a board-certified general orthopaedic surgeon. He received his bachelor’s degree from William Carey University. He received his doctor of osteopathy degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He completed an orthopaedic residency from the Medical College of Georgia. Prior to medical school, Dr. Gregg worked at Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, P.A. and Southern Surgery Center as a medical assistant for one and a half years. Dr. Gregg is an adjunct clinical professor at William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Gregg has had two articles recently published in orthopaedic journals. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Association, and Mississippi Orthopedic Society.
John H. Kosko, M.D. is a board-certified, fellowship-trained foot and ankle orthopaedic specialist.
Kosko, a Greenwood native, graduated summa cum laude in biological engineering from Mississippi State University. He received his doctor of medicine degree magna cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed an orthopaedic residency from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. At UMC, he received the Department of Orthopedics OITE Award, Resident Research Award, Citizenship Award and Best Orthopaedic Teaching Resident. He completed a fellowship in foot and ankle reconstruction from OrthoCarolina Foot and Ankle Institute in Charlotte, N.C.
He is a member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and Mississippi Orthopaedic Society.
Kosko was a visiting medical student to the University of Oxford and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Center in Oxford, England. He completed an AO Fellowship in Luzern, Switzerland.
David C. Lee, M.D., is fellowship-trained neurosurgeon and fellow with the American College of Surgeons
Lee received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he also completed his neurosurgery residency and neurosurgical spinal fellowship. He completed the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s first combined Orthopedic/Neurosurgical spinal fellowship. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Southern Neurosurgical Society, American Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, Southern Pain Society, North American Spine Society, American College of Spine Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and Mississippi Neurosurgical Society.
Lance Line, M.D. maintains an active sports medicine practice with a subspecialty interest in shoulder conditions in Hattiesburg since 1995. He is currently a team physician for the University of Southern Mississippi, is board certified and a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Line received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and subsequently completed his residency at University Medical Center in Jackson. Following residency he completed a one-year fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy in Richmond, VA which included an internship with the Pittsburgh Steelers professional football program. He is a member of the Mississippi Orthopedic Society and American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Line was recently named as a volunteer Olympic team physician. His first assignment was with the U.S. men’s hockey team in Lake Placid.
Dr. Michael Patterson is a board-certified, fellowship trained spine orthopaedic surgeon. He received extensive training in surgery of the cervical spine, or neck, during his fellowship. This training included such advanced techniques as cervical laminoplasty, taught to him by Jack Zigler M.D., formerly the director of the Rancho Los Amigos Spinal Cord Injury Service in Los Angeles. During and since his training, Dr. Patterson has presented topics concerning orthopedics and spine at local, national, and international specialty meetings. Born and raised in the South, Dr. Patterson has strong family and professional ties to Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, he pursued training in orthopedic surgery at the University of Kansas. While there, he began to develop his interest and skills in surgery of the spine. This interest was inborn, as his father , the late Stanley M. Patterson M.D. of Memphis, practiced for more than 30 years as an assistant professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee. His sister, Kimberly Walpert M.D. of Athens, Georgia maintains an active spine practice in Neurosurgery as well. During his residency in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Patterson received further advanced training in reconstructive spinal deformity surgery from internationally respected Lawrence Lenke M.D. This training took place during a six month tour of duty at the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in St. Louis. He obtained further training in adult spinal deformity surgery as a fellow at the prestigious Texas Back Institute. While there, Dr. Patterson worked side by side with internationally known and respected John J. Regan M.D., now at Cedar Spinal hospital and Barton Sachs M.D. performing everything from tradition scoliosis reconstructions to advanced endoscopic thoracic deformity corrections. Many of the more than seven hundred cases that Dr. Patterson performed during his spine fellowship involved cutting edge technology and innovative, minimally invasive techniques. Typical of this experience was his participation in nearly two dozen artificial disc replacement surgeries, under the direction of Steven Hochschuler M.D. and Richard Guyer M.D., nationally and internationally known spine surgeons, who are principal investigators in the FDA trial of total disc replacement.
Dr. Patterson is also a member of the North American Spine Society, the leading multidisciplinary organization that advances quality spine care through education, research and advocacy.
Rob Robertson, M.D. is a fellowship trained foot and ankle specialist. Robertson, a Magnolia native, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi where he was team captain of the football team. He received his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed an orthopedic residency from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine where he received the Department of Orthopedics OITE Award. Robertson completed a fellowship in foot and ankle from Medstar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Md. He is a member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and Mississippi Orthopedic Society.
Chris Penton, M.D. is a board certified and fellowship trained sports medicine and non-operative orthopedic physician serving Picayune and Hattiesburg.
Penton received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Mississippi College, his medical degree from the University of Mississippi. He trained in a diagnostic radiology residency and completed a family medicine residency in Texas. Penton completed a sports medicine fellowship at JPS Health in Arlington, Texas.
He is trained in orthopedic urgent care, pediatric orthopedics, casting, ultrasound-guided joint, bursa and tendon injections, ultrasound-guided percutaneous tenotomy “TenJet” (for tennis elbow, golfers elbow, gluteus medius and patellar tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis and non-surgical rotator cuff tendinopathy). He also offers orthobiological treatments including platelet rich plasma. Penton also specializes in concussion management and diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and neuromusculoskeletal interventions for nerve hydrodissection to relieve entrapment syndromes. His interests involve an emphasis on maintaining active lifestyles with regenerative, non-surgical and surgical options to maximize health span. He is a sports medicine provider for Pearl River Community College and University of Southern Mississippi.
James N. Sikes, M.D., a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, joined Southern Bone and Joint Specialists in 2002. He was previously in private practice in Brookhaven. A Mobile native, Dr. Sikes began to love Mississippi when he was a University of Mississippi baseball scholarship athlete. He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and then received his orthopaedic surgical training from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Sikes is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine and the Mississippi Orthopaedic Society. He has participated in numerous symposiums for the advancement of fracture care. He was an instructor for the AO/ASIF Fracture Management Foundation. He has participated in additional training in sports medicine in Jackson, WY.
Dr. Sikes is also certified in Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery, for partial and total knee and total hip procedures. Visit his personal website https://www.jamessikesmd.com.
Jacob Folse, M.D., is a board certified, fellowship-trained joint replacement orthopaedic surgeon. Dr. Folse received his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Louisiana State University, his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He completed an internship in Greenville, S.C. and an orthopaedic residency at University of Mississippi Medical Center. He completed his fellowship at Southern Joint Replacement Institute in Nashville, Tenn. Folse is married to Kayla and has two girls, Vivien and Emma.
Ross Ward, M.D. joined Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, P.A. in February 2013.
Ward, a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, had practiced in Laurel for 11 years. He received his bachelor’s degree cum laude from Delta State University. He received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed his residency and internship at the University of Texas Southwestern.
Dr. Ward is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine, Southern Orthopedic Association and Mississippi Orthopedic Society. He is an adjunct clinical professor at William Carey University.
Our talented group of Southern Bone and Joint Specialists physicians have extensive training and experience in orthopedics.