Board of Directors: Board Advisors:
Dr. Paul Burton, DO Dr. John Steinmann, DO
Dr. Charles Edwards, MD Monica Peterson
Dr. Tom Eickmann, MD
Dr. Roland Winter, MD Executive Director:
Steve Huckabaa Kevin Pugar, CPA (email)

Board of Directors


General Orthopaedics and Total Joint Replacement
Chairman of the Board

Dr. Burton was a Physical Therapist at Mercy Rehabilitation Center in Auburn, N.Y. prior to attending medical school at The University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, MO. In medical school, he was a member of Psi Sigma Alpha honor society and then completed internship and Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills Michigan , affiliated with Michigan State University. He served as Chief Orthopaedic and Surgical Resident and in residency, received the Alvin Yarrows Memorial Award for excellence in scientific research for two consecutive years.

Dr. Burton was a founding member of the Center for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Pennsylvania and has served as Adjunct Professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Duquesne University, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chatham College and currently is Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Loma Linda University. He has received the Teacher of the Year award from the Orthopaedic Surgery Residents at Loma Linda University in 2007 and 2009.

Dr. Burton’s primary interest is in Total Joint Arthroplasty and he has performed over 3000 of these procedures. He has had additional training in minimal incisional surgical approaches and in hip arthroscopy. He is a consultant for Renovis surgical and has assisted in the development of a new total knee replacement system. Dr. Burton is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopadics. He has served on the board of the Pennsylvania Medical Society and as Treasurer, Vice President and then President of the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society. He currently serves as a member of the board of the San Bernardino County Medical Society and on the board of the California Orthopaedic Association..

Licensure & Certification
State Board of California
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
Qualified Medical Examiner

Memberships and Affiliations
American Medical Association
American Osteopathic Association
American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
California Orthopaedic Association
San Bernardino County Medical Society


edwardsCharles C. Edwards, II, M.D.

Medical Director of the Maryland Spine Clinic at Mercy Hospital, received his education at Washington & Lee University, graduating with Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude and Honors in Engineering. He attended the University of Maryland Medical School where he graduated with AOA honors.

Dr. Edwards completed his Orthopedic Surgical Residency at Emory University in Atlanta and received advanced training in the management of adult and pediatric spinal deformity at Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Edwards’ research interests include the management of nerve compression disorders in the cervical spine and the treatment of major spinal deformities in children and adults. Dr. Edwards brings special expertise in the areas of minimally invasive spine surgery and microscopic techniques. In addition, he has an extensive background in the treatment of both spinal deformity and complex degenerative conditions using state-of-the-art methods. He is a member of the esteemed Spinal Deformity Study Group and is currently the Section Editor for the Scoliosis and Spondylolisthesis sections of The Textbook of Spinal Surgery, 3rd Edition (in press).

Dr. Edwards has been the invited presenter of more than 45 scientific studies at national scientific meetings. He is an author of 32 research papers and textbook chapters. Research honors include the Best Clinical Paper at the European Cervical Spine Research Society Meeting. While a resident, Dr. Edwards received the Best Resident Research Award three consecutive years. He was awarded the Resident Research Award by the Georgia Orthopedic Society and the prestigious Clinical Orthopedic Society.


eickmannThomas Eickmann, MD

Dr. Eickmann attended medical school in Loma Linda, California on a WICHE scholarship from Montana. After completing his residency in orthopedic surgery at Loma Linda University, he further sub specialized in Adult Reconstruction by completing a fellowship at the prestigious Anderson Orthopedic Research Institute, in Alexandria, Virginia. During the fellowship Dr. Eickmann co-authored a book chapter in Insall’s ‘Surgery of the Knee’ on indications for constraint in total knee arthroplasty.

Dr. Eickmann’s research in unicondylar arthroplasty was presented at the interim knee society meeting and publicationed in the journal of arthroplasty. His research on backside motion in modular hip prosthesis was presented at the Orthopedic Research Society. Most resently his publication on a new innovative suture material was accepted for publication in the journal of knee surgery.

For the past few years, Tom has served as a reviewer for Journal of Biomedical Materials Research and currently, he is in the process of designing revision joint instruments with Innomed. Dr. Eickmann serves as the clinical director for product development for Renovis surgical and is in the process of developing a hip and knee replacement with them. He also serves as a consultant for Medacorp, angiotech, and Aesculap.


Steve HuckabaaSteve Huckabaa

Network Vice President, Supply Chain Management & Retail Pharmacy
Kettering Health Network

Steven Huckabaa is a Network Vice President in the areas of Corporate Development and Supply Chain Management & Retail Pharmacy at Kettering Health Network, Kettering, Ohio. Mr. Huckabaa has reporting responsibilities for supply chain management, retail pharmacy, clinical biomedical engineering, office of research, and others. Kettering Health Network is a non-profit health system that joins the area’s most-respected health care organizations – Kettering Medical Center, Grandview Medical Center and Greene Memorial Hospital – and featuring five medical centers, a behavioral medicine center and a college of medical arts, plus more than 57 freestanding outpatient care centers serving 11 counties across the greater Dayton region.

Mr. Huckabaa serves on the Dayton Regional Red Cross Board. He also serves as a board of manager for the World Congress of Supply Chain Management.

Prior to joining Kettering Health Network, Mr. Huckabaa was senior administrative director of Supply Chain Management at Arlington Memorial Hospital, Arlington, Texas. Before Arlington Memorial Hospital, Mr. Huckabaa spent six years with the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council as regional vice president of Group Purchasing Services and new business development. Mr. Huckabaa began his career in 1973 while joining the United States Air Force and served his country until retiring in 1993.

Mr. Huckabaa earned his Master of Business Science in Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology with a minor in Business Management.

Mr. Huckabaa lives in Springboro, Ohio with his lovely wife Sheree.


rolandRoland H. Winter, M.D.

General Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Joint Reconstruction

BS, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, 1979

Medical School
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 1983

Rotating Surgical Internship
LA County – Harbor UCLA

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Medical Center, Torrance, CA, 1984

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami, FL, 1988

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990
Oral Examiner, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Qualified Medical Examiner

Medical Board of California

Hospital Affiliations
Dameron Hospital, Stockton, CA
San Joaquin General Hospital, Stockton, CA
Kaiser Permanente, Stockton, CA
Ambulatory Surgery Center of Stockton, Stockton, CA
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Stockton, CA

Professional Organizations
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon
Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society
San Joaquin Medical Society
California Medical Association
Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
Western Orthopaedic Association
California Orthopaedic Association

Sports Affiliations
University of the Pacific, Team Physician
St. Mary’s High School, Stockton, CA, Team Physician
Stockton Ports (Class A Affiliate of the Oakland A’s), Team Physician


Board Advisors

John Steinmann, DO

Spine Surgery

Dr. Steinmann graduated with his D.O. degree from the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. After a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Botsford General Hospital, he completed a Spine Surgery Fellowship at University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle. Dr. Steinmann currently treats traumatic spinal injuries as well as degenerative problems of the neck and low back. He is the director of Spine Trauma at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center as well as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Western University.

Dr. Steinmann devotes a lot of his spare time volunteering with youth sports activities in the area. He and his wife Jeannette have 6 children and have lived in the Inland Empire most of their lives. Activities he enjoys include skiing, sailing, and spending time with his family.

Licensure & Certification
State Board of California
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Qualified Medical Examiner

Memberships and Affiliations
American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
American Osteopathic Association
California Medical Association
San Bernardino County Medical Society
American Medical Association
American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics – Spine Section
North American Spine Society