Fellowship

Current Fellow

Joshua Silver MD

Joshua Silver MD

Dr. Silver is currently practicing as an Adult Reconstruction Fellow at the Orthopaedic Institute of the West under the instruction of Dr. Hedley, Dr. Gough, and Dr. Chow. He graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in 2012. He completed his surgical internship at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH in 2013, followed by Orthopaedic Residency at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY in 2018.

Justin M. Head, D.O., M.S.

Justin M. Head, D.O., M.S.

Following a both-bone forearm fracture at age 8, I aspired to become an orthopedic surgeon. I am fortunate to have realized this life-long goal and focus my practice on hip and knee reconstruction.

During Orthopedic Surgery residency training at Michigan State, I found that hip and knee replacement patients were among the most happy and appreciative. It is my pleasure to restore quality of life to those affected by hip and knee arthritis.

My focus is to use cutting-edge technology backed by scientific literature to deliver an individualized treatment plan and effectively treat hip and knee pain. Under the expert guidance of Dr. Hedley, I have the fortunate opportunity to learn from his decade's of experience with thousands of cases.

My wife and I met in 2005, while I was in undergraduate school at Middle Tennessee State University. Together, we have been through Graduate School, Medical School, Residency, and Fellowship. We both grew up in the Nashville, Tennessee area and will make Augusta, Georgia our home after completion of fellowship. We enjoy outdoor activities and music along with our daughter.


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Shawn Brandenburg, D.O.

Shawn Brandenburg, D.O.

Originally from Columbus, Nebraska, Dr. Brandenburg completed his undergraduate training at University of Nebraska at Omaha. He graduated from medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences in 2013. He then completed his orthopaedic surgery residency in Grand Rapids, MI at Metro Health/University of Michigan Hospital in 2018.

Currently, Dr. Brandenburg is married with two children, ages 8 and 2. Outside of fellowship, he enjoys spending time with his family, lifting weights, playing basketball and participating in many other recreational sports.

He will be moving back to his hometown in Nebraska after fellowship to join Columbus Community Hospital to start his orthopaedic career.


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Past Fellows

  • Richard Eaton
  • Hal Crane
  • Thomas Tomkins
  • David Ruoff
  • Joseph Davies
  • Leon Mead
  • James St. Ville
  • James Crutcher
  • David Butler
  • Garry Heynen
  • James Sulkowsky
  • Todd Mailly
  • Tom Mixa
  • Perry Greene
  • Sherwood Duhon
  • Gregg Terral
  • JF Davidson
  • Richard Grimsley
  • Michael Hubers
  • Michael Lew
  • Kipling Sharpe
  • D.Ron Anderson
  • Angus Goetz
  • Mark Matthes
  • Peter Seipel
  • Joseph Janzer
  • Michael O’Sullivan
  • Robert Cusick
  • Kent Woo
  • Steven Barnett
  • Craig Hansen
  • Russell Nevins
  • Brett Smith
  • Dave Cowin
  • Kerk Mehrle
  • Shane Martin
  • Elliot Nipper
  • Matthew Barber