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University Orthopedics announces the addition of Chris Got, MD, and Scott Paxton, MD.

August 1, 2013 — University Orthopedics would like to announce the addition of Chris Got, MD, and Scott Paxton, MD. Dr. Got will be joining the Hand Division and Dr. Paxton will be in Shoulder and Elbow. The addition of new surgeons is part of University Orthopedics’ ongoing efforts to improve patient access. Patients can request appointments online by clicking here. Physicians can refer a patient by clicking here. In addition we have made it easier to refer patients and schedule appointments with our central scheduling service at 401-457-1500. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Got and Dr. Paxton to University Orthopedics and University Physicians, Inc.

Christopher Got, MD

dr christopher gotChristopher Got MD graduated with AOA honors from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School in his home state. He then moved to New England and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Brown University. He continued his training with 2 additional fellowships one in Orthopaedic Trauma at Brown University and another in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery at Harvard University – Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Got currently holds an academic appointment of Assistant Professor at Brown University - Warren Alpert Medical School. He has special interest in upper extremity trauma, joint replacement, nerve compression syndromes and arthroscopy. Both his peers and hospital administration have recognized him during his training for his exceptional leadership and patient care, receiving both the Most Valuable Resident and the Haffenreffer Housestaff Excellence Awards. He has participated in both clinical and basic science research projects funded by the NIH and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand – ASSH/AFSH. He has authored a multitude of articles, book chapters and national or international presentations.

Scott Paxton, MD

dr scott paxtonScott Paxton, MD is a member of the Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  He completed fellowship training in the treatment of problems of the shoulder and elbow at the renowned Rothman Institute in Philadelphia where he trained with many of the world's leaders in shoulder and elbow surgery. The typical problems that he evaluates and treats include rotator cuff tears and impingement, shoulder and elbow instability and dislocations, shoulder and elbow arthritis, shoulder fractures (humerus, glenoid, scapula, and clavicle), elbow fractures, malunions and nonunions of these  fractures, tendon injuries of the shoulder and elbow, labral tears, throwing injuries and other sports injuries of the upper extremity.   Dr. Paxton is an attending surgeon at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, and a consultant at the Providence V.A. Medical Center. In addition to treating patients, he is actively involved in research and education of present and future orthopaedic surgeons, including medical students, residents, and fellows. He is also involved in research related to shoulder and elbow disorders and has presented and published many papers in his field.


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  • Spine
    • The Spine Center are referred back and neck pain patients across the New England States.
  • Hand & Wrist
    • The Hand & Wrist center deals with both surgical and nonsurgical treatment of conditions and problems.
  • Joint Replacement
    • The Joint Replacement Center provides the most modern treatment options for knee, hip, and shoulder replacement
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
    • The Pediatric Orthopedic Center consist of three surgeons who specialize in the care of children.
  • Foot & Ankle
    • The Foot & Ankle Center involves clinical teams that specialize in foot and ankle surgery.
  • Shoulder & Elbow
    • The Shoulder & Elbow Center includes orthopedic surgeons and therapists who specialize in shoulder and elbow.
  • Sports Medicine
    • The Sports Medicine Center helps those with sports-related injuries recover quickly to return to activity.
  • Trauma & Fracture
    • The Trauma & Facture center works closesly together with Rhode Island Hospital's trauma specialists to identify injuries.
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    • Our orthopedic oncology center includes the expertise of a specialist in oncology and reconstructive surgery.
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About Us

University Orthopedics in Providence, Rhode Island, is a regional referral center for patients with back and neck pain, joint pain, sports medicine problems, shoulder pain, hand problems, hip and knee pain, and foot and ankle injury. University Orthopedics utilizes fellowship-trained, sub-specialized physicians to treat a variety of orthopedic problems.