Our doctors are:
  Mark E. Einbecker, M.D.
  Lisa T. DeGnore, M.D.
  Ryan D. Cieply, M.D.
  Mathew A. Nicholls, M.D., Ph.D.

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Our doctors have been recipients of multiple awards. They have published articles in national journals in their field of subspecialty including total joint revision, tumor surgery and foot biomechanics.

They maintain a voluntary affiliation as clinical faculty at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Mathew Nicholls also holds a Ph.D in biochemistry with multiple published articles.

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Mark E. Einbecker, M.D.

Dr. Einbecker received his M.D. degree from Northwestern University Medical School and completed his Orthopaedic residency at the University of South Florida. After completion of a Hand Fellowship with Drs. Kutz and Kleinert in Louisville, KY, he joined Kentucky Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeons in 1991.

A native of Illinois, Dr. Einbecker has been in Kentucky for nearly 15 years. Throughout that time, he has focused his practice on problems of the upper extremities. He has a keen interest in nerve compression problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and other ailments of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.

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Lisa T. DeGnore, M.D.

Dr. Lisa T. DeGnore graduated from the University of Michigan in 1986 with an MD degree. She went on to an Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of N. Carolina and an Orthopaedic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle fellowship at Vanderbilt University.

She was faculty at the University of Kentucky in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery from 1993 until 1998 when she joined KOHS. At the University she was director of the Surgery clerkship for the School of Medicine, and won several teaching awards. Competitive grant funding allowed her to research the tarsal-metatarsal joints of the foot and publish the results.

She is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. She is a subspecialist in the Orthopaedic care and surgery of the foot and ankle. Special areas of interest include rheumatoid and degenerative arthritis, fractures and dislocations of the foot and ankle, and forefoot deformity (bunions and hammertoes). Recently, she has become certified in using the Ossatron Extra-Corporeal Shock Wave Therapy for resistant plantar fasciitis.

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Ryan D. Cieply, M.D.

Ryan D. Cieply, MD graduated from University of Toledo, College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine. He continued his training with a Total Joint fellowship at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute.

As a surgeon, Dr. Cieply specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients whose quality of life is affected by pain in the hips and knees. Much of Dr. Cieply's practice and clinical interest involves surgical and non-surgical treatment of these painful joints, including physical therapy, medication, and surgeries that include total joint replacements and revisions.

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Mathew A. Nicholls, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Mathew Nicholls graduated from the University of Kentucky Medical School in 1999 where he also completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery. He completed his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University in 1992 and subsequently entered the MD/PhD program at the University of Kentucky. He received his doctorate in Biochemistry in 1997 with publications in biochemistry and neuroscience relevant to his expertise in MRI imaging and its applications.

He continued his research after medical school working on 3-Dimensional imaging applications in surgery that have been applied to general, urologic and orthopaedic surgery, as well as anatomy instruction in medical school. Currently, he serves as a consultant to a major pharmaceutical company in the area of pre-emptive pain management for surgical patients. Dr. Nicholls practices general orthopaedic surgery with a special interest in conditions of the hip and knee as well as computer aided surgery.

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