Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS) has announced the addition of orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon, Mark Yakavonis, MD, to the highly esteemed ONS team of orthopedic specialists, neurosurgeons, physiatrists and physical therapists. Dr. Yakavonis will see patients at ONS’ Greenwich office and at its Westchester location at 500 Mamaroneck Avenue in Harrison, New York.
“ONS has been dedicated to helping patients maintain active lifestyles for 20 years. By adding Dr. Yakavonis to our prestigious team of orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons, ONS will be able to accommodate the increasing patient demand for an elite level of expertise in lower extremity conditions,” said Seth Miller, MD, president of ONS.
Dr. Yakavonis earned his medical degree from the New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Boston University Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Harvard-Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts.
While a resident, Dr. Yakavonis received the Resident Research Award for his research into a novel operative technique for reducing ankle syndesmosis (high ankle sprain). He was later awarded a national research grant to continue his research from the Arthroscopy Association of North America. A published author and frequent lecturer, Dr. Yakavonis was named an Emerging Leader by the American Orthopaedic Association.
From an early age, Dr. Yakavonis wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps as an orthopedist. “I’ve always known what I’ve wanted to do,” he said.
Although Dr. Yakavonis’ father was a general orthopedist, Dr. Yakavonis was drawn to the foot and ankle specialty because of the innovative techniques and treatments that are available. “Foot and ankle allows you to draw on all your orthopedic training to treat a difficult and often unforgiving part of the body that is a crucial component of everyday life.”
ONS has medical offices and physical therapy centers in Greenwich and Stamford, Connecticut and in Harrison, New York. For more information about Dr. Yakavonis or the comprehensive orthopedic and spine services provided by the specialists at ONS, please visit our website at www.ONSMD.com.