The support staff at Complete Orthopedics in New York


The Doctors:

Dr. Karkare - Orthopedic surgeonDr. Nakul Karkare M.D.
Dr Nakul V Karkare; is an orthopedic surgeon specialized in limb reconstruction and joint replacement surgery. He serves on the FDA advisory board, under the Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Device Panel.

He has operating privileges at Winthrop Hospital, St Charles Hospital, St. Catherine Hospital, Mather Hospital and Peconic Bay Medical Center.

He completed his internship at St. Vincents hospital in Manhattan and his orthopedic surgery residency at New York Medical College Brooklyn and Queens Region.

Novneet-Singh - Orthopedic surgeon
Dr. Novneet Singh Chhabra M.D.
Dr. Novneet Singh Chhabra is a board certified Doctor of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. Chhabra completed his surgical residency at Good Samaritan Hospital of West Islip, NY in 2014.

He completed his fellowship in Wound Management and Hyperbaric’s at Wyckoff Hospital of Brooklyn, NY in 2015


Dr. T. Robert Rhodin M.D.T. Robert Rhodin MD
T. Robert Rhodin M.D. did his orthopedic surgery residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and his fellowship in sports medicine at the Hughston Clinic.

His interest is in problems of the shoulder and knee, and his techniques include  arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery along with individually designed physical rehabilitation.

His goal with every patient is to get them back to doing what they like to do.  Dr. Rhodin will listen to you and help you.


Dr. Khaled AlmansooriDr. Khaled Almansoori
Dr. Khaled Almansoori is an orthopaedic adult and pediatric spine and trauma surgeon.

completing a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology at Boston University. He then attended medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, graduating with honors in 2006

Outside of his medical and academic practice, he spends most of his free time with his wife and four children.


Dr. Vedant VakshaDr. Vendant Vaksha
He is an orthopedic Surgeon with fellowship training in Adult and Reconstructive Spine Surgery from University of Rochester, Rochester, NY and Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH and Sports Surgery from ORV, Richmond, VA.

He has vast experience in orthopedic surgery and well trained in spine and sports surgery, managing patients of varied pathologies in spine, and sports through operative as well as non operative means.

His fellowships are AOSpine and ACGME accredited.


The Staff

Jose L. Perez MS, PA-C
Jose L. Perez MS, PA-C
Orthopedic Surgical Physician Assistant
He is Board Certified in Medicine and Surgery since sitting for and passing the certification Examination given by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants in 1982.

His primary interests professionally are Joint Replacement Surgery, Trauma/Fractures, and Sport Medicine. He is a Veteran and was Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Air Force, and he is also fluent in Spanish.


Novneet-SinghSteven Templeton
Physician Assistant
Board Certified in Geriatrics, Emergency Medicine, and Internal Medicine. He received his Masters in Physician Assistant studies at Touro College in Bay Shore, NY and his Business Administration Degree from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.
Steven also works in Emergency Department at Good Samaritan Hospital, and lives with his family in Greenport.


Dennis T. Dillon RPAC,PC
Senior Physician Assistant
Dennis T. Dillon attended Southern Connecticut State University and received his B.S. Science, Health and Physical Education.

He then went to Farmingdale State University of New York to study health services,  and received a B.S from Touro College in  Allied Health Science & as a Physician Assistant.

With over 20 years of practice experience, he is a valuable member of our team.


Andrea DeSimoneAndrea Surgical Coordinator
Surgical Coordinator
I have been in the Orthopedic field for 10 years. I am fluent in all aspects of Orthopedics, but my specialty is surgical booking.

I am born and raised on long island. I am married with a daughter. I am passionate about what I do and enjoy helping others. My goal is to help patients feel better and guide them through the entire surgical process with no stress to them.


Dominique Pointer
Office Manager Physician Liaison 
I have been in the medical industry for over 12 years, with a degree in Healthcare Administration. My solid experience in a healthcare environment results in the ability to deal successfully with the demands of a busy and diverse patient base.

In addition to my extensive experience, I possess strong communication skills, a calm and pleasant demeanor, and an innate ability to be warm and compassionate.This winning combination ensures that you will receive exceptional service and care with Complete Orthopedics. I am married with 1 daughter, in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family


amandaAmanda Wrigley
Receptionist / Administrative Assistant
I was born and raised in Pennsylvania.

I moved to New York at age 18, where I went to school and obtained my Associate’s Degree.

I have been working in the medical field for 3.5 years now, doing various reception and medical assisting work.


AdrieneAdriene Owens
Graduated from Louis D. Brandeis HS in 1988. Worked at NYU medical center from June 1990 to May 2010 as a front desk receptionist answering phones,  billing (input & output), ekg’s, making appointments, prior authorizations, etc.

Currently works at ACUMA medical associates from June 2010-present for five physicians doing the same duties as at NYU.


donnaDonna Aiello
Accounting & Billing
I was born and raised on Long Island, NY. I have 3 brothers, and 2 children, both boys.

I have been working in the medical field since 1985.

I am fluent in all aspects of the medical office, but my specialty is in billing.

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