Dr. Thor Robert Rhodin, M.D.


Dr. Rhodin is a Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, and was American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Certified in 1996, and recertified in 2007.


Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Certified 1996,
Recertified 2007

Dr. Rhodin has offices in Stony Brook, Babylon, and Bayside, NY, and takes care of his patients at the following hospitals:

  • Peconic Bay Medical Center
  • Flushing Hospital Medical Center
  • St Joseph Hospital
  • St Catherine of Sienna
Orthopaedic Solutions
Fuqua-Varina, NC 2014 – 2015
Orthopaedic Surgeon (Sports Medicine Fellowship Trained)

Robert Rhodin M.D.

Hardeeville, South Carolina 2011 – 2014
Orthopaedic Surgeon (Sports Medicine Fellowship Trained)
Sole practitioner

Lowcountry Medical Group of Beaufort County, LLC
Beaufort, South Carolina 1997 – 2009
Orthopaedic Surgeon (Sports Medicine Fellowship Trained)

Coastal Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Beaufort, South Carolina 1994 – 1997
Orthopaedic Surgeon (Sports Medicine Fellowship Trained)

Medical Care Affiliates
Boston, Massachusetts 1984 – 1987
Director of Risk Management Program (which involved initiating and managing a work-related injury management and prevention program for 15 local hotels and related industries.

Salem Hospital
Salem, Massachusetts Emergency Medicine Physician
1986 – 1987

Emergency Medical Associates/Spectrum Emergency Care
Boston, Massachusetts – 1981 to 1986
Emergency Medicine Physician, Medical Director, Member of the Board of Directors of a group in charge of running 15 emergency departments and walk-in centers.

Albany Medical College
Albany, New York
Doctor of Medicine Degree 1974 – 1978

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Master of Science, Biochemistry 1972 – 1974

Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey Bachelor of Arts, English 1968 – 1972


Hughston Sports Medicine Center
Columbus, Georgia – 2010 to 2011
Preceptorship, Orthopaedic Surgery and Joint Replacement

Hughston Sports Medicine Center
Columbus, Georgia
Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Soft Tissue Surgery (Extremities – shoulder and knees) 1993 – 1994

Medical College of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
Orthopaedic Surgical Residency Program 1988 – 1993

University Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
First Year Resident, General Surgery 1987 – 1988

University Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine 1978 – 1981

Sports Medicine Committee
Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina – Review of training
procedures for Marine recruits (1995 – 1996)

Team Physician
Beaufort County Preparticipation Sports Physicals-Organizer (1994 – 2007)
Battery Creek High School Football Team (1994 – 2007)
Beaufort High School Football Team (1994 – 2005)
Beaufort Storm – Semi-professional Football Team (1995)
Fort Valley State College Football Team (Fort Valley, Georgia, 1994)
Tri-Country High School Football Team (Americus, Georgia, 1994)
Thomas Jefferson High School Football Team (Richmond, Virginia, 1990 – 1993)

Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Beaufort, South Carolina
Director, Total Joint Replacement Services ( 2004 – 5)
Member, Medical Value Analysis Committee ( 2004 – 5)
Chairman, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (1995 -1998)
Chairman, On-line Research Committee (1995)

Staff Attending Physician Positions
WakeMed Cary, Cary, NC (2014 – 2015)
Coastal Carolina Hospital, Hardeeville, SC (2005 – 2008, 2011 – 2015)
Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Beaufort, SC (1994 – 2008)
Hampton Hospital, Varnville, SC (1998 – 2006)
S. Naval Hospital, Beaufort, South Carolina (1994 – 2002)
University Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (1984 – 1987)
Salem Hospital, Salem, Massachusetts (1986 – 1987)
Marlboro Hospital, Marlboro, Massachusetts (1981 – 1986)
Tobey Hospital, Wareham, Massachusetts (1981 – 1986)

Assistant Teachingships
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts (1980 – 1981)
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (1972 – 1974)

  • Wu R, Rhodin R, and Roychoudhury R: Purification of Commercial Spleen Phosphodiesterase. Methods in Cancer (ed Hurns), Vol. XII, Busch, New York, 1976, pages 147-8. Work described and acknowledged.
  • Rhodin TR and Racker E: Phosphate Transport in Submitochondrial Particles. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 61:2308, 1974
  • Racker E: Reconstitution of the Calcium Pump with Phospholipids and a Purified Calcium Adenosine Triphosphotase from Sarcoplasmic Reticulum. Journal of Biological Chemistry 247:8198, 1972. Cited in acknowledgements.
  • Penenberg B, Charen J, Rhodin R, and Zimbler S: Displaced Both Bone Forearm Fractures in Children. Manuscript prepared.
  • The Ageless Athlete Series Beaufort/ Bluffton, South Carolina, 1994 – 2013
  • Ligamentous Examination of the Shoulder. Orthopaedic Study Group, Beaufort, South Carolina, February 1996
  • Ligamentus Examination of the Knee. Orthopaedic Study Group, Beaufort, South Carolina, October 1995
  • All About Shoulders. Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Beaufort, South Carolina, October 1995
  • Sports Medicine and Health Lecture Series. Beaufort Memorial Hospital/YMCA, Beaufort, South Carolina, February – March 1995
  • Lecturer and Organizer Training and Fitness Clinic for Coaches. Beaufort Memorial Hospital, Beaufort, South Carolina, March 1995, Lecturer and Organizer  Arthoscopic Repair of Middle Glenohumeral Ligament Injuries of the Shoulder. Hughston Society, Columbus, Georgia, June 1994. Presentation of a Research Project.
  • Work Injuries. Ninth Annual Rural Health Conference, Fort Valley, Georgia, March 1994
  • Endoscopic ACL Reconstruction. Instructional Course Lecture done in conjunction with Glenn C. Terry, MD and Robert Laprade, MD; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 1994
  • Anatomy of the Shoulder and Shoulder Instability in the Throwing Athlete. Done in conjunction with Glenn C. Terry, MD, Maryland Sports Medicine Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, October 1993
  • The Use of Laser in Arthroscopy. Done in conjunction with Glenn C. Terry, MD, Redmond Regional Medical Center, Rome, Georgia, September 1993. Presentation of a research project.
  • Scapulothoracic Movement in Normal and Paraplegic Individuals. Done in conjunction with Richard Caspari, MD and Ted Hofstedt, MD, Resident’s Day, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, June 1993
  • A Shoulder Evaluation of Baseball Players: A Clinical and Isokinetic Study. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Conference, San Francisco, California, February 1993. Presentation of a research project.
  • A Shoulder Evaluation of Baseball Players: a Protocol for Isokinetic Evaluation and Correlation with Clinical Results. The Hibbs Society, Williamsburg, Virginia, June 1992. Presentation of a research project.
  • A Shoulder Evaluation of Baseball Players: a Correlation of Isokinetic Studies. Flexibility and Symptoms. Resident’s Day, Medical College of Virginia, June 1992. Presentation of a research project.
  • A Shoulder Evaluation of Baseball Players: a Clinical and Isokinetic Study ­Preliminary Results. Resident’s Day, Medical College of Virginia, June 1991. Presentation of a research project.
  • An Isokinetic Evaluation of the Shoulder: Establishment of a Protocol. Resident’s Day, Medical College of Virginia, June 1990. Presentation of a research project.


  • Evaluation of a Shoulder Assessment System for the Shoulder. 1994. Work in conjunction with G Terry, M.D.
  • N.Y.S. Department of Health Sponsored Research Project: Autoimmune Renal Tubular Kidney Disease in Guinea Pigs: The Effect of Thymectomy, Splenectomy and Irradiation on the Disease. 1976. Supervised by Ulrich Rudofsky, PhD, Kidney Disease Institute.
  • Cancer Fellowship Sponsored Research Project: Delayed Hypersensitivity Reactions to Concanavalin A Binding Tumor Membrane Components. 1975. Supervised by Thomas Cunningham, MD, Albany Medical College.
  • Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Hughston Society
  • South Carolina Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • National Association of Disability Evaluating Physicians
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Society

Assistant Teachingships

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts (1980 – 1981)
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (1972 – 1974)

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Based on 116 reviews
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Padmanabhan Nagaraj
20:49 25 Sep 23
Dr. Karlkare and his staff were excellent. Dr. Karkare explained everything clearly and took his time getting to know my Dad.
Anna Acker
22:46 07 Sep 23
Dr Vedant Vaksha had done emergency surgery in 2020 after a traumatic injury.His office at Complete Orthopedics handled the continued care thereafter.Dr V and his staff had been Professional and friendly throughout the process, taking the time to explain all the questions on how to proceed and what to expect.Whenever I needed to speak with Dr V or the office they were a phone call away, without waiting or calling several numbers like in so many other medical offices.The office was accommodating to scheduling to my needs at all times. Dr Vedant Vaksha earned the following5 out of 5 stars, highly recommended.
John Kuey
20:58 05 Sep 23
Dr. Vaksha helped me recover from an injury. I am very thankful that he took the time to explain the best treatment for my injury. Also thankful for the wonderful office staff!
Joseph Castelli
22:30 02 Aug 23
The office is wonderful!… Dr Paresh was very helpful and attentive and made my sister in laws recovery so much better.. Thank you for everything
Jazz Lorenzo
17:48 14 Jul 23
The ladies are very welcoming, the service is great, the doctor is very professional and caring and the building is super clean. I really like to come here, the atmosphere is very friendly... Come and you will love it too.
Joan Carasco
14:41 30 Jun 23
Dr. Nakul Karkare is awesome! And patriotic! Thank you, Dr. Karkare for displaying the American Flag in your waiting room, honoring and mourning our military personnel, this Memorial Day, who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
00:52 30 May 23
Excellent and skilled orthopedic practice specializing in joint replacements. Dr Karkare was trained at the Hospital for Special Surgery and has excellent results, as do his associates!! Would gladly refer family members to the practice!!
00:24 30 May 23
I had such a wonderful experience with Complete Orthopedics in Stony Brook. Not only did Dr. Kuo fix my broken wrist with such kindness and care, but the office staff, including Billing, Reception and the X-Ray Technician, was always so helpful, going out of their way to ensure that each patient felt welcome, answering any questions with a smile, and ensuring any issues with insurance/billing were handled with the utmost professionalism. I highly recommend their practice!
Victoria DeMatteo
19:49 10 May 23
I'm very happy St. Catherine's sent me to this office for treatment after I broke my collar bone! Unfortunately the break was too severe to repair on its own and I had to have it rebuilt a week after the injury. Dr. Vaksha did a great job fixing it. I'm three months out, and I have full use of the arm and shoulder. The whole office staff is very professional, accommodating, and welcoming. I hope to not need orthopedic services again, but Dr. Vaksha will be my number one choice if I or anyone in family suffers such am injury.
Tina Rivera
20:42 08 May 23
No one likes going to the doctor. But these people make it painless. I go for knees, hips and shoulders. At almost 70 Complete Orthopedics keeps my active life style running smoothly. Whether chasing my Grandson and even surfing again, I highly recommend them!!
Thomas Slavin
15:02 02 Mar 23
Dr. Kuo knowledgeable and competent surgeon- very good experience and more importantly great result.
Joseph McCoy
21:23 25 Feb 23
Dr Vaksha was so kind and helpful. He took extra time with us and explained things so thoroughly. Highly recommend. Office very clean.
Susan Bosinius
20:20 19 Feb 23
Dr Vaksha, is a great doctor very professional knows what he talking about. Treat patient with upmost respect. Thank You
Troy Spencer
16:46 19 Jan 23
Dr. Karkare is an amazing doctor, very caring and attentive, the girl at the front desk is very kind and helpful. .elizabeth .thank you so much .
blanca ventura
21:32 26 Oct 22
Been going to this place before my accident and after I had my knee surgery. So happy how I been treated and how well I am getting. Thank you all and specially Dr. VAKSHA for everything and getting back on track.
Ita Opico
19:01 25 Oct 22
Love this place From the minute I called I was treated kindly. When I arrived The Dr saw me right away he was compassionate and ordered the appropriate tests for me. I came back in for my follow up and had the same great experience.
Christine Rostock
21:28 23 May 22
Dr Vaksha and Dr karkare are 2 of the best orthopedic doctors around my wife Susan had a very serious broken ankle in March of 2019 she didn't think she was going to walk again Dr vaksha did an excellent surgery on her ankle he said it was his toughest he ever did he put a lot of hardware in her ankle and told her she would be alright she made remarkable recovery thanks to his surgery as of now she regained 100 percent use of her ankle she would highly recommend him to anyone. My own experience with Dr karkare has been wonderful he takes his time with you listens to what you have to say and prescribes various treatments and is very caring I would highly recommend him to anyone I would give both doctors a 10 plus rating we are very happy with them the best.
Harry Jones
23:31 19 May 22
Complete orthopedics is a wonderful place to go when you hurt or injured a great staff and wonderful doctors very knowledgeable and helpful I would recommend this place to all of my family and friends that is in me of orthopedic care I give them 10 thumbs up
Wayne Pemberton
17:39 18 May 22
The staff is very professional and helpful. Dr. Vaksha is excellent. He takes time to listen and offer suggestions to help you get better. I’m very thankful and happy to be a patient here at Complete Orthopedics.
Phoenix Rising
19:54 16 May 22
Dr.Karkare is the best. He listens to everything and explains everything I recommend him to everyone. I am so happy he is my doctor.
Myrna James
00:48 13 May 22
Dr.Kuo is amazing very attentive,caring,and passionate and staff is awsome too.Thank you for everything Dr.kuo.
Erick Murillo
23:17 12 May 22
I was in a car accident November 1 I was referred to Dr. Vaksha For shoulder surgery . I he was amazing he made me feel very comfortable and explained everything that was going to happen from surgery all the way through my physical therapy highly recommend Dr. Vaksha
Yolanda Ojeda
19:37 09 May 22
My appointment with Dr. Vaksha was amazing. Dr. Vaksha was very thorough and kind. I would refer this office to anyone who needs a great orthopedic doctor.
John Senechal
19:54 05 May 22
Scheduling my appointment was quick and easy. The staff was super friendly and down to earth. I was seen on time. The appropriate test, “x-rays” were taken before the conversation with doctor, something I really liked, test for analysis and conversation was done upfront. Dr. V had a great personality and was no BS, straight forward diagnosis and a play on next steps. I am happy I found them and would refer them to friends and family.
00:46 03 May 22
I have seen Dr. Kuo two times already and he's awesome along with his staff. Very friendly office and I'm glad to be a patient here.
Camaris A
20:01 28 Apr 22
Amazing team!! Very caring, profesional, and friendly!! Dr. Kevin Kuo, you are the best, very passionate, caring, and helping thank you for getting me better and being so kind to me! Elizabeth you the best thank you for you help always and you big smile and positive actitud❤️🙏🏼
breidy valerio
19:01 22 Apr 22
The staff is truly exceptional, they make you feel comfortable and welcomed. The doctors are amazing,always professional, compassionate and great listeners.
Elizabeth Collado
03:25 09 Apr 22
What a great place! The place is clean and organized.The staff is wonderful. Setting up physical therapy is right there as well.I'm so glad I found this place.
Donna Anne
22:45 05 Apr 22
This was my 1st time breaking something in my 27 years on this planet. I was recommended here by a friend Dr. Vashka helped me from day 1 and still continues to check in on me and my healing ankle. Would highly recommend
tyron davis
16:06 01 Apr 22
Brand new office, same great doctors! Rooms are clean, plenty of parking, physical therapy attached, Dr. Karkare and his staff are awesome. Thank you!
Emily B
02:49 24 Mar 22
Dr.VAksha is the best, I love the way he treats me as his patient, he is caring,understanding and very attentive to my needs
Mirna Caballero
14:53 03 Mar 22
Great staff. Dr. Vaksha is awesome and takes the time to listen to his patients. He is very compassionate. I would highly recommend this office.
Bebe Doyle
01:24 23 Feb 22
After suffering from a severe ankle injury Dr. V was able to help me heal and return back to work completely to a job where I stand for 12 hours a day. The office is very clean and I appreciated the reminders of my appointments via phone call and through text. The patient portal made it easy for me to access all my documents including work notes. The office staff is wonderful and Rebecca was able to schedule me with a busy schedule and awesome at answering all of my questions including referring me to a great physical therapy office. I highly recommend this office to anyone who’s looking for knowledgeable and kind orthopedic office.
Elizabeth Birchwell
21:31 28 Jan 21
The staff here are great, I was seen at the time of my appointment and was well taken care of!
Shaun Berry
18:14 07 Jan 21
They are an excellent practice. The front and back office people are amazing and so helpful. Rebecca is such a kind and understanding person. I had an issue with paperwork and she cleared it right up. Dr. Karkare is very knowledgeable, helpful, and caring.
Matt S.
19:31 18 Nov 20
Rebecca K. - What a true burst of sunshine. Very friendly and definitely an asset to the practice!
Laura Aston
18:17 17 Nov 20
Great experience, the Doctor is nice but the staff is incredible. I worked with Linda, who was profession and assisted me beyond what any person has done at other practices. Complete Ortho should be complimented for having such a person on their staff.I highly recommend this place!!!
Joe Allen
17:26 17 Nov 20
Linda and Becca they are so good ever time I come they are very nice I would tell everyone I no to come to this office..
Barbara Victor
16:45 17 Nov 20
I was rear ended in an auto accident , Dr Vashka was recommended by a friend of mine .I was experiencing Back , neck , and shoulder pain . After a thorough examination and given exercises to do at home , I am feeling much better , and I ended up avoiding surgery . The staff at Complete Ortho is extremely attentive and show great care when making an appointment and are very friendly and i never waited more than 5 minutes for my appointment . So I would strongly recommend Complete Orthopedics for any aches and pains that one might be experiencing.....
Bill Becht
04:44 17 Nov 20
It was the afternoon of Friday Sept. 24. We were in Pt. Jefferson and my wife, Mary Ann, broke her hip. We went to Mather Hospital and it was determined that she would have to have an operation to have it repaired. This would be her third time under the knife in the past year. It just so happened that we were very fortunate enough to have Dr. Karkare, who was on standby, perform the surgery. He put in a rod and two screws in her hip. She spent a few days in the hospital and then went to Gurwin rehabilitee for another few weeks.It has now been almost six weeks and we both worked the election the other day. If it wasn’t for Dr. Karkare’s expertise she never would have been able to work. She is able to walk with a walker and is doing physical therapy three times a week.We can not thank the doctor enough for the compassion and dedication that he puts into his work. It allows Mary Ann do the things that she likes to do, even on a limited basis for a while. I know that with her will, perseverance and the great work that the surgeon performed she will be back on her feet in no time.Sincerely:John V. PlumpEast Northport, NY 11731
Jack Harris
14:36 06 Nov 20
In the year of 2018 I was referred to Dr. Karkare because I was experiencing severe knee joint pain. After exhausting physical therapy and trying to labor through the pain, I had to make a quality of life decision. Total knee replacement was the only viable option. Dr. Karkare made my decision easy as he walked me through the whole process from surgery to recovery.On 12/13/19 ( Friday the 13th) I enter Lenox Hill Hospital in great hands. From the time I entered Dr. Karkare’s office for the first time until now, his staff has been amazing. Andrea the medical coordinator walked me through all the paper work and necessary preparations for the surgery. Courtesy and kind would be an understatement. Dr. Karkare went over and beyond from the wellness checks and phone calls all to assure me that I was important to him. This was the right decision no pain and no limp. Complete Orthopedics should be your choice!
Kenneth Randolph
22:18 25 Sep 20
Dr. Vadshka has a great bedside manner. He really takes his time and explains treatment options.
T Lee
12:33 09 Sep 20
I suffered with pain in both knees for years. My orthopedic doctor kept recommending knee replacement . I fought it for years, as I was just afraid. When I had no choice and could barely walk , it was recommended I see Dr. Karkare. We set up a consultation and my wife and I left his office feeling totally confident and comfortable with moving ahead with the surgery. He explained everything to us, and the office staff set everything up for us and made the process easy. So about one month after our initial meeting I had the first knee done. I was up walking mere hours after the surgery, and on the workout machines the next morning. I went home two days after the surgery, and yes walked my daughter down the aisle at her wedding only one week after the surgery without even a cane! Three months later I had the other knee done and went home the very next day. Dr. Karkare put my fears to rest . I would highly recommend him. His expertise gave me my life back. Thank you Dr. Karkare.SincerelyVito Congro
Ethel Congo
23:58 12 Aug 20
Dr Rhodin really cares for his patients. When I see him he makes sure to review my progress in detail.
Micki Cahill
15:03 08 Feb 20
My mom had a total hip replacement by dr karkare. He is the BEST orthopedic doctor.Her incision is almost invisable.She is going back for her other hip next week. The office staff is the best, love Andrea.You wont find a better doctor.
21:06 13 Jul 18
There is no better Orthopedic doctor you will find. Broke my ankle three places on a Saturday. Called Dr. Karkare. He had is team ready at the hospital and operated on me within 6 hours after my injury. Now After 3 months of great care by him and his staff, I am walking to normalcy.
Spacecom Tel
04:13 23 Mar 18

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