Our Staff

OUR PHYSICIANS:

Dr. James R. Burczak

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Burczak is a native of Indiana and a graduate of the Purdue University of Pharmacy. He then attended medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating with honors. He received his orthopaedic training at Doctors’ Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Following his orthopaedic surgery training he briefly practiced in Vermont before moving to Southwest Michigan in 1992. Dr Burczak has served as Chief of Surgery at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He has been an Orthopaedic Board Examiner in the past.

He is a Fellow of the American Osteopathic Orthopedic Society, Michigan Orthopedic Society, Michigan State Medical Society and Berrien County Medical Society. Dr Burczak’s professional interests include hip and knee reconstruction and trauma surgery.

 

Education

  • Undergraduate: Purdue University of Pharmacy, West Lafayette, IN
  • Medical: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, IL

Training

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Doctors’ Hospital, Columbus, OH

Professional Affiliations

  • American Osteopathic Orthopedic Society (Fellow)
  • Michigan Orthopedic Society (Fellow)
  • Michigan State Medical Society (Fellow)
  • Berrien County Medical Society (Fellow)

Dr. Kenneth J. Edwards

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Edwards is a native of New York and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He then went on to receive his MD from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse before completing an internship at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. Following his internship, Dr. Edwards served as the Medical Department Head aboard the USS Coronado.

Dr Edwards received his orthopaedic surgery training at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and thereafter he was a staff orthopaedic surgeon at Great Lakes Naval Hospital prior to moving to Southwest Michigan in 1993. Dr Edwards has served as the Chief of Staff at Lakeland Regional Medical Center and is the Medical Director of Surgery. He also served on the State of Michigan Board of Medicine and as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Michigan State Medical Society.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the Michigan Orthopaedic Society, the Michigan State Medical Society, and Berrien County Medical Society.

Dr. Edwards’s professional interests include total hip, shoulder, and knee reconstruction, arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery, & computer-assisted orthopedic surgery.

 

Education

  • Undergraduate: College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
  • Medical: State University of New York Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY

Training

  • Internship: Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Fellow)
  • American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Society
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • Berrien County Medical Society

Dr. Joseph Farber

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

 

Dr. Farber is a native of Michigan. After graduating from Grand Valley State University, he received his medical degree from the Stritch School of Medicine of Loyola University of Chicago. He went on to complete his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital Hospital in Detroit. Dr. Farber then completed an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at Houston Methodist Hospital. While in Houston he served as one of the physicians for the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Houston Dynamos and Rice University football and baseball.

Dr. Farber’s professional interests include sports medicine, hip, shoulder, knee and elbow reconstructive surgery, arthroscopic surgery, computer assisted orthopaedic surgery and trauma.

 

Education

  • Undergraduate: Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
  • Medical: Stritch School of Medicine – Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, IL

Training

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, Detroit, Michigan
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

Dr. Nick Loafman

Board-Certified Osteopathic Surgeon

Dr. Loafman first became interested in medicine during college. He himself was a college athlete that often experienced several injuries. Knowing firsthand how injuries can force you to take time off, Dr. Loafman’s greatest joy as a care provider is seeing a patient being able to return to their active lifestyle. When he isn’t seeing patients, Dr. Loafman enjoys spending time with his family.

Dr. Loafman’s professional interests include joint reconstruction including anterior hip, knee, and shoulder, Arthroscopic surgery including hip, shoulder, knee, and ankle as well as Sports medicine as well as knee and shoulder replacements.

 

Education

  • Undergraduate: Albion College, Albion, MI
  • Medical: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA

Training

  • Residency: Midwestern University, Chicago, IL

Dr. Daniel G. Sohn

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Sohn is a native of Chicago, Illinois and is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Chicago. He then went on to receive his MD from the University of Chicago, completing his internship at the University of Michigan in general surgery. Dr. Sohn received his orthopaedic surgery training at the University of Michigan prior to moving to Southwest Michigan in 1999.

Dr. Sohn is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of the American Medical Association, Michigan Orthopedic Society, Michigan State Medical Society and Berrien County Medical Society. Dr. Sohn’s professional interests include hip, shoulder and knee reconstructive surgery, arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery, trauma as well as sports medicine, computer assisted surgery, minimally invasive surgery and anterior hip replacement.

 

Education

  • Undergraduate: The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Medical: The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Training

  • General Surgery Internship: The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Fellow)
  • American Medical Association
  • Michigan Orthopedic Society
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • Berrien County Medical Society

Dr. Justin T. Sybesma

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Sybesma completed his Orthopaedic Traumatology and Reconstruction Surgery Fellowship at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.  In 2009, he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center through the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in Flint.

Dr. Sybesma earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California.  He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, Michigan Orthopaedic Society, and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.  Dr. Sybesma’s professional interests include trauma and reconstructive surgery, arthroscopic surgery, as well as total joint replacement

 

Education

  • Medical: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA

Training

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: McLaren Regional Medical Center, Flint, MI
  • Orthopaedic Traumatology and Reconstruction Surgery Fellowship: Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Society
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association

OUR PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICAL DIRECTOR:

Chris Hebeler

DPT, Physical Therapist, Clinic Director

BS in Biopsychology, Monmouth College

DPT , Des Moines University
 
Certified DNS ( Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization) Practitioner. 
 
Focus of treatment includes orthopedic and sports related injuries.
Background in manual therapy, previously courses/certifications in Active Release Techniques and myofascial decompression

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