Surgical Staff - Our Highly Qualified Team Makes All the Difference


As a non-profit community hospital, Fisher-Titus Medical Center is committed to offering patients the most advanced technology and medical treatment possible, while providing the highest level of personal care. We focus on you, the patient, building a care plan that best fits your needs and provides the safest and speediest recovery from surgery.

Our highly qualified surgeons and surgical staff utilize state-of-the-art technology and expertise to perform today's most advanced surgical techniques. Our surgeons perform many of the new minimally invasive surgeries, which require smaller incisions and less anesthesia and allow patients to recover faster. Our surgeons also perform complex surgeries such as colon resections and total joint replacements, as well as robotic procedures. Our current surgical staff includes 24 board-certified surgeons representing a variety of different specialties, including plastic and orthopaedic surgery, with an additional 17 surgeons on our courtesy staff.

The rest of our surgical staff is also highly trained, knowledgeable, and experienced, and includes 19 registered nurses, 11 surgical technologists, two secretaries and two nursing assistant/transporters in the operating room; nine registered nurses and one secretary in recovery; and seven technicians in sterile processing. In addition:

  • Our department's registered nurses average seven years of experience, some possessing as much as 25 years of surgical expertise.
  • All of our registered nurses in surgery must have a minimum of one year of critical care or medical/surgical experience.
  • Eight staff members are specially trained as First Assists in the operating room, enabling them to assist physicians during procedures.
  • Several surgical technologists are also part of our team, and have completed extensive training with additional classroom and clinical hours.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center Surgeons

These physicians have full privileges at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat)/Otolaryngology
Paul S. Biedenbach, D.O.
Hilary H. Timmis, Jr., M.D.

General Surgery
Michael Nill, M.D., FACS
Farid H. Said, M.D., FACS
Eric R. Schmidt, M.D., FACS

Sharon L. Dorman, D.O.
James D. Kasten, M.D., FACOG
Amy Wilber, D.O.

Kerry M. Allen, M.D.
Jonathan D. Zahler, D.O.

Orthopaedic Surgery
Jason Brown, D.O.
David A. Pocos, D.O.
Michael T. Powers, D.O.
Steven B. Shine, D.O.

Periodontal Surgery
Jeffery J. Becker, D.D.S., MSD

Nicholas A. Brown, D.P.M.
Marc D. Dolce, D.P.M., FACFAS
Kareem R. Dolce, D.P.M.

Spine Surgery
Don Moore, M.D.

Gregory P. Cook, M.D.
Robert W. Rice, M.D.
Patrick R. Waters, M.D.

Daniel Clair, M.D.

For a full list of physicians and specialties, including more detailed information about each surgeon, visit our online Physician Directory.