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910-799-0110
1717 Shipyard Blvd Suite 350
Wilmington, NC 28403

910-640-1813
612 Jefferson St. Suite 16
Whiteville, NC 28472

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CSM Team

Our stellar CSM medical team consists of 3 physicians and 2 physician assistants.

Physicians:

Carolina Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Specialists

Douglas F. Messina, MD

Dr. Messina is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and knee, as well as total joint replacements of the knee and hip. He is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and reconstructive surgery. He has been with CSM since 1997.

Carolina Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Specialists

Craig N. Lippe, MD

Dr. Lippe is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacements of the hip and knee. Fellowship-trained in adult reconstructive surgery, he performs total and partial joint replacements, as well as hip and knee revisions. He also performs minimally invasive surgery and computer-assisted techniques.

Carolina Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Specialists

Chad M. Fortun, MD

Chad M. Fortun, MD is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon who provides comprehensive orthopaedic care from non-operative orthopaedic injuries to cutting-edge joint replacement and minimally invasive surgery.

Physicians Assistants:

Carolina Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Specialists

T. Shawn Fitzgerald, PA-C

Shawn was Dr. Esposito's physician assistant from 2002-2013. He became Dr. Messina's Physician's Assistant upon Dr. Esposito's retirement in January 2014. In addition to working in the Wilmington location, he sees patients at the Whiteville satellite office.

Carolina Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Specialists

Christopher J. Lariviere, PA-C

Chris joined the staff of Carolina Sports Medicine in 2007 and works as Dr. Lippe's physician assistant. He sees patients in Wilmington and at the Whiteville satellite location.