Our Team, Wilmington, NC | Carolina Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Specialists

We are happy to announce that Doug Messina, MD, and Shawn Fitzgerald, PA-C, are now seeing patients at our Oak Island satellite office, along with Dr. Fortun!

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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. He is fellowship trained in sports medicine, arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery. Additionally, he is the region's only orthopaedic surgeon with specialized fellowship training in hip arthroscopy.

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

David Fox, PA-C, MMSc

David has over 15 years of experience as an orthopedic physician assistant. He will be seeing patients in the Wilmington, Whiteville and Oak Island office.