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

Effective September 1, 2020 Dr. Lippe and David Fox, PA-C will be at Southeast Orthopedics in Whiteville exclusively.

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CSM Team

Our stellar CSM medical team consists of a physician and a physician assistant.


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.

Physicians Assistant:

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.