Local Hand Surgeon Joins TPMG Orthopedics Division

Newport News, VA, May 29, 2019 – TPMG is pleased to welcome local hand surgeon Nicholas A. Smerlis, MD, FAAOS, CAQSH, to their Orthopedics division as of June 3, 2019.

Dr. Nicholas Smerlis, Hand  Surgeon

Nicholas A. Smerlis, MD, FAAOS, CAQSH

Dr. Smerlis is widely recognized as the premier hand surgeon in our area, and we are thrilled to have his expertise joining the TPMG family.

“As TPMG continues to grow we’re excited to welcome Dr. Smerlis to our team to meet the demands of our community,“ said Scott J. Banning, MD, President of TPMG. 

“This is an exciting time for TPMG and TPMG Orthopedics. Shane McGowan, MD will also be joining the practice in September as a fellowship trained spine surgeon,” said David Warren, CEO of TPMG. 
 
These two exceptional surgeons will join a robust practice of talented physicians and help to create a comprehensive Orthopedic practice offering the best care in Southeastern Virginia. 
 
Dr. Smerlis is a board certified orthopedic hand surgeon specializing in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of the hand, wrist, and elbow. He is board certified in both General Orthopaedics and Hand Subspecialty by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Shane McGowan, MD

He earned his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and finally completed his residency program at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in New York. 

Before moving to the Hampton Roads area in 2007, he completed a hand fellowship program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He also received a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand (CAQSH) in 2010. 

With over 11 years of experience, he brings an extensive background of hand surgical knowledge focused on practice-based learning with high ethical standards and professional demeanor. His special interests within hand surgery include reconstructive and trauma surgery. Dr. Smerlis provides treatment to a variety of conditions ranging from arthritis, nerve compression disorders, systemic diseases to soft tissue injuries, hand fractures and sprains. 

Dr. Smerlis will be practicing in both the Newport News office and Williamsburg office. At this time, he will have surgical privileges at Sentara Williamsburg on Tuesdays, and very soon TPMG expects to announce he will also have privileges at Mary Immaculate and local Ambulatory Surgical Centers. 

“TPMG Orthopedics is excited to welcome our new hand & wrist surgeon, Dr. Smerlis. He will be a great addition to TPMG,” said Matthew Hopson, DPM, FACFAS, managing partner of TPMG Orthopedics.