An orthopedist on the medical staff at Johnston Health has joined the UNC Physicians Network and recently added a surgeon.
Richard Alioto, M.D., of University Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, will continue his practice at Spring Branch Medical Pavilion in Clayton. The practice includes Aaron Leininger, M.D., a sports medicine specialist who came aboard last year, and Gregory Tayrose, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon who joined the practice in January.
Dr. Tayrose graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at New York University Hospitals for Joint Diseases, and a fellowship in sports medicine at Emory University in Atlanta.
Tayrose has a special interest in sports medicine and has helped to provide sideline care from the high school level to the professional athlete. “The ability to provide care and improve patients’ quality of life is extremely gratifying,” he says.
Dr. Leininger also earned his medical degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. He completed his residency in family medicine at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, and a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Elon University. Board certified in family medicine and sports medicine, he brings several years of experience in concussion management and musculoskeletal ultrasound.