Our comprehensive program utilizes the latest in treatments, technology, and research to care for you. Our advanced clinical skill and compassionate approach to treating your neck, back, shoulder, wrist, knee, and hip injuries and disorders will provide you with a well-defined road to recovery.

The Advanced Orthopedics team has a patient first approach and provides a single source of communication for every patient which keeps you informed, eases stress, and enhances recovery.

Our goal is to keep your complex musculoskeletal system working at its best through advanced technology and procedures designed to keep you as active and pain free as possible.

Meet the Doctors


Dr. Scott Katzman


Dr. Katzman is an internationally recognized orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery, and currently practices in New Jersey and Florida. In October 2015, Dr. Katzman was locally recognized as a top New Jersey doctor by The Star-Ledger’s Inside New Jersey.

After graduating from the University of California at San Diego in 1985, Dr. Scott Katzman attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Upon graduating in 1989, he completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Arizona and went on to become a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in 1996. Since then Dr. Katzman has focused his career on minimally invasive spinal and laser surgical procedures.

As one of the most sought after spinal surgeons in the U.S., Dr. Katzman has spent time throughout his career lecturing and educating other physicians on his highly regarded techniques. He has also been a clinical instructor for companies such as Biomet, Johnson & Johnson, Othrocore, Kyphon and Clarus. His spinal disc replacement and fusion procedures are so minimally invasive, patients are often able to have their surgeries performed in an outpatient surgery center. To his patients this means less down time and a quicker recovery than most traditional spinal surgeries.


Michael A. Thomas, DO Neurosurgeon


Michael A. Thomas, DO is a board certified neurosurgeon who practices general neurosurgery with a specialty in minimally invasive spine surgery, skull base and endoscopic brain surgery. He treats conditions and diseases affecting the nervous system, which includes the brain, spine, spinal cord, and the peripheral nerves. Dr. Thomas has been referred to as a patient-focused professional and a conscientious and skilled neurosurgeon by his colleagues. He is certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Surgeons with a Neurosurgical discipline and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.
Dr. Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from William Jewell College in Liberty, Michigan in 1987 and earned his medical degree from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in 1991. He did his post-graduate training at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. He did his post-graduate neurological training at a number of locations including Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Schneider’s Children’s Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic, North Shore University Hospital, NYU, and NYUCOM.
Dr. Thomas practiced general neurosurgery in Washington state for 17 years before coming to Florida where he completed a spine fellowship at the University of Miami in March of 2015. While in Yakima, Washington, he worked as the Chief Neurosurgeon at the Central Washington Neuroscience Center and had a private practice. Throughout his career, he has performed a variety of procedures and has created a number of videos to teach medical students at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. He is currently licensed in both Washington and Florida. He has previously held licenses in Oklahoma and New York.


Dr. Morgan Lorio


Dr. Morgan Lorio is triple board certified in spine, orthopaedic and hand surgery. Since recovering from a significant spinal injury, he has become a renowned advocate for spinal injuries, an expert in spine policy, and a notable pioneer in spinal technology. He has special interests in cervical spine pathology affecting the upper extremity, artificial discs, motion preservation, and minimally invasive spinal surgery, as well as in issues particular to the female spine, such as sacroiliac joint disease and vertebral augmentation.


Monica McPhail-Pruitt, MD Pain Management Physician


Dr. McPhail-Pruitt is double board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. She holds a primary certification for anesthesiology and a specialty certification in pain medicine. In addition she is certified as an ACLS provider and a BLS provider with the American Heart Association. She is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, American Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, American Medical Association, and Florida Medical Association.
Dr. McPhail-Pruitt received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1991 and her Doctor of Medicine from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She did her anesthesiology residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center and also completed a Multidisciplinary Pain Management Fellowship at the same institution.


Dr. Barry E. Schapiro, MD Orthopedic Specialist


Dr. Barry E. Schapiro specializes in arthroscopic knee, shoulder, hip, ankle and wrist surgery, as well as complex ligament reconstruction and total knee, hip, and shoulder replacement surgery. He has extensive training in orthopedic traumatology and management of extremity trauma and fractures. Dr. Schapiro utilizes advanced cartilage and joint preserving techniques and minimally invasive procedures to get his patients back to their active lifestyle.
Dr. Schapiro received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida in 1994 where he graduated with distinction on the President’s Honor Roll for having a perfect 4.0 grade point average. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami in 2000 where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. He was also a member of the Iota Epsilon Alpha International Medical Honor Society and the Golden Key National Honor Society. He completed his orthopedic residency at Henry Ford Health Systems, a Level I Trauma Center, in Detroit, MI in 2005 and as a resident was awarded the Robert H. Frost, M.D. Memorial Award for Outstanding Research. In addition, he received Medical School Clerkship Honors in Surgery, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Generalist Primary Care.


Dr. Chris McCarthy, MD Orthopedic Surgeon


Dr. Chris McCarthy is an Ivy League trained orthopedic spine surgeon, brings a unique combination of skills to our practice. As one of the only physicians in the nation trained in both Orthopedic Surgery and Emergency Medicine, Dr. McCarthy has extensive experience in managing all aspects of spine, orthopedic, and general medical care. His background gives him unique insight into managing even the most medically and surgically complex patients.

Raised in northern NJ, Dr. McCarthy attended Princeton University graduating magna cum laude. He then got his MD from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School followed by his initial residency training in Emergency Medicine at Harvard. There he was trained by some of the top physicians in the world in the full scope of emergency care including acute cardiac issues, diabetes, pulmonary care, ICU/critical care, and trauma. Also while in Boston he provided on-field medical care for the Boston Red Sox during their world championship years of 2004-2007 (as a lifelong Mets fan, he found this morally acceptable). After residency, Dr. McCarthy returned to NJ to obtain fellowship training in EMS/Prehospital Care and Disaster Medicine at Morristown Memorial Hospital. During this period he was active at the highest levels of emergency care in NJ, serving as assistant medical director for the largest ambulance company in northern NJ (Atlantic Ambulance) and as team physician for the NJ State Police Urban Search and Rescue team.