Our patients are living proof of the good that comes from combining the knowledge and experience of individuals who care.

Our Team


  • michael_karnasiewicz

    Michael E. Karnasiewicz, MD, ABNS

    Dr. Karnasiewicz is recognized as one of Connecticut’s leading neurological spine surgeons. He is routinely sought out by patients with the most challenging conditions and by those seeking revision surgeries. Dr. Karnasiewicz is also recognized by Connecticut’s Workers’ Compensation Commission as a fair and expert case evaluator. He is also an  independent medical evaluator and [...]
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    Alan S. Waitze, MD, ABNS

    Dr. Waitze is a board certified neurological surgeon with extensive training in complex spine surgery. He specializes in degenerative spine disease and trauma. One of a select group of surgeons in the state of Connecticut qualified to perform lateral interbody fusion, a minimally invasive state-of-the-art spinal fusion procedure, Dr. Waitze has been recognized for bringing [...]
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    Jarob N. Mushaweh, MD, ABNS

    Dr. Mushaweh is a well-trained, highly experienced neurosurgeon. He has developed a special interest in microsurgery, and has completed extensive training in that field. Dr. Mushaweh has a broad base of knowledge and extensive experience with spine surgeries, ranging from microdiscectomy to complex surgical interventions. He is a well-known and respected neurosurgeon, particularly in workers’ [...]
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    John G. Strugar, MD, ABNS

    Dr. Strugar is a board certified neurological surgeon specializing in intracranial and spinal surgery. He has extensive experience with minimally invasive spinal surgery, disc orthoplasty (artificial discs), spine diseases, and skull-based neurosurgery. Dr. Strugar has published and presented extensive research on a wide range of topics, including brain and spinal tumors, and acute spinal cord [...]
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    David Forshaw, MD

    Dr. Forshaw is a board eligible neurosurgeon. After earning his undergraduate degree in neural science at New York University, Dr. Forshaw completed medical training, including his surgical internship and neurosurgical and residency at New York University’s medical college. He has served as Chief Resident at NYU’s Langone Medical Center, and as Executive Chief Resident at [...]
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    Sarah Adams, PA-C

    Ms. Adams graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelors degree in Health Sciences and a minor in Psychology. She was accepted into the Master Physician Assistant (ELMPA) program and received her Masters of Health Science and Physician Assistant certificate in 2007. Her many honors include the Recipient of the American Academy of Physician Assistant and [...]
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    Philip Nelson, PA-C

    Mr. Nelson graduated from Wagner College with both a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Physician Assistant degree.  He spent the majority of his academic career involved in Physician Assistant Studies. Mr. Nelson is licensed as a BCLS Certified Provider and an ACLS Certified Provider.   He is also affiliated with the American Academy of [...]
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    Julie Ann Day, PA-C

    Julie Ann Day earned her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, in Manchester, New Jersey, in 2011. She also graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of New Hampshire in Durham in 2006. Along with her extensive clinical experience, she [...]
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  • Orthopaedics

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    Glenn Taylor, MD, ABOS

    Dr. Taylor is among the most knowledgeable and experienced spine care specialists in the state of Connecticut. His specialties include complex and revision spine surgery, trauma, and general orthopedics. He also provides expert medical record reviews and independent medical evaluations. In founding NOSS with his partners, Dr. Taylor realized his vision for a center dedicated [...]
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  • william_flynn

    William F. Flynn, Jr., MD, ABOS

    Dr. Flynn is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in joint reconstruction and sports medicine. He performs both simple and complex reconstructions of the hip, knee, and shoulder, including joint replacement and re-surfacing. Dr. Flynn also performs arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle, as well as general orthopaedics. His [...]
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    Frederick J. Watson, MD, ABOS

    Dr. Watson is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with sub-specialty fellowship training in sports medicine. His clinical interests include advanced arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, ankle and elbow, as well as general orthopaedic care. Dr. Watson uses minimally-invasive techniques to repair complex rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability problems, tennis elbow, and knee ligament (ACL/PCL), [...]
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  • alisa_darling

    Alisa H. Darling, MD

    Dr. Darling is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. She focuses on non-operative care for musculoskeletal injuries. She performs electro-diagnostic studies to evaluate for nerve injuries, including radiculopathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and diabetic polyneuropathy. Her approach to patient-centered care integrates her own expertise and experience with the knowledge and support of other members of [...]
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    Mark Mashia, DC, MS

    As a board certified chiropractic physician, Dr. Mashia delivers conservative spine care using non-invasive techniques designed to reduce pain and restore function. He offers treatment for headaches, and musculoskeletal conditions that produce neck, back, and extremity pain. His clinical interest is in treating sports and occupational injuries. Dr. Mashia develops treatment programs that are based [...]
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  • Dawn Colomb-Lippa, PA-C

    Ms. Colomb-Lippa has been a Physican’s Assistant since 1998. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from State University of New York at Buffalo and worked as an Occupational Therapist for 5 years. She then continued her studies to earn a Master of Health Science – Physician Assistant from Quinnipiac College in [...]
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  • Pain Management

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    Tamer B. Ghaly, MD, ABAPM

    Dr. Ghaly specializes in the interventional treatment and management of both chronic and acute pain using an individualized, multidisciplinary approach. He is a fellowship trained, board certified pain management specialist who applies the principles of anesthesiology to treat even the most persistent pain caused by illness or injury. Dr. Ghaly’s pain interventions incorporate a comprehensive [...]
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    Thomas Mathew, M.D.

    Dr. Mathew is a Pain Management Physiatrist who specializes in non-operative pain relief. The interventional spinal procedures he performs include lumbar and cervical epidural steroid injections, lumbar and cervical facet joint injections, lumbar and cervical blocks and electrodiagnostic medicine. His areas of expertise include treating conditions such as cervical pain, chronic pain, facet joint pain, [...]
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    Albert DiLoreto, PA-C

    Mr. DiLoreto has been a Physician’s Assistant since 2002.  He graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. After receiving his Master of Science in Public Health from Nova Southeastern University, he pursued his Bachelors of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Nova Southeastern University. After working as a Physician’s Assistant [...]
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REACT Physical Therapy

The physical therapists at NOSS are a team of professionals whose experience ranges from aquatic therapy to traumatic injuries. Their combined abilities and training allows them to offer more comprehensive treatment plans for their patients. Whether you are recovering from a sports injury or surgery, let the talented and experienced therapists at NOSS help you restore your mobility and regain your function.

Full Staff


  • Kathy Gannon, PT

  • Bonnie Davis, PT

  • Carol Cole, PT

  • Jennifer MacDonald, PT

  • Julie Reimold, PT

  • Lisa Morretini, PT