SVMC Orthopedics Adds Three New Associate Providers

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BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center has welcomed three new associate providers to the SVMC Orthopedics team and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians.

Katherine M. Kelleher received her master of science in bursing from Boston College in Massachusetts and a bachelor;s from McGill University in Montreal. She is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Kelleher has worked for the past year as a registered nurse in an Emergency Department, before which she worked as an emergency medical technician.

Samuel Smith Jr. holds a bachelor's in history from Bates College in Maine. He earned a master's in exercise physiology from the University of New Hampshire and a physician assistant certificate from Northeastern University in Massachusetts. Over the past 19 years, Smith has worked as a physician assistant in the orthopedics, neurosurgery, and imaging departments at Berkshire Medical Center. Most recently, since 2008, he was the chief physician assistant in the surgical services department at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Mass. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Amy Wheaton received her master's in Physician Assistant Studies from MCPHS in Boston and a bachelor's in interdisciplinary health studies from Stonehill College in Massachusetts. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

SVMC Orthopedics offers preventive and non-surgical treatments, minimally invasive surgery, and surgery for sports injuries, painful joints, and complicated fractures. They execute complete joint replacements, rotator cuff repair, and surgeries on hands, knees, wrists, feet, elbows and ankles.

The office is located at 332 Dewey Street in Bennington. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 802-442-6314 or visit the website.


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