Meet Our Team

OUR DOCTORS

New England Orthopedic Specialists includes a team of fellowship-trained, highly-experienced and board-certified physicians. Your New England Orthopedic physician is a specialist, trained in the most recent treatments and technology, to give you the best care. We have providers in every specialty you need from sports medicine to hand surgery and joint replacement surgery, all in one practice.

Jason D. Archibald

M.D.
Sports Medicine | Hip & Knee Replacement

Dr. Archibald graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English. Afterward, he received his medical degree from Duke Univeristy. He completed his orthopaedic…
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Andrew W. Ayers

M.D.
Sports Medicine | Shoulder & Knee Surgery

Dr. Ayers specializes in the treatment of sports-related shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle injuries with a secondary interest in the treatment of traumatic injuries and…
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Ryan W. Churchill

M.D.
Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Dr. Churchill is a Shoulder and Elbow surgeon who specializes in the care of a vast array of complex shoulder and elbow disorders. He has a particular interest in complex shoulder arthroplasty…
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Erycka E. Florie

D.O.
Hand & Upper Extremity

Dr. Florie is a Hand and Upper Extremity surgeon specializing in both adult and pediatric issues ranging from the shoulder to the fingertips. She strives to ensure her…
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Papaiah Gopal

M.D.
Physiatry | Electromyography

Dr. Gopal is a physiatrist who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He has a widespread knowledge base with prior experience in general and neurosurgery…
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Douglas O. Halsted

M.D.
Hand & Upper Extremity

Dr. Halsted has more than thirty years experience in surgery of the Hand. Board certified in orthopaedic surgery with Subspecialty Certification in Surgery of the…
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William J. Murzic

M.D.
Hip & Knee Replacement & Revision

Dr. Murzic is one of the founding members of New England Orthopedic Specialists. His practice is exclusively joint replacement. He has more than 25 years of experience…
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Jonathan R. “Jay” Perryman

M.D.
Sports Medicine | Shoulder & Knee Surgery

Dr. Perryman specializes in the latest in management of complex sports problems, including arthroscopic management of difficult arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery…
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OUR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

We take a team approach to orthopedics at New England Orthopedic Specialists. Our staff of over 30 team members includes six Physician Assistants. Our clinical staff is an invaluable part of our team and help by providing the highest level of patient support.


HEATHER PARRY, PA-C

Heather is a certified Physician Assistant. After completing her bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Colorado, Ms. Parry worked as a physical therapy aide until entering the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences where she completed her master of science degree in physician assistant studies in 2001. Ms. Parry is board-certified as a Physician Assistant and is certified with a Special Recognition in Surgery. She joined New England Orthopedic Specialists right after graduation and has become proficient in orthopedics through her involvement in patient care as well as assisting our doctors in all types of orthopedic surgery. Heather is a life-long resident of the North Shore and grew up in Marblehead, Massachusetts.



JAMES E. POULIN, PA-C, ATC

James is a certified Physician Assistant and a certified Athletic Trainer. Mr. Poulin graduated from Yale University School of Medicine, Physician Associate Program, and holds an undergraduate degree in sports medicine from Springfield College. He specializes in orthopedics and provides surgical assistance with orthopedic procedures as well as pre- and post-operative patient care. Mr. Poulin has served as an Athletic Trainer for the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club. He also served as an Athletic Trainer for several New England colleges and was a Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist for a sports medicine facility. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the National Athletic Trainers Association and is state licensed as a Physician Assistant and Athletic Trainer.




DAVID BUFF, PA-C

David is a board-certified Physician Assistant. Mr. Buff obtained his Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at East Carolina University in 2011. He worked as a physical therapy technician after receiving his B.S. in Biology at Elon University. He worked in Beverly, MA as an Orthopedic PA for 4 years prior to coming to NEOS. He brings a wide background in working with patients from initial injury through their recuperation.



LINDSEY GREALISH, PA-C

Lindsey is a board certified Physician Assistant. She attended Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT and received a B.S. in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine.  She obtained her Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health science in Boston, MA.  Following completion of her Master’s Degree, she worked at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Cartilage Repair for five and a half years prior to joining the team at New England Orthopedics.



Felicia Bickford, PA-C

Felicia is a certified Physician Assistant as well as a certified Orthopedic Technologist. She has been part of the NEOS team in multiple positions including front office staff, Ortho Tech and now as a PA. She received her Associate’s Degree in Dance from Dean College followed by her Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Biology from the University of New England. Felicia completed a certificate program for Orthopedic Technology at NHTI and worked for several years as an Ortho Tech. She received her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Felicia was inspired to pursue a career in orthopedics as a result of working at NEOS and is excited to rejoin the team.




Benjamin Thorn, PA-C

Ben obtained his B.S. in Biology from Suffolk University. After college he worked in a research lab that studied pluripotent stem cells. He graduated from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science in Boston in 2012. Ben is a board-certified Physician Assistant. He worked in the Orthopedics Department at Cambridge Health Alliance specializing in Sports Medicine for several years prior to coming to NEOS.

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  • Monday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

The Musculoskeletal Center

4 Centennial Drive, Suite 201 Peabody, MA 01960

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104 Endicott Street, Suite LL00 Danvers, MA 01923

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978.531.0800                  

Fax: 978-531-2929

At New England Orthopedic Specialists, patient health and well-being is our highest priority. In light of recent COVID-19 developments, patients should be assured that we employ the highest standards of safety and infection control protocols. We are continuously monitoring and following state and federal guidelines regarding avoiding potential exposure to the virus.

We are currently open and seeing patients at our location in Peabody. Based on the current recommendations, we are limiting patient visits to the office based on clinical needs. If you have an appointment and have not heard from us, you can plan on attending your appointment. However, if you are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms or may have had exposure to the virus through traveling or direct contact, please call us so that we can determine the best plan of action.

We will be contacting you if the physician has determined that your appointment can be postponed. In many cases, we are utilizing telephone visits as much as possible to check in with you. We are keeping track of visits that are being cancelled and will contact you when it has been determined it is safe to see patients again on a routine basis.

If you have experienced a recent injury or are experiencing any serious orthopedic issues, please give us a call at 978-531-0800. Avoid the emergency room. Our Ortho Express is staffed and ready to care for your urgent needs, including availability of imaging and bracing, all in one location.