Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland
Orthopedic Surgeons of Central Maryland

Physician Assistants

Aaron Shakespeare, PA-C

Aaron Shakespeare, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Thank you for choosing OACM for your orthopaedic needs. I am Dr. Sydney's physician assistant. I have been working directly with Dr. Sydney since 2002.

Prior to completing my physician assistant certification, I worked as an orthopaedic physical therapist. I gained a tremendous amount of experience evaluating and treating musculoskeletal conditions. This experience allows me to assist Dr. Sydney in the evaluation and treatment of a variety of orthopaedic issues and seamlessly guide patients through the rehabilitation expectations of their condition.

The goal for all of our patients is to provide them with the highest level of communication and education so that together we can choose a treatment plan that will allow them the highest quality of life.

I look forward to assisting in your orthopaedic needs.

Education

  • B.A. Rehabilitation, West Virginia Wesleyan College 1994
  • S.S. Physical Therapy, West Virginia University 1996
  • PA Certification Essex Community College, Towson University 2002

Kristin Thomas, PA-C

Kristin Thomas

Physician Assistant

Thank you for choosing OACM for your orthopaedic needs. I joined the OACM family in 2015 to serve as a Physician Assistant to Dr. Polsky and Dr. Grosso.

Prior to completing my physician assistant certification, I earned a degree in athletic training. I gained an incredible amount of experience evaluating and treating sports-related musculoskeletal conditions on and off the field. This experiences, as well as my experience as an orthopaedic technician prior to my graduate education, allows me to assist both Dr. Polsky and Dr. Grosso in the evaluation and treatment of a variety of orthopaedic conditions.

The goal at OACM is to provide patients with the highest level of care, service, and education so together we develop a proper treatment plan to allow for the highest quality of life. It will be my pleasure to play a part in treating and guiding you through your orthopaedic needs.


Education

  • B.S., Athletic Training, University of Charleston, WV 2005
  • Masters of Physician Assistant Studies, Towson University, MD 2009


About Us

For more than 40 years, Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland has provided the highest standard of orthopedic care for patients of all ages in Catonsville, Columbia and Eldersburg as well as nearby in the Annapolis, Washington, DC and Montgomery County areas. As our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic doctors continue the traditions of our founding physicians, Dr. John Tansey and Dr. Kenneth Spence, we employ sophisticated advances and specialties in the field of orthopedic medicine, such as arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive procedures, joint replacement, sports medicine, onsite diagnostic imagery, outpatient surgery, and physical therapy rehabilitation for the full spectrum of joint, bone, muscle, back, and related pain conditions and injuries.