Ortho Rhode Island is now offering innovative orthopedics to CharterCARE Patients.

We’re proud to announce that Peter A. Pizzarello Jr., MD, Brian H. Cohen, MD and Travis D. Blood, MD have joined Ortho Rhode Island, helping to bring our innovative treatments and orthopedic technologies to CharterCARE patients, including robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery with Mako, nano-operative arthroscopy, complex shoulder reconstruction, and more.

Drs. Pizzarello, Cohen, and Blood are continuing their affiliations with Our Lady of Fatima Hospital and Roger Williams Hospital. We welcome them to the team! To schedule an appointment, call 401-777-7000.

Peter A. Pizzarello Jr., MD

Robotic Joint Replacement & Sports Medicine

Dr. Pizzarello is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who performs general orthopedic surgery, specializing in treating the hip, knee and shoulder joints, including arthroscopy and robotic-assisted hip and knee replacement with Mako. Dr. Pizzarello acquired advanced arthroscopic skills during his time at the Tufts Sports Medicine Fellowship through New England Baptist Hospital and Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Massachusetts, where he also gained experience caring for athletes while assisting the head physician of the Boston College football program.

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  • Undergraduate: Georgetown University, Washington DC
  • Medical: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • General Surgery Internship: Tufts / New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Tufts Combined Orthopedic Residency, Boston, MA
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: Tufts Sports Medicine Fellowship, Boston, MA

Brian H. Cohen, MD

Sports Medicine & Trauma

Dr. Cohen is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in open and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle for active and sport-related injuries of all ages. He also has a special interest in young adult hip pain and hip arthroscopy. While completing an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Iowa, Dr. Cohen was a team physician for the University of Iowa Football team and all Hawkeye athletics.

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  • Undergraduate: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • Medical: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Alpert Medical School of Brown University/ Rhode Island Hospital, Providence RI
  • Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship: Alpert Medical School of Brown University/ Rhode Island Hospital, Providence RI
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Travis D. Blood, MD

Hand, Upper Extremity & Microvascular Surgery

Dr. Blood is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who cares for a variety of conditions of the upper limb, including sports-related injuries, arthritis, and compression neuropathies, with special interest in acute upper limb trauma and post-traumatic reconstruction of complex injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. During his orthopedic surgery residency at Brown University, Dr. Blood received several awards such as Most Valuable Resident Physician, Consultant of the Year, and the prestigious Haffenraffer House Staff Award for outstanding commitment to patient care and leadership.

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  • Undergraduate: Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
  • Medical: University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences , Buffalo, NY
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence RI
  • Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship: Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence RI
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship: Harvard Hand and Upper Extremity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston MA