Our Team

About Us

Augusta-Aiken Orthopedic Specialists is a comprehensive medical and surgical practice that has been devoted to Augusta, Aiken and the surrounding areas for over thirty years. We have grown to encompass twelve highly skilled surgeons, five talented physician assistants, and a state-of-the-art medical and surgical facility. Our providers are active in technical innovation and eduction to help bring the best orthopedic care to our patients.


Meet Our Surgeons

John Bojescul, MD
Board-Certified Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Surgeon

Specialties:
  • Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Primary Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Primary Total Knee Replacement to include Robotic Assist
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy and Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Complex Hip Arthroscopy Techniques 
  • Cartilage Restoration of the Knee
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction Procedures
  • Limb-Realignment Osteotomies
  • General Orthopedics 

Justin V. Bundy, MD
Board-Certified Orthopedic & Spine Surgeon

Specialties:
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Motion Preserving Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Scoliosis in Children and Adults
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Spinal Stenosis and Disc Herniations

Nicholas M. Capito, MD, FAAOS
Board-Certified Orthopedic & Shoulder/Elbow Surgeon

Specialties:
  • Shoulder & Elbow:
    • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff & Labral Repair
    • AC Joint Reconstruction
    • Latarjet
    • Anatomic, Reverse, & Revision Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Elbow Ligament Repair/Reconstruction
    • Total Elbow Replacement
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Nerve Release
    • Tendon Debridement
    • Capsular Release
    • Fracture Repair
    • Scapula Dyskinesis

Ty William Carter, MD
Board Certified & Fellowship Trained Spine Surgeon

Specialties:

John H. Franklin, MD
Board-Certified Orthopedic & Total Joint Surgeon

Specialties:
  • Knee and Hip Total Joint Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Revision Total Joint Replacement

David Gallagher, MD
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Specialties:
  • General Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Orthopedic Trauma

Douglas E. Holford, MD
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Specialties:
  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy
  • Hip and Knee Reconstruction
  • Spine Surgery

Jeremy M. Jacobs, MD
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specialties:
    • Total Joint Replacement
    • Partial Knee Replacement
    • Sports Medicine
    • Complex Hip, Knee, Shoulder, and Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Knee Reconstruction Procedures
    • Ligament Repair and Reconstruction
    • General Orthopaedics

    R. Vaughan Massie, M.D.
    Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

    Specialties:

    Karim Mahmoud, MD
    Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Surgeon

    Specialties:
    • Complex Forefoot Reconstruction
    • Foot and Ankle Trauma
    • Total Ankle Replacement
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Foot & Ankle Cartilage Restoration
    • Post-traumatic Deformity Reconstruction
    • Sports Injuries of the Foot & Ankle
    • Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy
    • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 
    • Pediatric Foot and Ankle Deformity
    • Pediatric Lower Limb Realignment Procedure and Limb Lengthening
    • Pediatric Trauma

    Richard W. Pope, MD
    Board-Certified Orthopedic & Hand Surgeon

    Specialties:
    • General Orthopedics
    • Upper Extremity / Hand Surgery

    Timothy J. Shannon, MD
    Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

    Specialties:

    Meet Our Physician Assistants

    Kathleen D. Early, MPA, PA-C, ATC/L
    Board-Certified Physician Assistant

    F. Andrew Eberheart, PA-C, ATC/L, CMT
    Board-Certified Physician Assistant

    Anthony Palazzo, PA-C
    Board Certified Physician Assistant

    Michael F. Pruitt, PA-C
    Board-Certified Physician Assistant

    Ashley Michelle Shelton, MPA, PA-C, ATC
    Board-Certified Physician Assistant


    Meet Our Emeritus Surgeons

    Scott R. Duffin, MD
    Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

    Specialties:
    • General Orthopedics
    • Adult Reconstructive Surgery
    • Total Joint Replacements
    • Sports Medicine

    C. Mark Thigpen, MD
    Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

    Specialties:
    • General Orthopedics
    • Foot & Ankle
    • Joint Replacement
    • Fractures
    • Sports Medicine

    Robert L. Brand, MD
    Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

    Specialties:
    • Sports Medicine
    • Joint Replacement

    Myron D.F. Collins, MD
    Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

    Specialties:
    • Sports Medicine
    • Joint Replacement

    J. Wendell Duncan, MD
    Board-Certified Orthopedic & Hand Surgeon

    Specialties:
    • Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity