“We take pride in providing the care you expect
and  the attention and personal concern you deserve."


Mohawk Valley Orthopedics, P.C.
& Mohawk Valley MRI


Dr. Russell CecilDr. Russell Cecil

Dr. Cecil obtained his B.A. from Yale and M.D. from Cornell where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha the honor medical society. He subsequently obtained a Ph.D. from Cornell in Bone Pathology. He served as an intern and resident in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts before completing the Harvard Combined Residency in Orthopedic Surgery.

In 1982, he was voted Best Resident Teacher in Orthopedics at Harvard Medical School. After completing his training, he was appointed Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

He subsequently moved to Amsterdam and founded Mohawk Valley Orthopedics.

He is Board Certified and a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons, the New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Medical Society of the State of New York, the Montgomery County Medical Society, and the NYS Medical Advisory Committee which advises the Governor on statewide health care policy.

He currently is Assistant Clinical Professor at Albany Medical College and has served as Chief of Surgery and Medical Staff President at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital and is Chief of Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Dr Cecil’s practice focuses on most aspects of Orthopedic surgery including Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Trauma. In 2013, Dr Cecil was the first surgeon in the Capital District to offer his patients Custom Total Knee Implants as a joint replacement option. His custom knee patients receive implants that are specifically designed for each patient resulting in faster recovery times, less bone/blood loss and a more “natural feeling knee replacement option”. Primary focus areas for Dr.Cecil include:  
- Custom Knee Replacement
- Carpal Tunnel Disease
- Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
- Hip Replacement
- Total Shoulder & Reverse Shoulder Replacement
- Orthopedic Trauma - Fractures

St Mary’s Hospital - Amsterdam, NY
Nathan Littauer Hospital - Gloversville, NY
Dr Russell Cecil - M.D., P.H.D

Custom Knee Replacement, Shoulder Arthoscopy, Hand/Wrist Surgery, Total/Reverse Shoulder, Hip Replacement

MEDICAL SCHOOL: Harvard Medical School
INTERNSHIP: Mass General – Boston
RESIDENCY: Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery
BOARD CERTIFIED: Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Gerald OrtizDr. Gerald Ortiz

Dr. Ortiz obtained his Bachelor of Science at Cornell University in Ithaca where he was named a Presidential Scholar. He subsequently obtained his Medical Degree at Cornell University Medical Center in New York City. He served his Internship and Residency at the The L.A. County USC Medical Center in Los Angeles where he was also chosen to perform a prestigious Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic under the guidance of Dr. Frank Jobe. After completing his fellowship, he moved to Amsterdam and joined Dr. Cecil at Mohawk Valley Orthopedics, P.C.. He is Board Certified and a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Medical Society of the State of New York, the Montgomery County Medical Society and the Arthroscopy Association of North America, a select group of orthopedic surgeons specially trained in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at Albany Medical College. His practice is focused on arthroscopic minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle as well as pediatric and foot/ankle disorders.

Dr. Lorraine SkiboDr. Lorraine Skibo

Dr. Skibo, a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba. obtained her MD degree at the University of Manitoba Medical School, serving her internship at Affiliated Teaching Hospitals of Manitoba. She subsequently practiced family medicine in Churchill, Manitoba for 4 years and was appointed Instructor, University of Manitoba. She completed her residency in diagnostic radiology at U of M, receiving the Congress Award for resident research from the Canadian Association of Radiologists. Dr. Skibo then moved to Boston, Massachusetts to complete a fellowship in interventional radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Skibo is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology by both the American Board of Radiology, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She has held a staff appointment in radiology at Boston University Medical Center and was Assistant Professor of Radiology at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Skibo's current professional interests include Magnetic Resonance Imaging with a particular focus on musculoskeletal diseases.

Jian Shen, MD, PhDJian Shen, MD, PhD

As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jian Shen is fellowship-trained in spine surgery, specializes in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery. Dr. Shen is well versed in non-operative (including spinal injections) and operative treatment of all spine conditions of patients of all ages, including disc herniation, spinal stenosis, spinal deformities (such as scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, and kyphosis), traumatic injuries, tumors, infections, and failed spine syndrome throughout the entire spine from the neck to the low back. Dr. Shen’s main expertise has been on minimally invasive decompression/fusion surgery, complex deformity/scoliosis and revision spine surgery. Minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgery is a technique that allows the surgeon to perform an operation that normally is done via a large midline incision through a much smaller incision. This allows for significantly less tissue damage and quicker recovery. Dr. Shen utilizes a broad range of minimally invasive treatments to effectively treat all aspects of complex spinal disorders.
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