- Dr. Bruce Rudin
- Dr. James Zaslavsky
- Dr. James G. Moran
- Dr. Adam Ginsberg
- Dr. William M. Newell
- Dr. Kenneth J. Lingenfelter
- Dr. Peter Witherell
- Dr. Jay Downing
Dr. Bruce Rudin has over 20 years of experience in managing adults with degenerative or injured spines. With a focus on alternatives to surgery if possible, he has all options for conservative care available within his practice. For those patients who require surgery, he makes every effort to do so in the least invasive manner utilizing the newest cutting-edge techniques and technology. His focus is always on returning a patient to the best quality of life possible, allowing for return to work and the activities important to the patient. His particular expertise is in the care of injured workers. His program interfaces with the patients, insurance companies and attorneys, allowing the patient to focus on their own recovery with the least distractions.
Dr. Zaslavsky currently belongs to the Cervical Spine Research Society, American Medical Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Delaware Society of Orthopedic Surgeons. He specializes in operative care of the adult spine with a focus on the treatment of the cervical spine and the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques. This focus, combined with the use of the most advanced technology, uniquely enable Dr. Zaslavsky to preserve and optimize the motion of the spine utilizing the safest techniques possible. His patients benefit from less post operative pain and achieve the highest level of function possible.
Part of the First State Orthopaedics spine team since 2003, Dr. Moran is an integral part of every aspect of patient care and consultation. His primary focus is on non-surgical adult spinal care and interventional pain management that involves diagnosing a patient’s problem and developing an individual treatment plan using the most minimally invasive techniques possible. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is also board certified in Pain Medicine. Dr. Moran earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, completed a residency in PM&R at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, and completed a fellowship in interventional pain management at the Mid Atlantic Spine Institute in Newark, DE.
Dr. Ginsberg performs a multitude of interventional procedures including epidural steroid injections, nerve rhizotomy, peripheral joint injections and neurostimulation. Dr. Ginsberg specializes in non-surgical pain management using a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Utilizing both his rehabilitation and interventional training, Dr. Ginsberg focuses on improving both everyday function and quality of life.
Dr. William M. Newell, M.D. specializes in Interventional Treatment of Adult Spine Rehabilitation Medicine. Board certified as a Physiatrist by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Newell is also fellowship trained in X-Ray guided and Ultrasound guided interventional , offers a wide variety of non-surgical interventional procedures for both the diagnosis and treatment of neck, back and joint pain. Dr. Newell residency was with SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY and his internship was with St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, NY. Achieving his Medical Degree at State University of New York – Downstate Medical School, Dr. Newell is also a member of Fellowship, LAGs Spine and Sportscare in Santa Maria, CA.
Kenneth J. Lingenfelter, D.O. specializes in Orthopaedic Spine Surgery. He has completed residencies in Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic and Spinal Tumor Training, Orthopaedic Tumor Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, and Orthopaedic Trauma, Pediatric, Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Dr. Lingenfelter is also a member of AO Spine, the North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics, and the Medical Society of Delaware.
Dr. Peter Witherell is a graduate of the Thomas Jefferson University Medical School in Philadelphia. He completed a residency in Anesthesiology as well as specialized fellowship training in Pain Management at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Dr. Witherell has been providing advanced interventional treatment of adult spine-related pain in Delaware for the past 15 years. He has been both a published author as well as a lecturer on various pain management topics. Dr. Witherell is an active member of both the International Spine Intervention Society and the American Society of Interventional Spine Physicians.
James E. Downing, M.D., a Delaware native, is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He performed residency and fellowship in Anesthesiology and Pain Research at Tulane and The Ochsner Clinic. Dr. Downing is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Sub-Specialty Board Certified in Pain Management.
Dr. Downing is Medical Director of SpineCare Delaware, a member of the State of Delaware Health Care Advisory Panel as well as The International Spine Intervention Society and the American Association of Interventional Pain Physicians.
Bonnie O’Connor has worked with Dr. Rudin since 1993 and plays a key role at First State Spine. You can find her doing everything from leading surgical discussions to assisting Dr. Rudin in the operating room to managing post-operative follow-up. Bonnie is also the administrator of Spine Care Delaware and is clinical coordinator for the Food and Drug Association Maverick (Medtronic Sofamor Danek) Study on total disc replacement.
Deborah Hughes works side-by-side with the team at First State Spine to deliver the finest patient care. She is involved in pre-surgical discussions, surgery and post-operative care. Deborah works closely with the patients and doctors to enhance communication and keep everyone informed throughout the treatment plan. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Delaware and her Physician’s Assistant certification from Springfield College.
Sarah earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology while attending the University of Pittsburgh where she was also a member of the Women’s Swimming and Diving team. She worked in clinical research prior to attending Arcadia University where she earned her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Sarah was inducted into the Pi Alpha National Honor Society for Physician Assistants for her work as a graduate student at Arcadia University.