Board-certified orthopaedic and spinal surgeon John C. Sefter, DO, has joined The Orthopaedic Center of the Southeast. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton University, Sefter received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Memorial Hospital in York, Pa. His fellowship was with the Spinal Reconstructive Surgery, Scoliosis and Spine Center in Towson, Md. Most recently, Sefter served as the associate director of the Maryland Spinal Recon-struction Surgery Fellowship. In addition to extensive spinal work, Sefter’s experience also includes orthopaedic sports medicine. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Medical Association, the American College of Spine Surgery, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics and the North American Spine Society. In 2009, Sefter was awarded the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics Appreciative Award for Outstanding Contribution to Orthopedics.
Holston Medical Group also welcomes orthopaedic surgeon Melissa M. Lawrence, DO, to The Orthopaedic Center of the Southeast. With an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee in occupational therapy, Lawrence received her doctor of osteopathy from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her orthopaedic residency at the Affinity Medical Center, Massillon, Ohio. Additionally, Lawrence completed a hand fellowship with Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, which is affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin. Lawrence is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and has served as secretary of the Osteopathic Residency Advisory Committee.