Thomas G. Grace M.D.

Thomas G. Grace is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who is a native of Portland, Oregon. His special interests include Sports Medicine, injured worker, and the independent medical evaluation of the musculoskeletal system. Read more »

Jeffrie Felter M.D.

Dr. Jeffrie Felter received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed a surgical internship and first year surgical residency at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. He completed his training under the combined Harvard Orthopaedic Residency Program, including rotations through Mass General Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital. Part of his training was also in the United States Naval Hospital at Chelsea and Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Dr. Felter came to Albuquerque in 1989 and practiced in the Orthopedics Department at the Lovelace Medical Center from 1989-2000. He came out of retirement in November of 2002 to practice at Academy Orthopaedic Clinic. At the present time, he works at the Clinic part of the year and spends the rest of his time in Mexico.

Rosalind Epstein M.D.

Dr. Rosalind Epstein received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of California, Davis, and completed both her Internship (General Surgery) and Residency (Orthopaedic Surgery) at the University of Missouri. She has done presentations on Orthopedic Surgery in Missouri, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Dr. Epstein began her career in Albuquerque as an orthopedic surgeon at Lovelace Medical Group where she specialized in total joint replacement surgery and was instrumental in training orthopedic residents from the University of New Mexico. She then moved to her own practice for four years before joining Academy Orthopedic Clinic in January of 2012.

Danielle McCarthy, PA-C

Danielle McCarthy, PA-C, graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and studied at the University of Saint Francis to earn her Master of Science degree in Allied Health, from the Physician Assistant Program.

She has worked in the orthopedic specialty since she graduated in 2008.

April Hawkes, PA-C

April Hawkes, PA-C, graduated Cum Laude from the University of New Mexico in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry. She received a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Saint Francis in 2007.

She has clinical experience in a variety of different fields, including general surgery, family medicine, pediatrics, plastic surgery, behavioral medicine, and more. She began working at Academy Orthopaedic Clinic in 2010.

Susan Blair-Buckley, PA-C

Susan Blair-Buckley earned her Bachelor’s of Science from the University of New Mexico in 2001, and then her Master’s of Science – Physician Assistant- from the University of Saint Francis in 2006.

She has worked in various hospitals and medical clinics since then. She is the newest addition to the Clinic; she began working here at the end of 2016, and is also currently working at NextCare Urgent Care, where she has been employed since July 2015.

Josh Lloyd, N.D.

My name is Joshua Lloyd, and I am excited to be a provider at Academy Orthopedic Clinic. I grew up in Albuquerque, and after graduating high school, I spent four years in the Navy. In 2000, after my time in the service, I came back to Albuquerque and began studying exercise science at the University of New Mexico. I graduated magna cum laude from UNM and began pursuing my naturopathic doctoral degree at Basytr University in Seattle in 2005. After graduating in 2010, I worked for four years at an integrative medical and dental clinic outside Boston.

In May 2010, I moved back home to New Mexico and began teaching anatomy and physiology, public health, nutrition, and pharmacology. I became a licensed nutritionist in New Mexico in 2o16. I have a strong background in exercise, nutrition, and supplements within the context of orthopedic illnesses. I am excited to be working at Academy Orthopedic Clinic, and I am confident our patients can achieve new levels of health through our integrative heath programs! I look forward to helping more of our patients gain fresh perspectives on their health and well-being. If you have any questions, or would be interested in discussing your health goals, please feel free to call the office and schedule your initial visit.