Our speciality doctors and orthopedic surgeons
Coming from an Air Force family, Dr. Huff moved to Las Vegas in 1980 where he grew up and graduated from Las Vegas High School. After high school, he was presented with a tough decision, either accept an appointment to the Air Force Academy or accept a scholarship to play baseball at California State University at Los Angeles. Staying true to his dream, Dr. Huff accepted the scholarship to CSULA where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.
His decision paid off because, in 1994, Dr. Huff was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the Major League Baseball Draft. He played in the Phillies farm system for six years before being traded to the Kansas City Royals and subsequently ending his career with the Minnesota Twins as a free agent. During that time, Dr. Huff experienced a labrum tear in his shoulder and was treated by one of the top sports medicine doctors, Dr. Lewis Yocum. Although he continued to play baseball for several years after his injury, his experience with an orthopedic injury gave him a new focus, and he decided to pursue medicine to help others.
Dr. Huff returned to Las Vegas and obtained his medical degree from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. Huff completed his orthopedic residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Huff has published research on upper extremity trauma, "Proximal humeral fracture fixation: a biomechanical comparison of two constructs," in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and was awarded the Best Teaching Resident by the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma. After residency, he sought further training in shoulder and elbow surgery at The CORE Institute (Center for Orthopedic Research and Education) Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. Huff specializes in complex surgeries of the upper extremity including shoulder and elbow replacement, shoulder and elbow reconstructive surgery, rotator cuff repairs, trauma and fracture care as well as sports-related shoulder and elbow injuries. He believes his background as a patient and an athlete gives him a unique perspective on the positive impact orthopedic treatment can have on lives and careers.
John J. Kastrup, M.D. specializes in minimally invasive hip and knee replacements, including the new partial knee replacement. Raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dr. Kastrup was one of the first surgeons in the U.S. to provide minimally invasive hip replacements. Dr. Kastrup practices with the most current techniques in joint replacement, utilizes the rapid recovery protocol and uses cutting edge pain management techniques allowing patients to recover from surgery without using intravenous narcotics. Dr. Kastrup supports the Arthritis Foundation, and is dedicated in his practice to finding a cure for the disease.
Dr. Kastrup received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati. While attending university, Dr. Kastrup was involved with the original pioneer research on Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction of the Knee. Dr. Kastrup received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1988. During medical school, Dr. Kastrup did research focused on Mallet Finger Injuries and his outcomes are referenced in multiple orthopedic textbooks.
After medical school, Dr. Kastrup completed his Orthopedic Internship and Residency at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA from1988-1993. He completed an additional year of subspecialty fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic in Adult Reconstructive Surgery where his fellowship involved the treatment of arthritis and joint replacement for the Shoulder, Hip and Knee.
Dr. McGee is an orthopedic surgeon with sub-specialty fellowship training in sports medicine. He specializes in arthroscopic and open treatment of shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle injuries. He also performs joint replacement surgery for arthritis of the shoulder, knee, and hip. In addition, he has had training in general orthopedic surgery and fracture care.
Dr. McGee is the team physician for College of Southern Nevada's athletic programs. He is also involved with the Justin Boots Sports Medicine team which provides care for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys, the Professional Bull Riders and the National Finals Rodeo. Dr. McGee grew up in Las Vegas, NV, and then attended the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. There, he received a bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology and also was a pitcher and outfielder on the winningest baseball team in Ute's history.
After college, he attended Midwestern University in Arizona for medical school, followed by an Orthopedic Surgery residency in Chicago. After residency, he completed a one-year fellowship in sports medicine with Dr. Lawrence Lemak at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL.
Dr. McGee is an adjunct professor for Touro University Nevada, is active teaching medical students and orthopedic surgery residents in training and he also serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Russell Nevins is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Nevins specializes in hip and knee replacements and revisions, including muscle sparing and rapid recovery total hip arthroplasty, such as the anterior approach and percutaneously assisted total hip arthroplasty (PATH). He is dedicated to working with each of his patients individually to create a treatment plan tailored to their needs and lifestyle.
Dr. Nevins graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. He went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Washington, D.C. After medical school, Dr. Nevins underwent an orthopedic surgery internship and residency in Bronx, New York, at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. He elected to complete advanced specialty training with an arthritis and reconstructive joint surgery fellowship at the Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. Nevins has lectured all around the country and world on total hip arthroplasty as well as knee replacements and revisions. He also has a special interest in the design and development of new knees and holds multiple patents that have helped improve this medical field.
When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Nevins enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.
Dr. Steven Nishiyama is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacements as well as revision surgery. Although Dr. Nishiyama was born in Hawaii and raised in California, he has called Las Vegas home for over 10 years. He completed both his medical education and surgical training in Las Vegas and takes great pride in serving the Las Vegas community.
Dr. Nishiyama brings extensive experience in minimally invasive techniques, including direct anterior approach hip replacement and partial knee replacement. He is well-versed in using patient-specific instrumentation (PSI) and computer- and robotic-assisted joint replacement surgeries. Dr. Nishiyama is also trained in rapid recovery techniques and strives to apply these principles in all surgeries he performs.
Dr. Nishiyama received an undergraduate degree from the University of California San Diego (UCSD). He went on to receive a master's degree from UCSD, and subsequently, he went on to achieve a Ph.D. in physiology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. In that time, he published more than 25 research articles and presented his research at various national and international meetings.
After deciding to pursue a greater calling to serve others, Dr. Nishiyama attended medical school at Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, Nevada, graduating in the top 10 percent of his class. Dr. Nishiyama was also selected for the Sigma Sigma Phi Honorary Osteopathic Honor Society. He went on to complete his orthopedic surgery residency at Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, where he was elected chief resident during his senior year. Dr. Nishiyama completed a fellowship year of subspecialty training in adult hip and knee reconstructive surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, receiving experience in both primary and complex revision hip and knee surgeries.
Dr. Nishiyama takes great pride in caring for his patients. One of his greatest joys is seeing the quality of life resurrected in his patients from his surgeries. He values shared decision-making with his patients and cherishes the physician-patient relationship.
He and his wife have two wonderful daughters, and they love everything about Las Vegas. He is a former collegiate athlete as a swimmer at UCSD and loves keeping an active lifestyle. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, surfing, running, road cycling, cooking, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Craig Tingey earned his Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University, followed by his Doctor of Medicine from Wake Forest University in North Carolina. After completing medical school, he scored in the 96th percentile (top 4% nationally) on the United States Medical Licensing Exam. He completed his surgical internship and orthopedic surgical residency at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Southern California where, as chief resident, he was awarded the Leonard Marmor Award for "Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery," as well as multiple awards for his medical research.
Dr. Tingey specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery, as well as total joint replacement surgery of the knee, hip, and shoulder. He is skilled in the latest surgical techniques including arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs and minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery. He was also part of the orthopedic trauma group that provides care for patients with orthopedic injuries at the University Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma center. Dr. Tingey served as the chief of orthopedic surgery at Mountain View Hospital.
A native of Las Vegas, Dr. Tingey returned to Southern Nevada in 2004 after completing his training to build an exceptional orthopedic surgery practice. His focus is to provide excellent medical care with a friendly and compassionate approach. He loves his work but also enjoys mountain biking, snow skiing, basketball, and spending time with his kids. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese and travels regularly to Haiti and the Dominican Republic to perform surgeries as part of a medical mission effort.
Dr. Tingey is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
Richard P. Winder, M.D., is a native of Logan, Utah. He graduated as valedictorian from Logan High School and cum laude from Brigham Young University. He went on to receive his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Dr. Winder completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Following his residency, Dr. Winder was invited to participate in a sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, under the direction of Dr. James R. Andrews. There he provided care to many professional, collegiate, high school, and recreational athletes and their families. Dr. Winder was specifically assigned as a team physician for the Tuskegee University and Auburn University football programs, Birmingham Barons baseball, WWE Professional Wrestling Association, and the Alabama Ballet.
Dr. Winder specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy with a focused interest in the minimally invasive treatment of hips, shoulders, knees, and elbows
Dr. Winder is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is also board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
In his free time, Dr. Winder enjoys traveling, participating in and attending sporting events, and coaching his children's sports and supporting their activities. Dr. Winder and his wife are the parents of six children. As a family, they are enjoying the Las Vegas community.