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POINT PLEASANT — Pleasant Valley Hospital has three new surgeons who will join Dr. Clifford Roberson at PVH Orthopaedics.

Dr. Ali Oliashirazi, Dr. Alan Koester, and Dr. Zach Tankersley, from the department of orthopaedics at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, will soon be providing services at PVH.

Dr. Koester and Dr. Tankersley will start providing services in April, and Dr. Oliashirazi will start providing services for patients in June.

“One of the many great things about our partnership with Cabell Huntington Hospital and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine is that it provides new and expanded healthcare avenues and choices onsite at PVH. The addition of these award-winning Marshall physicians and surgeons to PVH Orthopaedics expands the existing services provided by Dr. Roberson and brings members of a nationally recognized surgical group to the community,” said Glen Washington, PVH chief executive officer. “We are making highly specialized medicine available at Pleasant Valley Hospital.”

PVH Orthopaedics offers care for patients with sports-related injuries, arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and more.

“I am pleased we are working with Cabell Huntington Hospital and Marshall to offer many new benefits and improved access to highly-specialized medical care at Pleasant Valley Hospital,” Robertson said. “I have referred my patients to Marshall Orthopaedics for several years and I am extremely impressed with their professionalism and surgical skills. Now, my patients can receive advanced care at Pleasant Valley Hospital.”

Roberson earned his medical degree at the College of Medicine at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Following medical school, he completed internship training in general surgery and residency training in orthopedic surgery at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He has more than 30 years experience in the medical field and has practiced at Pleasant Valley Hospital since 2007.

Oliashirazi is the founding chair of Marshall’s department of orthopaedics and also serves as a professor in the department. He is a board-certified physician who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery, including computer-navigated surgery. He was valedictorian at George Washington University School of Medicine before completing his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the International Society for Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery.

Koester is an associate professor and chief of hand surgery at Marshall Orthopaedics. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in finger, hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder problems. He earned his medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine before completing a residency in orthopedic surgery at Southern Illinois University. He completed advanced training in hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of New Mexico. He also serves as a member of the Permanent Total Disability Board for West Virginia.

Tankersley is an associate professor and chief of the foot and ankle surgical service at Marshall Orthopaedics. He also serves as the team podiatrist for the Marshall University Thundering Herd and an adjunct professor in the division of exercise science, sport and recreation at Marshall University. He is board-certified in foot and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery and specializes in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, deformity correction and diabetic limb preservation surgery.

Tankersley earned his degree from Des Moines University before completing a residency in foot, ankle and lower leg surgery at Western Pennsylvania Hospital/Temple University School of Medicine Clinical Campus in Pittsburgh. After his residency, Tankersley completed an orthopedic fellowship in limb deformity reconstruction at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics and the International Center for Limb Lengthening at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery.

Physicians and surgeons at PVH Orthopaedics are accepting new patients. For an appointment or more information, call (304) 675-2781, or visit www.pvalley.org.

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