Hilton Head Regional Physician Network Welcomes Dr. Philip Mulieri and Dr. Jason Norcross to the Orthopedic Associates of the LowcountryJan 19, 2021
Hardeeville and Hilton Head, SC – Hilton Head Regional Physician Network welcomes orthopedic surgeons Philip Mulieri, MD, PhD and Jason Norcross, MD as they join Kirk Johnson, MD with Orthopedic Associates of the Lowcountry to provide the community over 50 years of combined experience in orthopedic and sports medicine care.
Dr. Mulieri specializes in elbow and shoulder surgery. He provides comprehensive treatment of shoulder and elbow disorders to include minimally invasive surgery, arthroscopic techniques, complex reconstruction and shoulder replacement. Dr. Mulieri earned his medical degree at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine of NYU. He then completed his general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency at Tufts Medical Center, followed by a shoulder and elbow surgery fellowship at the Florida Orthopedic Institute.
“I have always had a fascination with science and biology and always knew I would do something that would incorporate these interests,” shared Dr. Mulieri. “My earliest exposure and interest in medicine was related to an orthopedic injury from playing baseball. These interests and experiences led me into science and medicine and I was extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to pursue and attain both an MD and PhD degree. During my medical training, it was always orthopedics that drew me in with its combination of medicine, mechanics and surgery. My philosophy when it comes to healthcare is that the patient is paramount. I strive to always give every patient as much time as needed to make sure they are comfortable and satisfied with their care and hope to make everyone feel like a VIP. Additionally, as a surgeon, I am extremely driven to always perform to the best of my abilities and to never stop learning and improving to ensure that my patients always receive the highest quality of care possible.”
Dr. Norcross specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery. He has a strong interest in the latest treatment options for arthritis of the hip and knee, to include minimally invasive surgery, hip resurfacing, computer-assisted surgery and revisions of hip and knee replacements. Dr. Norcross completed medical school at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He then went on to complete an internship and residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch, followed by a fellowship at Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney, Australia.
“I had a high school football injury before my first varsity game at quarterback that required surgery,” shared Dr. Norcross. “I was able to have the surgery under local anesthesia, watching my orthopedic surgeon perform the surgery and asking him questions during the procedure. That was the day I set out on my journey to become a physician and orthopedic surgeon. My approach to healthcare is very simple: I am on this planet to serve and help others. Whatever I can do to help a patient, whether it’s surgery, injection treatments, or simply just answering questions and giving advice, I am fully committed to serving the needs of my patients to the best of my abilities.”