Every surgery performed at the Phoenix Spine & Joint Surgery Center is performed by board certified surgeons with extensive experience in their specialty.

Daniel Lieberman, M.D.

Dr. Lieberman completed his neurosurgery residency at UCSF, the nation’s leading neurosurgery program. Prior to his residency, Dr. Lieberman completed a three-year research fellowship at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD after graduating from the University of Arizona Medical School. Dr. Lieberman has completed over 4500 surgeries serving more than 12,000 patients over the past 12 years.






Richard Teff, M.D.

Dr. Teff completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Missouri and spent eight years in active duty service with the United States Army. He was deployed twice to Iraq during 2003 and 2007 and awarded bronze stars for exceptionally meritorious service following each of his overseas tours. He has extensive experience with degenerative and traumatic spine disorders. His work with Army, Navy, and Air Force service members taught him many lessons about preserving high levels of athletic performance after spinal injuries and operations.





Jeffrey Martin, M.D.

Dr. Martin is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine procedures. A graduate of the University of Illinois Medical School, Dr. Martin completed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center. He has been on staff at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Surgical Specialty Hospital of Phoenix, and most recently Laser Spine Institute. A native of the East Valley, Dr. Martin is extremely excited to be serving patients back in the community where he grew up.




Jimmy Chow, M.D.

Dr. Chow was Arizona’s first robotic knee surgeon, performing Arizona’s first Makoplasty partial knee resurfacing in 2010. He has helped launch multiple technologies in total knee replacement from several companies, including computer prenavigation, or “patient-matched”, technologies, as well as state-of-the-art knee replacement designs. He continues to lecture and teach internationally on the topics of minimally invasive, tourniquet-less, and rapid-recovery knee replacement.

Dr. Chow is a board certified hip and knee specialist with dual-fellowship training in Adult Reconstruction “total joints” and Arthroscopic “sports” Surgery.

Dr. Chow has been named the “Physician of the Year” for 2014 by the AZ Business Magazine and appointed


Phillip Bennion, M.D.

Dr. Bennion received a bachelor degree in Zoology from Brigham Young University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Creighton University where he was awarded the De La Vega Academic Scholarship for academic achievement. He was selected for early election to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and graduated with honors. Dr. Bennion completed his orthopaedic residency at Summa HealthSystem in Akron, Ohio.

Following his orthopaedic education, Dr. Bennion was awarded a fellowship at the distinguished Carrell Clinic in Dallas, Texas where he obtained specialized training in shoulder and elbow surgery. He was privileged to train there under renowned shoulder surgeons Drs. Wayne Z. Burkhead and Sumant G. Krishnan.


Vivek Agrawal, MD

A nationally recognized orthopedic surgeon, specializes in shoulder surgery. For over a decade, Dr. Agrawal has successfully treated patients from across the United States and around the world. He’s the only shoulder specialist at the Arizona Center for Hand Surgery, a state-of-the-art medical practice with locations in Phoenix, the Northwest Valley, and Mesa, Arizona.

As a renowned shoulder specialist both nationally and internationally, patients travel from countries as far away as Saudi Arabia, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Japan, Germany, Mexico, and Canada to see Dr. Agrawal. He also offers remote consultations to ensure that he can meet the needs of his patients before they travel for an in-person exam.


Vishal Ganesh , M.D.

As a native of Canada, Dr. Vishal Ganesh understands first hand how the Phoenix Spine & Joint experience is of such benefit to his fellow country men and women. A specialist in anterior hip replacement, Dr. Vanesh is a graduate of the University of Alberta and completed his orthopedic residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan where he was voted Chief Resident by his peers. He then spent a fellowship year in Minnesota studying limb lengthening and lower extremity reconstruction with world renowned surgeon, Dr Mark Dahl. Dr. Ganesh is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic surgeons.

Dr. Ganesh has years of experience with the anterior approach for total hip replacement, as well as hip arthroscopy. Call today to speak with Dr. Ganesh, and his team of patient care coordinators.




Grant D. Padley, D.O.

Dr. Padley is an orthopedic consultant and provider to the Cincinnati Reds for major league baseball spring training and throughout the year for their minor league and rookie league teams. He is also a consultant to Japanese professional baseball for the Saitama Seibu Lions. He is a consultant to Ballet Arizona for hip disorders and injuries. He was a team physician for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury for four years including the 2014 championship season. Dr. Padley specializes in Sports Medicine with an emphasis on treating knee, shoulder, hip and elbow injuries. He performs shoulder, hip and knee arthroscopy with ligament reconstruction, meniscal treatment and advanced cartilage restoration including biologic treatments and allograft transplantation. He treats all aspects of shoulder disorders including dislocation, instability, separations, rotator cuff tears, fractures and shoulder replacements. His shoulder replacement surgeries include resurfacing arthroplasty, total shoulder arthroplasty and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.



Sar Ahmed, M.D.

Sar Ahmed, MD is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Ahmed has dual fellowship training from Cleveland Clinic in primary and revision hip and knee replacement/reconstruction as well as shoulder arthroscopy and replacements. In addition, he has extensive training and experience in level-one trauma as well.

Dr. Ahmed received his Bachelors of Science degree from University of Buffalo, where he graduated summa cum laude through the advanced honors program. He was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Chapter as well as the Golden Key National Honor Society. Dr. Ahmed completed his medical degree, General surgery internship and Orthopedic residency through SUNY Upstate Medical University at Syracuse.


Brandon Gough, M.D.

Brandon Gough, M.D., is a respected, board certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Gough employs cutting edge robotic, micro-invasive, and muscle sparing surgical techniques that are designed to help his patients return to their active lifestyle as soon as possible after surgery. Dr. Gough’s focus on soft-tissue preservation allows for an expedited and more comfortable post-surgical recovery period, reduces the amount of time patients are required to stay at the hospital, and, in some cases, enables patients to complete their total joint replacement procedure on an outpatient basis.


Matthew J Seidel M.D.

Matthew earned his MD from the Ohio State University College of Medicine, and spent two years in Columbus, OH where he was chosen as one of a few students to complete their third and fourth clinical years at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic. While at Ohio State, Dr. Seidel was twice awarded the Roessler research fellowship for research exploring new anesthetics for cardiac surgery.

Following Medical School, Dr. Seidel completed his orthopaedic surgery training locally at the Phoenix Orthopaedic Residency program based out of Maricopa County Hospital, the Phoenix VA Hospital, and Children’s Rehabilitation Services Clinic. In addition to the extensive experience in Orthopaedic trauma, Dr. Seidel developed special interests in musculoskeletal oncology, as well as joint replacement surgery.


Amy Cannatta, D.C.

Phoenix Spine & Joint is happy to welcome Amy Cannatta, D.C. to our team of providers. Dr. Cannatta completed her chiropractic training and internship at the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic. She brings experience working with professional athletes as one of the team chiropractors for the WBNA Connecticut Sun basketball team. She is excited to call Arizona her new home and loves helping patients of all ages maintain an active, pain-free lifestyle.




Ajay Mhatre, M.D.

Dr. Mhatre is a board-certified interventional cardiologist, and graduate of Florida State College of Medicine. Dr. Mhatre specializes in chronic heart disease as well as P.A.D. (peripheral artery disease). Dr. Mhatre is a vascular medicine specialist and treats those with CVI (chronic venous insufficiency) and varicose veins.