Our Team

Meet Our Surgeons

Jeffrey B. Neustadt, MD
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
St. Petersburg Office, Tampa Office

Specialties:
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Fractures and Trauma
  • General Orthopaedics

Gregory V. Hahn, MD
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
St. Petersburg Office, Tampa Office

Specialties:
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Fractures and Trauma
  • General Orthopaedics

Drew E. Warnick, MD
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
JHAC Outpatient Care of Pasco, JHAC Outpatient Care of East Lake, St. Petersburg Office, Tampa Office

Specialties:
  • Sports Medicine
  • Fractures and Trauma
  • Congenital Orthopaedic Anomalies
  • Hip Preservation
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • General Orthopaedics

Paul L. Benfanti, MD
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
JHAC Outpatient Care of Pasco, JHAC Outpatient Care of East Lake, St. Petersburg Office, Tampa Office

Specialties:
  • Sports Medicine
  • Fractures and Trauma
  • Hip Preservation
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • General Orthopaedics

Lee G. Phillips, MD
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
St. Petersburg Office, Tampa Office, JHAC Outpatient Care of Sarasota

Specialties:
  • Hand & Upper Extremity
  • Elbow, Wrist, & Hand Surgery
  • Fractures and Trauma
  • Congenital Orthopaedic Anomalies
  • General Orthopaedics

Daniel C. Bland, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
JHAC Outpatient Care of Brandon, St. Petersburg Office, Tampa Office

Specialties:
  • Fractures and Trauma
  • Congenital Orthopaedic Anomalies
  • Developmental Hip Dysplasia
  • Neuromuscular disease such as Cerebral Palsy
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Clubfeet
  • Limb Deformities
  • General Orthopaedics

T. Cooper Wilson, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Tampa Office, St. Petersburg Office

Specialties:
  • Early Onset Scoliosis
  • Mehta Casting
  • Fractures and Trauma
  • Developmental Hip Dysplasia
  • Clubfeet
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Limb Deformity
  • General Orthopaedics

Meet Our Emeritus Surgeons


Meet Our Physician Assistants And Nurse Practitioners

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Cody Thompson, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

In December 2005 Cody started at COSSA after graduating from Towson University Physician Assistant program in Baltimore, Maryland. He was President of his 2005 graduating class and helped organize efforts in raising more than $10,000 for charities such as Toys For Tots, Bea Gaddy's Foundation for the Homeless and Adopt a Family. Cody was raised in St. Petersburg and graduated with his Bachelor's degree from University of South Florida.

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Jacquelyn Carney, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Jacquelyn graduated from the Physician Assistant Program at Nova Southeastern University’s Fort Lauderdale chapter in 2011. She spent her first three years working in Johns Hopkins All Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit before joining us in January 2015. She was raised in Houston, Texas and got a Bachelor of Science from the University of Notre Dame.

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Lara Hunter, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Lara graduated from the Physician Assistant Program at the University of Florida in 2010. She spent her first three years working the University of Florida Orthopaedic Institute, until moving down to Tampa Bay. Lara then worked at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute for a year prior to joining COSSA in 2015. She was raised in Boulder, Colorado and got a Bachelor of Science from the Colorado State University.

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Lauren Williams, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Lauren graduated with her master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies from South University of Tampa in 2017. Lauren was raised in Northern California and moved to Florida to attend Florida State University. She graduated in 2013 with her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Child Development. She was recreational director of a children’s special needs summer camp and helped put on various philanthropic events to raise money for guardian ad litem while in college.

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Cara Semelsberger, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Cara is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Science and her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She was the treasurer of her 2016 physician assistant class. During her education, she also completed medical mission work in Costa Rica and studied European healthcare systems while abroad in Ireland. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, she moved to St. Petersburg in 2017 and joined our practice shortly after.

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Rachel Stein-Flack, PA-C
Certified Physician Assistant

Rachel joined the practice in October 2017. Rachel graduated from the Physician Assistant Program at Nova Southeastern University in Orlando, in August of 2017. She was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She went to the University of South Florida and received a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Sciences..

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Jessica Bryk, ARNP
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Jessica received her Master’s in Nursing from the University of South Florida in 2017. She holds a Bachelor’s degrees in Bio-Medical Sciences and Nursing. Prior to joining COSSA in March 2018, she worked as a registered nurse in the Emergency Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital for 10 years. Jessica was raised in the Tampa Bay area.


Meet Our Nurses

Terri Amick, RN, BSN
Registered Nurse

Terri is our St. Petersburg office triage nurse. She joined our practice in January of 2004 after working for a gastroenterologist for 15 years. Prior to that, she worked as an Intensive Care nurse and Open Heart Surgery at Bayfront Medical Center and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. She enjoys working in the Pediatric orthopaedic setting.

Melissa Higgins, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse

Melissa is our Tampa office triage nurse. She obtained her Licensed Practical Nursing degree from Erwin Technical College in August 2007 and is currently studying to obtain a registered nursing degree. She joined the practice in December 2017 after several years in Pediatric Primary Care. She enjoys working with children.



Our Team

Directory

Phone (727) 898-2663 or (813) 879-2663
  • Nurse St. Pete: Extension 6857 (Terri)
  • Nurse Tampa: Extension 5517 (Melissa H)
  • Billing: Extension 6934
  • Surgery Scheduling St. Pete: Extension 6856 (Arlene)
  • Surgery Scheduling Tampa: Extension 5516 (Michele)

Hospital and Surgical Center Affiliations

Our surgeons have privileges at the following hospitals:

Our surgeons have privileges at the following surgical center:

  • Carillon Surgery Center