Orthopaedic Associates, Inc. Joining University Orthopedics in New Year

Months after assuming management duties at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc., University Orthopedics announced today it officially welcomed the family-owned practice into the UOI family effective January 1, 2024.

With the addition of OA’s two locations, UOI now has 65+ physicians at 15 locations throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts providing world-class care to its patients.

“For decades, both Orthopaedic Associates and University Orthopedics have been committed to providing cutting-edge, convenient, patient-centered care by a team of highly qualified, skilled medical professionals,” said Dr. Edward Akelman, President of University Orthopedics. “With missions so closely aligned, this new partnership will prove to be a seamless one that will be beneficial for the two practices, as well as the patients we serve. For that, we’re excited to welcome this family-centered practice into the UOI family.”

Orthopaedic Associates was founded decades ago by the late orthopedic pioneer Dr. A. Louis Mariorenzi. His two sons, Drs. Louis J. Mariorenzi and Michael P. Mariorenzi, and his grandson, Dr. Michael C. Mariorenzi, are among the seven experienced physicians who are now part of the skilled team at University Orthopedics.

“Eschewing a one-size-fits-all, factory care approach, my grandfather founded Orthopaedic Associates based on an individualized patient care philosophy which is still ingrained in our practice today,” said Dr. Michael C. Mariorenzi. “Knowing University Orthopedics shares our steadfast dedication to these founding principles, my father, uncle, and I are not only excited to join the UOI family in a professional capacity, we are comforted knowing our family legacy will continue for many years to come.”

Orthopaedic Associates’ two locations in Cranston and Cumberland officially became part of University Orthopedics when the agreement took effect with the new year. Both provide patients with musculoskeletal, therapy, and X-ray services. In addition, the Cranston location offers an on-site MRI Center.

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The OA physicians who will be joining the University Orthopedics team include: