Millcreek Community Hospital
Steven F. Habusta, D.O., FAOAO, M.Ed.
Telephone: (814) 868-7840
Residency Program at Millcreek Community Hospital is a five year, well coordinated, multiple
facility program that provides quality orthopedic surgical training in general orthopedic surgery as
well as all sub specialties of orthopedic surgery. Our Orthopedic faculty includes multiple
sub-specialty trainers who together represent all of the subspecialties in Orthopedic Surgery. The
program is based at Millcreek Community Hospital and is under the direction of Steven Habusta, D.O.,
Program Director. The program is affiliated with the Lake Erie Consortium for Osteopathic Medical
Training (OPTI). The current faculty is comprised of twenty one D.O. physicians and twenty M.D.
Orthopedic Residents rotate at the following affiliated
institutions which expose the residents to all orthopedic subspecialities:
- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (Cincinnati, OH)
- Millcreek Community Hospital
- Meadville Medical Center (Meadville, PA)
- University Hospital
- UPMC Horizon (Sharon, PA)
- UPMC Northwest (Franklin,
- Arnot Health at St. Joseph's Hospital (Elmira, NY)
- Jameson Health
System (New Castle, PA)
- Charleston Area Medical Center (Charleston, WV)
- Saint Vincent Hospital (Erie, PA)
Housing is provided at out
The program requires orthopedic research to be completed each
year of training. Residents are required to complete the LECOM Masters of Science Degree in Medical
Education. This course of study is offered to them tuition free. It is the commitment of the
institution to graduate residents who will be prepared to be future medical educators for the
The resources of LECOM are available to the
residents. They include:
• Anatomy Lab with yearly cadavers for
• Research Animal Lab
Library Resources at LECOM
• I.T. Resources at LECOM
Statistician for research design
resident have direct patient care responsibilities and management of in-patients, out-patients,
transition care patients, rehabilitation and long term care patients.
Residents assist in surgery and manage out-patient clinic patients under the
supervision of an attending surgeon. Residents take ER call, manage acute injury and fracture
injuries under the direction of an attending orthopedist.
are also required to meet all AOAO requirements for graduation. This includes required courses,
ACLS, ATLS, PALS certifications, society memberships and meetings and research.
It is the mission of the Orthopedic Residency Program at Millcreek Community
Hospital is to train orthopedic surgeons who excel in their basic orthopedic science knowledge and
surgical techniques, who are competent in orthopedic research, who are competent trained educators,
and are trained to meet all the core competency requirements as defined by the AOA. The residency
adheres to the basic standards for residency training in orthopedic surgery as approved by the
American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
Nick Lofreddo, D.O., an Orthopedic
Resident at Millcreek Community Hospital, along with Edinboro University student Nathanel
Pekelnicky, won first place and $1,500 in the first Erie Collegiate Innovation Showcase that took
place April 23 at the Erie Insurance Arena. Their project was entitled, “Reverse Hip Joint
Replacement.” Students participated from Penn State Behrend, Mercyhurst University, Gannon
University, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.
MCH Residents Win in Primary Care
More than 80 Millcreek Community
Hospital medical residents, LECOM medical and pharmacy and Post Bac students, and primary care
faculty competed recently in basketball, golf, relay runs, spin bike, and relay swims during the
Primary Care Olympics, created by the LECOM Department of Primary Care Education. This year was the
11th anniversary of the event. Team 2, Erie Medical Class of 2016 earned Gold. Team 8, MCH
Orthopedics won Silver. Bronze place was awarded to Team 4, Erie Pharmacy Class of 2016.
Pictured are 2nd place Primary Care Olympics Silver winners from the MCH
Orthopedics Team (front row, left to right): Richard Goodrich, D.O.,Travis Small, D.O.,Kevin Keith,
D.O., Nicholas Crossman, D.O., Bryan Jarvis, D.O., Robert Ogg, D.O.,(back row, left to right): Eric
Goodrich, MS4, Nicholas Loffredo, D.O., Hans Joseph, D.O., Sean Kelly, D.O., Eric Brewer, D.O.,
David Carl, D.O. and Steven Ward, D.O.
has to be specifically approved by the program director and completed yearly at LECOM during the
first two years of the residency program. After that, research can be completed at out rotations
and may involve specific procedures or case studies or encounters at the out rotation. As in the
past, all research has to be approved by the residency director.
Orthopedic Research Day will be held on June 27, 2014.
Orthopedic Residency Research Day, 2013
To apply to MCH's Internships, OGME1 Programs, log onto the ERAS
to register with National Matching at: natmatch.com/aoairp.
For More Information, Contact:
Medical Education Coordinator
Millcreek Community Hospital
Erie, PA 16509