Centerstage with Healthcare Heroes

Centerstage with Healthcare Heroes
Broadway Alum Nik Walker Hosts Health and Wellness Discussion With Orthopaedic Physicians

In this live interview series Centerstage with Healthcare Heroes will pair Broadway favorites with physicians in order to explore the intersection of health, wellness, and theatre.

This month Playbill is highlighting Rothman Orthopaedics.

In 2018 Rothman Orthopaedics expanded into the Greater New York Area where they now have seven different offices with 18 highly specialized, fellowship-trained orthopaedic physicians.

Since its founding in 1970, Rothman Orthopaedics has become one of the nation’s most respected orthopaedic practices, consistently ranking among the top groups nationally. Utilizing the Rothman Approach – a distinctive, innovative and multi-dimensional way of approaching Orthopaedics – Rothman has made it their mission to improve the lives of people like you for nearly fifty years. Rothman Orthopaedics are the team physicians of the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies and Sixers, as well as the Radio City Rockettes, Villanova and St. Joseph’s University, and over 40 local high schools and colleges.” For more information about their services, please visit

December 4 at 5:30 PM ET

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Nik Walker (Host)
Nik Walker is an actor, cinephile and theme park nerd. Currently leading the Broadway cast of Ain’t Too Proud (after 3 years as Aaron Burr in the Broadway and touring companies of Hamilton), he’s also been seen in Motown the Musical, Peter and the Starcatcher, and on TV in Law and Order SVU. A writer and content creator, he is the playwright behind The Bloody Boston Trilogy, cohost of the talk show The Chaos Twins on BroadwayWorld, and his movie podcast, Little Justice, is streaming with the Broadway Podcast Network. In the free time between all of this, Nik is a professor at NYU.
Dr. Melody Hrubes
Dr. Melody Hrubes
Dr. Hrubes is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Sports Medicine and is the Director of our Primary Care Sports Division for the New York region. She currently serves as the Medical Director for the Radio City Rockettes, as a team physician for the United States Soccer Federation and has previously worked with United States Gymnastics. She has experience with broad-based musculoskeletal injuries with particular interest in injury prevention and biomechanical rehabilitation in athletes, performing artists, endurance sports, and female athletes. She specializes in ultrasound-guided procedures, regenerative medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine.

Dr. Hrubes has worked with multiple dance and theater companies and is on the board of the Performing Arts Medicine Association. She is also an active member and serves on committees of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, International Association for Dance Medicine, and American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Hrubes prefers to take a holistic approach to injury treatment and performance optimization. She incorporates the patient's function and priorities when creating a multi-faceted treatment plan.
Dr. Meghan Bishop
Dr. Meghan Bishop
Dr. Bishop is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports related injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow. After graduating top of her class at George Washington University Medical School, she completed her residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. She then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. During her fellowship, Dr. Bishop served as one of the team physicians for the New York Knicks and Iona College. Her clinical interests include anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, multi-ligament knee injuries, knee meniscus tears, patellofemoral instability and pain, cartilage restoration procedures, shoulder instability and labral tears, as well as rotator cuff repair. Dr. Bishop has a special interest in sports-related injuries of the female athlete.

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