Physicians

Our Physicians

Bruce L. Beck, M.D.

Bruce L. Beck, M.D. Emeritus

Dr. Beck has been in private practice since 1978 and treats children, adolescents and adults. He spent nineteen months in Baltimore Shock Trauma while training at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Dr. Beck’s primary goal is to avoid surgery but when surgery is indicated then he will recommend surgery. He believes that caring for patients is a cooperative effort by both the patient and the physician.

Richard M. Cirillo, M.D., FACS

Richard M. Cirillo, M.D., FACS

Dr. Cirillo graduated from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. His post-graduate training includes an orthopaedic residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Queens Medical Center, and pediatric training at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Hawaii. He completed a sports medicine and knee fellowship at Louisiana State University. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and subspecialty certified in Sports Medicine. Dr. Cirillo has been practicing general orthopaedic surgery, specializing in sports medicine, knee and shoulder surgery, in Calvert County since 1995. He treats athletes at the recreational, collegiate, and professional levels. Dr. Cirillo was the team doctor for Chesapeake Icebreakers.

Paul H. Griffith, III, M.D.

Paul H. Griffith, III, M.D.

Dr. Griffith is a Board Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has twice been re-certified by the Academy in the Sub-specialty of Spinal Surgery and presently serves as the Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Spine Clinic at Calvert Memorial Hospital. He earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine and received his surgical training at both the University of Miami and the University of Maryland Hospitals where he became a member of the Spinal Study Group responsible for developing improved surgical techniques and spinal implants for spinal stabilization procedures.

Dr. Griffith brings the experience and expertise in both surgical and nonsurgical treatment of spinal disorders to Calvert Orthopaedics. He is able to offer patients a broad range of surgical approaches from major reconstruction to minimally invasive techniques. He believes in developing a strong doctor-patient relationship that emphasizes a shared approach in treatment to promote long-term spinal health, more successful outcomes, and improved quality of life.

Uday R. Patel, M.D.

Uday R. Patel, M.D.

Dr. Patel is Board Certified and provides both surgical and non- surgical treatment. He attended Tufts University in Boston and then Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at New England Medical Center/Tufts University in Boston where he was trained by leading surgeons with the most advanced, modern techniques.

He strongly believes there is a personalized care program which is unique and different for every patient. Dr. Patel is able to treat most disorders without surgery, but when needed performs arthroscopic surgery, hand surgery, joint replacement, and fracture care. He has extensive experience in shoulder and knee surgery including arthroscopic surgery, labral repairs, rotator cuff repairs, and meniscus surgery.

Harlan C. Taliaferro, M.D

Harlan C. Taliaferro, M.D

Dr. Taliaferro is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon who is a married father of two, originally from St. Petersburg, Florida. He has over 10 years of clinical experience in orthopaedics and was trained at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. His clinical interests include shoulder and elbow surgery and sports medicine serving as a consultant for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Football team. He also has specialties in hip arthroscopic surgery, Makoplasty (robotic assisted joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee), reverse total shoulder replacement, and minimally invasive endoscopic carpal tunnel release. He’s a decorated veteran of the United States Navy, and inductee of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. He completed an eight month deployment with the U.S. Marines in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom as a combat orthopaedic surgeon in 2007, and successfully spent the last four years in private practice in southeastern Connecticut. His patient care philosophy is to listen thoroughly to your concerns, educate and explain in the simplest terms your condition or injury pattern, and take ample time to answer any questions that you may have. He believes this facilitates a high level of care and leads to satisfied patients. Dr. Taliaferro has returned to the mid-Atlantic region to provide high quality orthopaedic care to his patients.