Nash UNC Health Care recently welcomed Dr. Ashley Strickland as a new physician at UNC Orthopedics at Nash and Dr. Amy Stinson as a new physician at UNC Ear, Nose & Throat at Nash.
Strickland is an orthopedic surgeon who is specially trained in spinal surgery. Other clinical interests are scoliosis management, pediatric orthopedic care and upper extremity orthopedic care — which consists of shoulder, wrist, arm and hand care.
Stinson is a general otolaryngologist with a specialty in head and neck surgery, and has recently joined the team at UNC Ear, Nose & Throat at Nash.
Strickland began his medical career after graduating from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in 2013. After completing his orthopedic residency at UNC-Chapel Hill, he began his fellowship at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he has stayed until his recent move back to North Carolina to begin practicing at UNC Orthopedics at Nash.
“Having been an orthopedic patient several times myself, I understand the significant impact this specialty can have in one’s life,” Strickland said. “I realized early on in my academic career that orthopedics was my calling, and it has been my goal to serve the people of eastern North Carolina ever since.”
Strickland and his wife Ashley have a daughter.
“My wife and I are excited to return back home to North Carolina. I am especially excited to begin working in the Rocky Mount area and offer my services to the community,” Strickland said.
Stinson received her doctorate of osteopathic medicine from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2007. She then completed her residency at Summa Western Reserve Hospital in Ohio, training in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery.
A native of Fort Smith, Ark., and most recently practicing in Orlando, Fla., Stinson says that she is excited about getting involved in the Rocky Mount community with her husband and four children.
“Our family loves to take on new adventures, and moving to a new state is certainly an adventure,” Stinson said. “We are excited to join the community and experience everything Rocky Mount and North Carolina have to offer.”
Stinson began working at UNC Ear, Nose & Throat at Nash in September. Her husband Patrick Stinson has also joined Nash UNC Health Care as an oncology pharmacist at the hospital.