APD Orthopaedics: Keeping You Active in New Hampshire, Vermont and Beyond

APD Orthopaedics is committed to providing high-quality, personalized care for diseases and injuries that affect the body’s musculoskeletal system - the system of muscles, joints, and bones that keeps your body moving. APD enjoys a growing reputation as the intelligent choice for patients who need specialty surgery, especially in orthopaedics and neurosurgery. Our patients appreciate receiving their care in an intimate, community-oriented setting. Right here in the Upper Valley, patients have access to an expert team of surgeons, physician assistants, nurses and staff who work closely together to address patient concerns.

We take great care to spend enough time with each patient to determine their personal goals. As a patient-provider team, we create a personalized plan towards realizing those goals with the least invasive, patient-centered approach. Our team of professionals diagnoses and treats a variety of orthopaedic conditions including hip and knee disorders, arthritis, athletic injuries, overuse injuries, common fractures and dislocation.


  • Spine surgery
  • Hand, wrist and elbow surgery
  • Hip and knee replacement
  • Knee, shoulder and ankle arthroscopy
  • Fracture management
  • SI joint fusions
  • ACL reconstructions
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Cortisone injections

Hours and Contact

8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday
(603) 442-5630
Fax (603) 640-1979

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Multi-Specialty Clinic, Level 1
9 Alice Peck Day Drive
Lebanon, NH 03766
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Surgeons & Physicians

Dr. John Houde brings over 25 years of experience as a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and he specializes in general orthopaedics and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School and completed his residency and  fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. He also served in the U.S. Air Force as an Orthopaedic Surgeon. His clinical interests include shoulder and knee arthroscopy as well as total joint replacement and sports related injuries. Dr. Houde resides in Meriden, NH and was recently affiliated with Valley Regional Hospital.

orthopedic video Getting You Back in the Boat: Hip Replacement with Carin and Dr. Houde

orthopedic video Getting Through This Together: Knee Replacement with Steve and Dr. Houde



Dr. Timothy Lin's clinical interests include sports medicine, arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive ACL surgery, joint restoration, joint replacement, and cartilage restoration.

He received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School followed by residency and general surgery internship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Lin has been practicing in New Hampshire since 2017.






Dr. Diane Riley is a board certified hand surgeon who specializes in the hand, wrist and elbow. Dr. Riley is a member of American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), where she serves on the public education committee, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). She received her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, NH. She was a Hand Fellow in Boston, MA, in a combined program with Tufts Medical Center, Newton Wellesley Hospital, and the New England Baptist Hospitals. 

 Listening to Patients: Bob and Dr. Riley on Multiple Hand and Wrist Surgeries

 Answers for Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Kate and Dr. Riley Discuss Their Journey

Getting Back to Cartwheels: Shaylee and Dr. Riley recall Shaylee's Two Broken Wrists

hand surgery videos Explore the American Society for Surgery of the Hand's Patient Information Videos

Dr. Ivan Tomek specializes in total joint replacement and has been practicing in the Upper Valley since 2003. Dr. Tomek received his medical degree from Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada followed by a residency in orthopaedic surgery at McGill University, Montreal, PQ, Canada. His fellowship took place at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell University, New York, NY, with emphasis on adult reconstruction (joint replacement). That training culminated in board certification in orthopaedic surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.

apd orthopedic video Time for Patients: Hip Replacement Surgery with Richard and Dr. Tomek

orthopedic video Return to What You Love: Hip Replacement with Bob, Sarah and Dr. Tomek

orthopedic video Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery with Dr. Tomek

orthopedic video Dr. Tomek: The Effects of Arthritis and Treatment Options 


Physician Assistants

APD Orthopaedics Alex Angelo

Alexandra Angelo, MPAS, PA-C joined APD in 2016. She is originally from McKees Rocks, PA, and received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies and her undergraduate degree in Health Science at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.









APD Orthopaedics Joel Dizon
Joel Dizon, MPAS, PA-C
 joined APD in 2015. Previously, Joel worked in the emergency department at the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, the Access Community Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin and he focused on sports medicine, foot and ankle and joint replacement at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's orthopaedic department. He is a graduate of the California State University in Chico, California where he earned his undergraduate degree in exercise physiology.  A certification as Emergency Medical Technician preceded his receiving a MA in physician assistant studies at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.





APD Orthopaedics Becky Van Dolah

Rebecca Van Dolah, MPAS, PA-C joined APD in 2013. She received her undergraduate degree from Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, VT, a Master's degree in physical education from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI, and a Master's degree in physician assistant studies from Franklin Pierce University in Lebanon, NH. Becky is certified as a Physician Assistant by the New Hampshire Board of Medicine and licensed as a Physician Assistant in Vermont. Prior to coming to APD, Van Dolah was an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Dartmouth College with responsibilities that included the following Dartmouth athletic teams: men's and women's cross-country, track and field, and swimming and diving; football, women's soccer, basketball, softball, and crew.

orthopeadic video Getting Through This Together: Steve, Dr. Houde and Becky discuss Bilateral Knee Replacement

orthopaedic issues The Place to Come for Orthopaedic Concerns