Paymaun M. Lotfi, M.D.


A native of Northern Virginia, Dr. Lotfi completed his undergraduate degree at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania majoring in both Biology and Economics. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Subsequently, he completed his five-year training in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. Dr Lotfi was an orthopedic surgery chief resident at Cook County Hospital and Christ Hospital Medical centers, both busy level I trauma facilities. Dr. Lotfi obtained his sub-specialty fellowship training, in Spinal Surgery, at Northwestern University Hospital Medical Center in Chicago.

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Richard L. Layfield, III, M.D.


A native of the Washington D.C. area, Dr. Layfield was raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. He received his undergraduate degree in biology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Layfield then attended the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida, where he was elected to the membership of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He completed his orthopedic training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, and was chosen as Chief Resident during his fifth and final year of training. Dr. Layfield then chose to complete a fellowship to further his knowledge in the care of athletes, sports medicine, and arthroscopic procedures. He spent a year at The Orthopedic Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he worked closely with the athletes and the athletic trainers of the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Minnesota Wild.

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Cyrus M. Press, M.D.

Cyrus Press, M.D.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Press completed a bachelor of science degree in bioengineering at the University of Illinois, with minors in chemistry and philosophy in 2003. He obtained his medical degree in 2007, graduating with honors, from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, where he also served as class president.

Staying in Chicago, Dr. Press completed his residency in 2012 at the University of Illinois Medical Center where he was named Chief Resident of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He followed his residency with a fellowship at the Houston Health Science Center at the University of Texas, specializing in shoulder and elbow reconstructive surgery, utilizing the latest techniques in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and shoulder replacement.

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Asheesh Gupta, M.D.


Asheesh Gupta

A native of Scotland, Dr. Gupta moved to the United States in high school and completed a dual bachelors of science degree in Economics and Biology at the University of Michigan in 2000. He then pursued a Master of Public Health with a focus on Toxicology in 2003 also from the University of Michigan. He obtained his medical degree in 2007 from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Dr. Gupta completed his residency in 2012 at the University of Illinois Medical Center in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery where he participated in the coverage of the UIC Flames athletic program (Division I).

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Wylie D. Lowery Jr., M.D.

Wylie D. Lowery Jr, M.D.

A native of North Carolina, Dr. Lowery attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead Scholar. He also received his medical degree at UNC- Chapel Hill. Dr. Lowery completed his general surgery at The University of Florida- Gainesville and completed his orthopedic training as a chief resident at The George Washington University Hospital in Washington DC. He obtained fellowship training in shoulder and knee reconstruction and sports medicine in Long Beach, California at The Southern California Center for Sports Medicine. Dr. Lowery is currently board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine.

Currently, Dr. Lowery is an active sports enthusiast, pilot, and musician. His experience with elite athletes, Olympians, endurance equestrians, ice skaters, gymnasts, swimmers, runners and football players add to his commitment to sports medicine and overall orthopedic care. Dr Lowery enjoys practicing medicine and caring for all of his patients who are in search of an active life.

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