Meet Our Team
Jared Toman, MD, MBA
Dr. Toman started his medical career at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University where he received the Admiral Lyons Award for being the top military medical graduate. He accomplished his post-graduate training in Boston with an Internship at the Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital and residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Boston University. Never shying away from hard work, he completed a Master of Business Administration at the University of Massachusetts while still in residency.
As a member of the United States Air Force, Dr. Toman served with distinction as an orthopedic surgeon at Walter Reed and Andrews AFB, caring for Wounded Warriors, their families and elected officials in our nation’s capital. He was then recruited to rebuild the orthopedic surgery department at a regional medical center in Georgia. Just two years later, it was recognized by JAACO with the prestigious Gold Seal Certification in Joint Replacement.
During his time in military and civilian orthopedic practice, Dr. Toman sought out opportunities to learn the best and most current techniques in both surgical and non-operative management of musculoskeletal disease, and bring those techniques to his local patient. Since deciding to come home to Southern New England, he has continued to do so with the help of his efficient and friendly orthopedic team. When not at work, Dr. Toman likes to train for running and triathlon events, building boats and most enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids on their small farm.
Dr. Toman’s primary practice is conveniently located at the primary Heywood Healthcare locations in Gardner, MA and Athol, MA.
Emily Diconza PA-C has been in practice as a Physician Assistant since 2013. Her clinical skill, dedication and compassion are integral to our clinical practice. During her training in Worchester, she was elected to two separate Honor Societies and carries a deep understanding of the injured athlete stemming from her background in high school and collegiate athletics. Originally from Fitchberg, Emily is proud of the part of the premier orthopedic surgery practice serving her hometown.
Bruce Hitchinson PA-C spent most of his medical career at a high-volume orthopedic hand practice where he developed considerable expertise in the management of hand and upper extremity problems. Prior to training as a PA, he worked in physical therapy and is able to draw on that experience in the care of surgical and non-surgical patient. Bruce is a well-read Cross-fit enthusiast, and his winning personality consistently garner high praise.