Roger Warren Rogers, DO, an accomplished orthopedic spinal surgeon whose practice is affiliated with Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, received the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Advancement in Career.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Daemen, Rogers worked as a physical therapist specializing in outpatient orthopedics and inpatient and sports medicine therapy at Wright Patterson Air Force Base while serving in the U.S. Air Force.
Rogers relocated to North Carolina and continued his work as a physical therapist at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. After finishing his military service, he moved to Erie, Pa., to attend Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) from where he earned a doctorate. His residences in Pennsylvania and Ohio sparked his interest in specializing in orthopedics, an area that drew on his strong physical therapy background and skills developed through his Daemen education.
Rogers earned an orthopedic spine fellowship at the prestigious Texas Back Spine Institute, and he has held positions at Millcreek Community Hospital, and various other health care facilities.
During his medical career, Rogers has received numerous accolades in orthopedics and physical therapy and also military honors, including the LECOM Excellence in Surgery Award, two Air Force Commendation Medals, and was named the USAF 74th MG Company Grade Physical Therapist of the Year, among others.
Active in the community since he was in high school, Rogers has served as a volunteer lecturer for the LECOM Surgery Club, and as a youth group leader and a religious education teacher, and has worked with the Be a Mentor Program, Meals on Wheels, and other organizations.
Rogers resides in Wheatfield, and is a devoted husband, father of four, and a grandfather.