Our Team

  • Kris Abeln

    Kris Abeln, M.D.

    Board certified orthopedic and sports medicine physician, Kris Abeln, MD, graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 2004 and then went on to complete his internship in general surgery in 2005 and residency in orthopedics from the University of Illinois in 2009. After his residency, Dr. Abeln completed a sports medicine fellowship with the Santa Monica Orthopedic Group in California. Dr. Abeln is a member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and has served as team physician for U of L and IUS athletics.

  • Aniefiok Uyoe

    Aniefiok Uyoe, M.D.

    Aniefiok Uyoe, MD, is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with expertise in adult reconstructive surgery. Dr. Uyoe specializes in knee and hip total joint replacements, including minimally invasive treatment options. He sees patients at the Group’s New Albany location. Dr. Uyoe received his medical degree at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed an orthopedic internship and residency at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He received his fellowship training from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in adult reconstruction. His fellowship included training in complex primary and revision total knee and hip arthroplasty, hip and knee arthroscopic surgery, computer assisted surgery, adult pelvic osteotomies and unicondylar knee arthroplasty. Dr. Uyoe’s areas of expertise include adult reconstructive surgery, complex primary and revision total knee and hip arthroplasty, hip and knee arthroscopic surgery, adult pelvic osteotomies and unicondylar knee arthroscopy.

  • Joseph Spires

    Joseph Spires, D.P.M.

    Joseph Spires, DPM is a board qualified Foot and Ankle Surgeon. He is a native of central Illinois and graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Springfield with a bachelors in chemistry. He completed medical school, magna cum laude, at Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL. Dr. Spires then completed his podiatric surgical residency at Norton Healthcare in Louisville with emphasis on foot/ankle trauma and reconstruction. During his residency, he participated in a variety of volunteering opportunities, including aiding the Louisville Ironman and Kentucky Derby medical tents. He is ACLS certified and is an active member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and American Podiatric Medical Association. Dr. Spires believes in not only treating foot and ankle related issues, but treating the patient as a whole and listening to all their questions and concerns. His areas of interest are foot and ankle trauma, flatfoot reconstruction and elective forefoot surgery. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, traveling and spending time with his wife, three children and dog, Ali.

  • Johna Bott

    Johna Bott, P.A.-C

    Orthopedic Physician Assistant, Johna Bott, PA-C, is a graduate of Indiana University Southeast with a bachelor of arts in chemistry. After working as a chemist and lab technician for several years, Johna decided to continue her education, earning a master of science in physician assistant studies in 2008 from the University of Kentucky. Johna has experience in a variety of specialties including surgery, urgent and emergency care, family and internal medicine, gastroenterology and more. Johna is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants and the American College of Gastroenterology.