About Us

Our team at Valley Surgical resources embodies the passion we have to provide the very best in injury diagnosis and care. When you come to VSR, you see a board certified physician every visit.

Charles M. Creasman, M.D.

Charles M. Creasman, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Creasman is an orthopedic surgeon in Phoenix, Arizona and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Abrazo Central Campus, Abrazo Scottsdale, Saint Luke’s. He received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Shawnjeet “Shawn” Saini, M.D.

Shawnjeet “Shawn” Saini, M.D.

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Saini’s training and career began with a BS degree at the University of Wisconsin, followed by a Masters in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. Saini then received his Doctor of Medicine degree from George Washington University in Washington D.C. After completing his residency in Anesthesiology at Rush University in Chicago, Dr. Saini attended the University of Texas at San Antonio for his Interventional Pain Management Fellowship where he received advanced clinical and procedural training in the treatment of the spine, peripheral joints, and other causes for chronic pain.

Dr. Nikesh Seth

Dr. Nikesh Seth

Interventional Spine and Pain Management

Dr. Nikesh Seth completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD before attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine where he completed his Doctor of Medicine. Dr. Seth then completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX where he also received extensive training in pain management at the prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center. After completing his residency, Dr. Seth was handpicked for the Interventional Pain Management Fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.
Minesh Zaveri, DO

Minesh Zaveri, DO

Anesthesia and Pain Management

Dr. Minesh Zaveri is double board certified in Anesthesia and Pain Management. Trained by the leading experts in these two fields, Dr. Zaveri completed his initial anesthesia training at the University of Pittsburgh-Mercy followed by a pain fellowship at Temple University. Currently, he lectures and trains fellow pain management physicians on a national scale, leading workshops and several research studies to benefit physicians who aren’t aware of the latest treatments and techniques. These efforts enable these physicians to help their patients lead fulfilling lives.
Mark Davis, DO

Mark Davis, DO

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mark Davis, DO, is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in adult reconstruction and joint replacement. He completed his fellowship in hip and knee reconstruction through the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, where he trained with world-renowned designers of total hip, knee, and trauma implants. He completed his residency at Ohio University in Dayton, where he received extensive training and experience in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee, as well as sports medicine, fracture care, and hand/wrist surgery. He received his medical degree from The University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Dr. Paul Ledesma

Dr. Paul Ledesma

Podiatrist

Dr. Ledesma was raised in Southeast Georgia near Savannah and is the son of the late Dr. Ernesto Ledesma, a respected pediatrician. He received his undergraduate degree at Georgia Southern University and worked as physical therapy technician for 3 years. While working as a physical therapy technician, he received special training as a certified aquatic therapist. After graduating cum laude from Georgia Southern University, he went on to earn his doctorate in podiatric medicine (DPM) as well as a masters in biomedical sciences at Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences in Miami Shores, Florida. He was then accepted to complete a 3 year surgical residency at Harvard affiliated Cambridge Hospital, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Here he obtained advanced surgical training in the areas of adult and pediatric flatfoot reconstruction, diabetic charcot and limb salvage and external fixation. Following graduation, he began working in private practice just outside of Boston focusing on sports medicine and related injuries. He has served on the Consumer Education Committee for the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and worked closely with residents as an attending surgeon at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Worcester Massachusetts.

Dr. Eric Cornidez

Dr. Eric Cornidez

Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Eric Cornidez, MD, MBA, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, Fellowship Trained Interventional Pain Specialist and Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine in the greater Tucson community. Dr. Cornidez is currently a managing partner at the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona, which is conveniently located throughout Tucson, Green Valley, Safford, and Benson, Arizona.
Dr. Efrain Cubillo

Dr. Efrain Cubillo

Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Efrain I. Cubillo, MD, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, Fellowship Trained Interventional Pain Specialist and Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine in the greater Tucson community. Dr. Cubillo is currently a managing partner at the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona, conveniently located throughout Tucson, Green Valley, Safford, and Benson, Arizona. He has been practicing for eight years and currently specializes in pain medicine treatments.
Dr. Christopher Bailey

Dr. Christopher Bailey

Interventional Pain Medicine and Physician Anesthesiologist

Christopher Bailey, MD, is an ACGME fellowship-trained specialist in Interventional Pain Medicine, and a Physician Anesthesiologist who is excited to return to Southern Arizona where he was raised. He specializes in spinal cord and peripheral nerve neuromodulation, regenerative therapeutics, and novel interventional approaches to chronic pain.
Dr. Marco Duran

Dr. Marco Duran

Interventional Pain Medicine

Marco Duran, MD, is an ACGME fellowship-trained specialist in interventional pain medicine on the team at the Pain Institute of Southern Arizona. Dr. Duran is passionate about the latest techniques and treatments in pain management, allowing patients throughout Tucson and Green Valley, Arizona, to return to an enjoyable and fulfilling quality of life.
Dr. Nicholas Elkins

Dr. Nicholas Elkins

Interventional Pain Medicine

Nicholas J. Elkins, MD, received his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University. He completed an internship in Chino, CA, followed by a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. At UT Southwestern, Dr. Elkins received the honor of resident researcher of the year award for his work with novel injection techniques aimed at treating arthritis of the spine at the North Texas V.A. Hospital. He completed his medical training with a fellowship in Pain Management at the Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Michael Minckler

Dr. Michael Minckler

Emergency Medicine Trauma Care

Dr. Michael Minckler attended medical school at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at The University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Minckler is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and holds medical licenses in Washington, Oregon, and Arizona. Nevada license pending.

Prior to partnering with Dr. Mark Bernardi, Dr. Minckler was the Emergency Medical Director at his hospital in Washington where he navigate his department through the pandemic. With a passion to be able to provide more direct services to patients outside of a hospital setting, he sought out to received his Master’s of Business Administration from Louisiana State University Shreveport.

Dr. Minckler strives to utilize his knowledge, skill, and expertise to provide accessible, quality, and individualized care to each of his patients.

Dr. Timothy Luke, M.D.

Dr. Timothy Luke, M.D.

Surgeon

Dr. Tim Luke is the Sonospine Chief of Surgery. He is a highly skilled and experienced spine surgeon with over 7,000 performed spine procedures. Throughout his career, Dr. Luke treated patients with a central goal in mind – helping patients avoid unnecessary open spine fusions with less invasive alternatives.

His search for less invasive surgical options led him to Sonospine.

Dr. Luke is a graduate of Colorado State University, where he was a member of the football team an accomplished student-athlete, achieving Academic All-Conference honors for three consecutive years.

Dr. Luke is a graduate of the University of Colorado Medical School – where he received the Merck Award for Scholastic Achievement.

Dr. Luke went on to train at New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine. There, he completed his internship, residency, and two fellowships in Orthopedic/General Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Research respectively – and, then, secured the position of Attending Surgeon in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Dilantha Ellegala, M.D.

Dr. Dilantha Ellegala, M.D.

Surgeon

Sonospine’s Founding Surgeon has been at the forefront of clinical technology and ultrasound development for two decades. Graduating with Honors from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, he went on to a neurosurgical residency at the University of Virginia and then became the Fellow in Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Neurosurgery at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has authored over 50 peer reviewed research publications, holds multiple patent claims in ultrasound technology, and has spent years advancing traditional spine surgery. Sonospine® takes minimally invasive spinal surgery into the future with surgical ultrasound and its minimally disruptive Ultrasonic Spine procedure. Using high frequency vibration of the tip of the ultrasonic tool, Ultrasonic Spine surgery precisely removes bone and disc, millimeter by millimeter, minimizing disruption to the normal anatomy of the spine. This precision achieves a greater level of accuracy with more complete decompression of pinched nerves, providing symptom resolution with fewer complications and avoiding complex spinal fusion surgery.