We are excited to announce the addition of Ariana DeMers, D.O. to the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation Board.

“We are thrilled to add Dr. DeMers to our board,” said IOF Chairman Gerard Malanga, M.D. “Her extensive interventional orthopedics experience coupled with her drive to innovate and educate physicians and patients about this rapidly growing speciality makes her an excellent addition to the organization.”

Dr. DeMers is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. She earned her medical degree from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at Ingham Regional Medical Center in Lansing, Michigan. Dr. DeMers completed a one-year sports medicine fellowship with the renowned Taos Orthopaedic Institute in Taos, New Mexico.

Recognizing a need for alternative treatment options for orthopedic injuries, in 2019 Dr. DeMers founded Restore Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Sonora, CA. In her practice she treats everyone from kids to high school and college athletes to weekend warriors with cutting edge technology to return them to a high level of activity as quickly as possible.

She is also the founder of the Sierra Orthopedic Institute and the director of the Center for Sports Medicine, both in Sonora. Dr. DeMers serves as head team physician for Colombia College and Sonora High School.

“As a member of the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation board, I look forward to helping to shape the direction of musculoskeletal care in this country,” said Dr. DeMers. “The most effective way to change the way we provide care for our patients is through education, which will allow us to drive the shift to minimally invasive orthobiologics as the accepted first line treatment for the majority of musculoskeletal injuries and diseases.”