A Lifespan Physician Group Practice
Meet the Team
Each patient’s needs are different. Taking a team approach to achieve the best outcomes, our experts tailor a treatment plan especially for you. Meet our orthopedic specialists, who will work with you to restore your function and quality of life.
Orthopedic Surgeons in Newport, RI
- Ross Budacki, MD, orthopedic sports medicine
- Rolf H. Langeland, MD, general orthopedic surgery
- Michael Mason, DO, hip, knee and shoulder replacement
Newport Orthopedics Team
Ross Budacki, MD, received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, in Washington, DC. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. During his fellowship, he served as the assistant team physician for the Brown division one football team and the Providence Bruins. Dr. Budacki is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Dr. Budacki is an orthopedic surgeon with Newport Orthopedics.
Rolf Langeland, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Newport Orthopedics, a Lifespan Physician Group practice. Dr. Langeland received his medical degree and orthopedic surgical training from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine; he continued his subspecialty training in sports medicine and joint replacement fellowship training at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Prior to joining Newport Orthopedics, he practiced for 20 years with Orthopaedic Specialty Group in southern Connecticut, where he specialized in sports medicine and reconstructive joint and trauma surgery. Dr. Langeland has particular expertise in arthroscopic (minimally invasive) joint restoration of the upper and lower extremities, in addition to trauma reconstruction and reconstructive joint replacement.
Michael Mason, DO, received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He did his internship and orthopedic surgical residency at Community General Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and he continued his subspecialty fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, affiliates of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mason has designed and been involved in the development of multiple artificial joints, and has more than 20 years of experience in joint replacement and reconstructive surgery, most recently at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Mason is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Newport Orthopedics.
Kathryn Mitchell, PA-S, is a physician assistant with Newport Orthopedics, a Lifespan Physician Group practice. She received an MS in exercise physiology from Temple University in Philadelphia, and an MS in physician assistant studies from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester.
Julie Woodside, PA, is a physician assistant with Newport Orthopedics, a Lifespan Physician Group practice. She received her MS in physician assistant studies from the University of New England, in Portland, Maine.