Fayetteville, NC Orthopaedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Doctors

At Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, we take pride in our team of highly-trained and knowledgeable orthopedic specialists serving Fayetteville and Elizabethtown, NC.

Read on to learn more about our orthopedic doctors, and contact us for the care and treatment of joint pain or injury.

Dr. W. Dickson Schaefer

General Orthopaedist

After graduating from North Carolina State University, Dr. Dickson Schaefer attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He then completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

In August 2001, Dr. Schaefer joined Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Practicing general orthopaedics, he has a special interest in reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee, as well as trauma surgery. He has received additional training in unicompartmental arthroplasty of the knee and performs more unicompartmental arthroplasties than any surgeon in the area.

Dr. Schaefer has served in the United States Army Reserve since his commissioning in 1996. Currently, he holds the rank of Colonel. He has twice been deployed to Germany in support of operations in the Middle East and has also served in a Combat Support Hospital in Iraq.

A native of Fayetteville, Dr. Schaefer is married and has four children. He is active in the community, having served on the Boards of Trustees of The Fayetteville Academy and Cape Fear Valley Medical System. He currently serves on the board of Methodist University and is a member of the advisory board of First Citizens Bank.

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Dr. Christopher J. Barnes

Sports Medicine/Arthroscopic Surgery/Shoulder Surgery

Dr. Chris Barnes joined Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in 2003 after completing his residency training at Duke University and a year Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Reconstruction fellowship at the Southern California Orthopaedic Institute in Van Nuys, California. During his fellowship, Dr. Barnes did extensive training under Dr. Stephen Snyder, founder of the International Shoulder Arthroscopy Society.

Dr. Barnes specializes in sports medicine, with unique expertise in shoulder arthroscopy, including repair of torn rotator cuffs and arthroscopic instability correction. His other special interests include knee arthroscopy, knee ligament (ACL) reconstruction, knee replacement surgery and sports-related injuries.

After entering private practice in 2003, Dr. Barnes performed the first arthroscopic rotator cuff repair in the Cape Fear Region.

Dr. Barnes is currently a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the Piedmont Orthopaedic Society. He has numerous studies and publications to his name.

Dr. Barnes is the current team orthopedist for Methodist University. He also covers numerous area high school athletic teams and works closely with the area coaches and trainers. During the fall football season, Dr. Barnes and Dr. McBrayer hold a Saturday morning sports injury clinic to expedite the care of the local injured athletes.

Sports medicine, shoulder arthroscopy and knee reconstruction remain the mainstays of his practice. He has performed over 1,800 shoulder arthroscopies and 400 knee ACL reconstructions in Fayetteville.

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Dr. Daniel E. McBrayer

Sports Medicine/Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. Dan McBrayer joined Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in 2008 after completing a Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship at the Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic in Columbus, Georgia. During his fellowship, he focused his training in arthroscopic reconstruction of the hip, shoulder, and knee.

Dr. McBrayer is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended Vanderbilt University and then completed his medical school training at the Medical College of Georgia.

After medical school, Dr. McBrayer attended Duke University Medical Center for his orthopaedic surgery residency. As a resident, he taught Duke University students anatomy and helped to care for athletes within the community.

While at the Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic, Dr. McBrayer was fortunate to be one of the team physicians for the 2007-2008 Division II National Football Championship Valdosta State Blazers. He is the team physician for Fayetteville State University and works closely with several local high school teams. Dr. McBrayer and Dr. Barnes hold Saturday morning clinics during football season to expedite care of local injured athletes

Dr. McBrayer is currently a board-certified member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Piedmont Orthopaedic Society. His special interests include, but are not limited to, shoulder replacement, shoulder arthroscopy and hip arthroscopy.

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Dr. Kimberly A. Barrie

Fellowship-Trained Hand, Upper Extremity & Microvascular Surgeon

Dr. Kimberly Barrie recently moved to the Fayetteville area with 10 years of orthopedic experience working in the Research Triangle of North Carolina as a hand specialist. She is a native of Florida.

Dr. Barrie attended medical school at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, and did her residency in orthopedic surgery at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Her interest in hand surgery developed during her residency training at Yale. Dr. Barrie completed her hand fellowship training at the renowned Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota. Upon completion of her residency, she completed subspecialty training in Hand and Micro-Vascular fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Barrie is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. She is fully-versed in orthopedic problems and injuries relating to the upper extremity, focusing on the hand, wrist, and elbow. Dr. Barrie’s special interests include, but are not limited to, trauma and wrist reconstructive surgery.

While Dr. Barrie has lived in different areas in the country, she is happy to now call Fayetteville home. She looks forward to serving Cumberland and the surrounding counties for hand, wrist, and elbow issues.

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Dr. Toby Anderton

Medical School:          The State University of New York, Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY

Internship:                   Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA

Residency:                   Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA


Dr. Anderton joined Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in July of 2015 after completing his training in Orthopedic Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta GA.

Dr. Anderton graduated from Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah, with a Bachelors of Arts in Linguistics, and a minor in Japanese. He then completed medical school at the State University of New York, Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.  He is a native of Grand Junction, Colorado.


During residency he developed interests in shoulder, hip, and knee replacements; knee and shoulder arthroscopy, and general orthopedic conditions. During training he co-authored a book chapter on reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty after complex humerus fracture, and an article on the effects of bunion surgery.

In his last year of medical school, he met his lovely wife Jennyanne, they were married in late 2009, and now have two beautiful children.

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Michael E. Dilello, PA-C, ATC-L

Physician Assistant, Sports Medicine

Michael Dilello, PA-C, ATC-L graduated from Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia with double majors in Medical Science and Sports Medicine. He is a Certified Physician Assistant and Certified Athletic Trainer.

Michael has 20+ years experience working in orthopedic medicine. His expertise includes the entire spectrum of acute and chronic orthopedic conditions of both upper and lower extremities, including arthritis, fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, sports injuries and work-related injuries.

Michael anchors our Elizabethtown office where he enjoys seeing all types of orthopedic problems. He spends some time in Fayetteville, where he splits time between seeing patients and assisting our surgeons in the operating room. You may see him covering athletic events as well.

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