COSHOCTON -- The Coshocton Hospital Orthopaedic Clinic is expanding with the addition of orthopaedic surgeon Mark A. Holt, MD, who joins Clayton T. Gibson, MD, in the practice located at 311 S. 15th St. in Coshocton.

As general orthopaedic surgeons, the specialists treat bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments affected by injury, degenerative disease, infections, tumors or congenital disorders with both surgical and non-surgical solutions.

Mark Holt, MD, earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio, after graduating summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.

Dr. Holt completed his residency at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals, Department of Orthopaedics, in Cleveland.

He completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine in 1993 at the University of Wisconsin, Division of Orthopedic Surgery in Madison, Wis.

Dr. Holt has been in private practice in Newark, since 2001 as Newark Orthopedics, Inc. He began his career in 1993 in partnership with another surgeon in Newark.

They briefly joined with Orthopaedic Specialists & Sports Medicine, Inc., prior to Dr. Holt's establishment of his own practice.

Dr. Holt has now closed his practice in Newark to devote his time to the communities served by Coshocton Hospital.

Throughout his career, Dr. Holt's dedication to sports medicine has been evident through his work with Newark area schools.

He was recognized this year for 20 years of services as the team physician and orthopaedic consultant for Newark High School.

He has also served on the sidelines as team physician for other schools including Newark Catholic and Licking Valley as well as Denison University in Granville.

Dr. Holt currently resides in Granville, Ohio, with his wife and three children.

"We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Holt as he joins Dr. Gibson in providing general orthopaedic surgical care to our communities," said Robert Miller, Coshocton Hospital CEO. "This practice now expands to two experienced surgeons who offer general orthopaedic care and specializations in sports medicine and hand surgery. We are pleased to offer this level of skilled orthopaedic care close to home."

The Coshocton Hospital Orthopaedic Surgeons are available by referral from an emergency room physician or a primary care physician.

To schedule an appointment, call 740-622-1200.