Meet The Team at OPA


Medical Staff

William Peckett | Milan Oleksak | Gail Caruth | Lizzie Peckett | Jill Brydon | Alex Wilberz | Jane Cooper

Support Staff

Bobbi Fubler | Melony Kendell | Samantha Smith | Ros Clipper

William Peckett, BSc(Hons), MB BS(Hons), FRCS (Tr&Orth)

William Peckett, MD Dr. Peckett is a leading Orthopaedic Surgeon in his native Bermuda and OPA's staff clinician. His training and interests encompass a wide variety of orthopedic conditions, including bone and joint trauma, shoulder replacement and reconstruction, sports injuries, and arthroscopy of the wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee, and ankle. He is dedicated to providing the best possible care available for people of all ages and all walks of life.

Dr. Peckett received his Medical School training at University College Hospital and Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London. After his pre-clinical years he studied physiology, where he attained a First Class Honours degree and was awarded the prestigious Leonard Bayliss Prize. He was presented the Sir Henry Tucker Scholarship in 1987 and the Sir John Cox Scholarship 1988 to 1991.

He did his Basic Surgical Training Rotations in and around London, including time spent at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Queens Square and the Rowley Bristow Department of Orthopaedics in Chertsey. In 1997 he obtained a place on the South East Thames Orthopaedic Training Rotation. During this time he worked at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in central London, the Royal Sussex County Hospital, and Brighton and Conquest Hospital, Hastings.

During the course of his training Dr. Peckett developed a specialist interest in Sports Injuries and Adult Reconstructive Surgery with a particular emphasis on shoulder, knee and foot and ankle surgery, leading to an extended Fellowship period in Sydney, Australia in 2001 - 2002. There he spent a year at the largest Sports Injuries and Ligament Reconstruction Unit in the Southern Hemisphere at the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre and the associated Australian Institute of Musculo-skeletal Research. He also spent six months in academic orthopaedic surgery with Professor David Sonnabend in the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney as a Shoulder Fellow.

Dr. Peckett has published a number of peer-reviewed articles including articles on shoulder, knee and foot and ankle topics and has spoken at a number of international meetings. He currently gives an instructional course lecture at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons on aspects of anatomy of the shoulder and the pathoanatomy of tennis elbow.

Dr. Peckett has a number of interests outside of his busy working life, including his family and three teenage children. He is an avid cyclist and golfer and also enjoys sailing, fishing and lobstering. He is also an enthusiastic bee keeper. You can reach Dr Peckett at +1 441 236 8228
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Mr. Milan Oleksak, MB.ChB, FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Glasgow), FCS(SA)Orth

Board Certification with the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EBOT), Specialist Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Bermuda

Milan graduated as a medical practitioner in South Africa in 1987. He completed his surgical pre- fellowship training in the UK, and obtained his fellowships (FRCS) at Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1996. He returned to South Africa to specialize in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Cape Town. He acquired the South African College of Medicine Fellowship FCS(SA)Orth in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in 2000.

Subsequently he then spent two years in Sheffield, UK completing two fellowships in Adult and Paediatric Limb Reconstruction and Ilizarov Surgery. He spent further time in Lecco, Italy and Kurgan in Siberia to further his training in the Ilizarov Method.

He started practice in Bermuda in 2003 until 2010, where after he spent a two year period at Gloucester Royal Hospital in the UK, acting as the Trauma Lead. During this period he established an Orthoplastics service in conjunction with a Limb Reconstructive Unit. He has since resumed his Private Practice in Bermuda.

He specializes in the treatment of Complex trauma, Limb reconstruction and various aspects of general Orthopaedic surgery. You can reach Mr. Oleksak at +1 441 232 2233.
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Gail A. Caruth, MB BS, DM (ORTH) UWI

Gail A. Caruth, DM Dr. Caruth is one of the first female graduates of the Orthopaedic Surgery Program at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. A highly motivated, goal-oriented professional, Dr. Caruth is disciplined, meticulous, thoughtful and empathetic in dealings with colleagues and patients. Orthopaedics seemed a natural fit and because of her presence in this field within the Caribbean, other women will realize that orthopaedic surgery is also open and available to them.

Dr. Caruth received her basic and specialist training at University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Mona, Jamaica and University of the West Indies (UWI), Mount Hope, Trinidad. She also worked in Bermuda, as a surgical resident, at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH) from 2005-2008, prior to entering the specialist training program at UHWI, Jamaica.

After graduating in November 2014, she practiced as a Board registered/licensed specialist in Jamaica, Cayman Islands and Bermuda and also is registered in Trinidad and Tobago and British Virgin Islands.

During her course of training she developed a deep interest, and expertise in orthopaedic trauma, paediatric orthopaedic surgery and has done studies in Bermuda concerning total knee replacements.

Having studied and practiced in multiple jurisdictions Dr. Caruth has a passion for her profession and every day looks forward to drawing upon her experience to offer solid expertise and superior care to all of her patients. She joined OPA in November 2016 and is excited to be part of the team. You can reach Dr Caruth at +1 441 236 8228.
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Lizzie Peckett, Office Owner and Manager, Senior Physiotherapist

Lizzie Peckett Lizzie Peckett qualified with a BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy, in 2000 from Brighton University, England, and began her career in outpatients and orthopaedics departments in the NHS system in southern England. A relocation to Australia allowed her to volunteer her services at the McConnell Institute in Sydney, a private practice specialising in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic physiotherapy.

Prior to becoming a Physiotherapist, Lizzie worked in the retail sector and for two notable UK youth development organisations: Raleigh International and World Challenge Expeditions, planning and leading expeditions in various parts of the world.

She founded OPA in 2006, and as the joint owner and manager, she is constantly looking at ways to improve and expand the physiotherapy profession and service in Bermuda.

Lizzie's main physiotherapy interests are musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions and sports injuries with a holistic view of the patient in order for them self-manage in the long term.
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Jill Brydon, Senior Physiotherapist

Jill Brydon Jillian is a Bermudian who graduated from the Bermuda High School before completing a BHK in Human Kinetics from the University of Windsor, Ontario in 2005. In 2010 she completed a BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy at the University of East London, England. Upon completion of her physiotherapy qualification she worked for three years for the National Health Service in East London completing rotations in a multitude of areas; developing a special interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and long-term neurological conditions.

Jillian is an avid rugby player; having played for the Bermuda national team, Blackheath and the London Wasps, which has helped develop a passion for sports based rehabilitation. Jill is Pilates and acupuncture qualified which she enjoys incorporating into her treatment techniques.
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Alexandra Wilberz, Senior Physiotherapist

Alex Wilberz Alex gained her diploma in Physiotherapy in 1999 in Germany.

For the first three years post-graduation, Alex worked as the sole Physiotherapist in an integrative kindergarten treating children aged 3-6 years with varying disabilities. She also worked in a private physio practice treating adults with orthopaedic and age related issues.

After moving to the UK in 2002 and working as a junior physiotherapist on rotation, Alex specialised in paediatrics treating children from 0-16 years, in the community. Bedsides this, she kept her skills by working on the wards and intensive care unit as well as running a busy GP outpatient clinic, once a week.

Alex moved to Bermuda in 2010 and continued to work with children for the Department of Health in their Community Rehabilitation and Early Intervention team. Alex’s main physiotherapy interests are in paediatrics, neurology and elderly care.

Alex is a passionate and accomplished athlete, specially triathlon. She enjoys applying her knowledge and passion of movement and healthy living to her daily work.
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Jane Cooper, Senior Physiotherapist

Jane Cooper Jane graduated in 1989 from the Oswestry & North Staffordshire School of Physiotherapy, England, with a Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy.

Initially she worked for the NHS in and around Oxford. She gained valuable experience at both the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and The Radcliffe Infirmary. She moved to Bermuda in 1992 and worked at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for two years, in both in and outpatient settings.

Jane then joined a busy musculoskeletal and sports injury practice, where she remained for more than 20 years.

She started at OPA in 2017 and continues to enjoy treating orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and sports injuries.
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Bobbi Fubler

Bobbi Fubler Office Manager - Physiotherapy Department. Bobbi joined OPA in 2012. She has worked in the healthcare industry for 26 years, beginning her career at the island's King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where she was a ward clerk for 16 years, gaining much experience and knowledge. In July 1996 Bobbi travelled to Washington DC and became certified as the first Unit Clerk at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

Her later experience has included managing medical offices for Internist who specialized in rheumatology and nephrology.

Bobbi is usually the first point of contact at OPA Physiotherapy department, booking patients and coordinating the physiotherapist's diaries. She has extensive knowledge about all the healthcare insurance companies and provides excellent administrative support to help achieve an efficient business. She thrives in a busy office, which is lucky for us. Her excellent organizational skills and fun sense of humour help us to remain a busy but happy practice.
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Melony Kendell

Melony Kendell Mel joined OPA in 2010 and helps run the busy orthopaedic front desk. Mel has a key role in the administration of Dr Peckett's office. Her organisational skills and attention to detail are vital to the planning of surgeries, clinic appointments and visiting orthopaedic specialists.

A native Bermudian, Mel studied in Canada and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts. In her spare time, she volunteers for the La Leche League where she is an accredited Leader, as well as practicing as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
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Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith As an experienced medical secretary, Sam joined the team August 2017. She works closely with Melony running Dr Peckett and Dr Caruth’s practices. Growing up in the US, Sam worked in the corporate world. She moved and settled in Bermuda in 2009.

Sam is the main point of contact for all orthopaedic accounts enquiries. Her excellent attention to detail is an asset to the business and patient care.
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Ros Clipper

Ros is technically retired. However, having worked for Dr Peckett since 2003, she remains a vital part of the team assisting with admin duties and cover for other admin staff.

Ros trained as a nurse at St. Thomas' Hospital in London where, upon graduation, she worked as a Staff Nurse and Ward Sister for several private hospitals. Ros has also worked as a Staff Nurse for a private consultant surgeon in Cambridge and as a Practice Nurse for a general practitioner in Bermuda. Her nursing expertise includes a stint as a nurse for a busy 22 doctor anaesthetics practice. She has set up and run a Private Medical service consisting of five consulting surgeons.
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