Production Bios

Eight, Arizona PBS
Eight, Arizona PBS is a trusted community resource.  For over 51 years, the PBS station has focused on educating children, reporting in-depth on public affairs, fostering lifelong learning and celebrating arts and culture. Eight achieves its mission through the power of non-commercial television, the Internet, educational outreach and community-based initiatives. Its signal reaches 86 percent of the homes in Arizona. With more than 1 million viewers weekly, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. For more information, visit Eight is a member-supported service and the public media enterprise of Arizona State University.


Dr. Firestone

Dr. Ted Firestone
The Joint Replacement Center of Scottsdale

Dr. Ted Firestone is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in anterior total hip replacements and minimally-invasive knee replacements. He is currently the Medical Director of the Total Joint Replacement program at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea.

Dr. Firestone moved to the Valley in 1990 after completing his fellowship in joint replacement surgery at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and established The Joint Replacement Center of Scottsdale in September 2006.

As a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, he has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Arthroplasty since 1990. Dr. Firestone has presented original research at national meetings and is published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the foremost publication of orthopedic surgery worldwide. Additionally, he has been listed in Phoenix Magazine's annual TOP DOCTORS issue on many occasions, including 2012.


Chris WooleyChris Wooley
VAS Communications
Chris Wooley is a 25-year veteran of healthcare-related documentary and educational television programs. Among his works are In the Heart of China and A Woman's Heart with Joanne Woodward, which aired on PBS, Medical Innovations with Cliff Robertson, which aired on the Discovery Channel, and Let's Face the Fats airing on CNBC. One of Wooley's first jobs was as a production intern with VAS Communications, the group that co-produced The Operation with Eight, Arizona PBS in the early 1980s. His professional work has won him numerous broadcasting awards including gold medals at the New York and Chicago Film Festivals.


Wayne DickmannWayne Dickmann
Even Keel Productions, Inc.
Wayne Dickmann is an award-winning filmmaker specializing in healthcare-related films. He also produced a local travel series for Eight, Arizona PBS entitled Arizona State of Mind in 2008 and was named Arizona Filmmaker of the Year for his feature film The Sum of One in 2002. Dickmann worked for VAS Communications from 1995 to 2003 where he produced numerous educational, documentary and short films. Those films obtained him several awards including first place in the US International Film Festival for his short film The Silence. Dickmann graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1994.


Jim CissellJim Cissell
Talent and Host
Jim Cissell has voiced, written and produced over 10,000 commercials, TV shows, films and videos. His work includes movie trailers for Disney, infomercials for Johnny Carson and Sonny & Cher, and a long list of national commercials for companies like Dairy Queen, California Avocados and PETsMART. His list of accomplishments has obtained him several major awards – CLIO’s, Addy’s, Telly’s, EFFY’s, Golden CINE, Peabody’s, Hugo’s and the Mercury’s. Additionally, his voice-overs and on-camera work have been featured on Oprah, The World’s Funniest, and Now A Word from Our Sponsor – as well as in the White House.


Production Credits

The Latest Procedure: Anterior Total Hip Replacement

Executive Producers
Chris Wooley & Wayne Dickmann

Directed by
Wayne Dickmann & Chris Wooley

Written and Edited by
Wayne Dickmann

Jim Cissell

Guest Physician
Theodore Firestone, M.D.

Medical Illustration
Mike Austin

Wayne Dickmann

Engineer/Technical Director
Jeff Martin

Erik Weiland
Wayne Dickmann

Robotic Camera Operator
Eddie Valencia

Sound Mixer
Brian Burdikoff

Camera Operators
Wayne Dickmann
Robert Flowers
Chris Wooley

Production Assistant
Erik Weiland

Content Consultants
Maricopa County Medical Society

Special Thanks

Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center

Sean Brimacombe, M.D.
Steve Wicklund, M.D.
Michael Stearns, M.D.
Wayne McBride
Tom Sebok RT.R.
Scott Stephens, R.N.
Kelly Butler, R.N.
Tristan Kariniemi, R.N.
Kevin Green, M.D.
Kathy Kehm, R.N.
Purity Sang, R.N.
Ryan Kennedy
Suzanna Schwitzer
Holly Hamilton, P.T.
Tim Ustic
Holly Carroll
Marie Lund
Joel Matta, M.D.
Kyle Richardson
Shawn Treglia
Hannah Sammons, R.N.
Sherilyn Sandor
Keith Jones
Edward B. Diethrich, M.D.
Whisper Rock Gold Club

And to all the patients who allowed us to film their procedure

For Eight, Arizona PBS

Studio Director
Jeff Halberg

Art Director
Mark Harms

Associate Producer
Suzanne Guery

Technical Director
Nathan Taylor

Jonathan Millard

Floor Manager
Maria Talavera

Bryan Jackson
Charles Wren

Camera Operators
Edward Hernandez
Brooks Sneed

Jorge Mariscal

Jen Burke
Judy Crawford
Sondra Mesnik

Web Site
Sinan Yucel

Executive Producer
Nancy Southgate

Executive in Charge of Production
Kelly McCullough

The Latest Procedure: Anterior Total Hip Replacement is a production of Eight, Arizona PBS.

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