Meet the Staff
Joseph R. Leith, MD
Dr. Joseph R. Leith is an Ivy League trained orthopedic surgeon. He completed his undergraduate degree with a distinction in his major from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He then earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health in Columbus, Ohio. He was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.
During his internship and residency in the Department of Orthopedic surgery at The Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Leith served as Chief Resident. Following his residency Dr. Leith completed a fellowship in joint replacement surgery, specializing in adult reconstruction, from Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc. in New Albany, Ohio.
He has practiced in the Ashland area since 2007 and enjoys being home in the area he grew up in. He has privileges at both area hospitals and is currently Chief of Surgery at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. His practice focuses on the individual patient, using their goals and desires to develop a treatment plan. His special expertise includes total hip & knee joint replacements, hip and knee revisions, and outpatient knee arthroscopy.
Dr. Leith lives in Southern Ohio with his wife Tara, and children. He enjoys spending time with his family on the farm and raising cattle.
Kyle Gibson, Physician Assistant
Kyle is a board-certified physician assistant. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
A graduate of Greenup County High School, Kyle decided to follow his passion and pursue a Master’s of Science degree in Physician Assistant studies from The University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Kyle completed his undergraduate studies from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Finance/Chemistry.
Kyle joined River Cities Bone & Joint in 2015. He works alongside Dr. Leith in surgery and provides quality care to his patients both in office, and in the hospital.
In addition to being a physician assistant, Kyle is the worship leader at South Portsmouth Church of God. He also enjoys coaching his kids, and spending time with his family. He currently resides in South Shore, KY with his wife Jessica and his three wonderful children Jonah, Ethan, and Chloe.
Practice Administrator, Stacie Wade
Mrs. Wade earned her bachelor’s degree from Ohio University College of Health and Human Services in Athens. Stacie has been working in the health care industry since 2000. She spent over five years working for one of the top 10 hospitals in the country in Columbus, Ohio. After leaving Columbus, Stacie worked for a Fortune 500 orthopaedic company prior to joining River Cities Bone & Joint Centre. Mrs. Wade is a Southern Ohio native and a 1994 graduate of Ironton High School.
OFFICE Manager, Julie Johnson
Julie Johnson is the office manager who works with Dr. Joseph R. Leith & Kyle Gibson PA-C to help serve the Ashland area in a friendly and caring atmosphere. She has been with River Cities Bone & Joint Centre for 10 years starting as the check-in receptions and moving up to office manager.
After spending over twenty years working in the health care field, Julie knows that highly personalized care, quality service and patient education really matters. She understands it is how well you connect with patients and their families you’re trying to help that shows our office really cares.
Julie grew up in Greenup County and enjoys living in Raceland. She has a beautiful daughter & son-in-law which she spends a lot of time with. She also enjoys spending time with her family & friends, traveling, and very active with her church.