Our Providers

Thomas Dennis, MD

Dr. Tom Dennis has been practicing orthopaedics and hand surgery in the Annapolis area since 1991. He specializes in orthopaedic problems of the hand, wrist, elbow and pediatric upper extremity

Dr. Dennis grew up at the Jersey shore and graduated from Rutgers College with high honors in 1981. He received his doctorate at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (formerly Rutgers Med School) at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He graduated in 1985, and then completed five years of orthopaedic residency at the same facility. He completed his formal medical training with a Hand Fellowship at the Joseph H. Boyes Foundation at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in 1991.

Dr. Dennis became a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon in 1993, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He obtained his Certification of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery in 1995 and in 1996 was elected into membership of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He has been on staff at Anne Arundel Medical Center since 1991. He is the past Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at AAMC. He also served 2 terms on the Medical Executive Committee and was the previous Associate Chief of Orthopaedics. Dr. Dennis also serves on the executive Board of Riva Road Surgery Center.

Dr. Dennis is married and has three daughters. When not at work, he enjoys snowboarding, barefoot waterskiing and spending time on the water with his family.


Edward McDevitt, MD

Dr. McDevitt is a native of New Jersey, attended Bucknell University, and is a graduate of Hahnemann Medical College. His Orthopedic training was done at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. He has board certification in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. At the Annapolis Hand Center he treats non-surgical disorders of the upper extremity.

Half of Dr. McDevitt’s 24 years of active duty service were spent at the United States Naval Academy as Chief of Sports Medicine and Brigade Medical Officer. He continues as a volunteer team physician for the Navy basketball teams.
Dr. McDevitt has held a number of impressive leadership positions in orthopedic organizations including Chief of surgery at Anne Arundel Medical Center and the editorial board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine. He also worked as the Orthopedic Surgeon for the US Congress and the Supreme Court for 12 years.

Now working towards educating future physicians,
Dr. McDevitt teaches the history of medicine courses to medical students and undergraduates alike at the University of Maryland.

Dr. McDevitt is married and has 3 daughters and 2 grandchildren. He is an avid reader and runner. A music lover, he plays in the Eastern Orthopedic Jazz Band.

Dr. Leon J. Nesti, MD, PhD

Leon J. Nesti, MD PhD

Leon J. Nesti, MD PhD is a fellowship-trained, board certified Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon with Certification of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery. He specializes in the treatment of problems affecting the peripheral nervous system, fingers, hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and utilizes advanced arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques when possible.

Dr. Nesti, a Vermont native, received his BS from the United State Military Academy at West Point, and his MD PhD at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and continued his subspecialty fellowship training in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery in the combined Walter Reed, Curtis National Hand Center program

Dr. Nesti has lived in the Annapolis area for over 10 years and has a wealth of clinical experience serving military beneficiaries since 2002 as an Active Duty Army Orthopaedic Surgeon at Walter Reed. He has functioned as the consulting Hand Surgeon to the US Military Academy, the US Naval Academy and the White House. Additionally, Dr. Nesti has served as the Director of the Walter Reed Hand Fellowship and the Walter Reed Peripheral Nerve Clinic.

Dr. Leon Nesti is married to Dr. Heather Nesti, an Ophthalmologist in Annapolis and they have three children who keep them very busy while not in the office or operating room. As a family they enjoy skiing, sailing, tennis and hiking and as parents they enjoy going to their children’s’ various sporting events or music concerts.


Krystal Federici, DPT, CHT Certified Hand Therapist

Krystal graduated from Lee University with her Bachelors in Health Science in 2000, and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2005. She has treated patients in a variety of settings since then including outpatient orthopedics and acute care. Krystal has focused her treatment to primarily the upper extremity beginning 2015 and enjoys the challenges and complexities of treating that region.

Beyond her passion for experiencing her patients improve, Krystal also enjoys spending time running after her son, trips to farmers and flea markets, trying local restaurants, and traveling with her family.


Amy Kitchens MSOTR/L, CHT
Certified Hand Therapist

A native Texan, Amy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in 1999 and her Masters in Rehabilitation Sciences in 2004 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. She has focused her practice in out-patient hand therapy since 2000 and obtained her Certified Hand Therapy credential in 2007. With over 20 years of experience, Amy has served in both clinical and leadership roles at large hospital organizations, out-patient clinics, and private physician practices. She has experience in post-operative and post trauma hand therapy as well as conservative management of hand and upper extremity conditions. Her passion lies in individualizing each patients plan to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.

Amy is married and has two young daughters. She and her family moved to Southern Maryland in 2015 and have thoroughly enjoyed experiencing all four seasons and visiting many historical sites. When not in the clinic, Amy is busy raising her girls, staying fit, and decorating their home.

Our Staff

Many of our staff has been with us since we opened our own office in April of 2013. This is our Annapolis Hand Center family! We believe in growing positions rather than growing into them. For this reason we support our staff in furthering their medical and professional development.


Jessica Russell Operations Manager & Surgical Coordinator

Jess has been working with Dr. Dennis since the start of the Annapolis Hand Center. She coordinates patient care and is the person to speak with for scheduling surgery. She has been working in the medical field since 2006. Jess grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. In her spare time Jess enjoys spending time with her family, reading and beach vacations.


Jennifer Snead Billing Manager

Jen began working with Annapolis Hand Center in 2013. She came to us with several years of experience lending to her expertise in the medical billing field. She is the point of contact for any billing, insurance or payment concerns. She lives in Riva with her husband, 3 children and 2 dogs. Out of the office Jen enjoys to travel, hike, kayak, paddleboard, and cheer for her favorite hockey team, the Washington Caps.


Krissie Haberkorn Medical Assistant

Krissie has been with Annapolis Hand Center since 2014. She also had worked with Dr. Dennis at his previous practice for thirteen years. Krissie enjoys her career in upper extremity orthopedics. She grew up in Howard county Maryland. She is married and has one son. Krissie enjoys spending time with her family, playing with their dogs, going to the beach, boating, crabbing and watching the Ravens play football.


Genelle Ray Benefits Coordinatior & Reception

Genelle has been with Annapolis Hand Center since 2013 and is responsible for physical therapy benefits and front desk duties. Genelle loves supporting all of our patients but has a special place in her heart for babies and the elderly! She lives in Severna Park with her husband, 3 kids and 2 pets. Genelle enjoys entertaining and cooking with friends, beach vacations and giving back to the community.