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Orthopedic Associates of Northern Berkshire

Meet the Doctors

At Northern Berkshire Orthopedics, all four of our orthopedic doctors are board certified, so you can be assured you are seeing the most highly skilled physicians. We have three orthopedic surgeons and one doctor who specializes in non-surgical sports medicine. In addition, several of our doctors are associate team physicians for the University of Massachusetts, Williams College, and Southern Vermont College.

Get to know our doctors below and call (413) 398-1000 for an appointment, or use our online appointment request form.

James R. Whittum, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

James R. Whittum, MD

Dr. James Whittum graduated cum laude from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio with an undergraduate degree in biology in 1984. He attended Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio where he received numerous honors and awards for his academic achievements.

Dr. Whittum completed a 4-year orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago from 1990 to 1994. He was certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 1996.


Suk Namkoong, MD

Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Suk Namkoong, MD

Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Dr. Suk Namkoong attended Princeton University for his undergraduate education, earning a bachelor of science in 1994. He went on to earn his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1998.

Dr. Namkoong completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was awarded Resident of the Year. He also received fellowship training in sports medicine at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases from 2003 to 2004. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.


Jonathan Cluett, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Jonathan Cluett, MD

Dr. Jonathan Cluett is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He studied biology at Williams College (Williamstown, MA), graduating cum laude in 1996. He studied medicine at the Medical College of Virginia and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, graduating with his medical degree in 2000.

Dr. Cluett completed a 5-year residency in orthopedic surgery at George Washington University Hospital in Washington DC, followed by a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship with the Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group in California. He has been with Orthopedic Associates of Northern Berkshire since 2006.


Paul Donovan, DO

Emergency Medicine and Non-Surgical Sports Medicine

Dr. Paul Donovan is an osteopathic doctor (DO) who specializes in non-surgical orthopedic and sports medicine care. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) with a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine. He is an honors graduate of the University of Vermont and earned his osteopathic degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University.

Dr. Donovan completed a three-year emergency medicine residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago, followed by a sports medicine fellowship at the Orthopedic Specialty Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1994. He has been the US Freestyle Ski Team physician since 1993.

Dr. Donovan holds several positions in the Northern Berkshire area, including medical director of the emergency department at North Adams Regional Hospital and assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts department of emergency medicine.