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The Florida Orthopedic Surgeon Profiles


                             

President – George H. Canizares, MD

 

The current president of the Florida Orthopaedic Society, Dr. Canizares has been serving Florida since graduating from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. 


Currently part of All Florida Orthopaedic Associates, Dr. Canizares was also selected to the NFL Neutral Physician Examiners Panel and served as the team doctor for both the Miami Heat and Miami Sol. Additionally, Dr. Canizares has contributed in developing sports medicine programs in several Pinellas County schools. 


Dr. Canizares works in St. Petersburg, FL.


Past President John Nordt MD

 

Dr. John Nordt, Florida Orthopaedic Society’s Past President, continues to perform orthopedic surgery after over 40 years in the field. Based in Coral Gables, Florida, he is internationally known for his knowledge of spinal surgery and care. This has placed him amongst surgeons who are commonly faced with complex and challenging spine disorders, fractures and revisions.

 

In addition to practicing at The Spine Center of Miami, Dr. Nordt is affiliated with several hospitals in the area. Dr. Nordt received his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine.

 

1st Vice President – David Chandler MD

 

With over 25 years of experience, Dr. David Chandler has extensive knowledge in spine surgery, spinal rehabilitation, and surgery of disorders regarding the spine. As a member of the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida, Dr. Chandler has been focused on cervical and lumbar injuries and fusions, non-surgical options for adult scoliosis, sport injuries to the spine, and degenerative disorders throughout the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions.

 

Dr. Chandler completed his medical degree at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

 

2nd Vice President – Steven Lyons MD

 

The Florida Orthopaedic Society’s 2nd Vice President, Dr. Steven Lyons, is an internationally renowned expert in advanced joint replacement and arthritis surgery. As a “Who’s Who in Orthopedics,” Dr. Lyons is constantly helping to design and outlay orthopedic technology related to his specialties.

 

Based in Tampa, Dr. Lyons performs several joint and arthritis procedures, but his main focus at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute is on hip and knee replacement.


Secretary/Treasurer – Steve Lucie MD

 

Dr. Stephen Lucie is based out of Jacksonville, where he has specialized for several years in orthopaedic sports medicine and total joint replacement. His knowledge has led to affiliations with several sports teams, including the Jacksonville Sharks, Jacksonville University, the Bolles School, and the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.

 

Outside of his work at the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Lucie is an avid runner and has contributed his medical knowledge to a bevy of Jacksonville running events.

 

 

 

 

AAOS BOC Members  

  • Aaron Guyer, M.D.  (2018-2nd Term)
    • Dr. Guyer is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon based in Tallahassee, where he is a part of the Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic. He graduated with an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University, and a medical degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Focused on foot and ankle surgery, he received a fellowship in the specialty from the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. Dr. Guyer joined the Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic in 2007.

  • Lawrence Halperin, M.D. (2017)
    • Born in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Halperin has been a resident of Orlando since 1990. After graduating from Tulane University with a B.S. in biological chemistry, he received his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s College of Medicine. In addition to his overall specialization in orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Halperin focuses on injuries and repairs to the hands and upper extremities. Dr. Halperin practices at the Orlando Orthopaedic Center and sits on the board of the Florida Orthopaedic Society, the board of the Orange County Medical Society, and is a member of the American Medical Association and American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

  • David Cheong, M.D. (2017-1st Term)
    • Dr. Cheong is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with practices based in Clearwater and Safety Harbor. He specializes in malignant and benign disorders of the musculoskeletal system, limb preservation services, bone, soft tissue and complex joint reconstruction, as well as non-invasive expandable limb implants in cases of malignant bone tumors. For his training in complex joint reconstruction and orthopaedic oncology, Dr. Cheong received a fellowship from the University of Miami.  In addition to his medical practices, Dr. Cheong serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for the University of South Florida.

  • Kevin Shrock, M.D. (2017- 1st Term)
    • Dr. Kevin Shrock is an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with multiple hospitals in the Fort Lauderdale area, namely Broward Health Medical Center and Westside Regional Medical Center. After graduating with a medical degree from Stanford University’s School of Medicine, completed a general surgery internship with Northwestern’s McGaw Medical Center and a residency at Harvard University’s General Hospital Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. Dr. Shrock has now been in practice for over 20 years.

  • Michael Jablonski, M.D. (2018-1st Term)
    • Dr. Michael Joblonski is currently the President of Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, which has locations in both Orlando and Lake Mary, Florida. With a focus on sports medicine, Dr. Jablonski specializes in joint replacement and arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder. Dr. Jablonski graduated with a medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine – where he also had his residency – and completed a fellowship with the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.

  • Douglas Dew, M.D. (2018- 2nd term)
    • Douglas Dew is an orthopaedic surgeon and inventor based in Saint Augustine, FL. He holds undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Miami (Miller School of Medicine) and an MBA from the George Washington University School of Business. After medical school, he founded Laser Surgery Software, which specialized in laser tissue welding & thermal modification. Now he is co-founder and CEO of Automated Clinical Guidelines, a medical knowledge IT firm that focuses on pre-authorization, compliance, coding, and clinical documentation. In addition to his business and future board membership at FOS, Dr. Dew serves as a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCF and on the Board of Councilors for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

At-Large Members      

  • Stephen Quinnan, M.D.
  • Steven Weber, D.O. (CAC Alternate)

Health Policy Chair      
  • Kevin Farmer, MD

FOPAC Chair   

  • Andrew Borom, M.D.
FORPG Appointee                 
  • Brian Ziegler, M.D.
Carrier Advisory Committee 
  • Maury Fisher, M.D.

Program Committee       

  • To Be Appointed

Membership Committee  

  • Thomas Bernasek, M.D.
Representatives
  • Region 1: David Jason Oberste, M.D. (Term 5/18)
  • Region 2: Vacant - Election to take place this summer
  • Region 3: Stanley Kupiszewski, M.D (Term 05/18)
  • Region 4: Edwin Melendez, M.D. (Term 05/18)
  • Region 5: Mark Bromson, M.D. (Term 05/18)
Executive Director
  • Fraser Cobbe

Practice Management Consultant

  •  Tania Jones

 

more Calendar

1/12/2018 » 1/13/2018
2018 FOS & BSOF Coding & Reimbursement Conference

4/14/2018 » 4/17/2018
2018 AAOE Annual Conference

6/21/2018 » 6/24/2018
2018 FOS Annual Scientific Meeting

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