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Message from the Chair

C. Parker Gibbs, MD

Welcome to the University of Florida Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine! For over 60 years our faculty and staff have provided the highest quality patient centered care while advancing the science of Orthopaedics and educating the next generation of young surgeons.

Our patients benefit from empathic cutting-edge care delivered by nationally known fellowship trained physicians with expertise across all subspecialties. We are dedicated to providing a pleasant, efficient, patient centered experience to all that see us at the Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute.

Education is at the core of everything we do. Our residents and students enjoy a challenging robust clinical experience in a nurturing and supportive environment that drives them to be the best they can be. Working alongside our outstanding faculty in the clinic, the hospital, and the anatomy lab, UF orthopaedic residents learn from the best and are well prepared for the next step in their professional careers. I could not be more proud of these young surgeons.

Our research mission continues to grow with dedicated efforts in patient outcomes, motion analysis, arthritis gene therapy and cancer among others. We are excited to see what surgical improvements and novel therapies will emerge from these endeavors.

The future is full of promise and excitement for UF Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.

C. Parker Gibbs Jr., MD
William F. Enneking and William E. Anspach Professor
Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine