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The University of Florida Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation is committed to educating and training individuals to become independent practitioners capable of providing the highest quality orthopaedic care. This includes the development of professional competence and inculcation of the professional attitudes to be a successful orthopaedic practitioner. The residency program includes education in the basic sciences, the cognitive and technical skills necessary to practice orthopaedic surgery, and the development of clinical knowledge and maturity so that surgical judgment can be appropriately applied in the care of patients.

It is expected that individuals who complete this program will become competent in both the non-surgical management and surgical management including the preoperative, operative and postoperative care of patients in all the areas that constitute the principal components of orthopaedic surgery.

It is expected that individuals who enter and complete this program will maintain professional standards of the highest quality including: dedication to patient care, respect for patients and their families, the ability to make sound ethical and scientific judgments in the care of patients, scholarly thinking, dedication to life long self-directed learning, the ability to work well with others and to become part of a team, and intellectual and personal integrity.

The individuals in this program are expected to teach and share knowledge with colleagues, students and other health care providers. They are expected to develop skills and habits of self-learning and appraisal of their own abilities which will continue throughout their practice. The orthopaedist must also develop a respect for the cultural, religious, and individual preferences of the patient and their family as well as other health care providers. The orthopedist must be aware of the cost and societal implications of decisions and be able to adapt to the evolving health care system in this country.

Class of 2021

Greg LaChaud, MD

Greg LaChaud, MD

Vanderbilt University
School of Medicine

J. Reid Spears, MD

J. Reid Spears, MD

University of Louisville
School of Medicine

W. Christian Thomas, MD

W. Christian Thomas, MD

University of South Florida
Morsani College of Medicine

Class of 2022

J. Parker Chapman, MD

J. Parker Chapman, MD

University of Florida
College of Medicine

Jorge Gil, MD

Jorge Gil, MD

University of Florida
College of Medicine

Christian Reintgen, MD

Christian Reintgen, MD

University of Florida
College of Medicine

George Richard, MD

George Richard, MD

University of South Florida
Morsani College of Medicine

Class of 2023

Joseph Monir, MD

Joseph Monir, MD

University of Florida
College of Medicine

Robert MacDonell, MD

Robert MacDonell, MD

Medical College of Georgia
Augusta University

Paul Rizk, MD

Paul Rizk, MD

UT Southwestern

Austin Wallace, MD

Austin Wallace, MD

Medical College of Georgia
Augusta University

Class of 2024

Alex Christ, MD

Alex Christ, MD

University of South Carolina
School of Medicine,
Greenville

David Hagan, MD

David Hagan, MD

University of Louisville
School of Medicine

Jeremy Taylor, MD

Jeremy Taylor, MD

University of Florida
College of Medicine

Alex Vlasak, MD

Alex Vlasak, MD

University of Florida
College of Medicine

Class of 2025

Emily Boschert, MD

Emily Boschert, MD

University of Missouri
Kansas City

Jaqi Kakalecik, MD

Jaqi Kakalecik, MD

Temple
University

Tyler Teurlings, MD

Tyler Teurlings, MD

Florida State
University

Lacie Turnbull, MD

Lacie Turnbull, MD

University of
Central Florida