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Peter J Howard, MD

Peter J Howard, MD

Dr. Peter Howard is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy. Dr. Howard obtained his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. After his undergraduate education, Dr. Howard completed his medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He then trained in orthopedics at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine. During his final year, he served as chief resident at Bronson Methodist Hospital and Borgess Medical Center. Seeking additional sub-specialization; he trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy at the Houston Methodist Hospital. During his time there he worked with and cared for the Houston Astros, Texans, Dynamo, Rockets, the Rice University Owls, and many high school teams.

Dr. Howard’s areas of interest include the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and biologic therapies. Dr. Howard focuses on helping athletes and weekend warriors get back to full activity.

Shoulder problems: Rotator cuff repair, revision rotator cuff repair, PRP ( platelet rich plasma ) injections, shoulder dislocations, labral tears, Latarjet surgery, throwing injuries, baseball injuries, tennis injuries, bicep pain, golf injuries, pitcher’s shoulder, clavicle fracture, collarbone fracture, shoulder separation, shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement.

Elbow problems: Tommy John surgery ( ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction ), elbow arthroscopy, radial head replacement, fractures of the elbow, osteochondritis dissecans, distal bicep repair, tricep repair, and many more procedures.

Hip Problems: Femoroacetabular impingement, hip arthroscopy, torn labrum, labrum tear, cam lesion, pincer lesion, cam and pincer lesion, hip muscle tear, abductor tear, hamstring tear, hamstring pain, hip ligament damage, hip labral reconstruction, groin impingement.

Knee problems: Anterior cruciate ligament tears ( ACL ), medial collateral ligament tears ( MCL ), posterior cruciate ligament tears ( PCL ), lateral collateral ligament tears ( LCL ), meniscus surgery, meniscus tears, football knee injuries, soccer knee injuries, volleyball knee injuries, revision ACL surgery, ACL reconstruction, ACL replacement, cartilage transplants, meniscus transplant, and many more procedures.

Joint Replacement: Dr. Howard specializes in Shoulder, Knee, and Hip replacements.

Biologic Treatments: Dr. Howard also received advanced training in Platelet Rich Plasma treatments, Bone Marrow Concentrate Aspirate Injections, and Stem Cell Injections. Dr. Howard is also FDA certified for MACI cartilage transplants.

Dr. Howard’s treatment philosophy is to try to exhaust all non-surgical options before considering surgery. He works with his patients to educate and explain their condition so that they can fully understand their treatment options. If surgery is a choice made by the patient, he believes in being with the patient through their full course of surgery and recovery. He also believes working closely with the physical and occupational therapists that care for his patients. Dr. Howard stays up to date on the newest treatment options so that he can provide the latest treatments to his patients.

Dr. Howard is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

In his time off Dr. Howard enjoys fishing, boating, going to the beach, biking, and spending time with his wife and daughters.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Howard please contact the office today at 727-787-5577 for the Palm Harbor office or 727-848-4249 for the New Port Richey office.

Dr. Neil Kumar

Dr. Neil Kumar is a Valrico native who recently joined Brandon Orthopedic Associates as an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic procedures. Dr. Kumar is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his orthopedic residency training at Drexel and was elected chief resident and an American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leader. Dr. Kumar completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Connecticut/Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, one of the nation’s top institutions for adult and pediatric sports medicine.

Dr. Kumar has numerous publications in the areas of knee, shoulder, and elbow surgery. He has presented at several regional and national conferences and reviews scientific articles for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. He is currently a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Kumar specializes in adult and pediatric sports medicine, with expertise in knee ligament reconstruction, meniscus injuries, shoulder labrum tears and dislocation, and rotator cuff repair using minimally invasive techniques. He has a particular interest the treatment of young athletes, with proficiency in cartilage restoration, patella (kneecap) dislocation, and ACL surgery in children with open growth plates. Dr. Kumar is committed to the practice of evidence-based medicine so his patients can return to their active lifestyles as quickly and as safely as possible.

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Steven C. Mirabello, M.D.

Steven C. Mirabello, M.D.

Specializes in sports medicine including surgery of the knee, shoulder, elbow and hip.

EDUCATION:

Dr. Mirabello graduated Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He completed medical school (M.D.) at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mirabello completed a surgical internship through the UCLA training program in Santa Barbara, California. He completed his orthopaedic residency at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in Manhattan, New York. Fellowship training in sports medicine with a focus in shoulder surgery was completed under Drs. James Andrews and William Clancy in Birmingham, Alabama.

CERTIFICATIONS:

Dr. Mirabello is Board Certified through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).

ASSOCIATIONS & APPOINTMENTS:

Dr. Mirabello is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American College of Surgeons (ACS), The American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and is an Associate Member of the Association of Major League Baseball Team Physicians

Dr. Mirabello is the Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball. He a consulting physician for the Philadelphia Phillies and team physician for the Dunedin Blue Jays minor league baseball team.

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS:

Dr. Mirabello is on-staff at Mease Countryside and Mease Dunedin Hospitals (BayCare Health System), Mease Ambulatory Surgery Center, BayCare Trinity Surgery Center, HCA Countryside Surgery Center, and New Port Richey Surgery Center.

David P. Thompson, M.D.

David P. Thompson, M.D.

He graduated from the University of Tampa with his Bachelor of Science, Tampa, FL and his Master of Science at the University of California at the Salk Institute in San Diego, California. David P. Thompson, M.D. earned his Medical Degree at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Fl.

David P. Thompson, M.D. did his residency in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the  Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He then completed his fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute under Drs. David Leffers and Seth Gasser.

Certifications and Memberships

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • NBME American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • Florida Medical Association

Nishin S. Tambay, M.D.

Nishin S. Tambay, M.D.

He graduate from B.J. Medical School in Pune, India. Nishin S. Tambay, M.D. did his internship in Internal Medicine at the Weiss Memorial Hospital in Northside affiliate of University of Chicago in Chicago, IL. He then completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center also in Chicago, IL. Nishin S. Tambay, M.D. He did a fellowship in Sports & Electrodiagnostic Medicine at the Michigan State University and the other fellowship in Interventional Spine and Pain Medicine at the Alabama Orthopaedics and Spine Center.

He provides sports medicine services to Major League Baseball, National Football League, Association of Tennis Professionals, Women’s Tennis Association, The LPGA, Arena Football League, and collegiate, high school and recreational athletes. He is a Preferred Provider for the Toronto Blue Jays. He lectures and teaches physicians, medical students and physical therapists.

Dr. Tambay prefers a non-narcotic approach to managing his patients’ pain symptoms.

 

William C. Cottrell, M.D.

William C. Cottrell, M.D.

He completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL and earned his Medical Degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL. He did his internship in General Surgery at the Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, FL. William C. Cottrell, M.D. had his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile, AL and his fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL.

William C. Cottrell, M.D. specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopic knee & shoulder surgery, rotator cuff injuries, cartilage injuries and repair, ACL and ligament injuries and repair, and minimally invasive surgery.

Certifications and Memberships

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • AO/ASIF Basic Course
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Alabama Orthopaedic Society
  • American Medical Association

Matthew J. Swick, M.D.

Matthew J. Swick, M.D.

His Doctorate of Medicine degree was earned from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, FL. He completed his internship and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Atlanta Medical Center in Georgia.

He has a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroplasty from Triangle Orthopaedic Associates in Durham, NC and in Foot and Ankle Surgery from Middlemore Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand.

George H. Canizares, M.D.

George H. Canizares, M.D.

He received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, FL. Dr. Canizares served his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI.

He completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at South Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Coral Gables, FL.

He was selected to the NFL Neutral Physician Examiners Panel and served as the team doctor for the Miami Heat and Miami Sol. Dr. Canizares was instrumental in the development of the sports medicine program at All Florida Orthopaedic Associates and several Pinellas County high schools and colleges. He has also traveled with several professional sports teams as the team physician.

Certifications and Memberships

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society
  • Police Athletic League

Michael J. Smith, M.D.

Michael J. Smith, M.D.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences. He did his internship and general surgery training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his orthopaedic training at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee.

Dr. Smith has earned a well-deserved reputation as a leading specialist in Sports Medicine and Total Joint Replacement. He has been the team physician for many professional, collegiate, and Olympic teams. He served as the team physician for the Tampa Bay Storm Arena Football League. He has been the orthopaedic consultant for the St Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, and the Cleveland Indians baseball teams. Dr. Smith was Chief Physician for the Women’s Olympic Basketball team at the Goodwill Games in Moscow, Russia, and for the US Women’s Olympic Basketball Team during the Trials in Colorado Springs.

Certifications and Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

W. Allen Hughes II, M.D.

W. Allen Hughes II, M.D.

He went on to earn his Medical Degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago in 1982. Dr. Hughes completed his General Surgical Internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago in 1983, and completed his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School in 1987. Dr. Hughes served as Chief Resident at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago in 1986.

Dr. Hughes maintained a private practice in Clearwater until July 2005 when he joined Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay, P.A.

Certifications and Memberships

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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