He was born and raised in New York. He attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire and was graduated magna cum laude. He attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed five years of training in General and Orthopedic Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center Combined Orthopedic Surgery Program.
He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified) and has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Okun was recertified by the Board in 1996 and 2006.
He is a member of the international Congress on Joint Replacement, the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society and is a consulting physician for the Divers Alert Network.
He specializes in joint replacement surgery, including Direct Anterior Approach (muscle sparing) Total Hip Replacement, Gender Specific and partial knee replacements, arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder (rotator cuff repair) and other joints, treatment of complex fractures and orthopedic injuries, as well as most common orthopedic conditions.
Dr. John Okun has been in practice in Brandon, FL since 1984 and in Sun City Center since 1992. He is also on staff at Memorial Hospital of Tampa.
Dr. Okun has been team physician for a number of area high schools including Brandon, Bloomingdale, Durrant and Armwood. He has been team physician for a number of amateur, high school and junior hockey teams as well as the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL hockey team.