It is an honor and a privilege to lead this storied Department which holds such a high level of distinction in the modern era of orthopaedic surgery. Founded by Charles Rockwood, Jr. MD in 1966 as a Division of General Surgery, Department status was attained in 1983. Under Dr. Rockwood’s leadership, the Department has fostered the development of many leaders in orthopaedic surgery, and a few legends including Dr. Rockwood himself, Dr. Kaye Wilkins, Dr. David Green, Dr. Jesse DeLee, and Dr. James Heckman, to name only a few. The textbook and teaching contributions of Drs. Rockwood, Wilkins, and Green have defined injury treatment from accident scene to recovery for over a generation.
|21st Annual Deffer Lectureship||April 17, 2017, 5:30pm-8:30pm||Elian Hotel and Spa||Presentation by Mark T. Scarborough, MD University of Florida Dept. of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation|
|Resident Graduation||June 16, 2017, time TBD||Elian Hotel and Spa|