Roy Sanders, M.D.
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Dr. Sanders specializes in trauma and post-traumatic reconstruction, as well as Foot and Ankle surgery. He is the President of Florida Orthopaedic Institute, a group he helped found, and the Director of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service. Dr. Sanders attended medical school at the New York University School of Medicine in New York City, and he performed his residency at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, also in New York City. Dr. Sanders received fellowship training in musculoskeletal trauma at Vanderbilt University Medical School, and then went on to obtain the prestigious AO/ASIF Jack McDaniels Memorial Trauma Fellowship, which he completed under the tutelage of Thomas Ruedi, M.D. in Chur, Switzerland. Upon his return, he spent several months with Sigvard Hansen as a foot and ankle fellow at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Sanders is highly respected both nationally and internationally for his work in orthopaedic trauma, and foot and ankle surgery. He has developed instruments and implant (plates) for calcaneal fractures, fractures of the distal tibia, and the fibula, as well as developing a complete lower extremity intramedullary nailing system in conjunction with Dr. Toney Russell, M.D. of Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Sanders is the Past President of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and is currently serving as Director of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service, and the Chief of the Department of Orthopaedics at Tampa General Hospital. He has been a past Chairman of the Committee on Trauma for both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and for the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Dr. Sanders has authored over 90 articles and abstracts on orthopaedic trauma, published  a textbook on orthopaedic trauma, and is presently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, the leading international journal in the field. He has served as faculty for over 70 courses, giving over 200 lectures, and serves as course Chairman for 16 courses to train other orthopaedic surgeons. He has been an investigator in over 15 research studies including a landmark National Institutes of Health investigation on limb salvage, for which he received the prestigious Kappa Delta Ann Doner Vaughan Award for Outstanding Orthopaedic Research in February of 2003. His special areas of expertise include reconstructive surgery for fractures of the calcaneus (heel), talus (ankle), and lower leg including pilon injuries, as well as orthopaedic infections.

For patient related inquiries or questions email Dr. Sanders' office or call (813) 978-9700.