- Board Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Board Certified: Knee and Shoulder Subspecialist
- Fellow: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Fellowship: Sports Medicine, University of Aspen, CO
- Residency: Boston University Medical Center
- University of Miami School of Medicine (Graduated Alpha Omega Alpha)
- Specializing in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Complex Knee and Shoulder Surgery
- Former official Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Florida Panthers
Al DeSimone, M.D., is a board-certiï¬ed orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed his residency at Boston University Medical Center. He is fellowship trained in sports medicine from the University of Colorado, specializing in complex knee and shoulder reconstructive surgery. His interests include arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction, meniscal repair and cartilage resurfacing techniques. He is also focused on arthroscopic treatment of shoulder instability, impingement and rotator cuff tears. He has participated as a team physician for the U.S. Olympic Skiing team, National Rugby team and the Boston University Intercollegiate Athletic Program. Dr. DeSimone treats community and professional athletes and has served as the ofï¬cial orthopaedic surgeon and Director of the Medical All-Star Team for the Florida Panthers. He has published articles and presented research on sports medicine, and has a keen interest in exercise, nutrition and alternative medicine. He is the Director of Sports Medicine at the South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine. He is currently a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
- University of Medicine, Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert W. Johnson Medical School
- Residency: University of Puerto Rico
- Ph.D. Pharmacology, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
- Fellowship: Harvard University
- Certified be the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Recertified July 13, 2000
- Specializing in Complex Arthroscopic Surgery for the knee and shoulder
- Knee & Shoulder Specialist
- Sun Sentinel 2011 Sports Medicine "Super Doctors"
Fernando A. Moya, M.D., Ph.D., is a board-certiï¬ed orthopaedic surgeon. He has completed his doctoral fellowship at Harvard University, receiving his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.) He completed his orthopaedic training at the University of Puerto Rico, and has a master’s and doctoral degree in pharmacology from The Massachusetts College of Pharmacology. His interests include playing sports, spending time with his family and participating in school and local charity events. He is currently the team physician for the Pembroke Pines Charter High School, and is actively involved in community seminars and educational programs designed to help people understand joint pain, sports injuries.
He is a surgeon that specializes in anterior cruciate ligament, meniscus or articular cartilage knee surgery and complex shoulder rotator cuff or labral tear arthroscopic surgery. He is currently a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is an active member of the American Medical Association (2013), Broward County Medical Association (2013), Florida Medical Association (2013), Florida Orthopedic Society/Bones Society of Florida (2013). He is the director of Joint Surgery at the South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine.
- Board Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Undergraduate: Tulane University
- Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania
- Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Tulane University Medical Center
- Sports Medicine Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
- Specializing in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, and General Orthopaedics
Dr. Alexander J. Bertot is a board-certfied Orthopaedic surgeon. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He graduated medical school from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed his orthopaedic surgery training at Tulane University Medical Center and Charity Hospital of New Orleans, where he served as administrative chief orthopaedic resident. At Tulane, he received the Leneord Mounar Award for outstanding senior resident. Dr. Bertot went on to complete a sports medicine fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. At Johns Hopkins, he provided orthopaedic coverage for the school’s NCAA football and lacrosse teams, as well as for the Baltimore Orioles Major League Baseball team. Dr. Bertot has published various research articles in some of the leading orthopaedic review journals. He currently serves as the team physician for Monsignor PACE High School. He specializes in arthroscopy, sports medicine, shoulder and knee reconstruction and replacement surgery. His interests also include general orthopaedic, pediatric and adult trauma/fracture care.
Hand and Wrist Surgery
During your treatment course, you may have the opportunity to be seen and evaluated by our Physician Assistants. On the occasion when our physicians are in surgery, there is a Physician Assistant available in the office for clinical consultation. Physician Assistants are licensed medical practitioners, who under direct supervision of our team of physicians, can perform initial and follow-up assessments, order radiographs (x-ray, MRI) and prescribe medications when indicated. They can also prescribe physical therapy and apply a cast and/or brace subsequent to a recent injury. Their focus is to provide the highest quality of care, while emulating our supervising physician’s protocols during your evaluation. Our goal is to have our Physician Assistants closely work and communicate with our supervising physicians to provide you, the patient, the most immediate and highest quality of care.
Paul Buchanan, PA-C
Paul has been with the South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine since graduating from NOVA Southeastern University in 2003, where he served as Class President. Paul also works very closely with Dr. DeSimone providing medical coverage to North Broward Prep High School, especially during the football season. Paul enjoys playing hockey and serves as the orthopedic specialty lecturer for Physician Assistant Board Review Courses.
Eric Bronson, PA-C
Eric has been with the South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine since 2003. He graduated from the Miami-Dade PA program.He is a veteran, having served with The United States Army as a laboratory technician and resides within our local community with his wife and three children. Eric also works very closely with Dr. DeSimone providing medical coverage to West Broward High School, especially during the football season. His other interests include golf, fishing and scuba diving.
Many of our patients require additional care in conjunction with medical or surgical intervention. We are proud to have physical therapy as one of the disciplines in our practice. Because of the proximity of the physical therapy department, there is constant communication between the therapists and physicians. This provides the patient with the ultimate quality of care. The physicians receive daily updates on the status of their patients undergoing rehabilitation, at the same time allowing the patients the ability to have any questions or concerns addressed without hesitation.
The facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art weights and cardiovascular equipment, as well as specialized therapy tools that are designed to treat all levels of injury. Patients receive one-on-one attention, and a treatment plan designed to meet their individual goals.