As part of OCPBC’s commitment to providing the highest quality care for our patients, we select physicians who are at the top of their respective fields. Our distinguished team of physicians and surgeons has recently grown and we wanted to use this month’s blog as an opportunity to introduce our newest member: Gus J. Leota III, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine.
Dr. Leotta: Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Gus J. Leotta III, M.D. is a skilled Orthopedic Surgeon who sub-specializes in sports medicine. He is an expert in knee, shoulder, and hip fractures, as well as trauma injuries. As an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine, Dr. Leotta diagnoses and treats conditions of the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. He provides medical and surgical treatment of sports-related injuries, including joint instabilities and dislocations, fractures, and ligament tears.
Dr. Leotta’s Background
Dr. Leotta earned his undergraduate degree from M.I.T. in 1995 and his M.D. from the University of California San Francisco in 1999. He completed his Orthopedic Internship and the majority of his residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia before deploying twice to Iraq as a battalion surgeon with the 1st Armored Division and as the medical director of detainee operations in the 101st Airborne Division.
After completing his Army service at the rank of Major, Dr. Leotta moved from his last duty station in Heidelberg, Germany to New York City, where he completed his orthopedic residency at SUNY Downstate. Afterward, he trained under Dr. John Uribe at Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables as a sports medicine fellow. There he was part of FIU Athletics and the Florida Panther NHL team serving as the team physician.
Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery at the Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County
OCPBC has served the community for over 65 years with the highest-quality orthopedic and podiatric care. If you’re interested in learning more about how OCPBC and Dr. Leotta can help you, contact us today at (561) 967-6500.