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Dr Phillip Sussman, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist, Specialties
Dr Phillip Sussman, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist, Specialties

Phillip Sussman, D.O. Orthopedic Surgeon

FELLOWSHIP TRAINED IN SPORTS MEDICINE

I am Dr. Phillip Sussman, an orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in sports medicine. I studied biology at the University of Florida in Gainesville and then obtained my Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida. I completed my residency at HCA Florida Healthcare/USF Morsani College of Medicine in Largo and then pursued a sports medicine fellowship at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center. During my fellowship, I had the opportunity to work as a team physician for the University of Central Florida's football and basketball teams, the Orlando City SC, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, and the 2022 Special Olympics equestrian events.

I have now joined Appalachian Orthopedics and see patients at the Abingdon location. I take care of Emory and Henry College Athletics and Abingdon High School Athletics teams. I am committed to providing my patients with exceptional orthopedic care.

When I am not seeing patients, I enjoy hiking, camping, off-roading, and playing with my dogs and sulcata tortoise.

Education

  • August 2021-July 2022Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL
    Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, August

  • July 2016-July 2021HCA Healthcare/Morsani College of Medicine, Largo Medical Center, Largo, FL
    Orthopedic Surgery Residency

  • August 2021-July 2022Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, FL
    Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

  • July 2007- May 2011University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
    Bachelor of Science in Biology
    Minor in Russian Language

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

  • 2020-Present AOSSM, Member

  • 2019-Present AANA, Member

  • 2016-Present AOAO, Member

  • 2016-Present AAOS, Member

  • 2012-Present AOA, Member

  • 2022-2023 ASES,Member

  • 2019-2023 OTA, Member

LEADERSHIP AND AWARDS

  • Chief Resident of Orthopedic Surgery
    June 2020 – June 2021, Largo Medical Center
  • Education Coordinator of Orthopedic Surgery
    June 2019 – June 2020, Largo Medical Center
  • ACGME Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) Resident Member
    June 2019-July 2021, Largo Medical Center
  • AAOS Resident Assembly Delegate
    June 2019- July 2021,Largo Medical Center
  • Orthopedic Surgery Club President
    August 2015- July 2016, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Sports and Orthopedic Medicine Club member
    August 2012 - May 2016, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Sigma Sigma Phi America's Honorary Osteopathic Service Fraternity
    2012-2016,, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

AWARDS

  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
    August 1998-Present
  • Black Belt, Tang Soo Do
    September 1998-May 2007
  • Inter-Residence Hall Association Program of the Year Award and National “Of the Month” Award
    Event: UF’s World’s Largest Water Balloon Fight Against Breast Cancer Event and Fundraiser
    October 28, 2008, University of Florida
    2,517 registered and 55,584 balloons

RELEVANT ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Sports Medicine Team Coverage Experience:
    Sep 2023- Present Emory and Henry College
    Sep 2023- Present Southwest Virginia High School Athletic coverage
    June 27- July 2 2022, NBA Top 100 High School Prospect Basketball Camp, Orlando Fl
    June 5-12 2022, USA Special Olympics Equestrian Event, Orlando FL
    March 3-6 2022, Arnold Palmer Invitational, Orlando FL.
    2021-2022, Orlando City Soccer MLS, Orlando FL.
    2021-2022, UCF College Football and Women’s Basketball, Orlando FL
    2016-2021, Pasco Hernando State College, New Port Richey FL 2017-2021, Tampa Bay
    Rowdies USL Soccer team, St Petersburg, FL
  • D1 Westchase Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine: College and High School Sports Physicals
    Tampa, FL 2016-2021 Multiple schools in the Hillsborough and Pasco county district
  • Volunteer Activities at LECOM (80+ hours of service) Sigma Sigma Phi America's Honorary Osteopathic Service Fraternity
    August 2012 - May 2016, Bradenton, FL
  • Volunteer Activities at LECOM (80+ hours of service)
    Sigma Sigma Phi America's Honorary Osteopathic Service Fraternity
    August 2012 - May 2016, Bradenton, FL
  • Boy Scouts of America, Adult Leader
    June 2007 - August 2016, St Petersburg, Florida
  • Journal of Arthoscopy Peer Reviewer
    2019-Present

HCA/Morsani College of Medicine Largo Medical Center

  • - Penello D., Sussman P.,Braunlich P.,Rennick A., “Distal Phalangeal Replacement Using a 3D-Printed Prosthesis: A Case Report”; JBJS Case Connect. 2022 Jul 13;12(3). doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.21.00723. PMID: 35833643.
  • - Crandall D.,Sussman P., Alfonso I., Acevedo R. “Impact of Experel ® (Liposomal Bupivacaine) on Opioid Utilization, Pain Management and Length of Stay in Patients Receiving Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)”; Presented at HCA’s Annual West Florida Graduate Medical Education Consortium Poster Exhibition, USF Tampa, May 2019

NATIONAL MEDICAL BOARD EXAMINATIONS

  • AOBOS Written Board Examination, May 2021 – Passed
  • NBOME COMLEX- USA Levels I, II and III Medical Licensing Exams- Passed
  • USMLE Level I- Passed

CERTIFICATIONS

  • MAKO Robotic Knee and hip certification; 2023
  • Oxford Partial Knee Advanced Instructional Course; 2018,2019, 2020
  • American College of Surgeons Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS); 2018
  • AO North America Basic Principles and Techniques of Fracture Management; 2017
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS); 2016-present
  • Basic Life Support (BLS); 2016-present

SKILLS AND HOBBIES

  • Advanced Scuba Certification
  • Camping, Hiking, Caving,, Auto repair/modification
  • Athletic interests include basketball, football, rock climbing, ultimate frisbee, golf, snowboarding

Appalachian Orthopedics
Dr Phillip Sussman, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist
Dr Phillip Sussman, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist
Dr Phillip Sussman, Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

16000 Johnston Mem DrSuite 100Abingdon, VA 24211

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm