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About Gautam Yagnik

Gautam Yagnik, M.D., is a Board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow and knee. He is the team physician for the Miami Dolphins and the Florida Panthers. He has served as assistant team physician for the University of Miami and Florida International University football teams, and has provided orthopedic coverage for the BCS National Championship Game, FedEx Orange Bowl, Miami Open and NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. 

Dr. Yagnik earned his undergraduate degree at Duke University, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh, where he graduated at the top of his class and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. During medical school he performed surgical research that yielded two prestigious grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Yagnik completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. There he was elected administrative chief resident and was given the Willard Award for the most outstanding resident. He completed his sports medicine fellowship at UHZ Sports Medicine Institute. 


2019 - Present Doctors Hospital/UHZ Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program - Assistant Program Director, Baptist Health South Florida Doctors Hospital
January 2016 - Present Chairman, Dept. of Surgery, Baptist Health South Florida West Kendall Baptist Hospital
May 2013 - Present Team Physician, Miami Dolphins
August 2011 - Present Assistant Team Physician, Florida International University ‐ FIU Athletics
August 2011 - Present Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Florida International University ‐ Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
August 2011 - Present Course Director, Musculoskeletal & Skin Rotation, West Kendall Baptist Hospital Family Practice Residency Program, Baptist Health South Florida West Kendall Baptist Hospital
June 2011 - Present Orthopedic Surgeon, Baptist Health South Florida Baptist Health Orthopedic Institute
August 2011 - Present Team Physician/Co-Medical Director, Florida Panthers
June 2011 - 2015 Chief, Dept. of Ortho Surgery, Baptist Health South Florida West Kendall Baptist Hospital
February 2012 - 2014 Medical Director, Miami Triathlon, Ft. Lauderdale & Miami Beach Half Marathons
August 2009 - May 2011 Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, DuBois Regional Medical Center ‐ DRMC Orthopaedics

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Professional Service and Affiliations

Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Member, American Orthopaedic Association (Emerging Leaders Program)
Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America
Member, Florida Orthopaedic Society
Member, International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Member, National Football League Team Physician Society
Member, National Hockey League Team Physician Society
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Honors and Awards

  • 1995 Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honors Society
  • 1996 Golden Key National Honors Society
  • 1994-98 Dean’s List with Distinction
  • 1998 Magna Cum Laude
  • 1998 Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1999 Alumni Research Program Grant
  • 2000 American Liver Foundation Student Research Grant
  • 2000 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Grant
  • 2001 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholarship for Continuing Education
  • 2002 AΩA Medical Honor Society
  • 2003 H.H. Sankey Medical Student Award for Excellence in Orthopaedics
  • 2006 First Place Winner: Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Scientific Meeting Resident/Fellow Competition
  • 2007 Administrative Chief Resident, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2007 AOA-OREF-Zimmer Resident Leadership Forum
  • 2007 Best Basic Science Paper: 10th International Conference on Surgery of Shoulder. Salvador, Brazil
  • 2008 AOA- Emerging Leaders Program
  • 2009 Willard Award – Most Outstanding Performance as Senior Resident Administrative Chief Resident, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2018 West Kendall Baptist Hospital Physician of the Year


August 2008 - August 2009 Fellowship Program - Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, UHZ Sports Medicine Institute
July 2004 - July 2008 Residency Program - Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
July 2003 - July 2004 Internship - General & Orthopaedic Surgery,, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
August 1998 - May 2003 Doctor of Medicine, M.D., University of Pittsburgh ‐ School of Medicine
August 1994 - May 1998 Biological Sciences, B.S., Duke University

Contact Information

15955 Southwest 96th Street, Suite 401
Miami, FL 33196
(786) 467-3430

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