BOCA RATON, FL – October 19, 2020 – Orthopedic surgeon Alexander D. Gaukhman, M.D., M.S., joins BocaCare | Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, a part of Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Gaukhman specializes in total joint replacement surgery.
“We would like to welcome Dr. Gaukhman to BocaCare,” says orthopedic surgeon Justin M. Weatherall, M.D. “His extensive residency and fellowship training in the latest orthopedic surgery techniques will make him an excellent addition to our team.”
Dr. Gaukhman joins BocaCare from the NYU Langone Medical Center/Hospital for Joint Diseases and the Insall Scott Kelly (ISK) Institute, where he completed his adult reconstruction fellowship.
Dr. Gaukhman, a first-generation American, immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 6 and grew up in North Florida. He earned his medical degree from Florida State University College of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Boston University, known as one of New England’s busiest trauma hospitals, under the auspices of Drs. Paul Tornetta III and Thomas Einhorn.
He trained and cared for patients at Boston University Medical Center, Beth Israel Lahey Health Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, Shriner’s Hospital for Children and the Boston VA. During his residency, Dr. Gaukhman was nominated into the American Orthopedic Association, an honor bestowed on the top one or two residents within each program in the United States.
Following training in Boston, Dr. Gaukhman was accepted to the prestigious adult reconstructive surgery fellowship at the Insall Scott Kelly (ISK) & NYU Langone Medical Center/Hospital for Joint Disease, one of the only two orthopedic surgery specialty hospitals in the country. There, he had the opportunity to further refine his skills under some of the first pioneers in joint replacement surgery and adopt skills in robotic and computer-navigated surgery.
Although training in the Northeast provided Dr. Gaukhman with the knowledge and experience needed to provide excellent care to patients, he always knew he would return to Florida to begin his practice as a specialist in hip and knee reconstruction.
Dr. Gaukhman’s goal is to provide the highest level of care to patients with degenerative diseases of the hips and knee, including rheumatoid arthritis, developmental hip dysplasia, avascular necrosis, and post-traumatic arthritis.
He will see patients at 3313 W Hillsboro Blvd., Suite 202 in Deerfield Beach and 670 Glades Rd, Suite 300 in Boca Raton.
About Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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