Dr. Frederick Balduini, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Physician
Dr. Balduini was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM where he also attended college at the University of New Mexico and medical school at that same institution’s School of Medicine graduating in 1976 with honors. He did his internship at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX and then returned to complete a four year residency in Orthopaedics at the University of New Mexico where he was chief resident his senior year. Dr. Balduini then moved to Philadelphia where he did a one year fellowship in sports medicine under the direction of internationally recognized Dr. Joseph Torg.
Dr. Balduini was the team physician for the University of Pennsylvania for seven years. Dr. Balduini has done research on ligament and tendon healing and was a pioneer in the use of allograft ligament reconstruction. He has authored numerous articles, chapters and a book on synthetic ligaments. After leaving the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Balduini opened the South Jersey Sports Medicine Center that continued his interest in academics and was director of the Graduate Sports Medicine Fellowship until 2007 at which time he moved to Florida to enjoy the warmer environments.
Dr. Balduini brings expertise in disorders and injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow. He has lectured extensively on arthroscopy and is the recipient of numerous awards including Top Doc in sports medicine for eight years running in Philadelphia, honorary membership in the AOA for his contributions to that organization, and the prestigious Joseph S. Torg award for contributions to sports medicine in the Philadelphia region.