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Dr. Raul Zelaya

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CURRICULUM VITAE

   Raul B. Zelaya, M.D.

MAIN OFFICE ADDRESS:
4211 Pearl Street 
Jacksonville, FL. 32206
Phone: (904) 358-8692
Fax:   (904) 265-0045

EDUCATION:
1970-1975
  Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua
School of Medicine, M.D. Suma Cum Laude 1975
1975-1976
  University of Miami School of Medicine
Internship:
1977-1978
  Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
General Surgery, Inter and Junior Resident
Residency:
1978-1982
  Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
  Orthopedic Surgery, Four Year Program (PGY2-PGY5)
 1980
  Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Philadelphia, PA
  Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery (July -December)
 1980 
  Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA
  Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma (July-December)
 1981-1982
  Moss Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  Reconstructive Surgery, Arthritis, Total Joint Replacements, and
Management of Stroke Patients
 1981
  Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation (May-June)

EXPERIENCE:
1982-1985
Private Group Practice, General Orthopedics, Miami FL
 1985-Present
  First Coast Medical Center, Jacksonville FL; Orange Park, FL
  Private Solo Practice, Lake City, FL
Extensive Experience: Trauma, Arthroscopic Knee Surgery,  Sports Medicine, Artificial Joint Replacement, Athletic and Industrial Injuries, Adult and Pediatrics General Orthopedics, Independent Medical Evaluations (IME), Member Panel for Disability Determinations State of Florida, Referee Examiner for U.S. Federal Government


LICENSES AND CERTICATIONS:

License to Practice Medicine, State of Florida, Granted 1979, #ME 34230 Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, July 1984

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS:

Chief Resident of Orthopedics, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 1982

Chief of Surgery and Orthopedics of Lake City Medical Center, Lake City, FL 1990, 1997, 1998, 1999

Attending Physician and Active Staff Member, Lake City Medical Center, Lake City, FL 1985-2005 Current Status: Emeritus

HONORS AND AWRDS: 

Gold Medal and Certificate of Honor conferred by U.N.A.N. for Best Student In Clinical Medicine, 1973

Award and Honor Certificate conferred by A.H. Robins, 1973

Gold Medal and Certificate conferred by the XV National Medical Convention (Nicaragua) for Best Clinical Research, 1974

Certificate Honor conferred by the College of Physicians and Surgeons Nic. 1974

Listed in "Guide to America Top Orthopedists" Consumer's Research 2003-2009

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Florida Orthopedic Society, Columbia County Medical Society

American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine AANEM

LANGUAGES:

Bilingual-English and Spanish

References:

Available on request

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Main Street Office Hours

Monday:

7:30am - 11:30am

1:30pm - 5:30pm

Tuesday:

7:30am - 11:30am

1:30pm - 5:30pm

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

7:30am - 11:30am

1:30pm - 5:30pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Pearl Street Office Hours

Monday:

7:30am - 11:30am

1:30pm - 5:30pm

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

7:30am - 11:30am

1:30pm - 5:30pm

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

7:30am - 11:30am

1:30pm - 5:30pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Orange Park Avenue Office Hours

Monday:

7:30am - 11:30am

1:30pm - 5:30pm

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

7:30am - 11:30am

1:30pm - 5:30pm

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

7:30am - 11:30am

1:30pm - 5:30pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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