Physicians

Our team of physicians provide expert care to our patients, and a unique opportunity to recover in the comfort of their homes. They are committed to developing innovative technology for outpatient orthopedic surgery and treatments. Their mission is to restore the overall quality of life for their patients and advance the health and wellness of their community.

Dr. Vladimir Alexander has over two decades of orthopedic experience and is the founding partner of Alexander Orthopaedic Associates. He's also the founder of the AEC Learning Center, a training facility for the education of physicians on the latest surgical techniques. He is board-certified and recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Alexander specializes in disorders and treatments of the major, large joints: hip, knee and shoulder. He is one of the few surgeons to perform total joint replacement and Birmingham Hip Resurfacing surgeries on an outpatient basis.

Dr. Alexander graduated cum laude from John Carroll University and earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine with honors in orthopedic surgery. He completed his surgical internship and orthopedic surgery residency at The Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland. He served as Chief Resident of The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at The University of Alabama Hospitals in Birmingham.

At the completion of his residency, Dr. Alexander obtained additional hand and upper extremity training at The Cleveland Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital, an affiliate of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

An expert in his field, Dr. Alexander has conducted orthopedic surgery presentations and lectures across the country. He has also authored and co-authored numerous articles.

Dr. Alexander is an orthopedic device and implant consultant for Smith & Nephew, Biomet, and Ortho Development Corporation. He is certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Dr. Alexander resides in St. Petersburg with his wife and children.

Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society (FOS)
  • Pinellas County Medical Association

Dr. Daniel Penello has been serving the Tampa Bay community for nearly a decade. He is board-certified by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He specializes in complicated disorders of the hand, wrist and forearm and is fellowship-trained in Hand and Upper Extremity surgery.

Dr. Penello graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at York University in Toronto, Canada. He earned his medical degree from The University of Toronto with honors in 2002. He was admitted to the esteemed Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He then completed his internship and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at The University of Toronto where he was recognized for his academic achievement and teaching ability. This garnered him several awards, such as the Humanitarianism award for Top Doctor in 2012 for Hands and Upper Extremities.

His dedication to health policy, process improvement and commercialization of medical devices led him to receive a Health Sector MBA at The Rotman School of Management in Toronto during his residency. He then completed a Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Penello has been involved with numerous research projects. He has also authored and co-authored publications in the United States and Canada.

Memberships

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • American Board Of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Florida Orthopedic Society (FOS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)
  • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
  • The Canadian Orthopedic Association (COA)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Dr. Adam Perler’s passion is seeing his patients recover as quickly as possible. His core focus is on Sports and Dance medicine, advanced adult reconstruction, total ankle joint replacement, and pediatric foot and ankle disorders.

His zeal for improving patient recovery led him to new product innovation with a patent on a new total ankle joint replacement system that improves outcomes. Dr. Perler consults for several orthopedic device manufacturers including Biomet, Stryker, Artelon, and Fx Devices. He has also served as an adviser to Swarm Interactive and New Balance.

Memberships

  • Fellow American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (FACFAS)
  • Fellow American Extremity Nerve Surgeons (FAENS)
  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS)
  • American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics (ACFAP)
  • International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS)
  • American Orthopaedic Society of 3D Printing (AOS3DP)
  • Florida Podiatric Medical Association (FPMA)
  • Alumni Association AO North America