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 orthopaedic 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.

Vladimir Alexander, M.D.

Joint Replacement, Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine

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Doctor of Medicine

Ohio State University College of Medicine

Residency

Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama

Fellowship

Cleveland Orthopedic & Spine Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Dr. Vladimir Alexander has over two decades of orthopaedic 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

Daniel Penello, M.D., M.B.A.

Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Upper Extremity Surgery

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Doctor of Medicine

University of Toronto

Residency

University of Toronoto

Fellowship

Cleveland Clinic Combined Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship

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

Adam Perler, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Foot and Ankle Surgery

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Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Rosalind Franklin School of Podiatric Medicine

Residency

Palmetto General Hospital

Fellowship

Ilizarov Fellowship, Russian Federation

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

Neil Brown, M.D., Ph.D.

Spine Surgery and Neurosurgery

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Doctor of Medicine

Western University

Residency

Barrow Neurological Institute

Fellowship

Barrow Neurological Institute

Dr. Neil Brown believes that quality care requires quality time with his patients. Board certified in Canada and the U.S., he specializes in minimally invasive spine and neurosurgery. As a leading surgeon in newer clinically-proven treatment options, such as minimally invasive spine surgery and placement of artificial cervical discs, Dr. Brown champions these types of procedures whenever feasible to improve patient comfort.


With over two decades of experience practicing spine and neurosurgery, Dr. Brown is a sought-after speaker and author. He is an advocate for educating patients about their prescribed care.

Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Broward County Medical Association

Boards

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • American Board of Spine Surgery

Other Memberships

  • American Society of Biomechanics

Neurosurgical or Spine:

  • Joint Section AANS / CNS : Cerebrovascular
  • Canadian Neurosurgical Society
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Illinois Neurosurgical Society
  • Joint Section AANS / CNS : Neurotrauma & Critical Care
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • California Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Western Neurosurgical Society
  • American College of Spine Surgery
  • Florida Neurosurgical Society
  • International Spine Intervention Society
  • Joint Section AANS / CNS : Spine & Peripheral Nerve  
  • International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
  • Southern Neurosurgical Society

Edward Lubin, M.D., Ph.D.

Interventional Spine

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Doctor of Medicine 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency

Harvard Medical School

Fellowship

Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. Edward Lubin’s passion for understanding how the nervous system and the brain work led him to dedicate his practice to alleviating neck and back pain for patients in the least invasive ways possible. Utilizing state-of-the-art surgical practices and procedures, Dr. Lubin treats painful spinal compression fractures, alleviates nerve pain with epidural steroid injections, and performs neck and back nerve ablations.

Dr. Lubin completed his medical education at some of the country’s most prestigious schools, including a residency at Harvard Medical School and an interventional pain medicine fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine.

Memberships

  • Florida Orthopaedic Society
  • Florida Neurosurgical Society
  • American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
  • American Board of Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine (ABA)
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)