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

Dr. Zahrai is a fellowship trained, dual board certified, Spine Surgeon. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) and by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC). His clinical interests include disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. He specializes in robotic and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Dr. Zahrai grew up in Toronto, Canada where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto with honors. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. He completed Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Toronto where he received numerous awards for academic excellence and research. He was then accepted into the prestigious Surgeon-Scientist Program, obtaining a Master of Science degree with his research focusing on patient education and outcomes in spine surgery. After residency, Dr. Zahrai completed the highly respected Emory University Spine Fellowship in Atlanta, Georgia.

After fellowship training, his devotion to patient care, teaching and research brought him to the University of New Mexico where he served as an Assistant Professor of Spine Surgery. Dr. Zahrai moved to Florida in 2013. Dr. Zahrai has served as a member of the Spine Surgery Faculty at Nova Southeastern University where he teaches Orthopaedic Surgery Residents at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Zahrai was selected to teach and train other Spine surgeons across the country in the field of Robotic surgery. He is also currently the Medical Director of the Spine Program at Largo Medical Center.

Memberships

  • North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • Canadian Spine Society (CSS)
  • American Board Of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)
  • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
  • The Canadian Orthopedic Association (COA)

Dr. Jennifer Swaringen is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine. She has been practicing in Pinellas and Pasco counties since 2008. The focus of her practice is general orthopaedic and fracture care, arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, hip and knee, as well as total knee replacement.

Dr. Swaringen received both her Bachelor of Science and Medical Degree at Emory University in Atlanta. She completed her General Surgery internship and Orthopaedic Surgery residency at University of Michigan. She subsequently went on to complete her sports medicine fellowship at Minnesota Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Institue in Minneapolis. While there she learned specialized techniques in hip arthroscopy, including labral tear repair and femoroacetabular impingement surgery; shoulder arthroscopy, including rotator cuff repair; as well as knee arthroscopy for meniscus and ACL tears.

Dr. Swaringen's greatest source of contentment is getting to know her patients and their needs, helping them to recover from their injuries and find their path to feeling better. She spends her time away from work with her husband and two children. Her hobbies include wellness, running and yoga.

Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Thomas Odmark has been providing high quality orthopaedic surgical services in Pinellas and Pasco counties for over a decade. He is board certified and recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed an orthopaedic foot and ankle fellowship following his orthopaedic surgery residency and has a practice focused on treating problems of the foot and ankle from the simple to the complex. His foot and ankle interests include adult and adolescent trauma and fracture care, sports injuries, arthritic disease of the foot and ankle, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, total ankle replacement, diabetic foot and ankle care, and bunion and hammertoe surgery.

Dr. Odmark graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science degree. He earned his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta. He completed his internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Cincinnati. He then completed an orthopaedic surgery foot and ankle fellowship in Cincinnati before moving to the Tampa Bay Area to start his orthopaedic surgical practice.

Memberships

  • American Board Of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Dr. Scott Vizzi is a native South Floridian where in childhood he committed to an active sports lifestyle that led to his career in Sports Medicine. Helping fellow athletes of all ages maintain a healthy and active lifestyle inspired his focus on arthroscopic and total joint procedures for shoulder, hip, and knee disorders.

Dr. Vizzi graduated from The University of Michigan, then earned his medical degree with honors in orthopedic surgery from The Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at The University of Kansas Medical center. After residency, Dr. Vizzi trained in a fellowship for advanced arthroscopy and total joint replacement at Orthopedic Research of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. Throughout his medical training, he also worked at multiple trauma centers repairing adult and geriatric patients’ traumatic orthopedic injuries.

Dr. Vizzi is certified in Mako Robotic assisted surgery for joint reconstruction. He is also certified in Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

Dr. Vizzi also shares his knowledge in frequent lectures about orthopedic surgery at both national and regional conferences, and in multiple publications for his research in the field of orthopedic surgery.

Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)