Edmund G. Witkowski, M.D.
Edmund G. Witkowski, M.D.
Edmund Witkowski, MD has been a partner with Suncoast Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine since the year 2000.
He is fellowship trained in both Sports Medicine and Adult Reconstruction surgery (Joint Replacement) and is the only orthopaedic surgeon in the Venice and Englewood area with fellowship training in Adult Reconstruction/Joint Replacement.
His years in practice with Suncoast Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group, and the U.S. military have given him extensive experience in complex fracture care, joint replacement and revision surgery, and minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery.
Approach to Treating Patients
Taught by the Best to be the Best
I’ve been blessed to have learned my trade from some of the best orthopaedic surgeons in the country. I completed extra fellowship training in sports medicine and joint replacement surgery with a pioneer in the field. I learned about the unicompartmental knee from the surgeon who developed it. I’ve been really fortunate, so I honor my teachers by doing the best job I can for my patients. I always try to explain their options in plain language, then discuss the best treatment based on their needs.”
The Value of an Outstanding Education
“Though I always look for nonsurgical solutions first, there are times when surgery is the best or only answer. This doesn’t always mean the latest technique; sometimes the tried-and-true methods work better for some patients than more recent techniques. My medical education helps me make a proper diagnosis for each patient based on his or her needs. I deal with injuries nonsurgically whenever practical to make sure your care is safe, effective and comfortable.”
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Residency: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX
Fellowship: Jesse C. Delee Sports Medicine and Adult Reconstructive Surgery, San Antonio, TX
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor
Fellowship: Jesse C. Delee Sports Medicine and Adult Reconstructive Surgery
San Antonio, TX
July 1999 – July 2000
Residency: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
Lackland AFB, TX
June 1993 – June 1997
Internship: Wright State University General Surgery Program
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
June 1990 – June 1991
M. D. : Medical College of Wisconsin
August 1986 – June 1990
B.S.: University of Wisconsin, Major in Zoology
August 1982 – June 1986
*Graduation with honors
*Outstanding sophomore student award
*Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Major, United States Air Force
January 1987 – September 1999 (Honorable Discharge)
Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Pope AFB, NC where I provided orthopaedic care for military and civilian personnel including members of Army and Air Force Special Operations Forces, the 82nd Airborne Division, and other conventional forces at Pope AFB, Seymour Johnson AFB, and Shaw AFB.
August 1997 – July 1999
Flight Surgeon with 8th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, FL where I provided medical care to my squadron and the 1st Special Operations Wing Personnel. My operational responsibilities included practical experience in combat search and rescue / combat air evacuation. I had the opportunity to gain flight experience on many different DOD and foreign aircraft while flying missions with my squadron and the wing. My job as an operational flight surgeon required that I interface with tactical units of the DOD and other government agencies. I was also involved in medical refresher training for the para-rescue men at Hurlburt. I have limited, but some experience in foreign internal defense regarding medical matters. I have had some limited training with various firearms and explosives.
September 1991 – June 1993
Top Secret security clearance
Army Airborne qualified
NASA DOD Flight Surgeons Course completed in April 1999
DOD Hyperbaric Medicine training and experience in hyperbaric treatment chamber at Brooks AFT, TX
Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear casualty care training
A list provided on request