Meet Our Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Doctors
Joseph Noah, M.D.
Dr. Noah is the senior member of the group. He has a special interest in sports medicine and joint replacement surgery including unicompartmental knee replacement. During his training he spent time as an assistant team physician for both professional football and baseball teams and has published several articles on sports related injuries of the upper and lower extremity.
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.
Derek J. Cuff, M.D.
Dr. Cuff has an interest in shoulder and elbow surgery specializing in shoulder and elbow replacement as well as minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures. In 2012 Dr. Cuff was elected to the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society. He is one of a small group of surgeons in the state of Florida to be given this honor and he is the only surgeon in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier counties to attain Active Member Status in this organization. He has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed international journals on the topics of shoulder and elbow surgery. Dr. Cuff has received several research awards for his work in this field including the prestigious Charles Neer Award which was presented to him in 2011 by the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons for outstanding clinical research. For more information on Dr. Cuff and the conditions he specializes in treating you can link to:
David Chan, M.D.
Dr. Chan is a fellowship trained, Board Certified Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon. He is a native Floridian, Chinese-American whose immigrant parents have given him the opportunity to pursue his interests in helping those in his community live a better quality of life. His interests include minimally invasive techniques such as endoscopic carpal tunnel release and wrist arthroscopy, as well as treating other common maladies such as hand and wrist arthritis, trigger fingers, Dupuytren’s contractures, tendon ruptures, and cysts.
Prior to attending medical school at the University of Florida, Dr. Chan practiced as a Senior Physical Therapist at the University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Medical Center for 5 years. It was there rehabilitating victims of head trauma and spinal cord injured quadriplegics that he learned the importance of hand function for independence and quality of life. He went on to complete a hand surgery fellowship at the prestigious Philadelphia Hand Center / Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Jennifer L. Roberts, MPAS, PA-C
Jennifer Roberts, PA–C has been practicing as an orthopedic physician assistant for 16 years here In the Sarasota/Venice area of Southwest Florida. She has been with our practice since 2014 and enjoys treating patients with a vast variety of orthopedic conditions. She works closely with all our physicians to provide the highest quality of specialty orthopedic care in the area. Jennifer also enjoys precepting area high school and potential physician assistant students as well as educating the local community on injury prevention and the latest treatment options available.
Prior to graduating from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 2002 with her physician’s assistant degree, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina State University in her home state of North Carolina. Though originally from North Carolina, she has spent the last 16 years enjoying the active outdoor Florida lifestyle. Coaching youth soccer is also one of her passions, when not taking care of patients, her first love. During her free time, she enjoys being on the water boating, fishing, kayaking and/or paddle boarding. Staying active is in her nature!
Current affiliation with Florida State University College of Medicine as Clerkship Teaching Faculty Member for the Physician Assistant Program.