Michael Leighton

4215 Burns Rd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33410

MAP / DIRECTION

Category
Physicians - Orthopedic Surgeons
Fax
(561) 776-8486
Hours
Mon-Fri 8:30 AM-4:45 PM
Insurance
Aetna
Auto
AvMed
BeechStreet
BlueCross Blue Shield
Champus
Cigna
Coventry Health of Florida
Coventry National Health Plan
First Health
Florida Workers Compensation
Great West
Humana
Medicare
MultMedicare
Multiplan
PBC HealthCare District Trauma
Personal Injury
PHCS
United Healthcare
Wellcare - Healthease
Healthy Kids
and Staywell
NPI
1669433447
Gender
Male
Affiliations
PALM BEACH GARDENS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute
Degrees
MD
Education
UMDNJ Rw Johnson Medical School
Languages
English
About

ORTHOPEDIC DOCTOR SPECIALIZING IN: Sports Injuries, Arthroscopy & Total Joint Replacement

OFFICE LOCATIONS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY
• Jupiter
• Palm Beach Gardens

EDUCATION
• B.A. in Philosophy, Duke University, 1984
• MD, UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Formerly Rutgers Medical School)
• General Surgery Internship, UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
• Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
• Sports Medicine Fellowship, Rush-Presbyterian -St. Luke Medical Center

BOARD STATUS
Board Certified/Recertified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2007
Subspecialty Certification – Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2009

HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES
• Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter, FL
• Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
• Good Samaritan Hospital, West Palm Beach, FL

INTERESTS
Dr. Michael Leighton specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder as well as knee, hip, and shoulder replacement. He has been in practice in Palm Beach County since 1994. He also serves as the team physician for local high schools and is the Medical Director of Palm Beach Atlantic University. Dr. Leighton is very sports oriented both in his own life and for his patient’s. He enjoys golf, tennis, softball and hiking. His approach to non-operative rehabilitation and therapy after surgery is aimed at getting patients back to the sports that they love; specifically, total knee and hip patients are expected to be hitting golf balls between two and three months after surgery.

MEDIA
Jeremy Marks-Peltz is joined by Dr. Michael Leighton from Palm Beach Orthopedic Institute to discuss some of the biggest medical news in sports. Click on the links below to listen.
• January 2013
• December 2012
• November 2012
• October 2012

Click here to listen to Dr. Leighton on ESPN West Palm, as well as here.

Click here to read an article by Dr. Leighton in the Palm Beach Post.

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