Board-Certified Surgeon at Florida Orthopedic Specialists and Sports Medicine Named to Leadership Position at Nationally Recognized Facility
SARASOTA, FL – Christopher L. Dillingham, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship trained in hand, shoulder, and arm surgery, has been appointed vice chief of surgery at Doctors Hospital in Sarasota.
“Dr. Dillingham will play an important role on our medical leadership team, which is committed to delivering the highest quality care to our region,” said Robert Meade, CEO of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, a 155-bed acute and general care facility serving Sarasota and Manatee counties. “Our hospital has earned national recognition for outstanding quality of care.”
Doctors Hospital has been designated as a Blue Distinction® Center for Knee and Hip Replacement and a Blue Distinction® Center for Spine Surgery by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida for meeting clinically validated quality standards and delivering better overall outcomes in patient care. “We also have been named as one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s Top Hospitals with Great Orthopedic and Spine Programs for providing superior outcomes and having a strong program reputation,” added Meade.
Recognized as a leader in the field of orthopedics, Dr. Dillingham has earned an invitation to the American Orthopedic Association Leadership Forum (AOA). He is also an assistant clinical professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine, Sarasota Campus.
Dr. Dillingham is an expert in treatment of problems with rotator cuff disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome and nerve injury, joint replacement, arthritis surgery, fracture repair, and tendon repair. Using minimally invasive surgical techniques, he performs procedures including arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow and wrist, and endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery.
In 2014, he will obtain his Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand, an added qualification for hand surgeons presented by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Dr. Dillingham’s compassion for helping others extends beyond his medical practice and into the community. He volunteers with a variety of organizations including Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and the Wheeler Homeless Shelter.
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