Tampa Plastic Surgeon Joins Hospital to Create New Department
St. Petersburg, FL – (June 11, 2021) Bayfront Health St. Petersburg proudly welcomes distinguished plastic surgeon Deepak Naidu, MD to lead its new Medical Group Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery department. Dr. Naidu, who previously operated his own practice in South Tampa, began his new role on June 1.
“Joining the Bayfront Health St. Petersburg team is an honor, especially when combined with the opportunity to establish a new department within the health system,” said Dr. Naidu. “I embrace the process and am excited to add another world-class practice with the latest procedures to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.”
Dr. Naidu received his BA from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and his MD from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He went on to hold prestigious residency positions at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery, and University of South Florida Division of Plastic Surgery, as well as serving as Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.
His extensive research includes studies on wound care, animal bites and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). He has been published more than a dozen times in prominent medical journals, and has presented at various medical conferences.
“Dr. Naidu’s experience and expertise will be invaluable as head of our new Medical Group Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery practice,” said John Moore, President of Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. “We are excited for him to join the team, who all look forward to working with him.”
Dr. Naidu’s professional affiliations include the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Tampa Bay Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, and the Hillsborough County Medical Society.
About Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
The 480-bed Bayfront Health St. Petersburg was founded in 1910. It was acquired October 1, 2020 by Orlando Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $7.1 billion of assets under management. The hospital’s areas of clinical excellence include heart and vascular, surgical services, rehabilitation services, neurosciences, maternity care and – as home to the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County – emergency services and trauma care.
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is integral to the 3,200-bed Orlando Health system which serves the southeastern United States through 15 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with CareSpot Urgent Care. Nearly 4,200 physicians, representing more than 80 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the system, which employs nearly 22,000 team members.
As a statutory teaching healthcare organization, Orlando Health hosts more than 325 residents and fellows including more than 40 who are enrolled at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg’s OB/GYN, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine and Pharmacy programs.
In FY20, Orlando Health served nearly 150,000 inpatients and nearly 3.1 million outpatients. During that same time period, the organization provided approximately $760 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at https://www.bayfrontstpete.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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