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Dr. Michael Leighton

Dr. Michael Leighton MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Credentials of Dr. Michael Leighton MD


  • Medical School - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Internship in General Surgery
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Fellowship in Sports Medicine

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Professional Statement

Dr. 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.

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3401 PGA Blvd, Suite 500, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33410
2055 Military Trail, Suite 200, Jupiter, FL, 33458
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