Dr. Paul Meli, medical director of the Meli Orthopedics and Chief of the Department of Surgery at Holy Cross Hospital, is one of South Florida’s most respected orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Meli established his practice in Fort Lauderdale in 1990, and since that time, he has become nationally known for orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients come from down the street and around the world. They include bank presidents, yacht captains, professional and Olympic athletes, physicians, attorneys and South Florida's “weekend athletes.”
Although his practice includes all areas of orthopedic medicine, Dr. Meli specializes in the treatment and surgery of shoulders and knees. He performs minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures of the hip, knee and shoulder. Dr. Meli specializes in the treatment of impingement syndrome, ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair and labral repair. Dr. Meli is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (FAAOS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgery (FACS).
A native of Long Island, New York, Paul Meli moved to Fort Lauderdale with his family at the age of 17. He graduated from Florida State University, received a graduate degree from the University of Florida and received his M. D. degree from the University of Miami in 1984. Dr. Meli interned at New York University’s Cabrini/St. Vincent Hospital and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Catholic Medical Center in Queens, New York and Northwest Metropolitan Detroit Hospitals.
In addition to serving as Chief of Surgery at Holy Cross Hospital, where he has been affiliated since 1990, Dr. Meli is also affiliated with North Ridge Medical Center. …