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Edward J. Southard, M.D.Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Shoulder and Elbow Specialist

Edward J. Southard, MD is a board eligible, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon with special interest in the management of pathologic conditions of the shoulder and elbow. Dr. Southard completed the prestigious shoulder and elbow fellowship under the tutelage of Dr. Mark A. Frankle at the renowned Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) in Tampa, FL. During his time at FOI, Dr. Southard was also afforded the opportunity to further his Orthopaedic Trauma and Sports Medicine experience working alongside many other nationally revered experts in their respective fields.

Dr. Southard’s clinical interests are in treating arthritis of the shoulder and elbow utilizing both traditional, as well as minimally invasive techniques, injuries to the rotator cuff and shoulder girdle, arthroscopy, sports related injuries, traumatic injuries (fractures), in addition to providing general orthopaedic care.

Additionally, Dr. Southard is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). He has served these professional societies as both an active committee member, as well as volunteers as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

Prior to relocating to the Treasure Coast, Dr. Southard served as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force and currently remains an active reservist.

In his spare time, Dr. Southard likes to remain active as well. He is passionate about teaching and playing lacrosse with his son, getting out on the water, or simply running around the beach with his dog.

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
  • AANA Advancing the Scope