Dr. Sforzo grew up on Long Island, NY. After attending the University of Notre Dame and playing lacrosse as a Pre-Med major in Science, he attended the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago. Due to his exceptional aptitude he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical School Honor Society. He then completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency and Fellowship in Hand and Shoulder Surgery at the University of Florida at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. Thereafter he founded his solo practice in Sarasota, Florida, which has now grown to three physicians to include Dr. Christopher Dillingham and Dr. Charles Stewart. Dr. Sforzo met his amazing wife Terri Vitale at the University of Notre Dame, and they married in 1998. They have two beautiful children. Dr. Sforzo is extremely involved in the local Sarasota and Bradenton communities. He currently is the medical consultant for the Out of Door Academy and the special hand physician for the Sarasota Orchestra. In addition he is a founding member of Monsters Lacrosse Academy, a non-profit lacrosse organization whereby he coaches and assists in college placement for aspiring players. The IMG Academy counts on Dr. Sforzo as a special consultant to their athletes, both professional and high school, and has seen countless top pro players, especially top ranked tennis players on the ATP and WTA Tours. Dr. Sforzo is also a teacher - he is an Assistant Professor in Orthopedic Surgery for the Florida State College of Medicine. Students from the University of Notre Dame will also work under Dr. Sforzo over the summer every year as part of a special summer service project through the University. Dr. Sforzo was a board member for the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast in Sarasota for many years, a non-profit organization that amazingly saves land to preserve Florida's natural beauty, landscape, and wildlife for generations to come.
Our sole focus is to provide our patients with superb state of the art orthopedic care in a compassionate and caring environment. Our dedicated team is committed to taking the time to listen to your concerns, discuss your treatment options and help you return to feeling your best.
Dr. Sforzo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Adult Orthopedic Surgery
Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Fracture Care
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Sforzo's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Arthritis of the Elbow
Arthritis of the Finger
Arthritis of the Hand
Arthritis of the Shoulder
Arthritis of the Wrist
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
De Quervain's Disease
Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
Difficulty With Walking
Finger Joint Sprain
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Giant Cell Tumor
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
Hand Ligament Rupture
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Malunion of Fracture
Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Elbow
Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Pathological Spine Fracture
Radial Nerve Entrapment
Radial Tunnel Syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Labral Tear
Shoulder Muscle Strain
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Upper Extremity Fracture
Wear and Tear Arthritis
Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
De Quervain's Release
Digital X-Ray (CDR)
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
Endoscopic Hand Surgery
Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
Excision of Cyst
Excision of Lipoma
Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
Excision of Radius or Ulna
Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Hand Tendon Repair
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fusion
Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
Injection of Tendon
Joint Reconstruction Surgery
Joint Replacement Surgery
Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
Lipomas Sebacious Cyst Removal
Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Partial Shoulder Replacement
Peripheral Nerve Decompression
Peripheral Nerve Repair
Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Tendon and Bursa Injection
Total Joint Replacement
Total Shoulder Replacement
Trigger Finger Release
Trigger Point Injection
Worker's Compensation Evaluations
Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Florida.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University of Notre Dame
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1998
Shands Hospital at the University of Fl
Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
Shands Hospital at the University of Fl
Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
Shands Hospital at the University of Fl
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical School Honor Society, May 1998
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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