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Howard Gelb

Howard Gelb, MD

  • Gender
  • Male
  • Specialties
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
    Sports Medicine
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  • Biography
  • Dr. Gelb is subspecialty certified by the ABOS in sports medicine. He specializes in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder stabilization, shoulder replacements, arthroscopic knee surgery including ACL reconstruction, meniscus repair, meniscal transplantation, and articular cartilage transplantation. He also performs arthroscopic elbow, ankle, wrist and hip surgery. In addition to arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Gelb performs joint replacement surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder.

    Dr. Gelb graduated with honors, top of his class, from Cornell University in 1985, and was awarded both the Organic Chemistry Award and the Presidential Scholar award. Dr. Gelb received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia in 1989. While at Penn, he won the Botelho Prize for Physiology and the Munns award for Orthopaedic surgery. He remained at the University of Pennsylvania for Orthopaedic Surgical Residency from 1989-1994. In 1995, he completed an Orthopedic Fellowship in Sports Medicine, Knee and Shoulder Reconstruction at the Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, one of the first orthopedic sports medicine fellowships in the country. 

    Dr. Gelb is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Subspecialty Certified in Sports Medicine by the ABOS. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.

    Dr Gelb serves as an instructor for advanced arthroscopic shoulder surgery for Arthex. Dr. Gelb has lectured both at the national and local level. Dr.Gelb serves as a team physician to local high schools in Palm Beach and Broward Counties as well as Broward Community College. He is a consultant to the USTA. He has been a consultant to the Baltimore Orioles for Spring Training baseball and has provided coverage for local sporting events including the Chris Evert Invitational Tennis Tournament, the Nuveen Masters Tennis Tournament, The Men’s Masters Basketball Tournament, The Kruel Classic Basketball Tournament, South Florida Olympic Soccer, The Umbro Classic Soccer Tournament and the Honda Classic Golf Tournament.