John A. McAuliffe is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and also holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand. Throughout his career, he has focused his practice on surgery of the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand, specializing in the treatment of challenging problems including complex fractures and joint injuries, arthritis, nerve disorders and reconstruction following trauma.
A Miami native, Dr. McAuliffe is a graduate of Columbia University and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Following internship and orthopaedic residency at the University of Florida/ Shands Teaching Hospital, he completed a fellowship in surgery of the hand at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital.
He has served as Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Miami and Staff Physician at Cleveland Clinic Florida. While at the Cleveland Clinic, he was Director of Medical Student Education and Affiliate Professor of Surgery at the University of South Florida. He participates regularly on the faculty of instructional courses and symposia for both physicians and therapists throughout the nation.
Dr. McAuliffe is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is also a member and past president of the Florida Hand Society and the New Millennium Hand Study Group. In recognition of his educational efforts on behalf of allied health professions, he has been named an honorary member of the American Society of Hand Therapists.
Dr. McAuliffe has been voted by his fellow physicians for inclusion into multiple major reference directories, including America's Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America and Guide to America's Top Surgeons. He is an Associate Editor of a consultant reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Hand Therapy. He has published nearly over fifty book chapters and scientific papers and made hundreds of educational presentations for both scientific and popular audiences.
Dr. McAuliffe believes that education and informed decision-making are at the heart of the doctor-patient relationship. These principles guide the choice of the most appropriate treatment and maximize the opportunity for a successful outcome.