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David Paul Taormina, MD

Dr. Taormina is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who practices at the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Nassau Clinic. He provides orthopedic treatment of the upper and lower extremity including conservative and surgical treatment options.

His treatment strategies are tailored to the individual and their specific ailment. This includes the use of bracing, physical therapy, and injections when possible. If conservative options become ineffective, he may suggest surgical treatment alternatives.

Areas of Expertise

His area of surgical expertise is the upper and lower extremities. This includes:

  • joint replacement surgery for large & small joints
  • management of degenerative diseases, including the hip and knee
  • management of arthritis & tendon injuries
  • wrist & elbow surgery
  • hand & upper extremities
  • treatment of nerve compression syndromes
    • carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, & trigger fingers
  • fracture care
    • hand, wrist, elbow, hip, knee & ankle
  • orthopaedic trauma (hip & ankle fractures)

Education

Fellowship, 2019-2020

UM Jackson Memorial Hospital – Miami, FL

Residency, 2014-2019

NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital – Manhattan, NY

Medical School, 2009-2014

New York Medical College – Valhalla, NY

Location & Phone Information

Baptist Medical Center Nassau:
1348 18th Street South, Suite 320B
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Phone: 904.548.3702

Fax: 904.261.9353

Central Appointment Line: 904-564-2000

Fax: 904-996-9412

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Scientific Manuscripts

  1. Taormina DP, Marcano AI, Karia R, Egol KA & Tejwani NC (June, 2014). Symptomatic atypical femoral fractures are related to underlying hip geometry. (Bone; 63(1): 1-6).
    PMID: 24565751
  2. Marcano A, Taormina DP, Egol KA, Peck V & Tejwani NC (March, 2014). Are race and sex associated with the occurrence of atypical femoral fractures? (Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research;472(3):1020-7).
    PMID:
    24166075
  3. Taormina DP, Shulman BS, Karia R, Spitzer AB, Konda SR & Egol KA (September, 2014). Older age does not affect healing time and functional outcomes after fracture nonunion surgery. (Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation; 5(3): 116-21).
    PMID:
    25360341
  4. Marcano AI, Taormina DP, Karia R, Paksima N, Posner M & Egol KA (January, 2015). Displaced Intra-Articular Fractures Involving the Volar Rim of the Distal Radius. (Journal of Hand Surgery;40(1):42-8).
    PMID:
    25446998
  5. Shulman BS, Taormina DP, Patsalos-Fox B, Davidovitch RI, Karia RJ & Egol KA (December, 2015). Sexual Function Is Impaired After Common Orthopaedic Nonpelvic Trauma (Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma; 29(12): 487-92).
    PMID: 26197158
  6. Galos DK, Taormina DP, Crespo AM, Ding DY, Sapienza A, Jain S &Tejwani NC (May, 2016). Does Brachial Plexus Blockade Result in Improved Pain Scores After Distal Radius Fracture Fixation? A Randomized Trial. (CORR; 474(5):1247-54).
    PMID:
    26869374
  7. Gross SC, Galos DG, Taormina DP, Crespo A, Egol KA & Tejwani NC (July, 2016). Can Tibial Shaft Fractures Bear Weight Following Intramedullary Nailing? A Randomized Controlled Trial (Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma; 30(7):370-5).
    PMID:
    27049908
  8. Taormina DP, Zuckerman JD, Karia R, Zabar S, Egol KA & Phillips DP (March, 2018). Clinical skills and Professionalism: Assessing Orthopaedic Residents with Unannounced Standardized Patients. (Journal of Surgical Education; 75(2):427-33).
    PMID:
    28888419
  9. Taormina DP, Shulman BS, Lee JH, Karia R, Marcano AI & Egol KA (March , 2018). The Outcome of Patients with Cultured Pathogens at the Time of Nonunion Surgery. (Acta Orthopaedica Belgica; 84(1).
    PMID:
    30457493
  10. Taormina DP, Konda SR, Liporace FA & Egol KA (July, 2018). Can Preoperative Nasal Cultures of Staphylococcus aureus Predict Infectious Complications or Outcomes Following Repair of Fracture Nonunion? (Journal of Infection and Public Health; 11(4):521-525).
    PMID:
    29100874
  11. Nguyen MV, Nguyen JV, Taormina DP, Pham H & Alaia MJ (October, 2018). A Comprehensive Return-to-Play Analysis of National Basketball Association Players with Operative Patellar Tendon Tears (Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine; 6(10)).
    PMID: 30345321
  12. Guss MS, Begly JP, Ramme AJ, Taormina DP, Rettig ME & Capo JT (November, 2018). Performance Outcomes After Hook of Hamate Fractures in Major League Baseball Players (Journal of Sport Rehabilitation; 27(6):577-80).
    PMID: 28714783 

Book Chapters

  1. DelSole EM, Taormina DP, Lajam C & Deshmukh AJ. Immediate motion versus splinting after total knee arthroplasty; Insall & Scott Surgery of the Knee, 6th eds (Chapter 188).  Scott, W. Norman. Insall & Scott Surgery of the Knee. Sixth Edition. Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017.

Primary Authorship Paper Presentations

 Note: presenter underlined

  1. Taormina DP, Lee JH, Marcano AI, Karia R & Egol KA (Paper Presentation; Orthopaedic Trauma Association 2013 Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ: October, 2013). Outcomes of the patients with cultured pathogens at the time of nonunion surgery.
  2. Taormina DP, Shulman BS, Karia R, Spitzer AB, Konda SR & Egol KA (Paper Presentation; Eastern Orthopaedic Association 2013 Annual Meeting, Miami, FL: November, 2013). Does age affect healing time and functional outcomes after fracture nonunion surgery? 
  3. Taormina DP, Marcano AI, Egol KA & Tejwani NC (Paper Presentation; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LI: March, 2014). Symptomatic Atypical Femoral Fractures are Related to Underlying Hip Geometry
  4. Taormina DP, Konda SR, Davidovitch RI & Egol KE (Paper Presentation; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery 2015 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV: March, 2015). Autogenous Iliac Crest Bone Grafting Revisited: The Most Reliable Solution for Tibial Nonunions
  5. Taormina DP, Konda S, Liporace FA & Egol KA (Paper Presentation; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL: March, 2016). The Power of a Swab: Can Pre-Operative Nasal Culture Predict Complications or Outcomes Following Repair of Fracture Nonunion?

Co-Authored Paper Presentations

 Note: presenter underlined

  1. Gross SC, Taormina DP, Galos DK, Egol KA & Tejwani NC. (Paper Presentation; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LI: March, 2014). Can All Tibial Shaft Fractures Weight Bear Following Intramedullary Nailing? A Randomized Clinical Trial
  2. Galos DK, Taormina DP, Crespo AM, Ding DY, Sapienza A, Jain S, Tejwani NC. (Paper Presentation; International Society for Fracture Repair, Hosted at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY; May, 2014). Efficacy of Brachial Plexus Block in Post-operative Pain Control After Distal Radius Fracture Fixation: A Prospective Randomized Study.
  3. Shulman BS, Taormina DP, Patsalos-Fox B, Davidovitch RI & Egol KA (Paper Presentation; Orthopaedic Trauma Association 2014 Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL: October, 2014). Sexual function is impaired following common orthopaedic trauma.
  4. Galos D, Taormina DP, Crespo A, Ding D, Sapienza A, Jain S & Tejwani NC (Paper Presentation; Orthopaedic Trauma Association 2014 Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL: October, 2014). Efficacy of Brachial Plexus Block in Post-Operative Pain Control After Distal Radius Fracture Fixation: A Prospective Randomized Study.
  5. Greene JD, Geller JS, Taormina DP, Dodds SD (Paper Presentation; International Wrist Investigators Workshop, Las Vegas, NV: September, 2019) Open Volar Approach to the Foveal Ligament of the TFCC with Suture Anchor Repair and Temporary DRUJ Fixation.

Scientific Poster Presentations

  1. Taormina DP, Shulman BS, Karia R, Spitzer AB, Konda SR & Egol KA (Poster Presentation; Orthopaedic Trauma Association 2013 Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ: October, 2013). Does age affect healing time and functional outcomes after fracture nonunion surgery?
  2. Marcano AI, Taormina DP, Posner M & Egol KA (Poster Presentation; Orthopaedic Trauma Association 2013 Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ: October, 2013). Marginal or rim intra-articular fractures involving the volar surface of the distal radius: A descriptive study.
  3. Shulman BS, Taormina DP, Patsalos-Fox B, Davidovitch RI & Egol KA (Poster Presentation; Eastern Orthopaedic Association 2013 Annual Meeting, Miami, FL: November, 2013). Sexual function is impaired following common orthopaedic trauma.
  4. Taormina DP, Lee JH, Marcano AI, Karia R & Egol KA (Poster Presentation; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LI: March, 2014). Outcomes of the Patients with Cultured Pathogens at the Time of Nonunion Surgery.
  5. Gross SC, Taormina DP, Galos DK, Egol KA & Tejwani NC. (Poster Presentation; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LI: March, 2014). Can All Tibial Shaft Fractures Weight Bear Following Intramedullary Nailing? A Randomized Clinical Trial.
  6. Phillips DP, Zuckerman JD, Taormina DP, Karia R & Egol KA (Poster Presentation; American Orthopaedic Association / Canadian Orthopaedic Association Combined Meeting, Montreal, CA: June, 2014). Ethical Considerations of Informed Consent: Are Orthopaedic Residents Themselves Properly Informed?
  7. Phillips DP, Zuckerman JD, Taormina DP, Karia R & Egol KA (Poster Presentation; American Orthopaedic Association / Canadian Orthopaedic Association Combined Meeting – CORD Conference, Montreal, CA: June, 2014). Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCE) and the Orthopaedics In-Training Exam.
  8. Phillips DP, Zuckerman JD, Taormina DP, Karia R & Egol KA (Poster Presentation; American Orthopaedic Association / Canadian Orthopaedic Association Combined Meeting – CORD Conference, Montreal, CA: June, 2014). Objective Structured Clinical Exams to Assess Communications in Interns and Senior Orthopaedic Residents: What are the Differences?
  9. Taormina DP, Marcano AI, Egol KA & Tejwani NC (Poster Presentation; Orthopaedic Trauma Association 2014 Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL: October, 2014). Symptomatic Atypical Femoral Fractures are Related to Underlying Hip Geometry.
  10. Taormina DP, Konda SR, Davidovitch RI & Egol KA (Poster Presentation; Orthopaedic Trauma Association 2014 Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL: October, 2014). Autogenous Iliac Crest Bone Grafting Revisited: The Most Reliable Solution for Tibial Nonunions.
  11. Taormina DP, Konda S, Liporace FA & Egol KA (Poster Presentation; Orthopaedic Trauma Association, San Diego, CA: October, 2015). The Power of a Swab: Can Pre-Operative Nasal Culture Predict Complications or Outcomes Following Repair of Fracture Nonunion?
  12. Guss M, Begly JP, Ramme A, Taormina DP, Rettig ME & Capo JT (Poster Presentation; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA: March, 2017). Performance Outcomes After Hook of Hamate Fractures in Major League Baseball Players
  13. Taormina DP, Begly JP, Guss MS, Capogna BM, Nguyen MV, Feldman AF & Alaia MJ (Poster Presentation; 2017 Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, Denver, CO: May, 2017). Return to Play and Performance after Glenohumeral Dislocation in National Hockey League Athletes.
  14. Guss M, Begly JP, Ramme A, Taormina DP, Rettig ME & Capo JT (Poster Presentation; 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Hand Surgery, San Francisco, CA: September, 2017). Performance Outcomes After Hook of Hamate Fractures in Major League Baseball Players (Journal of Sport Rehabilitation;1-14).
  15. Taormina DP, Begly JP, Guss MS, Capogna BM, Nguyen MV, Feldman AF & Alaia MJ (Poster Presentation; 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Hand Surgery, San Francisco, CA: September, 2017). Return to Play and Performance after Glenohumeral Dislocation in National Hockey League Athletes.
  16. Geller JS, Taormina DP, Greene JD, Dodds SD (ePoster Presentation; 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Hand Surgery, San Antonio, TX: Ocober, 2020). Open Volar Approach to the Foveal Ligament of the TFCC with Suture Anchor Repair and Temporary Distal Radioulnar Joint Fixation.

Other/Online Publications

  1. Taormina DP & Tejwani NC (April, 2015). Early weight bearing after Achilles tendon repair. (Lower Extremity Review; http://lermagazine.com/article/early-weight-bearing-after-achilles-tendon-repair).
  2. Taormina DP & Chu A (2017). A review and commentary on “Comparing Percutaneous Physeal Epiphysiodesis and Eight-Plate Epiphysiodesis for the Treatment of Limb Length Discrepancy” by Bayhan IA, Karatas AF, Rogers KJ, Bowen JR & Thacker MM from the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 37(5), 323-327 (2017) and published in the ICJR NYU Journal Watch.

Services

  • Ankle Fractures
  • AC Sprain or Shoulder Seperation
  • Arm Pain (Pain in the arm or Shoulder)
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Arthritis of the Wrist and Shoulder
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroplasty Shoulder
  • Arthroscopy Hand and Wrist
  • Arthroscopy (Scope)
  • Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Bicep Injuries (Strain)
  • Biceps Rupture Shoulder
  • Boxer’s Fracture
  • Bracing Options
  • Broken Bone
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Injections
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Chronic Tendonitis
  • CMC Arthroplasty
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Cubital Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain Syndrome
  • Distal Biceps Rupture
  • Dupuytren Syndrome
  • Elbow fracture
  • Elbow Pain (Pain in the elbow)
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Electrodiagnostic Studies (EMG/NCV)
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release (Carpal Tunnel)
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy Wrist
  • Excise Lumps and Bumps
  • Fasciectomy Hand
  • Femur Fracture
  • Finger and Hand Joint Fusion
  • Finger Injuries and Disorders
  • Flexor Digitorum Transfer
  • Forearm Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fractures
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • General Orthopedic Surgery
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Little Leaguers Elbow)
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hand Pain (Pain in the hand/fingers)
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture and Hip Pinning
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Injuries to the hand, wrist and shoulder
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Injections and Surgery
  • Knee Replacement (Arthroplasty)
  • Leg Injury (Fracture)
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Lower Extremity Surgery
  • Mallet Finger
  • Manipulation
  • Mass Excisions
  • Metacarpal Fracture
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nail and Nailbed Injury
  • Needle Aponeurotomy
  • Nerve Release
  • Nerve Testing
  • Neuroplasty Median Nerve
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Phalanx Fracture
  • Resurfacing of the Shoulder
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Scaphoid Non-Union
  • Shoulder Fracture and Instability
  • Shoulder Injections and Shoulder Strain
  • Single Incision Carpal Tunnel Treatment
  • Sprain
  • Sprained Wrist
  • Synovectomy
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendon Tear or Sprain/Strain
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Tenolysis
  • Thumb Arthritis
  • Thumb Pain (Pain in the thumb)
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Total Joint Replacement of the Shoulder, Knee and Hip
  • Triceps Injuries
  • Trigger Finger, Injections and Release
  • Wrist Fracture, Wrist Pain and Instability
  • Wrist Tear (Strain)
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