Kamal I. Bohsali MD
Dr. Kamal I. Bohsali, is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with special interests in the management of pathologic conditions of the shoulder and elbow. Dr. Bohsali completed the prestigious shoulder and elbow fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio, has lectured nationally, and published peer reviewed articles and book chapters on the treatment of rotator cuff arthropathy, shoulder arthritis, massive rotator cuff tears, and proximal humerus fractures. His current interests include management of partial rotator cuff tears, treatment of rotator cuff arthropathy, proximal humerus fractures, shoulder arthritis in the young patient, elbow arthritis, elbow trauma, and upper extremity peripheral nerve compression. He is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons society and Arthroscopy Association of North America, and fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American College of Surgeons. He presently serves on the AAOS OKU Evaluation and glenohumeral joint osteoarthritis clinical practice guideline committees. He is a member of the Proximal Humerus Multicenter Taskforce Group for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society, and participates in the ASES mentorship program. Beginning in 2019, Dr. Bohsali will take over as chairman of the Department of Surgery at Baptist Beaches Hospital. Dr. Bohsali continues to serve as a team physician for the Jacksonville Armada FC. With over a decade of clinical experience, Dr. Bohsali’s joint replacement and arthroscopy skills enable his patients to receive advanced orthopedic care with the goals of pain relief, restored function, and improved quality of life.
As a native Floridian and graduate of the University Florida College of Medicine, it was a primary goal of mine to return home to contribute to the local community, and in the process have developed deep roots in the greater Jacksonville area. When I am not working, I enjoy writing, running, snowboarding, coaching, and playing sports with my children.
I take an individualized and compassionate approach when caring for my patients. Modern day orthopaedics requires that the surgeon demonstrates modernized and comprehensive skills regarding the administration of fiscally responsible and quality medical care. Communication and education are of utmost importance to provide my patients the ability to make informed decisions regarding treatment of an orthopaedic problem. I believe that the fundamental relationship between the surgeon and the patient be based on trust, mutual understanding, and transparency.
I believe in meeting patients’ needs through thorough evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle.
Other titles or recognitions:
- The Spirit of Magnet 2018 nominee (Baptist Health System)
- Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS)
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)
- Associate member, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
- Nominated for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Glenohumeral Joint Osteoarthritis Clinical Practice Guideline committee
The purpose of these guidelines is as listed on the AAOS website: https://www.aaos.org/guidelines/
- AMA Physician’s Recognition Award (2003, 2010-2016, 2016-2019)
- AMA Physician’s Recognition Award with Commendation (2007-2010)
- AMA Physician’s Recognition Award with Commendation (2005)
- Phi Beta Kappa (1996)
Articles and Publications:
Rotator Cuff Tear by Stefano Gumina has been recently published containing a chapter that Dr. Bohsali wrote titled Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty: Evolution in Design, Indications, Surgical Technique, and Associated Complications.
Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty
This textbook was just released in late 2018. Dr. Bohsali co-authored chapter 20 titled “Surgical Technique for Cuff Tear Arthropathy”.
West Florida Adult Reconstruction Forum
- The AAOS Advanced Reconstruction 2 Textbook was just released. Dr. Bohsali is lead author of Chapter 46 Titled “Hemiarthroplasty to Manage Proximal Humerus Fractures”.
- Safety and Efficacy of Tranexamic Acid for Patients having Hip, Knee, or Shoulder Arthroplasty