Kamal I. Bohsali MD

Dr. Kamal Bohsali, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Kamal I. Bohsali is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with special interests in the management of pathologic conditions of the shoulder and elbow.  With greater than fifteen years of clinical experience, he 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.

Special Interests

His current interests include management of rotator cuff tears, rotator cuff arthropathy, proximal humerus fractures, shoulder arthritis in the young patient, elbow arthritis, elbow trauma, and upper extremity peripheral nerve compression. He is an active member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society (ASES), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American College of Surgeons (ACS). During his career, Dr. Bohsali has served on multiple committees for the AAOS and the ASES with recent work resulting in the publication of appropriate use criteria (AUC) for shoulder arthroplasty in the setting of glenohumeral osteoarthritis. He is a member of the AAOS Evidence Based Quality and Value (EBQV) Committee, and the ASES Proximal Humerus Fracture Multicenter taskforce and Membership committees.

Dr. Bohsali serves as chairman of the Department of Surgery at Baptist Beaches Hospital.  He volunteers as a board examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and as a peer reviewer and/or editorial board member for several well-respected orthopaedic journals. Dr. Bohsali recently completed work as a principal investigator an IRB-approved study regarding surgical management of partial rotator cuff tears with a novel bio-inductive implant. With over 15 years of clinical experience, Dr. Bohsali’s reconstructive 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, weightlifting, running, snowboarding, and playing sports with my children.” – Dr. Kamal I. Bohsali

“I take an individualized and compassionate approach when caring for my patients. Modern-day orthopaedics requires that the surgeon demonstrates comprehensive skills regarding the administration of fiscally responsible and quality medical care. Communication and education are of utmost importance to provide my patients with the ability to make informed decisions regarding the 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.” – Dr. Kamal I. Bohsali

“I believe in meeting patients’ needs through thorough evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle.” – Dr. Kamal I. Bohsali.

Other titles or recognitions Kamal Bohsali, MD:

Peer reviewer- The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Orthopedics, Clinical Anatomy, and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Editorial board, Orthopedics

Editorial board, The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS)

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Active Member, American Shoulder, and Elbow Surgeons

Recent awards:

The Spirit of Magnet Award- Evidence-based Quality Practice (Baptist Health System): 2018, 2020

Current Research:

A prospective multi-center study comparing REGENETEN in lieu of standard arthroscopic repair of high-grade (>50%) partial-thickness tears (2018-present); ID# NCT03734536

ASES Proximal Humerus Multicenter Taskforce Group (2018 to present)


Dr. Bohsali recently served as the AUC moderator for the AAOS EBQV committee with AAOS board of director approval of the following clinical topics:

Treatment for Shoulder OA with Intact Rotator Cuff and Severe Glenoid Retroversion, AAOS AUC, March 2023

Humeral Component Design During Primary Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty, AAOS AUC, March 2023

Recent articles and publications:

Rehabilitation Protocols in Proximal Humerus Fracture Management: A Systematic Review (Hones K et al) Shoulder360, Miami Beach, FL, April 13-15, 2023

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Appropriate Use Criteria for Humeral Component Design During Primary Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Appropriate Use Criteria for Humeral Component Design During Primary Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

New Patient Appointment Line: 904-564-2000, Fax: 904-996-9412 or schedule online.

To schedule follow-up appointments or cancel and reschedule appointments, please go to the Patient Portal.

Dr. Bohsali practices at the JOI Beaches Location.

Watch this VIDEO about Rotator Cuff Tears, explained by Kamal Bohsali, MD

Articles and Publications:

Chapter 17 – Hemiarthroplasty for Proximal Humerus fractures

Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery – Chapter 17

Management of Glenohumeral Joint Osteoarthritis
Clinical outcomes and complications of reverse shoulder arthroplasty used for failed prior shoulder surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Outcome measures reported for the management of proximal humeral fractures: a systematic review. DOI link:
Rotator Cuff Tear by Stefano Gumina contains a chapter that Dr. Bohsali wrote titled Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty: Evolution in Design, Indications, Surgical Technique, and Associated Complications.

Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty: Evolution in Design, Indications, Surgical Technique, and Associated Complications

Rotator Cuff Tear


Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty

Dr. Bohsali co-authored chapter 20 titled “Surgical Technique for Cuff Tear Arthropathy”.


RSA textbook- Chapter 20- Bohsali

Reverse Total Shoulder Textbook


West Florida Adult Reconstruction Forum

Kamal Bohsali UF flyer JOI and JOI Rehab

Flyer by Dr. Bohsali


ACL Injuries, Tears, and Repairs
ACL Reconstruction
Ankle Fractures and Repair
Arm Pain
Arthritis of the Shoulder
Arthroplasty Shoulder
Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Labral Repair, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Reconstruction
Arthroscopy Elbow, Knee, Shoulder
Bicep Injuries
Biceps Rupture Shoulder
Broken Bone
Cartilage Injuries
Cubital Tunnel Release
Dislocated Shoulder
Distal Clavicle Excision
Elbow Arthroscopy
Elbow Pain
Fracture Care
Frozen Shoulder
Golfer’s Elbow
Hip Pinning
Impingement of the Shoulder
Intra-Articular Knee Injections
Joint Replacement
Knee Arthroscopy, ACL Tear, Injections
Knee Pain
Labral Tear
Ligament Reconstruction
Manipulation-Elbow, Shoulder, Knee
Meniscus Tear
Microfracture Surgery
Pain in the Shoulder
Reverse Shoulder
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rotator Cuff Tear and Repair
Shoulder Dislocation and Instability
Shoulder Replacement and Resurfacing
Soft Tissue Injuries
Sports Injuries
Sports Medicine
Tennis Elbow
Throwing Injuries
Total Joint Replacement
Tricep Injuries
Upper Extremity Specialist

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