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Florida Orthopaedic Institute Adds Two New Orthopedists

By February 7, 2020August 3rd, 2023Announcements, Our Physicians

Tampa, Fl. – February 7, 2019 – Florida Orthopaedic Institute (FOI) announces the recent hiring of Dr. Tara Sonnanstine and Dr. Faisal A. Chaudhry to its practice of more than 40 fellowship-trained physicians. Dr. Sonnanstine is a primary care orthopedist fellowship trained in sports medicine and Dr. Chaudhry is an interventional spine physician fellowship trained in pain management.

“Florida Orthopaedic Institute is proud to announce the addition of Tara Sonnanstine, M.D. to our renowned Sports Medicine Division,” says Dr. Roy Sanders, president, chief medical officer and founding member of Florida Orthopaedic Institute. “Alongside our team of phenomenal sports medicine physicians, Dr. Sonnanstine’s expertise will help our practice remain a pinnacle in the field of sports medicine.”  

After her residency at Louisiana State University, Dr. Sonnanstine went on to complete her Sports Medicine fellowship at Baton Rouge General. Dr. Sonannstine is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She has given many lectures on sports medicine topics including teaching proper physical exam techniques. She was involved in ongoing concussion research and is a credentialed ImPACT consultant for concussion treatment.

“We also are pleased to welcome Faisal Chaudhry, M.D.,” Dr. Sanders said. “Dr. Chaudhry joins us as an expert in Interventional Spine pain management. Dr. Chaudhry received his fellowship training in pain management at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY. Congruent to our vision, Dr. Chaudhry prides himself on delivering unique and individualized treatment plans for every patient according to their specific needs.”

Dr. Chaudhry is an Interventional Spine Specialist double board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology with a subspecialty in Pain Medicine. He specializes in providing comprehensive pain management for a variety of pain conditions. Dr. Chaudhry takes a particular interest in neuromodulation for advanced pain conditions.

Dr. Tara Sonnanstine began seeing patients on February 3 at the Citrus Park, North Tampa and South Tampa locations.

Dr. Chaudhry began seeing patients on February 3 at the Citrus Park and North Tampa locations.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Founded in 1989, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is Florida’s largest orthopedic group and provides expertise and treatment of orthopedic-related injuries and conditions, including adult reconstruction and arthritis, chiropractic services, foot and ankle, general orthopedics, hand and wrist, interventional spine, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedic trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, spine and chiropractic services, among others. The organization treats patients throughout its surgery centers in North Tampa and Citrus Park, two orthopaedic urgent care centers in South Tampa and Brandon, and 9 office locations in Bloomingdale, Brandon, Citrus Park, North Tampa, Northdale, Palm Harbor, South Tampa, Sun City Center and Wesley Chapel. For more information, please visit: and ‘like’ us on Facebook: