Brian T. Palumbo, M.D.

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I am extremely passionate and dedicated to ensuring that my patients receive the best treatment available for all of their musculoskeletal needs.

Dr. Palumbo is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and fellowship trained in adult reconstructive surgery. With a focus on diagnosing and treating hip and knee arthritis and its affects, Dr. Palumbo treats patients with a spectrum of conditions including extremity fractures, back complaints, sport related injuries and general musculoskeletal issues.  His specific clinical interests include painful and/or infected hip and knee replacements, primary hip arthroplasty through an anterior approach and unicompartmental knee arthroplasty.

Prior to joining Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Palumbo served as the chief administrative resident at the University of South Florida’s Orthopaedic Residency Program and has also served in the Special Operations Command of the United States Air Force.

Dr. Palumbo has authored more than 10 articles, reviews, and research studies and has delivered more than 10 lectures for professional organizations such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Southern Orthopaedic Society and Florida Orthopaedic Society. He was awarded, from the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Best Orthopaedic Trauma Training Resident in 2009, and currently serves as a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Palumbo’s personal interests include clinical and basic science research, personal fitness and, most of all, spending time with his family.


Great doctor, kind caring and professional, and a wonderful assistant! My surgery went well and my new hip is terrific.

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Dr. Brian Palumbo was understanding of my wants and needs for my hip surgery from the first consultation. He took into consideration all other health issues I had and we discussed a plan of surgery, Rehabilitation, and recovery. Let me say that, Florida Hospital Tampa, Advanced Wellness Rehab and Achieve Home Health, had nothing but great respect and praise for his abilities and success rates. They have strict guidelines they must follow for hip and knee replacements through his office.

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Two weeks out from a hip replacement surgery and Dr. Palumbo is telling me to slow down. Highly recommended!

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When I was looking for a facility for my hip replacement surgeries, I knew from my experience as a registered nurse that Florida Orthopaedic Institute was my best option. When selecting a doctor, I just wanted someone caring and compassionate; I found that in Dr. Palumbo.  He was wonderful!  Very caring, understanding and personable, and was exactly what I needed.

Before finding Dr. Palumbo, I battled breast cancer and dealt with months of hip pain. When I went in for my first appointment, I made my goal clear: to be able to walk around the new Wesley Chapel Mall. I was there on opening day.

A few factors made my experiences at Florida Orthopaedic Institute truly exceptional. I was able to speak with Dr. Palumbo’s assistant, Aisha, whenever I needed and she always got right back to me when I would call. She is the best. Additionally, Dr. Palumbo was able to release me from the hospital just a day after my surgery, lessening my risk of infection. Florida Orthopaedic Institute and Dr. Palumbo gave me my life back.

Carmen T.

Dr. Palumbo went so far beyond my expectations it’s hard to put into words.  I went from barely being able to walk for more than 5 minutes, to feeling like an 18 year old kid again in a matter of two short weeks.  Under Dr. Palumbo’s leadership, the entire team at Florida Orthopaedic and Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel put patient care above everything else.  Only one word could explain all of this….LOVE!


Walt K.


  • Fellowship, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Adult Reconstruction, Harvard University
  • Residency, University of South Florida Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, University of South Florida
  • Medical Degree, University of South Florida College of Medicine

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