Ioannis P. Pappou, M.D.,

Ioannis P. Pappou, M.D.

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Knowing what's important to my patients is important for me. My main goal with each patient encounter is to listen to their concerns and educate and engage them in the formulation and execution of the treatment plan.

Dr. Pappou is double fellowship trained and board certified in orthopaedics by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and specializes in hand, wrist, shoulder and elbow surgery, and microvascular surgery. With a focus on patient education, Dr. Pappou works with patients to make a joint decision regarding treatment.

Dr. Pappou has authored more than 15 articles, reviews, book chapters and abstracts and has delivered more than 15 lectures and presentations for organizations such as the International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques and the North American Spine Society.

Additionally, Dr. Pappou is a member of the American Association of Orthopaedics, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Association for Hand Surgery.

Dr. Pappou is fluent in six languages and enjoys running, reading, scuba diving, traveling and studying ancient Greek philosophy.


I received excellent care after I broke my shoulder on July 2, 2016. I had surgery July 7, 2016 performed by Dr. Pappou, who not only managed to save my own shoulder, but also left me with a smaller scar than I expected. The after care was wonderful. Also, the ability to go to physical therapy at the site in Palm Harbor was terrific. Kudos to PT guys for their excellent care, support, and sense of humor! Dr. Pappou, you did an excellent job and I am grateful!

Debra L.

I dislocated my right thumb about four years ago. Dr. Pappou called it a “gameskeeper dislocation,” in which the ligament was torn loose. I was tired of the constant pain in my right (my dominant) hand, so I went to see Dr. Pappou. He patiently explained my options and answered all my questions. I decided to have surgery on my thumb on March 3, 2016. Dr. Pappou came to see me before the procedure to reassure me — he even made a mark with a pen on my thumb, which I thought was great. My procedure went smoothly, and Dr. Pappou explained my after-care to me and to my husband. My procedure was on a Friday, and I was very surprised and very pleased when the following Sunday night, Dr. Pappou called my house to check on me. He guided me through the next stages of the process (stitch removal, casting, brace, etc.) with skill and compassion (I am a big baby when it comes to surgical procedures). It has been three months since my procedure, and my hand feels wonderful. Under Dr. Pappou’s excellent care, I healed quickly and thoroughly. I am very, very grateful to him — I did not think there was anything that could be done to help my injured thumb, but he made me as good as new — even better! He is not only a gifted surgeon, but also a very nice, kind, and compassionate man. I will recommend him to anyone I know who needs hand surgery.

Barbara B.


  • Fellowship, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Florida Orthopaedic Institute
  • Fellowship, Hand Surgery, University of Virginia
  • Residency, Department of Orthopedics, University of Kentucky
  • Medical Degree, Techncal University, Munich, Germany

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