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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.


My son, Kevin, had a seizure in July of 2017 and fell. This fall resulted in a severe fracture of his left upper arm. Dr. Pappou was recommended by Kevin’s primary care physician. Going into surgery, Dr. Pappou explained that due to the severity of the fracture, he had a few options to repair the bones, one of which was a shoulder replacement. He repaired Kevin’s bones without the shoulder replacement and after several months of physical therapy, Kevin has full use of his left arm. I would highly recommend Dr. Pappou for this type of injury.

Mary G.

Dr. Pappou successfully operated on and resolved the problem with trigger finger on my right ring finger and thumb. He quickly analyzed the problem. Surgery was conveniently scheduled. I did not require physical therapy during the healing period nor thereafter. His office staff if friendly and efficient. Dr. Pappou is friendly, yet quick and efficient.

Healthgrades Review

Dr. Pappou is very personable, professional, and detailed. His staff is nice and efficient. His care and experience are top notch and he has taken care of my family and I this past year.

Healthgrades Review

In 2016, I fell and shattered my right elbow. Dr. Pappou was on vacation and his partner, Dr. Grayson, attended to my elbow with excellent results. In spring of 2017, I started having problems with the thumb and forefinger of my left hand. Dr. Pappou recommended physical therapy and gave me a shot of cortisone. Together, we worked for five months and I was not getting better. Dr. Pappou then recommended surgery and I jumped at this opportunity. My surgery took place on November 16th and today, December 12th, he has released me from his care. I have had no pain, I did not even take pain pills after surgery. I am so happy with their work, should I have any additional orthopedic problems, Florida Orthopaedic Institute is the only place I would go!

Jerrilyn J.

Dr. Pappou and his staff are simply the best. They are very patient and I have complete confidence in their work. Dr. Pappou helped me through an extremely difficult time with a dislocated elbow. I highly recommend this practice.

Yelp Review

Great doctor! Thank you, Dr. Pappou..from my initial visit, to surgery and therapy.

Joe K.

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.

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  • 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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