Michael C. Doarn, M.D.

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I believe in working as a team with the patient to get you feeling better and back to work and activities as soon as possible.

Dr. Doarn is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has earned the Certificate of Added Qualification of Hand Surgery. He was born in Columbus, Ohio and is an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan. He was raised mostly in Ohio but also spent time in Virginia and Texas while growing up. He received his undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University and his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of South Florida where he served as chief resident and was honored with a distinguished resident award. He then completed a Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microsurgery Fellowship at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.

Dr. Doarn cares for all conditions of the upper extremity and his special interests include fracture care, arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, nerve decompression, repair and reconstruction, Dupuytren’s, arthroscopy of large, medium, and small joints, as well as regenerative medicine.

He is a member of numerous organizations including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Association of Hand Surgery, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Doarn takes pride in caring for patients of all ages and activity levels. He believes patient education and understanding of diagnosis and treatment options are extremely important. He also believes in working as a team with other caregivers and the patient to get you feeling better and back to work and activities as soon as possible. Dr. Doarn treats each patient and family as he would his own.

In his spare time, Dr. Doarn enjoys spending time with his wife Choko, and their kids Lincoln and Charlie. He also enjoys outdoor activities including running, biking, fishing, hunting, and being on the water. He loves sports, reading, and constantly learning.

**Accepting Workers’ Compensation


Dr. Doarn is always professional, friendly, and pleasant. He takes the time to listen and answer questions.

Tammy G.

Florida Orthopaedic is the best. Dr. Doran is the best. Very caring, compassionate, and understanding. He explains everything to me exactly the way you want him to. Today, I saw his associate, Doctor Mesa. I explained to him my concerns that maybe it’s time I have surgery for my arthritis instead of more shots. He consulted with Doctor Doran. They both came in to talk to me. I was happy with the outcome, so Doctor Mesa gave me the shots. I was very happy with my visit. I would like to add that everybody at Florida Orthopaedic Institute is wonderful. As soon as you walk in the door, you are greeted with a smile by the girls at the front who sign you in – so pleasant. Eileen is my go-to girl for my physical therapy appointment. She is the sweetest. So are all the other girls. I’m very happy with my physical therapist, Sara. I could not ask for a better person to take care of me. I would also like to say all of those people doing physical therapy in the back are such pleasant people. Florida Orthopaedic has the best therapists from what I can see.

Patty B.

Had a UCL tear. The surgery wasn’t necessary for day-to-day life but was needed for athletics. Dr. Doarn was understanding, and the surgery went great. He was super easy to communicate with, and I have had no complications since.

Laurence G.

Dr. Doarn and his whole staff are very professional and courteous, straight to the point no wait time very well-run practice

Janice C.

He is an amazing doctor. I will not see anyone else but Dr. Michael Doarn. He is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. His whole staff is the best also. It was such a pleasure to be in a doctor’s office that is so professional and kind.

Judy Y.

Arrived early to my appointment and was accommodated quickly and didn’t have to wait more than a few minutes. Was pleasantly surprised.

Michel N.

I was very happy with everything. Each individual I encountered was professional, courteous, and friendly. Very happy with the wait time.

Jackie H.

Dr. Doran is the absolute best doctor EVER!! Very kind, very articulate, and most importantly, he listens to you. I’m a workman’s comp patient; however, his concern about my injury shows the same if I were a regular patient. His staff is so awesome!! Very professional and kind. I highly recommend Dr. Doran. He’s the best!!

Angelita M.

Very nice surgeon. Explains everything he will be doing and listens. Would definitely recommend him to other people in Tampa!

Tisha R.

Dr. Doarn did a wonderful job helping me get rid of the pain in my wrist due to carpal tunnel. He has a great staff, and all of them made me feel comfortable and kept me informed during my visits to his office. I will definitely recommend Dr. Doarn to everyone seeking help for the same issues I had, just like my neighbors recommended him to me.

Ismael S.

I went to see Dr. Doarn with severe pain in left wrist, hand & fingers with numbness & tingling. I was very pleased with the treatment. I would recommend Dr. Doarn to anyone that has a need for treatment in the hand area. Thank you Dr. Doarn!

Brenda D.

Seeing Dr. Doarn was a truly wonderful experience. He listened to my concerns and needs and assured me that I was making the right decision.

Patti W.

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  • Katherine Hicks, PA-C


  • Fellowship, Midwest Orthopedics at Rush, Hand, Upper Extremity and Microsurgery
  • Residency, University of South Florida, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
  • Medical Degree, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

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