Physicians Sayed M. Zaffer, M.D.

Syed M. Zaffer, M.D.

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My passion is to improve the quality of life of my patients by offering them evidence-based treatment choices to better manage their pain and functional limitations.

Dr. Zaffer is fellowship trained and board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and in electromyography by the American Board of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. A physiatrist with more than 16 years of pain management and rehabilitation experience, Dr. Zaffer utilizes his extensive knowledge to educate patients about the options available, including treatment with non-surgical and interventional pain techniques.

Prior to joining Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Zaffer was the medical director of a private practice in outpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as in electrodiagnostic medicine. He has focused on treating patients with physiatric conditions for over 12 years. As an expert in the field of pain medicine, Dr. Zaffer was a guest lecturer at Indiana University, speaking on topics pertaining to Physical Medicine techniques and treatment for rehabilitation patients. Dr. Zaffer has authored articles in the American Journal of Physical Medicine and the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, along with clinical research studies in neuropathy and sclerosis.

Dr. Zaffer studied medicine at Osmania University in India and pursued his passion for physical medicine and rehabilitation at Indiana University. He taught at Loyola University Medical Center in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation. Dr. Zaffer is a member of the American Academy of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.

In his free time, Dr. Zaffer enjoys spending time with his family, hiking and reading.


“Dr. Zaffer is a great doctor who listens and treats you like a person, not just another medical case. I really appreciate him.”

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  • Fellowship, Electromyography/Neuromuscular Diseases, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Residency, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Transitional Internship, Indiana University School of Medicine/Community Hospital
  • Medical Degree, Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

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