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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. Additionally, he is Board certified as an independent medical examiner by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.
Additionally, he is board certified as an independent medical examiner by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. A physiatrist with more than 24 years of Electrodiagnosis (EMG/NCV) and rehabilitation experience, Dr. Zaffer utilizes his extensive knowledge and experience in Electrodiagnostic Medicine to educate patients and provide an electrodiagnostic consultation.

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 23 years. As an expert in the field of pain medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine & rehabilitation, Dr. Zaffer has lectured on topics pertaining to Physical Medicine techniques, EMG, 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 was an attending physician at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/ Northwestern University and 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.

**Accepting Workers’ Compensation



  • 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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