Meet The Staff

Orthopedic Doctors, Orthopedic Surgeons Tampa

Meet our Team of Highly Trained Orthopedic Surgeons

Orthopedic Surgeon Tampa

Dr. Robert Donnelly, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Donnelly completed a residency at the renowned Mayo Clinic in 1998 where he learned some of the excellent surgical skills that we expect from all of our doctors. We were more than pleased to welcome him to join our surgical staff over eight years ago.

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  • B.S. Physics and Biochemistry, Highest Honors, University of California, Davis
  • PhD. Biochemistry, Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences
  • Medical School, U.C.L.A.
  • Orthopedic Residency/Internship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Fellowship, Woodridge Orthopaedic and Spine Center PC / University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  • Fellowship, Florida Neck and Back Institute PA and Research Institute International, Gainesville, FL

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

  • The Florida Knee and Orthopedic Centers, 2004 to present
  • Diagnostic Clinic, Largo, FL, 2002 to 2004

  • Largo Medical Center, Largo, Florida 2002 to present

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • David Saxon Award, Undergraduate Excellence in Physics
  • Victor E. Hall Scholarship, Outstanding Achievement in Physiology

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society

Orthopedic Surgeon Tampa

Dr. Ronald Hayter, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Hayter is one of our talented surgeons that is board certified with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He has been practicing with the Florida Knee and Orthopedic Centers for over 22 years and is very much an indispensable part of our expert staff.

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  • University of Texas Medical School
  • Medical College of Georgia Hospitals
  • University of Texas, Honors
  • Joint Implant Surgeons
  • Ohio State University

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

  • The Florida Knee and Orthopedic Centers, 1990 to present

  • Largo Medical Center, Largo, FL, 2004 to present
  • Palms of Pasadena, St. Petersburg, FL, to 2004
  • St. Petersburg General, St. Pete, FL, 2000 to 2004
  • Mease Hospital, Dunedin & Safety Harbor, FL, to 1998

  • Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Director of Joint Replacement Service and Sports Medicine Service

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society

Meet our Staff of Orthopedic Experts

Paula Beurkens
Front Desk Receptionist
I live with my 22 year old daughter, Brandy and my Miniature Pinscher, Brownie. I enjoy cooking and watching cooking shows and cooking channels.
Regina Clark
Surgery Coordinator
I am married with three children. We have four cats, two dogs and even a ferret! Bears and cats are among my interests and autumn is my favorite time of year. When I am not working I love to relax and read a good book.
Angie Hernandez
Chief Operating Officer
I am married with two grown daughters and two dogs. On the weekends you can catch me on the water boating with my husband and daughters.
Deanna Kerstiens
Front Desk Receptionist
I am happily married with three grown children and two step-children. I am also a proud grandparent to nine wonderful grandchildren in addition to twin boys due to arrive in the very near future.
Laura Morelli
Front Office Manager
I have been affiliated with FKOC since January 1994. I am married with three sons and two Labrador Retrievers. In my free time I enjoy working out, relaxing on the beach and fishing.
Dee Patterson
X-Ray Technologist
I work as an X-Ray Technologist and all around helper bee. My husband and I enjoy taking in rescue Cocker Spaniels.
Orthopedic Surgeon Consultation

Our doctors are experienced orthopedic specialists with advanced training and fellowships. Their scope of services includes diagnosis and treatment of knee, hip and shoulder problems.

FKOC orthopedic surgeons specialize in knee replacements, hip replacements, shoulder surgery, arthroscopy, etc.

Each of our surgeons are board certified in accordance with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. They are also members of some of the most prestigious medical organizations such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the Florida Orthopedic Society.