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Robert Donnelly, M.D. – Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Robert Donnelly, MD 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 as a skilled orthopedic surgeon to our surgical staff over eight years ago.


  • B.S. Physics and Biochemistry, Highest Honors, University of California, Davis
  • Ph.D. 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


  • Baycare Morton Plant Hospital
  • HCA Florida Largo Hospital
  • HCA Florida Pasadena Hospital
  • West Bay Surgery Center
  • Medical Village Surgery Center

Awards / Honors

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

Medical Organizations

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

Dr. Pinkas


Dr. Pinkas is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic surgeon as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). She also has additional subspecialty qualifications, training, and many years of experience in surgery of the upper extremity. She is a member and Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS), and a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES). She has published many Orthopaedic articles and book chapters, and reviews submitted articles for both the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty. In 2022,Dr. Pinkas served as an Instructor at the AAOS/ASES Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Course.

Dr. Pinkas grew up in Tampa, Florida, and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Miami in 2003. She received her medical doctorate from the University of Miami in 2007, after which she completed her Orthopaedic Residency at Montefiore/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. In her final year of residency, she was a Chief Resident in the program. She then went on to complete an Adult Reconstruction- Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship at the renowned William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Orthopaedic issues can be very debilitating, and each patient’s individual needs and goals of treatment can vary tremendously. Dr. Pinkas specializes in the comprehensive management of all Orthopaedic disorders through both nonoperative and operative means. When surgery is necessary, she is meticulous and facile in operations using arthroscopy, minimally invasive surgery, complex reconstruction, and replacement. Dr. Pinkas has spent over 10 years treating a wide variety of Orthopaedic disorders of the upper and lower extremities including sports injuries, fractures, ligament/tendon injuries, and arthritis in patients of all ages. She specializes in diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopic surgery, fracture care, tendon repair, and upper extremity surgery.

After many years of practice in New York and New Jersey, Dr. Pinkas has returned home to the Tampa Bay area and joined the team at Full Circle Orthopedics. She is extremely happy and excited to establish her Orthopaedic career near her family. Though the location has changed, her goals as a physician remain the same: to restore and maintain patients’ functional independence, and to treat patients with the care and respect she would expect from her own friends and family. When she is not practicing Orthopedics, Dr. Pinkas enjoys spending time with her family and three dogs, as well as kayaking, hiking, and exploring the many beautiful areas around Central Florida.


  • Bachelor of Science, BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: University of Miami, FL
  • Medical Doctorate, MD: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
  • Master’s Certificate in Clinical Research: Penn State University Health Evaluations Science Graduate Program, Hershey, PA
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
  • Orthopaedic Reconstruction- Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship: William Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, MI


  • Medical Village Surgical Center
  • Westchase Surgical Center
  • Bardmoor Surgical Center
  • HCA Pasadena Hospital
  • HCA Largo Hospital


  • Member, American Shoulder and Elbow Society (2021 – present)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS) (2018 – present)
  • Journal Reviewer, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (JSES) (2014 – present)
  • Journal Reviewer, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty (JSEA) (2016 – present)
  • Journal Reviewer, The Physician and Sports Medicine (PASM) (2014 – 2017)
  • 2022 AAOS/ASES Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Concepts and Techniques from Basic to Advanced (November 2022), COURSE INSTRUCTOR


  • Article, “Intravenous Transexamic Acid Reduces Total Blood Loss in Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Double-Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Trial.” Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
  • Article, “The Use of a Thrombin-based Hemostatic Agent in Shoulder Arthroplasty.”American Journal of Orthopaedics.
  • Article, “Wear Rate Analysis of Retentive versus Non-retentive Polyethylene Liners in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty.” Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
  • Online Education Article, “Sports: Hemiarthroplastyand Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.”
  • Book chapter, “Functional Anatomy of the Shoulder.” Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Secrets. Section 5, Chapter 37.
  • Review Article, “The Glenoid Component in Anatomic Shoulder Arthroplasty.” Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • Review Article, “Management of Malunion of the Proximal Humerus: Current Concepts.” Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • Review Article, “Surgical Approaches to the Acetabulum and Modifications in Technique.” Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • Book Chapter, “Shoulder Prosthetic Arthroplasty Options in 2014: What To Do and When To Do It.”Instructional Course Lectures, Volume 64.
  • Book Chapter, “The Floating Shoulder.” Shoulder and Elbow Trauma and Its Complications: Volume 1, Chapter 12.
  • Book Chapter, “Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty in the Setting of Humeral Bone Loss.” Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty: Clinical Techniques and Devices.
  • Presentation, “Improving Outcomes of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in Patients with Preoperative External Rotation Deficit: The Effect of Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Transfer Versus Lateral-Offset Glenosphere.” Orthopaedic Proceedings of the Bone and Joint Journal.
  • Presentation, “The Biomechanical Impact of Glenoid Retroversion on Component Loosening in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Biomechanical Study.”
  • Presentation, “Characterization of Periprosthetic Pro-inflammatory Markers and Radiographic Outcomes inShoulder Arthroplasty. Podium presentation at Michigan Orthopaedic Society 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting; June 14, 2014.
  • Presentation, “A Randomized, Controlled Trial Evaluating Clinical Outcomes of Nonoperative Radial Head Fractures: Occupational Therapy versus Home Exercise Program.” Presented at the 2014 New York Society for Surgery of the Hand Residents and Fellows Conference; May 13, 2014.
  • Presentation, “Shoulder Muscle Parameters as Predictors of Outcome Following Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.” Orthopaedic Proceedings of the Bone and Joint Journal.
  • Presentation, “Biomechanical Characterization of an All-Polyethylene Pegged Bone in-Growth Glenoid: Is Cementation Necessary?” Bone Joint J,95-B(SUPP 34), 481.Orthopaedic Proceedings of the Bone and Joint Journal.
  • Presentation, “Uncemented Versus Cemented Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.” Posterpresentation at ISTA 2013 Annual Congress, October 2013. Orthopaedic Proceedings of the Bone and Joint Journal.
  • Article, “Survival and variceal rehemorrhage after shunting support small-diameter prosthetic H-Graft portacaval shunt.”Journal of GastrointestinalSurgery,2007.
  • Article, “Conventional predictors of survival poorly predict and significantly underpredict survival after H-Graft portacaval shunts.”Journal of GastrointestinalSurgery, 2007.
  • Article, “Long-term outcome with nonselective partial portal decompression of portal hypertension encourages application”, Journal of GastrointestinalSurgery, 2005.

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