Dr. David U. Arango
M.D., FRCS (C)
Dr. Arango received his medical education at the St. Louis University School of Medicine, completed in 1988. He then completed an internship at the Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center Department of Surgery (Oakland, CA, 1988-9) and residencies with the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Department of Surgery (Lebanon, NH, 1989-90), Orlando Regional Medical Center Department of Surgery (1992-3) and University of Montreal Hospitals Department of Orthopedic Surgery (Montreal, Quebec, 1994-8). Dr. Arango completed fellowships with the Florida Orthopedic Institute in Tempe Terrace, FL, including specialties in sports medicine and joint replacement. Since the completion of his fellowship training, Dr. Arango has held a variety of professional roles within surgical centers through affiliations with the Orthopedic Surgery Center of Clearwater (Clearwater, FL, 2004) and the Plaza Surgery Center (Jacksonville, FL, 2005-7). Additionally, Dr. Arango’s history includes a breadth of hospital practice, including affiliations with Littleton Regional Hospital (Littleton, NH, 2001-3), Mease Morton Plant Hospital (Clearwater, FL, 2004) and Memorial Hospital (Jacksonville, FL, 2005-7). Since 2008, Dr. Arango has been and is currently affiliated with Winter Haven Hospital (Winter Haven, FL) and Lake Wales Hospital (Lake Wales, FL). Dr. Arango received certification as a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 2003, fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1999 and board certification from the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners in 2012.