Roger Ostrander, MD is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. He treats musculoskeletal conditions resulting from injury, overuse and arthritis, and specializes in arthroscopic and minimally-invasive surgical techniques, which reduce post-operative recovery time and allow for an earlier return to work and play. Additionally, he holds a certification in articular cartilage implantation and repair in the knee.
A native of Watertown, Connecticut, Dr. Ostrander graduated Cum Laude from Bowdoin College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Following his undergraduate work, Dr. Ostrander continued his education at Boston University School of Medicine, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Doctor of Medicine and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He went on to complete a Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery and a Musculoskeletal Research Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Ostrander completed his formal education with a Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute under the tutelage of renowned orthopaedic surgeons Drs. James Andrews and William Clancy. The Fellowship provided Dr. Ostrander with an immersive experience in operative and non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in professional and collegiate athletes. His team physician experience included coverage of Auburn University football and athletics, Birmingham Barons AA baseball, and Tampa Bay Rays spring training.
Following his Fellowship, Dr. Ostrander was the first physician invited to Gulf Breeze, Florida to help develop the Andrews Institute, where he founded the Andrews Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center. He treats professional and collegiate athletes and is the team physician for the University of West Florida and West Florida High School. He is a former Medical Director for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Double-A baseball team and served as the team physician for the United States National Indoor Lacrosse Team during the 2007 World Championships. In addition to his practice, Dr. Ostrander serves as the Associate Fellowship Director of the Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship at the Andrews Institute and conducts research through the Andrews Research and Education Foundation. He has published numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, presented his research at national and regional meetings and has received a number of awards related to his research and academic pursuits. He has served as the Chief of Surgery at Gulf Breeze Hospital and holds academic appointments at the University of West Florida, the Florida State College of Medicine and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.
Dr. Ostrander is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and was elected chairman of the bylaws committee for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Dr. Ostrander resides with his wife and three children in Gulf Breeze, Florida. In his spare time, he enjoys boating, fishing, golfing and other outdoor recreational activities.