Dr. Steinfeld is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon. His orthopaedic practice includes sports injuries, hip, knee, and shoulder reconstruction, general orthopaedics (including foot/ankle and hand surgery), as well as fracture care.

Dr. Steinfeld was born on February 5, 1966. His education and training have been unique and extensive. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison receiving a degree in Psychology. He was awarded his Medical Degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – The New Jersey Medical School in 1992.

Dr. Steinfeld completed his internship in General Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. After US Naval Flight Training at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, he spent three years as Flight Surgeon and Head of Aviation Medicine at Naval Air Station Key West. Dr. Steinfeld returned to the Mayo Clinic and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. He was then chosen to undertake a Clinical Fellowship in Knee Surgery with John Bartlett, MD, in Melbourne, Australia finishing in June 2001.

His military honors include the US Navy Achievement Medal for Heroic Achievement (1994), runner-up for the 1995 NAVAIRLANT Flight Surgeon of the Year, and the US Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service (1996). Academic Honors include the Mark B. Coventry Clinical Research Award and numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals.



Richard Steinfeld, MD, MBA, FAAOS

Business Address:

Orthopaedic Center of Vero Beach
1285 36th Street, Suite 100
Vero Beach, Florida

(772) 778-2009
(772) 778-2910


1984-88 University of Wisconsin – Madison,
Madison, Wisconsin, BA, Psychology

1988-92 University of Medicine and Dentistry of
New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School,
Newark, New Jersey, MD

2010 University of Tennessee
Stokely School of Management
Physician Executive MBA Program
Knoxville, Tennessee, MBA


1992-93 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
(General Surgery)


1993-94 Aviation Medicine, U.S. Naval Aerospace
Medical Institute, Naval Air Station
Pensacola, Florida, 1993-1994
Richard Steinfeld, Curriculum Vitae (continued) 2

1994-96 Flight Surgeon; Head, Aviation Medicine
Department, Naval Air Station Key West,


1996-2000 Mayo Clinic, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


2000 Warringal Private Hospital, Mercy Private
Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Clinical Fellowship in Knee Surgery


FSU College of Medicine: Clinical Assistant Professor


2010 Chairman, Physician Leadership Group
Indian River Medical Center

2011 Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Indian River Medical Center


1994 U. S. Navy Achievement Medal, Heroic Achievement

1995 Navairlant Flight Surgeon of the Year Runner-up

1996 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Commendations Medal Meritorious Service, July 30, 1996

Mark B. Conventry Clinical Research Award –
Participant, Mayo Clinic, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


Indian River Memorial Hospital, Vero Beach
Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Hospital VB
IRMH Ambulatory Surgery Center, Vero Beach
Grove Place Surgery Center, Vero Beach


State of Florida ME76290
State of Minnesota MD39236


Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Member, Florida Orthopaedic Society


May 1998 Steinfeld, R, Trochia, ME. “The Role of
Arthroscopy in the Treatment of Shoulder Sepsis”
17th Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopy
Association of North America,
Orlando, Florida

June 1999 Steinfeld, R, Trochia ME. “The Role of
Arthroscopy in the Treatment of Shoulder Sepsis”
2nd Biennial Congress, The International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee
Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), Washington, DC

January 2000 Steinfeld, R, Amadio, PC, “Combined Release of the Radial Tunnel and
Lateral Epicondyle For Chronic Anterolateral Forearm Pain”
30th Annual Meeting, American Association for
Hand Surgery, Miami Beach, Florida

March 2000 Steinfeld, R, Amadio, PA. “Combined Release
Of the Radial Tunnel and Lateral Epicondyle
For Chronic Anterolateral Forearm Pain”
67th Annual Meeting, American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orlando, Florida

April 2004 Steinfeld, R. “The Role of Antithrombotics Following Hip Fracture”
Trauma Grand Rounds, Bayfront Medical Center, St. Peterburg, Florida

April 2004 Steinfeld, R “Antithrombotics and their relationship to Wound Healing”
Roundtable Discussion, Coral Springs, Florida

April 2004 Steinfeld, R “The Role of Antithrombotics Following Hip Fracture.
Extended Prophylaxis and the Effect on the Wound Environment”
Roundtable Discussion, Pueblo CO


Osiris Therapeutics Incorporated
Phase I/II FDA Study of Stem Cell-Chondrogen
Following menisectomy

Pfizer Phase III Study for Pain Control utilizing Pregabalin versus Placebo in subjects undergoing Total Knee Replacement

AcelRx Pharmaceutical- Phase II FDA Study comparing sublingual Sufentanil Nanotabs to Placebo for subjects undergoing Total Knee Replacement


Steinfeld, R, Trousdale, RT, Farley DR. A large lumbar hernia presenting as a flank mass after total hip arthroplasty. J. Arthroplasty, 16 (8) : 1078-1080, 2001

Steinfeld, R, Stuart, MJ, Valente, RM. A commonsense approach to shoulder problems. Bull Rheum Diseases. 49 (1), The Arthritis Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia, 2000.

Steinfeld, R, Valente RM, Stuart, MJ. A commonsense approach to shoulder problems. Mayo Clinic, Proc. 74 (8) : 785-794, 1999.

Steinfeld, R, Torchia ME. Arthroscopically assisted percutaneous
Quadricepsplasty : A case report and description of a new technique. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 14 (2) : 212-214, 1998.

Steinfeld, R. Bagget, JC, Mitchell, RE. Orthopaedic injuries experienced by U.S. prisoners of war during Operation Desert Storm: A descriptive analysis. Military Medicine. 160:175-177, 1995.

Steinfeld, R, Rock, MG, Younge, DA, Cofield, RH. Massive subacromial bursitis with rice bodies: Report of three cases, one of which was bilateral. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 301:185-190, 1994

Rizzo, VJ, Steinfeld, R, Kyriakides, C, DeFouw, DO. The microvascular unit of the 6-day chick chorioallantoic membrane: A fluorescent confocal microscopic and ultrastructural morphometric analysis of endothelial permselectivity. Microvascular Research. 46:360-332, 1993

Feinberg, RN, Shumko, JZ, Steinfeld, R. Sweetman, L. Endothelial heterogeneity in the chick wing bud: A morphometric study. Anatomy and Embryology. 184:47-53, 1991.

DeFouw, Do, Rizzo, VJ, Steinfeld, R, Feinberg, RN. Mapping of the microcirculation of the chick chorioallantoic membrane during normal angiogenesis. Microvascular Research. 38:136-147, 1989

DeFouw, Do, Steinfeld, R, Kyriakides, C, Schweiger, JW Faird, MD, Koslow, AR.
The pulmonary microcirculation of the rat: Differential ultrastructural responses of the endothelia to protamine sulfate. Microcirculation, Endothelium, and Lymphatics. 4:267-291, 1988.

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