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After earning his BA in African American History from Minnesota’s Carleton College in 1990, Dr. Michael Suk simultaneously pursued three advanced degrees at two different universities. While earning his JD and a Master’s in Public Health at Boston University, Michael Suk also sought his MD from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. An accomplished orthopaedic surgeon and public health advocate, Dr. Suk served a year as a White House Fellow, one of the most prestigious opportunities extended to young professionals in the United States.

Dr. Michael Suk currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida, where he has served as the Division Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at the University of Florida’s (UF) Shands Medical Center since 2004. Dr. Suk also serves UF as the Associate Director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, Associate Director of the Regional Trauma System, and Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Michael Suk has developed a nationally recognized expertise in orthopaedics, especially in the treatment of fractures, and he functioned as the lead author of an authoritative textbook on orthopaedic outcomes and measurements.

Dr. Michael Suk holds distinction as one of the nation’s foremost experts on the link between outdoor activity and personal health. As a White House Fellow, Dr. Suk acted as a Special Assistant to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton and strongly advocated the use of land under the Department of the Interior’s management for public health and recreational activities such as bicycling, camping, and hiking. Dr. Michael Suk co-authored an article on the subject with Interior Secretary Norton. 

Dr. Michael Suk remains a highly respected speaker on topics of concern to the orthopaedic community. Dr. Suk maintains active membership with the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Florida Orthopaedic Society.

Work experience

Sep 2004Present

Division Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma

University of Florida
Sep 2004Present

Associate Professor

University of Florida




University of Illinois College of Medicine


Boston University School of Public Health


Boston University School of Law


Carleton College