SARASOTA, Fla. – (July 7, 2015) – Sarasota Memorial is pleased to welcome Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon Matthew Klima, DO, to the health system’s First Physicians Group (FPG).
Prior to joining Sarasota Memorial’s physician group, Dr. Klima worked the past three years in private practice in Bradenton, providing orthopedic surgical and trauma care to patients hospitalized in Manatee County.
Dr. Klima joined the FPG surgical group on July 6, and serves as the orthopedic surgeon/traumatologist for Sarasota Memorial’s new Level II Trauma Center. In addition to his work with the hospital’s trauma team, he also works with orthopedic surgeons in the area and accepts patient referrals for complex orthopedic conditions and procedures. He specializes in treating patients who have suffered traumatic orthopedic injuries, including fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum, long bones and ribs, peri-articular fractures, post traumatic limb salvage, non-union of fractures, malunion of fractures, deformity correction, soft tissue defects of the lower extremity and post-traumatic infections. His practice is located in the Waldemere Medical Center, 1921 Waldemere Street, Ste. 504. For information or appointments, call (941) 917-8525.
Dr. Klima began his career as a licensed physical therapist in 2001. He went to medical school at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Ill., where he earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) degree in 2006. He completed an orthopedic surgical residency at Western University of Health Sciences, Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley, Calif., in 2011, and received advanced fellowship training in orthopedic trauma surgery at the University of Florida-Shands Medical Center, in Gainesville. He has published and presented numerous research studies on the latest surgical techniques and treatments for traumatic orthopedic injuries and serves as a faculty instructor for the AO Foundation (North America/Orthopaedic Trauma Division), a nonprofit organization led by an international group of surgeons specialized in the treatment of trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system.