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Richard G Vlasak, MD

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon

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My bio

RICHARD VLASAK, M.D., earned his medical degree at the University of Florida in 1988 and also completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Florida. He completed four fellowships, covering Orthopaedic Oncology, Adult Reconstruction, and Spine at the University of Florida and the Mayo Clinic.

He returned to UF in 1998 to work in the Department of Orthopaedics and has held several positions over the years, including Director of 3rd and 4th year medical students on Orthopaedic rotations, faculty advisor to undergraduate students, and faculty advisor for the Bioengineering Clinical Preceptorship Program.

Vlasak was elected to membership in the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and the American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons. He is also a member of several other professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the International Society of Limb Salvage.

Board certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Fellowship - Musculoskeletal Oncology

    Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, 1996

  • Fellowship - Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedics

    Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, 1995

  • Fellowship - Musculoskeletal Oncology

    University of Florida, 1994

  • Residency - Orthopaedic Surgery

    University of Florida, 1993

  • Internship - Surgery

    University of Florida, 1989

  • Medical Degree

    University of Florida, 1988

My areas of focus



  • Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery




  • Marshall Horowitz Excellence in Teaching Award

    University of Florida, 2007

  • Marshall Horowitz Excellence in Teaching Award

    University of Florida, 2003

  • Marshall Horowitz Excellence in Teaching Award

    University of Florida, 2001