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Nomen Azeem, MD, FAAPMR

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Nomen Azeem, MD, FAAPMR

Nomen Azeem, MD, FAAPMR

Comprehensive Pain Management and Sports Medicine Specialist with Advanced Training in Clinical and Surgical Techniques
Originally from Washington, DC, Dr. Azeem obtained his undergraduate education at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA and his medical education at the Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica. He served his medical internship at Medstar Harbor Hospital Center in Baltimore, Maryland followed by his residency at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Washington, DC. At that time, he also served as Chief Resident. Dr Azeem is Double Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Medicine.

Upon completion of his residency, Dr Azeem held a faculty position with Medstar Georgetown University/National Rehabilitation Hospital as a Musculoskeletal Medicine Specialist. He then went on to complete his ACGME Interventional Pain Fellowship at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Most recently, Dr Azeem was an Interventional Pain and Sports Medicine physician as well as Director of Neuro-modulation at Louisiana Pain Specialists in New Orleans, LA.

Dr Azeem has a strong background in interventional therapies for spine disease, complex pain syndromes, peripheral joint disease, sports injuries, and regenerative therapies. He is an expert at both diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Dr Azeem lectures nationally and has authored numerous publications, with several on the subject of PRP (platelet rich plasma). He is a member in the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Association of Academic Physiatrists, the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and the American College of Physicians.

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Trevor R. Born, M.D.

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Trevor R. Born, M.D.

Trevor R. Born, M.D.

Fellowship Trained in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Dr. Trevor Born earned dual degrees at the University of Florida with a B.A. in Classical Studies and a B.S. in Chemistry, graduating cum laude in both. He earned his Medical Degree at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, FL. Dr. Born then completed Residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he learned from and trained under leaders in the field. He concluded his training with a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, gaining knowledge and expertise in arthroscopic and other minimally invasive techniques for treatment of upper and lower extremity conditions.

During his studies, Dr. Born earned numerous awards and accolades including induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Academic Excellence Award, and the Excellence in Medical Neuroscience award from USF College of Medicine.

In conjunction with his specialty in Sports Medicine, Dr. Born served as Team Physician for high school football teams in Minnesota. During fellowship, he served as a team physician for the Brown University varsity teams, taking care of athletes of all sports, as well as the Providence Bruins (Boston Bruins affiliate) AHL hockey team. Recently Dr. Born provided team physician coverage for the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Cham- pionship during the regional rounds in Providence, RI.

Dr. Born lectures regionally and nation- ally and his research has been published in several journals. He is a member of the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, AAOS (American Academy of Ortho- pedic Surgeons), AANA (Arthroscopy Association of North America), and AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine). He has served as an Associate Master Instructor for AANA, teaching residents the fundamentals of arthroscopy and sports medicine.

Dr. Born is a native of Bradenton, Florida, having graduated from Bayshore High School as valedictorian, and is very excited to be returning to the Gulf Coast. He enjoys football, basketball, golf, guitar, and spending time with his wife, Diana. He joins Sarasota Orthopedic Associates in the commitment to get his patients back on their feet, back to work, back in the game, and back to life.

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Gregory C. Farino, M.D.

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Gregory C. Farino, M.D.

Gregory C. Farino, M.D.

Dr. Farino is Fellowship Trained and Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery with a specialty in hand and wrist reconstruction, offering the latest in surgical developments and techniques.

A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Farino received his undergraduate degree in Biology achieving Magna cum Laude honors at DeSales University and his medical degree at Temple University Medical School. At Temple, he was recognized as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Farino completed his residency at Penn State University/Milton S Hershey Medical Center and earned his Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. He then served as an orthopedic surgeon on the Gulf Coast of Florida prior to joining South Indianapolis Orthopedics.

Dr. Farino has clinical interests in, but not limited to, tendon injuries, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, trigger finger, Dupuytren’s Contracture, Epicondylitis, and arthritis. Dr. Farino advocates personalized care saying, “I’ve always treated patients as family members. I talk with them about their challenges, offer them the best possible solutions, and together, we come to a consensus as to the best treatment for their situation”. Like all surgeons at SOA, Dr. Farino strongly believes in staying involved in all aspects of patient care, from initial diagnosis to post-operative rehabilitation. “I think the decisions that are made or not made in the postoperative period are as important as the decision to perform surgery and the actual operation itself,” said Dr. Farino.

Dr. Farino has treated the orthopedic needs of sports teams and athletes, including the Pittsburgh Pirates during training season and minor league players during regular season. He also worked with the Under-18 U.S. soccer team as well as student athletes at IMG/Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

Dr. Farino is pleased to return to beautiful, sunny Florida to join Sarasota Orthopedic Associates where our commitment is to get our patients back on their feet, back to work, back in the game, and back to life.

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W. Kim Furman, M.D.

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W. Kim Furman, M.D., FAAOS

Dr. Furman specializes in Arthritis and Joint Replacement Surgery. Dr. Furman joined the practice in 1987. He has served as Chief of Orthopedics at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Doctors Hospital and Health South Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota. He engages in Orthopedic Research as well as publishing articles in medical journals. He has traveled to centers in Asia lecturing and instructing on total joint replacements. He received his undergraduate degree at Northeastern University in Boston, his medical degree from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, his surgical internship at Mt. Sinai, and his fellowship in Total Joint Replacements/Arthroscopic Surgery at the renowned Anderson Orthopedic Research Institute in Virginia.

Sarasota Orthopedic Associates provides the highest level of compassionate and professional orthopedic, physical therapy and occupational therapy care while treating our patients with the utmost respect, privacy and concern. Sarasota Orthopedic Associates 941.951.(BONE) 2663 www.soa.md. Two locations: Sarasota: 2750 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota FL 34293 and Lakewood Ranch: 6230 University Parkway, Suite 203 Sarasota, FL 34240

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Daniel J. Howard, D.P.M.

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Daniel J. Howard, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

Fellowship Trained; Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Dr. Howard earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Science from the University of West Florida at Pensacola and went on to receive his Masters of Science degree in Systems Analysis. Dr. Howard served as Aerospace Engineer at General Dynamics Air and Space Division. He received his degree from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine at Miami and completed his Podiatric Surgical Residency at the Atlanta VA Medical Center (associated with Emory University School of Medicine). Dr. Howard completed an advanced Fellowship training program in Complex Foot Surgery with Dr. Harold W. Vogler through Sarasota Orthopedic Associates.

Caring for patients of all ages, Dr. Howard specializes in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. Other areas of his expertise are paralysis, fractures, Charcot foot, Achilles tendon ruptures, tendon transfers, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Howard also treats bunions, hammertoes, arthritis, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and other problems associated with the lower extremity of the body.

Dr. Howard enjoys speaking, sharing, and teaching about topics dealing with the foot, ankle, and lower extremity. His topics range from common foot and ankle problems and treatments to more complex issues of reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. Dr. Howard sees patients at the Sarasota Orthopedic Associates offices in Sarasota and has medical priviledges at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.

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Paul Lento, M.D.

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Fellowship Trained and Board Certified in Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Subspecialty Certified in Sports Medicine, Dr. Lento specializes in the non-surgical treatment of various musculoskeletal problems by identifying the cause of musculoskeletal pain or loss of function and determines whether the problem is mechanical, inflammatory, or degenerative. Together with a variety of non-surgical strategies, Dr. Lento addresses these problems which ables patients to get back to enjoying life.

Dr. Lento received his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia and began serving as a Medical Officer in the United States Navy at Pensacola Naval Hospital where he was selected Intern of the Year. He returned to Philadelphia to complete his residency where he obtained the highest written board score in the country in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). The following year, he completed a fellowship in sports and non-operative spine rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the #1 rated rehabilitation hospital in the country. After a 10 year stay of training medical students, residents, and fellows, he returned to Philadelphia as an Associate Professor at Temple University Medical School working alongside Orthopedic Surgeons in the Sports Medicine Department.

Dr Lento was formerly an advisor for the North American Spine Society providing the appropriate use of exercise to treat spinal conditions. He is also a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the use of Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. The Musculoskeletal Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging test of the musculoskeletal system to diagnose tendon, muscle, and ligament tears, inflammation or fluid within joints, early changes of rheumatoid arthritis, cartilage, nerve entrapments, and soft tissues without the use of ionizing radiation or MRI. He uses ultrasound in two distinct methods; noninvasive diagnostics and for the guidance of injections directly into problematic areas.

Accomplished & Recognized Sports Physician:

  • Castle Connolly Top Doc
  • Lakewood Ranch High School
  • Philadelphia University 
  • Chicago Steel Junior A Hockey 
  • Loyola University Chicago 
  • 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics 
  • 2002 Salt Lake Winter Paralympics 
  • Naval Medical Officer 
  • Chicago Marathon
  • Chicago Triathlon
  • Houston Marathon
  • Marine Corps Marathon 

Dr Lento is a Castle Connolly “Top Doc”. This prestigious distinction is the result of peer nomination and a research team of medical professionals who acknowledge outstanding doctors.

Sarasota Orthopedic Associates is proud to announce that Dr. Lento is the Team Physician for Booker High School Football Season.

Sarasota Orthopedic Associates provides the highest level of compassionate and professional orthopedic, physical therapy and occupational therapy care while treating our patients with the utmost respect, privacy and concern. Sarasota Orthopedic Associates 941.951.(BONE) 2663 www.soa.md. Two locations: Sarasota: 2750 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota FL 34293 and Lakewood Ranch: 6230 University Parkway, Suite 203 Sarasota, FL 34240

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Randall C. Morgan, M.D.

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Randall C. Morgan, M.D., FAAOS, MBA

Fellowship Trained in Pediatric and General Orthopedics, Dr Morgan is a surgeon achieving a career of excellence in service to his patients, a visionary leader in group medical practice, community and youth mentorship. As a Sarasota Orthopedic Associates physician he presently serves as Executive Director of Orthopedic Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute while engaged as an orthopedic surgeon locally.

Dr Morgan earned a BA in Chemistry from Grinnell College, Iowa and began a long career of medicine after acceptance at Howard University College of Medicine. He served an internship and orthopedic surgery residency at Northwestern University, Chicago where he was recognized as “Resident of the Year” and also as Chief Resident of Orthopedic Surgery. He then served as Resident Physician at the prestigious Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in Downey, CA completing his residency. Dr Morgan joined two of his NW faculty members in their private practice in Evanston, IL and became the first African American staff surgeon at the hospital.

Dr Morgan practiced in his hometown, Gary, IN and with the assistance of his father, Dr Randall Morgan, Sr, he founded the Orthopedic Centers of Northwestern Indiana serving as president He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He served as Asst. Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Indiana University and as Clinical Associate at NW University. He later earned his MBA from University of South Florida.

In addition to his contributions to community service Dr Morgan is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and certified by the American Board of Managed Care Medicine. A singular highlight was receiving an honorary Doctor of Science by his alma mater, Grinnell College.

Dr Morgan presently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at FL State School of Medicine and Clinical Asst Professor of Community Medicine at the University of CT Health Center. It is there that he continues to develop his research interest in healthcare and musculoskeletal disparities.

Sarasota Orthopedic Associates provides the highest level of compassionate and professional orthopedic, physical therapy and occupational therapy care while treating our patients with the utmost respect, privacy and concern. Sarasota Orthopedic Associates 941.951.(BONE) 2663 www.soa.md. Two locations: Sarasota: 2750 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota FL 34293 and Lakewood Ranch: 6230 University Parkway, Suite 203 Sarasota, FL 34240

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Andrew W. Moulton, M.D

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Dr. Moulton specializes in spine surgery.  He is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders in pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.  He performs all aspects of spinal care, from non-operative treatments to minimally invasive surgery, tumor, fracture and deformity correction.  Dr. Moulton is also the Founder and President of the Board of Directors of the Butterfly Foundation, a non-profit medical organization dedicated to improving the lives of children with complex spinal deformity in developing countries.  Sarasota Orthopedic Associates is honored to have him on our team of exceptional fellowship trained physicians!


Dr. Moulton received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Neurophysiology at the University of California in Los Angeles.  Subsequently, he received his medical degree from the State University of New York Down State School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery.  Dr. Moulton followed with a fellowship in Spinal Surgery at New York University/Hospital for Joint Disease.  He was then nominated as a Traveling Fellow by the North American Spine Society, wherein he trained at many of the premier spinal surgery centers around the world. Committed to education, Dr. Moulton previously served as an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at New York Medical College where he trained the orthopedic residents and the Hospital for Special Surgery spine fellows. He has published several papers in professional journals, is the editor of a textbook of spinal deformity, and has served as faculty for the Cleveland Clinic Review Courses.  He is fluent in Spanish, Japanese and Portuguese.


In addition to utilizing his spine surgery expertise on his patients of all ages, Dr. Moulton devotes a great deal of time caring for and providing surgery to children all over the world in dire need of corrective spine surgery; many times saving their lives.  His dedication and concern for the quality of life for those he treats is unmatched.   

Sarasota Orthopedic Associates provides the highest level of compassionate and professional orthopedic, physical therapy and occupational therapy care while treating our patients with the utmost respect, privacy and concern. Sarasota Orthopedic Associates 941.951.(BONE) 2663 www.soa.md. Two locations: Sarasota: 2750 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota FL 34293 and Lakewood Ranch: 6230 University Parkway, Suite 203 Sarasota, FL 34240

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Steven M. Page, M.D.

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Steven M. Page, M.D.

Fellowship Trained and Double BoardCertified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Page is an orthopedic physician witha specialty in Sports Medicine. He is also experienced in non-surgical treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries.

Dr. Page specializes in treating athletes of all ages and passions. From playground activity to school sports to weekend warriors to professional athletes, Dr. Page focuses on treating competitors across all sports categories. He has expertise in knee and shoulder surgeries including, but not limited to, rotator cuff tears, dislocations, cartilage injuries, ACL reconstructions, meniscus repairs, fractures, and shoulder instability repairs. Dr. Page is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Over his career Dr. Page has written numerous publications appearing in the Southern Medical Journal, Journal of Hand Surgery, and USC Orthopedic Surgery Journal. He presented nationally at Workers Compensation and Employment Law seminars as well as various orthopedic associations. He continues his interest in orthopedics and scientific research by pursuing the advancement of newer orthopedic implants, innovative arthroscopic techniques, and groundbreaking technology to improve surgical outcomes.

Dr. Page earned his B.A. in Zoology at Miami University and his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College Of Medicine, achieving the distinction as Highest Ranking Graduate. His residency was completed at the University of South Carolina followed by a Fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the UHZ Sports Medicine Institute, University of Miami. During his Sports Fellowship, Dr. Page was team physician for numerous athletes from the Miami Hurricanes, Miami Dolphins, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

We are proud to have Steven Page, MD join our group of Sports Medicine specialists as a team physician at Lakewood Ranch High School. The commitment of Sarasota Orthopedic Associates is to get our patients back on their feet, back to work, back in the game, and back to life.

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Brian C. Rell, D.P.M., FACFAS

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Brian C. Rell, D.P.M., FACFAS

Dr. Brian C. Rell, D.P.M., FACFAS, Nationally Recognized, Specializing in Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery joins Sarasota Orthopedic Associates February 18, 2013

Dr. Brian C. Rell Received his degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine and completed an intensive 3-year reconstructive foot and ankle surgical residency at The Graduate Hospital in Center City Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Rell is double board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS), both in Foot Surgery and in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery, and is also a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS).

Dr. Rell has been practicing in Manatee County for over 10 years and holds privileges at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Doctor’s Hospital of Sarasota, and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He provides comprehensive evaluation and care for patients of all ages and various pathologies including pediatric deformities and congenital conditions. Additionally, Dr. Rell has specialized training in complex reconstruction of the foot and ankle, including flat foot reconstruction, joint replacements, joint fusions, Achilles tendon ruptures, tendon transfers and arthroscopic surgery. He is one of a select few Podiatrists in The State of Florida that is trained and certified in Total Ankle Replacement Surgery.

Many patients do not require surgery or invasive treatment. For those patients, Dr. Rell utilizes cutting edge non-surgical techniques including: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection therapy, functional bracing and orthotics, and rehabilitative exercise programs. Bunions, hammertoes, heel pain, plantar fasciitis and arthritis can often be conservatively treated with functional rehabilitation of foot and ankle. In those cases requiring bunion or hammertoe surgery, Dr. Rell utilizes his expertise to provide the latest in procedural and technological options.

Dr. Rell serves as a Team Physician to the Baltimore Orioles and has expertise in treating sports related foot and ankle injuries. Dr. Rell also serves as an adjunct Clinical Instructor for the Florida State University, College of Medicine. He lectures both locally and nationally and is actively involved in educating fellow foot and ankle surgeons on reconstructive surgical procedures and techniques.

Sarasota Orthopedic Associates provides the highest level of compassionate and professional orthopedic, physical therapy and occupational therapy care while treating our patients with the utmost respect, privacy and concern. Sarasota Orthopedic Associates 941.951.(BONE) 2663 www.soa.md. Two locations: Sarasota: 2750 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota FL 34293 and Lakewood Ranch: 6230 University Parkway, Suite 203 Sarasota, FL 34240

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Jeffrey Alan Silverstein, MD

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Jeffrey A. Silverstein, MD

Dr. Silverstein specializes in the operative and non-operative treatments for patients with arthritis and fractures of the hip and knee joints. He has been trained in the latest techniques for hip and knee joint replacements including muscle sparing surgical techniques, partial knee replacements, customized patient specific implants, hip resurfacing, computer and robotic-assisted surgery and care for fractures of the hip and knee.

He is originally from West Virginia, where he received his medical degree from West Virginia University. Dr. Silverstein completed his orthopedic surgery residency in 2011 at the University of Illinois in Chicago, followed by an additional one year fellowship in hip and knee replacement surgery with the Florida Orthopedic Institute in Tampa.

Dr. Silverstein focuses on improving the quality of life for his patients in a compassionate and comprehensive manner. He believes that it is important for physicians and patients to communicate openly, effectively and work together to achieve the best outcomes.

Sarasota Orthopedic Associates provides the highest level of compassionate and professional orthopedic, physical therapy and occupational therapy care while treating our patients with the utmost respect, privacy and concern. Sarasota Orthopedic Associates 941.951.(BONE) 2663 www.soa.md. Two locations: Sarasota: 2750 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota FL 34293 and Lakewood Ranch: 6230 University Parkway, Suite 203 Sarasota, FL 34240