Paul Lento

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
  • International Triathlon Union Medical Director
  • Team Physician – Booker High / Lakewood Ranch High
  • 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.