The program is staffed by Stephen Swirsky, DO and Craig J. Spurdle, MD. Both Drs. Spurdle and Swirsky have diversified backgrounds and unique approaches with an unparalleled understanding of what is required to help their patients return to their optimal level of health and athletic performance. Both physicians are members of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Dr. Swirsky, who is certified by and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
, treats injuries through Nicklaus Children's Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Nicklaus Children's Dan Marino Outpatient Center. He is the team physician for USA Judo and travels with the national and Olympic level teams both nationally and internationally. He has experience treating athletes on the USA Gymnastics team and is the lead physician for the Miami Galos boxing team. He is the team physician for one of the largest high schools in Miami-Dade County and a large gymnastics academy in Broward County. Prior to completing his medical degree and orthopaedic surgery residency, Dr. Swirsky was a physical therapist and a certified athletic trainer. He is currently a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and is part of the clinical faculty at the University of Miami Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation and Florida International University Department of Orthopaedics. Dr. Swirsky has close to a decade of experience specializing in pediatric arthroscopic surgery.
Dr. Craig J. Spurdle
is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery as a Diplomate. He has advanced fellowship-training in pediatric orthopedic sports medicine and general pediatric orthopedics from the Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta. He is a voluntary assistant professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine and brings a special understanding of sports medicine to the practice of orthopedic medicine by providing care and treating injuries through Nicklaus Children's Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Nicklaus Children's West Kendall Outpatient Center
with the purpose of getting young athletes back in the game. He is a former member of the U.S. World Cup Ski Team and travels with the U.S. World Cup Ski and Snowboard Teams as an on-snow physician. Dr. Spurdle is a specialist in pediatric arthroscopic surgical procedures.