Dr. Mead

Meet Dr. Leon Mead

Leon Mead has been southwest Florida’s premier orthopedic surgeon for the last 2 decades.  He is the only orthopedic doctor in the area with advanced fellowship training in 2 areas:

  • Total Joint Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Sports Medicine

This gives him a unique perspective and all the tools to successfully treat all sports and joint problems from the simple to the complex.

Instead of a “one approach fits all” attitude, each patient is afforded a customized approach to their unique set of problems.  This ensures that all opportunities for wellness are explained in understandable terms and administered with the skill of a master craftsman.  It is this absolute commitment to quality that sets Dr. Mead apart.  For well over the last decade he has been honored to be one of “America’s Top Orthopedic Surgeons”.

Currently ranked in the top 1% of all orthopedic surgeons nationally for patient satisfaction by Press-Ganey, and has been so for the last 2 years.  His patients enjoy one of the lowest revision rates and his infection rate is less than 0.1%.  It’s no wonder that operating room personnel consistently choose Dr. Mead for their orthopedic needs. In our own terms: Nurses Know Best!

While Dr. Mead has been practicing since 1989, he remains at the cutting edge of current technology and has been a leader and innovator in the realm of minimally invasive orthopedics and sports medicine. Two decades of experience give him perspective and the rare talent of distinguishing true advance from fad and its associated inferior outcomes.

Dr. Mead is among the 3% of all orthopedic surgeons in the U.S. to receive board certification in sports medicine.  He has been a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America for 20 years and has instructed other orthopedic surgeons here and abroad on cutting edge techniques.  He uses these advanced arthroscopic techniques to return athletes of all ages to their chosen sport.

We welcome you to get to know our Doctor and his team in Naples and feel confident that you will receive the best care for your injured joints.

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION:

Undergraduate:

B.S. (Biology & Chemistry) Magna Cum Laude Alma College – Alma, Michigan 48801 September 9, 1975 – June 6, 1979

Graduate:

M.D. Wayne State University 540 East Canfield Detroit, Michigan 48201 July 7, 1979 – June 6, 1983

Postgraduate Training:

Internship:

General Surgery The University of Texas Medical School at Houston 6411 Fannin, Houstin, Texas 77030 July 7, 1983 – June 6, 1984

Residency:

Orthopaedic Surgery The University of Texas Medical School of Houston 6411 Fannin, Houston, Texas 77030 July 7, 1984 – June 6, 1988

Fellowships:

Total Joint Replacements Anthony K. Hedley, M.D. Phoenix, Arizona July, 1988 – July, 1989 Sports Medicine H. Hoyer Collins, M.D. Phoenix, Arizona May, 1989 – September, 1989

AWARDS:

Academic Excellence Award 1986-87, 1987-88

LICENSURE:

  • State of Texas 1985 – #G7414
  • State of Arizona 1987 – #17583
  • State of Florida 1988 – #54952

BOARD STATUS:

Board Certified July 12, 1991 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Recertified January 1, 2002 Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine November 9,2007, Recertified 2011-Top 10% Nationally

PROFESSIONAL

SOCIETIES:

  • American Medical Association
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Collier County Medical Society
  • Florida Orthopedic Society
  • Alumni Association, Wayne State University
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Active Member
  • Society for Arthritic Joint Surgery

HOSPITAL

AFFILIATIONS:

NCH Healthcare Systems 1989 – Present Active Staff

PRESENTATIONS

1. “Pediatric Fractures about the Elbow”. Presented at Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds. The University of Texas Medical School at Houston/Hermann Hospital. November 10, 1984.
2. “Humeral Fractures – Current Treatment and Operative Exposures”. Presented at Combined Basic Science Program. The University of Texas Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine. April 2, 1985.
3. “Flexor Tendon Injuries”. Presented at Combined Hand Conference. The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Baylor College of Medicine. November, 1985.
4. “The Medial Wipe-Out of the Knee”. Presented at Combined Basic Science Program. The University of Texas Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine. January 19, 1986.
5. “Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis – Current Forms of Therapy”. Presented at Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds. The University of Texas Medical School at Houston/Hermann Hospital. May 17, 1986.
6. “Osteogenesis Imperfecta – An Update of Pathophysiology and Treatment”. Presented at Shrine Pediatric Orthopaedic Conference. The Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children-Houston Unit. July 15, 1986.
7. “Fractures about the Wrist”. Presented at Fracture Conference. The University of Texas Medical School at Houston/Hermann Hospital. October 17, 1986.
8. “Treatment of Leg Length Discrepancies in the Fibular Hemimelius”. Presented at Shrine Pediatric Orthopaedic Conference. The Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children-Houston Unit. November 21, 1986.
9. “Indium III Leukocyte Scanning and Fracture Healing”. Poster presentation at the Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting. San Francisco, California. January 21, 1987.
10. “Indium III Leukocyte Scanning and Fracture Healing”. Presented at the AOA Residents Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah. March 14, 1987.
11. “Symposium Moderator: Total Hip Arthroplasty in the Young Patient”. Presented at Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds. The University of Texas Medical School at Houston/Hermann Hospital. July 25, 1987.
12. “Congential Dislocation of the Hip: The Houston Experience”. Presented at Shrine Lectureship. The Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children Houston Unit. March 6, 1988.
13. “Reconstruction of Complex Post-Laminectomy Spinal Deformity”. Presented at AOA Residents Conference. Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital. March 15, 1988.
14. “Complications of Total Hip Arthroplasty”. Presented at Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds. The University of Texas Medical School at Houston/Hermann Hospital. November 9, 1989.
15. “Heterotopic Ossification Prophylaxis Using 600 Rad Radiation”. Presented at Harrington Arthritis Conference. Scottsdale, Arizona. November 22, 1989.
16. “Posterior Approach for Hip Replacement Surgery”. Presented at Society for Arthritic Joint Surgery. Washington, D.C. October 5, 2007.

PUBLICATIONS

1.

Indium III Leukocyte Scanning and Fracture Healing. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. Vol. IV, No 1, 1990.

2.

Heterotopic Ossification Prophylaxis Using 600 Rad Radiation. Journal of Arthroplasty. December 1989.

3. A Posterior Approach to the Hip Joint with Complete Posterior Capsular and Insular Repair. Journal of Arthroplasty. Supplement 1990.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

1. Advancement in the Treatment of Arthritis. Walk for Wellness Presentation. February 14, 1990.
2. Video Health Fair, WINK-TV. Collier County Medical Society. April 18, 1990.
3. Sports Medicine Advisory Board for Collier County Schools.
4. Team Physician at Lely High School for Collier County Schools.
5. Team Physician at Barron Collier High School for Collier County Schools. Physician Coordinator High School.