Dr. Robert A Vander Griend MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Robert Vander Griend is an orthopedic surgeon in Gainesville, Florida and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Shands at the University of Florida. He received his medical degree from University of Florida College of Medicine and has been in practice for 36 years. Dr. Vander Griend accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 22 doctors at Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center and one of 20 at Shands at the University of Florida who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: Foot & Ankle Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics

Hospital Affiliation

Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Shands at the University of Florida
High performing in Orthopedics

Education & Medical Training

University of Florida
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1978–1983

University of Florida College of Medicine
Class of 1978

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery

FL State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Grafting of massive tibial subchondral bone defects in a caprine model using beta-tricalcium phosphate versus autograft.

Popliteal sciatic perineural local anesthetic infusion: a comparison of three dosing regimens for postoperative analgesia.
Ilfeld, B.M., Thannikary, L.J., Morey, T.E., Vander Griend, R.A., Enneking, F.K.

Quantitative assessment of mechanical laxity in the functionally unstable ankle.
Hubbard, T.J., Kaminski, T.W., Vander Griend, R.A., Kovaleski, J.E.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida BlueCare HMO
  • BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
  • BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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