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Dr. Amun Makani is a Harvard-trained, double board-certified orthopedic surgeon and orthopedic sports medicine specialist. Dr. Makani is an active fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Makani offers state-of-the-art diagnostics and innovative, personalized care to treat painful orthopaedic issues and sports injuries including complex knee cartilage and ligamentous injuries, shoulder pathology including rotator cuff injuries and advanced arthritis in all major joints.

Dr. Makani graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University and was inducted into the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society for his achievement in Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Makani earned his Doctor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

He was selected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, an honor given to the top of one’s medical school class. He was selected to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency at the ivy league University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia, the oldest orthopaedic residency in the country.

Following his residency, Dr. Makani completed additional rigorous fellowship training in orthopaedic sports medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Makani also earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

Dr. Makani has years of experience in clinical and athletic environments. In addition to conventional orthopedic care, he also provides newer modalities including injection treatments to help patients get back to their regular activities quickly. He has also acted as team physician for the NFL’s New England Patriots, MLB’s Boston Red Sox, MLS’ New England Revolution, and several colleges. conventional orthopedic care, he also provides newer modalities including injection treatments to help patients get back to their regular activities quickly


We know that the Covid-19 virus has provided significant challenges for patients everywhere and we want to be available to you. Our office is committed to providing exceptional care safely. Additionally we offer Telehealth options for patients who wish to have a virtual office visit. Please contact our office to schedule.

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Professional Affiliations

  • Dr. Makani has been a former team physician for professional teams including the New England Patriots, New England Revolution professional soccer team, Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Bruins. He has also been head team physician for colleges including Curry College and Florida Southern College.


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Ascend Orthopaedics And Sports Medicine
6450 38th Avenue North, Suite 320
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Phone: 727-498-8003
Fax: 727-498-8033

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