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Dr. Joseph B. Chalal is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and was founder of Preferred Orthopedics of the Palm Beaches. He specializes in sports medicine, and arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery. After graduating from Lafayette College summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Chalal received his medical doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He graduated in 1982 as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Following his general surgical internship and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, he completed his orthopedic residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center where he was the Annie C. Kane Fellow and Chief Resident. Dr. Chalal performed a sports medicine fellowship at North Sydney Sports Medicine Center.
Dr. Chalal continues to evaluate injuries suffered in athletic endeavors. You can be assured that all nonoperative means will be exhausted before surgical options are discussed, including PRP and stem cell treatments. Dr. Chalal offers state of the art arthroscopic surgery for most conditions that ultimately require surgical intervention.
Dr. Chalal has been practicing sports medicine in the Palm Beach area since 1988. He is presently an orthopedic consultant for the Miami City Ballet. Over the years, he was the former team physician for Palm Beach Community College, Wellington High School, and St. Andrews School. He is the past orthopedic consultant for the International Tennis Academy in Delray Beach, as well as the Miami Heat when they held their preseason practices in Palm Beach County.