Personalized Orthopedics of the Palm Beaches is comprised of board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, interventional spine specialists, and physiatrist all under one roof. Our physicians utilize a team approach, as we believe this method of collaborating with other physicians who specialize in other fields, will give our patients the high-quality collaborative care that they need, in order to have a successful recovery.
Our physicians are dedicated to exploring a wide range of surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for patients suffering from chronic pain due to work and sports-related injuries and degenerative orthopedic conditions.
Regardless of what you are suffering from, the physicians at Personalized Orthopedics of the Palm Beaches can accurately evaluate, diagnose, and create a treatment and rehabilitation plan designed to cater to the patient’s individual needs.
- Gregory M. Martin, MD
- Joseph B. Chalal, MD
- Jeffrey Press, MD
- Michael Zeide, MD
- Michael Baskin, MD
- William Ulrich, PA
Gregory M. Martin, MD
Dr. Gregory M. Martin (founder of Personalized Orthopedics of the Palm Beaches) is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee arthritis and other painful disorders. He has advanced fellowship training in reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee from Harvard Medical School. His five-year orthopaedic surgery residency was completed at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has learned from many of the pioneers in hip and knee replacement and was educated at several of the most prestigious hospitals in the country for joint replacement surgery (Boston: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and New England Baptist Hospital. New York: Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center). He received his Medical Doctorate Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the elite medical honor society. He earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of Miami, where he developed his love of the Florida lifestyle.
Although Dr. Martin has extensive training and experience with state of the art surgical options, he always recommends this as a last resort. He regularly treats patients with non-operative measures including medications, injections, physical therapy, bracing, and provides insight on nutritional supplements. When non-operative treatments fail, Dr. Martin discusses all available elective surgical options. He has extensive experience in less invasive hip and knee replacement (total and partial), arthroscopy, osteotomies, cartilage replacement and joint preserving surgery. He has special expertise in complex revision/failed total hip and knee surgery. His current focus and research interest is in “fast-recovery” hip and knee replacement.
He has presented and taught at national meetings and has authored numerous publications and book chapters on hip and knee replacement. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, a selective group of high volume joint replacement surgeons. He is currently Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at JFK Medical Center and is leading the development of a world-class joint replacement center. His mission is to be a caring, compassionate physician and surgeon and to provide successful outcomes for his patients.
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Joseph B. Chalal, MD
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.
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Jeffrey Press, MD
Dr. Jeffrey A. Press is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine, Joint Replacement & Reconstruction. His practice focuses on the conservative and surgical treatment of musculoskeletal disorders involving the shoulder, hip and knee in the adult and teenage populations. Dr. Press has been serving the South Florida region since 1994, and recently joined the practice in August of 2007.
Dr. Press received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with honors, including Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude. He then graduated from the New York University School of Medicine, where he also graduated with honors and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
Dr. Press received his formal Orthopedic Surgical training at the prestigious Hospital for Joint Disease Orthopedic Institute in New York City. His training was completed with a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Temple University Institute for Sports Medicine. He is currently board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and an active Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Dr. Press' philosophy emphasizes the conservative – i.e. nonoperative – approach to the treatment of various orthopedic injuries and conditions, including sports-related disorders, arthritis, and fractures. Surgical treatment is always reserved for patients who have failed conservative treatment or have no possibility of recovery without surgery. Dr. Press and his entire staff treat patients with the utmost compassion and respect, making each interaction as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
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Michael Zeide, MD
Dr. Michael Zeide is a board-certified general orthopedic surgeon and joined the practice in 2007. After completing Northwestern University Medical School in 1970, Dr. Zeide completed residency at the Hospital for Joint Disease Orthopedic Institute in New York City. After, Dr. Zeide he served as a Major in the United States Army at Fort Dix, NJ at Walson Army Hospital, receiving the Army Commendation Award. As well, he worked as a House Officer in the British National Health System at Cambridge University. Well known in the field of orthopedics, Dr. Zeide is very accomplished. Since 1987, he has been a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Miami School of Medicine, in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. He is a member of multiple organizations including the American College of Rheumatology, American College of Sports Medicine, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Clinical Orthopedic Society, and was a founding member of the North American Spine Society. Dr. Zeide has served as the team physician for John I. Leonard High School and Cardinal Newman High School, and for 20 years has been the company physician for the Miami City Ballet. Impressively, Dr. Zeide volunteered for two months at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel, and performed the first cementless knee replacement. For his volunteer service, he received the North American Myrtle Wreath Award.
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Michael Baskin, MD
As a physiatrist, Dr. Michael Baskin specializes in diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of pain-related spinal disorders. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) as well as interventional pain management since 2004 and uses his comprehensive spine and musculoskeletal training to determine the appropriate line of treatment for a variety of spinal conditions. Specializing in interventional spine, he is able to offer fluoroscopic spinal injection procedures to eliminate spine-related pain and restore normal activities and function.
Dr. Michael Baskin has been in practice for more than 13 years and ran a very busy academic practice at Mount Sinai medical center in Miami Beach where he was head of the international spine/pain program while maintaining his academic appointment as an associate professor at Florida international University school of medicine. Dr. Baskin has performed tens of thousands of spinal procedures to help patients recover from back and neck pain and get back to activity. His practice will serve as a referral center for general and complex non-surgical spinal problems in the region.
Following his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation he completed additional training in interventional spine and pain procedures making him an expert in cervical, thoracic and lumbar procedures as well as a leading expert in advanced neuromodulation, neurotomy, discography and intradiscal procedures. He is an expert in treating thoracic and lumbar compression fractures, performing kyphoplasty procedures that he performs in our in-office procedure suite.
Dr Baskin also provides care of non-spinal musculoskeletal disorders such as hip, shoulder, and elbow pain, as well as postoperative total knee arthroplasty pain.
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Physician’s Assistant Staff
William Ulrich, PA
William (Bill) Ulrich graduated from the Touro College Physician Assistant Program in 2002 and received his bachelor's degree in Physician's Assistant Medicine. He also held a degree as an interventional radiological technologist prior to becoming a physician assistant.
Mr. Ulrich has over ten years of experience in the field of orthopedic surgery, with a special interest in hip and knee replacement. As a physician assistant, he is a State licensed health care provider who assumes an integral role in patient management, both in the office and operating room, under the supervision of Dr. Martin. Bill is a very experienced and valued member of the Preferred Orthopedics of the Palm Beaches professional health care team, dedicated to providing excellence in orthopedics.
To learn more about the physicians at Personalized Orthopedics of the Palm Beaches, call our office at (561) 733-5888 to request an appointment.