Our Orthopedic Team

Florida Medical Center’s orthopedic program is comprised of a skilled multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals offering expert treatments and coordinated, compassionate care. Our team of orthopedic surgeons, nurses, educators, dietitians, therapists, case managers and the orthopedic navigator are committed to helping you or a loved one achieve a more rapid recovery and ultimately return to a more active lifestyle.

Coordinated Care Approach

Our team at Florida Medical Center utilizes a collaborative and coordinated approach to care that spans beyond just a surgical procedure. With specialized training and education in orthopedics, our surgeons, operating room teams, anesthesiologists, nursing staff, therapy specialists and the many others that take part in your care, are dedicated to enhancing your quality of life through a comprehensive recovery plan.

In most cases your treatment plan may begin prior to your procedure. The orthopedic navigator will guide you through the process. Your treatment plan may include pain management, physical and/or occupational therapy and a plan for once you arrive home. With a coordinated approach, our members of the orthopedic team will help ensure that you are prepared for the road to recovery.

Colleen Griffith-Dennis, RN, BSN

Director of Medical Surgical Services

Colleen leads the team of nurses and staff on the Surgical Suites Unit and is responsible for helping patients receive post-operative care by the clinical staff. She oversees implementation of post-operative treatment and that the patient’s recuperation is optimal. Her team works with the orthopedic manager to ensure that all patient education and team communication is seamless. She began her career at Florida Medical Center in 2007.

Sharon McGreal RNFA, CNOR, ONC

Program Manager

Sharon directs patient/family education, discharge planning, continuity of care and acts as a communicator of information to patients, staff and physicians. She oversees both the Total Joint and Spine Surgical program implementation. She is a key member of the surgical team and acts as a patient ambassador. Sharon states; “I’m here for the entire hospital and surgical process to help with the individual needs and concerns of each patient. My goal is to help patients recover functionally and to have the best possible outcomes.”

Barbara Allen RN, CNOR

Director of Perioperative Services

Barbara Allen oversees the daily operations of the hospital’s surgical units. Barbara directs the scheduling and provision of perioperative patient care, provides surgical assistance and surgical equipment to Orthopedic Team. She began her career at Florida Medical Center as an operating room nurse and has now been a part of the hospital’s family for over 25 years. She was an integral member of the team who remodeled the orthopedics and spine surgical suite.

Jane Piskin, OTR/L CHT

Director of Rehab

Jane Piskin is the Director of Rehab at Florida Medical Center. She has been working in the rehab industry for 40 years. Jane joined the Florida Medical rehab team in 2019. Jane’s expertise includes as a Certified Hand Therapist-Upper Quarter rehab, Orthopedics, Trauma, Neurology, Prosthetics and Orthotics, acute inpatient, outpatient and long term rehab. She directs the rehab department’s role and function in the Orthopedic Program and is an integral member of FMC’s orthopedic council.

Deidre Maharajh, MSPT

Rehab Manager

Deidre Maharajh is the Rehab Manager at Florida Medical Center. She has been working in the rehab industry for 18 years. She joined the Florida Medical rehab team in 2017. Deidre’s expertise includes acute care, inpatient and outpatient orthopedics, neurology, and critical care rehab. She plays an integral role a member of FMC’s Orthopedic Council and serves as one of the educators in the pre-op total joint patient training class. Deidre also coordinates the orthopedic total joint program education and training of the Physical and Occupational Therapy staff.

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