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Aaron Bates, MD

Dr. Bates is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine.

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist | Southeast Orthopedic Specialists

After completing medical school at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine, Dr. Bates went on to complete an internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, then served our great country as a Naval Flight Surgeon.  He completed his residency in OrthopedicSurgery at UF Health in Jacksonville, FL, where he was chosen as theAdministrative Chief Resident.  Following his residency, Dr. Bates completed his fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Dr. Bates has assisted as a team physician for the Houston Texans,Houston Astros, Houston Dynamo and the University of Houston. When returning toJacksonville he served as a team physician for the Jacksonville Jaguars and theJacksonville Sharks.  Currently, Dr.Bates is the team physician for Fleming Island, Clay, and Oakleaf High Schools as well as the other various Clay County high schools.

Medical Degree
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Orthopedic Surgery Residency
UF Health, Jacksonville, FL

Sports Medicine Fellowship
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Certifications
Board-Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Professional Affiliations
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
Northeast Florida Orthopaedic Society
American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
National Medical Association
Northeast Florida Medical Society

Athletic Affiliations
Team Physician, Clay High School

Orthopedic Specialties

Orthopedic Surgeon

Specialties include ACL Repair, SCR, Bio Uni, ACL, Shoulder Pain, UCL, Total Shoulder, and Arthroscopy.

Sports Medicine

Expertise in the diagnosis, treatment, and surgery of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries.

Athletic Partnerships

Dr. Bates has acted as the team physician for the Jacksonville Jaguars and various area schools.