Richard F. Pell IV, M.D.

General Orthopaedics and
Sports Medicine

Dr. Richard F. Pell

Dr. Richard Pell is board certified in orthopaedic surgery. He treats musculoskeletal conditions such as sports injuries, overuse injuries, tendon tears, ligament tears, arthritis, trauma, Workers’ Compensation injuries, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His goal is to treat every patient without surgery when appropriate. Non-operative treatments that Dr. Pell provides include physical therapy, steroid injections, viscosupplementation, and PRP injections. His surgical areas of interest are shoulder/knee/ankle arthroscopy, shoulder/hip/knee total joint replacements, upper and lower extremity tendon repairs, upper and lower extremity trauma, and carpal tunnel release.

Dr. Pell has presented at national and international conferences and has co-authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals. He co-authored the article that won the 1996 Roger A. Mann Award from the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

Dr. Pell earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the Virginia Military Institute. He earned a Doctorate in Medicine from the Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Pell completed a general surgery internship at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York. Following residency, Dr. Pell served on active duty in the United States Navy as an orthopaedic surgeon with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He has been in private practice in Miami and Homestead since 2006.

Dr. Pell is married and has 2 children.


Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany New York (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Internship: Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland (Internship in General Surgery)
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia
Undergraduate: Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia

Board Certification:

Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery – Board Certified

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations:

Homestead Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, Jackson South Medical Center, Miami Surgical Suites, Miami Surgical Center

Society Membership:

Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow (FAAOS)
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
Florida Orthopaedic Society

Areas of Expertise:


Replacements including Reverse Total Shoulder
Tendon Repairs
Rotator Cuff Repairs
Superior Capsular Reconstruction
Labral Repairs


Tendon Repairs
ACL Reconstruction
Meniscus Surgery


Tendon Repairs


Carpal Tunnel Release


Haddad SL, Myerson MS, Pell RF 4th, Schon LC: Clinical and radiographic outcome of revision surgery for failed triple arthrodesis. Foot Ankle Int 18: 489-499, 1997.

Pell RF 4th, Myerson MS, Schon LC: Clinical outcome after primary triple arthrodesis. J Bone Joint Surg 82A: 47-57, 2000.

Pell RF 4th, Whipple RR: Fracture-dislocation of the scapula. Orthopedics 24: 595-597, 2001.

Pell RF 4th, Velyvis JH, Chahal RS, Uhl RL: Functional outcome following anterior submuscular transposition of the ulnar nerve with V-Y lengthening of the flexor-pronator tendon. Am J Orthop 33: 290-294, 2004.

Pell RF 4th, Uhl RL: Complications of thermal ablation in wrist arthroscopy. Arthroscopy 20 Suppl 2: 84-86, 2004.

Pell RF 4th, Khanuja HS, Cooley GR: Leg pain in the running athlete. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 12: 396-404, 2004.