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David Abbasi, M.D.

Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. David Abbasi is a Double Board Certified and Fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery. His expertise includes the latest innovations and most advanced techniques for minimally invasive surgery and open reconstructive treatments, as well as nonsurgical management and rehabilitation including Regenerative Medicine. His treatment plan is unique with each patient and his goal is to help all of his patients reach their maximum potential.

Dr. Abbasi is recognized nationally and internationally for being consulted and trusted to take care of many of the top professional mixed martial arts (MMA) and other professional athletes in the world including competitors in the UFC, Bellator, and ONE Fighting Championships. He has given lectures and taught on topics such as knee ACL reconstruction, open knee ligament reconstruction, shoulder labral repair, and elbow Tommy John surgery on the elite athlete. He also is very active with social media and has been referenced and interviewed by many of the top sports entertainment media personalities and channels, sports medicine shows, and podcasts. In addition, he serves as a ringside physician for the top professional boxing and mixed martial arts events and promotions including the UFC.

He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Iowa and completed medical school at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois. Dr. Abbasi then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Cincinnati Hospitals where he served as chief resident. He completed an additional fellowship year of specialty training in orthopedic sports medicine at the prestigious Doctor’s Hospital / UHZ Sports Medicine Institute in Coral Gables, FL.

Dr. Abbasi has extensive hands-on experience treating sports injuries from all sports at the highest levels including high school, collegiate, and professional athletes including the NCAA Cincinnati Bearcats and Florida International University Panthers, the NHL Florida Panthers, and NFL Miami Dolphins.



  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Labral and SLAP repair
  • Rotator cuff tear repair
  • Superior capsular reconstruction
  • Pectoralis major tendon repair
  • Proximal biceps tenodesis
  • Total and reverse shoulder replacement
  • AC joint injury reconstruction
  • Clavicle fracture repair


  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) reconstruction, “Tommy John” surgery
  • Osteochondritis dissecans of elbow
  • Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis elbow) repair
  • Distal biceps tendon repair


  • Knee arthroscopy
  • ACL reconstruction
  • PCL reconstruction
  • Meniscal repair
  • Knee cartilage restoration and transplantation
  • Medial Patellofemoral (MPFL) and patellar instability reconstruction
  • Knee ligament repair and reconstruction


  • Regenerative medicine
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Amniotic fluid injections
  • Stem Cell treatments and injections
  • Fracture Repair Surgery
  • Tendon and ligament repair

Dr. Abbasi with THE Jon Anik! We all know him from his career as the official VOICE OF THE UFC. Jon Anik trusts none other than Dr. Abbasi to take care of him!

Dr. Abbasi with the UFC Hall of Famer and Legend Vitor Belfort. Vitor Belfort trusts Dr. Abbasi to stay in his Top Championship form!

Dr. Abbasi has helped many UFC & MMA professional fighters who trust him with their care, including UFC Star Jared “Flash” Gordon.

Meet Dr. David Abbasi

Sit in on an ACL Surgery Consultation with Dr. David Abbasi.

Check out this video from Phil Daru: Dr. Abbasi goes through an in-depth consultation including checking the patient, looking at x-rays And MRI, and giving his final recommendation! 

Our very own Dr. David Abbasi performed ACL Tear Reconstruction for award winning MMA strength and conditioning coach Phil Daru. Check out the in-depth vlog and behind the scenes of the entire ACL surgery here!

(WARNING: This video contains graphic images and video footage of a live surgical procedure. Viewer discretion is advised.) 

Dr. Abbasi serves as ringside physician for professional MMA and Boxing events.