In over 19 years of practice in Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Erol Yoldas has become one of the top orthopedic sports medicine doctors in Florida. He began practice in 2000, specializing in complex reconstruction of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. Currently performing more than 900 surgeries a year, half of his practice is knees (ACL reconstruction, meniscal/cartilage injuries) and the other half shoulder/elbow (rotator cuff, labral repair/stabilization, UCL reconstruction).
Prior to practicing, he earned a biomedical engineering degree at Duke University and a medical degree from Yale University, where he received the nation’s top honor society for medicine (AOA). For orthopedic residency, he trained under the outstanding sports medicine department at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Yoldas was then offered the preeminent sports medicine fellowship in this country at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado.
As part of his scope of care on and off the field, Dr. Yoldas was the team physician for the Miami Dolphins for 13 years and the Miami Marlins for 18 years. He is currently a team physician for NSU and several local colleges. He still finds time on Friday nights to volunteer coverage for several local high schools.
Dr. Yoldas actively works with the leaders in the research industry, developing novel techniques that are less invasive offering patients the best chance to recover.