Meet Dr. Ralph Rizk

Dr. Ralph Rizk is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon who treats adults and children. 

He specializes in hip and knee reconstruction/replacement, as well as surgical treatment of shoulder, hand, foot & ankle conditions.  He also has extensive training in PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and stem cells.

He completed his fellowship training at the prestigious Drexel University College of Medicine/Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, PA.  During his fellowship, he received extensive training in the most advanced surgical techniques, including robotic hip (anterior approach) and knee replacement  – training under the pioneers of robotic surgery – as well as multimodal pain management to decrease patient pain and discomfort after surgery, leading to faster recovery.  

Equally as important, Dr. Rizk possesses the character and compassion needed to ensure the Heekin Clinic continues to deliver a superior patient experience.

Dr. Rizk was raised in Jacksonville, FL.  He attended The Bolles School during his elementary and high school years.  He graduated at the top of his class at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science.

He pursued his medical degree at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, FL and completed his orthopaedic training at Largo Medical Center-NSU COM in Largo, FL.   He then went on to complete his fellowship training at the prestigious Drexel University College of Medicine/Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, PA. During his fellowship, he received extensive training in robotic hip and knee replacement, along with various surgical approaches to the hip, including the direct anterior approach – training under the pioneers of robotic surgery, and direct anterior approach hip surgery, in the state of Pennsylvania. He participated in the most up-to-date surgical techniques in hip and knee replacement, including multimodal pain management to decrease patient pain and discomfort after surgery, leading to faster recovery.

Education

  • Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ft. Lauderdale
  • Residency: Largo Medical Center, Largo, FL
  • Fellowship: Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction , Drexel University College of Medicine/Allegheny Health Network

Experience

  • Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Anterior approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Fracture/Dislocations
  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Shoulder/Knee)
  • Ligament Reconstruction (ACL)
  • Tendon/Muscle Transfer
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Arthritis

Memberships

  • AAHKS, Member, 2017-Present
  • AOAO, Member, 2014-Present
  • AAOS, Member, 2014-Present
  • AOA, Member, 2007-Present

Certifications & Licenses

Makoplasty Total Knee Arthroplasty/Total Hip Arthroplasty/Uni-Compartmental Knee Arthroplasty Certification

2019-Present

State of Florida Unrestricted Medical License

2017-Present

State of Pennsylvania Unrestricted Medical License

2019-Present

State of Ohio Residency Training License

April 2017-July 2017

American College of Surgeons Advanced Trauma Life Support

2017-Present

Dr. Heekin replaced my left hip on February 1, 2012. At 69 years young I wanted to be able to continue to work and stay physically active. I have been able to do all of that and more. Thank you…

Judith Vlasic

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