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Vani Sabesan, MD

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specialist in shoulder, elbow & Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Vani J Sabesan is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and Shoulder and Elbow specialist in Palm Beach, FL. She served as Chief of Quality and held the Lang Family Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Research at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Before that she served as program Director of the Orthopaedic Residency Training Program at HCA Florida JFK/ University of MIAMI.

Dr. Sabesan was a founding member of WMU Homer Stryker School of Medicine where she served as the chair of the musculoskeletal course at the medical school and co-chair of the next US Bone and Joint Initiative program to improve musculoskeletal education in medical schools. She has mentored over 150 medical students and residents.

She is committed to educating and training the next generation of orthopedic surgeons and is passionate about increasing diversity in her field.

Dr. Sabesan is passionate about research and leadership in her Orthopedic community. She has published over 105 articles in the peer reviewed literature and has served on a number of regional, national, and international committees and boards, including the Florida Orthopaedic Society Board and program chair, American Shoulder and Elbow Society Research and Advocacy committees, AAOS Shoulder and Elbow Committee, International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty Board, Michigan Orthopedic Society Board, Mid America Orthopaedic Society, and American Orthopedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leaders program.

Dr. Sabesan’s commitment to service extends beyond her role as female faculty member through her national work with Women’s Leadership programs, RJOS, and medical mission work. Dr. Sabesan’s contributions to the peer reviewed literature with over 105 publications demonstrates her continued commitment to excellence in clinical and biomechanical research. She lectures both nationally and internationally in her area of expertise. Dr. Sabesan has received numerous honors including the Lang Family Chair in Orthopaedic Research, Young Investigator Grant recipient, Scholar of the year at CCF Florida, RJOS traveling fellowship, MidAmerica Orthopaedic Association traveling fellowship, OREF Clinician Scientist grant, American Orthopaedic Association’s Leadership Fellows Program, and awarded the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship.

Dr Sabesan values customizing care for each of her patients and providing them with the best possible outcomes after surgery or nonoperative treatment. She is passionate about advancing the field of musculoskeletal health and has herself run over 25 marathons and completed an Ironman. Follow Dr. Sabesan on Intagram and Facebook

3,000 - Surgeries Performed | 105 - Published Articles | 312 - Presentations

Education Background

  • Undergraduate: Duke University (Durham, NC) with a degree in Biology and Religion
  • Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis IN)
  • Internship: Duke University (Durham, NC), Emergency Medicine
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH), Shoulder and Elbow/ Sports and Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship (University of Iowa)

Professional Experience

  • 10 years of clinical practice in Orthopaedics- Shoulder and Elbow and Sports Medicine surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon Faculty at Michigan State University
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon Faculty at Wayne State University
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon and Lang Family Endowed Chair at Cleveland Clinic


  • ASES Foundation Committee Chair - Shoulder and Elbow Week
  • Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery - JFK Hospital
  • Program Director – JFK/University of Miami
  • ASES Foundation Committee - 2021
  • Board of Councilors - American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 2020 - current
  • ASES Advocacy Committee - 2020
  • International Surgical Technology in Arthroplasty - Board Member - 2020
  • ASES Research Committee Member - 2018-2020
  • AAOS Shoulder and Elbow Content committee - 2020 - current
  • Quality Officer Orthopedic and Rheumatologic Institute
  • Lang Endowed Chair of Orthopedic Research- Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • FOS Diversity Chair 2019 and Executive Board Member 2018 - Current
  • FOS - 2019 Annual Meeting Program Chair
  • FOS – Health Policy Committee 2018-2020
  • Movement in Life – Steering Committee - USBJI representative 2016 - Current
  • US Bone and Joint Initiative - Board Member- 2016-2019
  • AAOS Shoulder and Elbow Program Committee – 2015-2019
  • AAOS Leadership Fellows Program – 2016-2017
  • Ortho VAT Committee Member- Beaumont Health – 2015-2016
  • MARCQI – Taylor Site Representative – 2015
  • Beaumont Taylor OR Committee Chair – 2015-2016
  • MidAmerica Orthopaedic Association:
    • Chair Membership Committee - 2017-2018
    • Membership Committee – 2015-2017
  • ORS - Membership Committee – 2014-2015
  • Michigan Orthopedic Society- Board Member – 2011-current
  • Michigan Orthopaedic Society- Educational Committee Chair – 2015-2016
  • American Orthopaedic Association- Emerging Leader Webinar Series Program Committee 2015
  • Kalamazoo Academy of Medicine - Board Member - 2010-2014
  • Chair, Musculoskeletal Curriculum sub-committee, Western Michigan University School of Medicine - 2011 – 6/2014
Vani Sabesan, MD

180 John F Kennedy Dr
Suite 100
Atlantis, FL 33462

Boynton Beach

10275 Hagen Ranch Road
Suite 200
Boynton Beach, FL 33437


1221 S. State Road 7
Suite 200
Wellington, FL 33414

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