Paul I. Meli, MD, FAAOS
  • Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Specializing in Knee and Shoulder Repair and Sports Medicine

Dr. Paul Meli, medical director of Meli Orthopedics is one of South Florida’s most respected orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Meli established his practice in Fort Lauderdale in 1990 and, since that time, has become nationally known for orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients come from down the street and around the world. They include bank presidents, yacht captains, professional and Olympic athletes, physicians, attorneys and South Florida’s “weekend athletes.”

Although his practice includes all areas of orthopedic medicine, Dr. Meli specializes in the treatment and surgery of shoulders and knees. He performs minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures of the hip, knee and shoulder. Dr. Meli specializes in the treatment of impingement syndrome, ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair and labral repair. Dr. Meli is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, and of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (FAAOS).

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, Eastern and Western Orthopedic Association, Florida Medical Association and Broward County Medical Association.

Dr. Meli is active in civic and charitable organizations, including the American Heart Association, Red Cross, Kids in Distress, HANDY (Helping Abused Neglected Dependent Youth), the Museum of Discovery and Science, the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale; Florida Philharmonic and the Broward County Humane Society.


Update: Dr. Daniel Chan performs the first total joint replacement in Broward County. Read more...

Why choose CCOSC?

  • A state-of-the-art multispecialty ambulatory medical facility
  • The most advanced technology and the latest minimally invasive techniques
  • High-quality care in a friendly and stress-free setting
  • Talented and experienced physicians
  • Highly trained and professional staff
  • Convenient location

While the national average of patient satisfaction at surgical centers is at 92% and hospitals are at 84%, our patient satisfaction is at 97.2%. This is because our center has highly dedicated and friendly staff and top-notch physicians in the industry.