• 613 S. Magnolia Avenue
    Tampa, Florida 33606
  • Phone: (813) 254-9586


Undergraduate Education:
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Medical Education:
University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, Florida

General Surgery Internship:
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency:
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Sports Medicine Fellowships:
Orthopedic and Fracture Clinic of Eugene
Eugene, Oregon

Hughston Orthopedic Clinic
Columbus, Georgia

Academic and Teaching Appointments:
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery,
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of South Florida
College of Medicine

Professional Organizations:

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society

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Team Physician Experience:

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1987-1997
  • Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1997-1999
  • Tampa Bay Bandits 1984-1985
  • Tampa Bay Rowdies 1986-1988
  • Tampa Bay Thrillers 1985-1987
  • New York Yankees (Spring Training Consultant) 1996
  • University of Tampa 1985-1988
  • Saint Leo College 1990-1995
  • Gaither High School 1984
  • Plant High School 1985-1996
  • Berkeley Preparatory School 1998-2006

Arthroscopic knee surgery and general Sports Medicine

Honors and Special Interests:
Dr. Carson is a native of Tampa and a graduate of Plant High School. After completion of his two Fellowships in Sports Medicine, he returned to Tampa in 1983 to begin his practice of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and arthroscopic surgery. In 1985 he founded The Sports Medicine Clinic of Tampa and has been the team physician for many of the professional, collegiate and high school sports teams in the Tampa Bay area, including 11 years as the team orthopaedic surgeon for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is an Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of General Surgery, Division of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and teaches medical students from USF on a weekly basis. Dr. Carson was named Outstanding Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopedics, in 1986 and 1989. He has also been consistently selected as one of the Best Doctors in America (1996-present) and as one of the Bay Area Best Doctors by Tampa Bay Metro magazine. Dr. Carson has been active with orthopedic education and has published over 60 articles on various topics of sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Carson treats most orthopedic sports injuries and his primary area of surgical expertise is arthroscopic knee surgery.

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