Chief of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, Orlando Health & Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Daryl C. Osbahr, MD, is an internationally renowned Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon that serves as Chief of Sports Medicine at Orlando Health, Fellowship Director for the Orlando Health Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, Research Director for Orlando Health Sports Medicine, and Director of the Orlando Health Orthopedic Sports Medicine Residency Education. He is a Medical Director and Head Orthopedic Team Physician of the Orlando City Soccer Club (Orlando City Lions, Orlando Pride, Orlando City B, and Orlando City Development Academy), USA Baseball, Orlando SeaWolves, and Seminole State College. In addition, he is a team physician and orthopedic consultant for US Soccer, Eastern Florida State College, Professional Golf Association (PGA), Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), Symetra Tour, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), and the Orlando Ballet.
He is also an affiliate team physician and orthopedic consultant for the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals. Within the region, Dr. Osbahr serves as a Medical Director for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Florida Fire Frogs (Atlanta Braves Single-A Affiliate), Sunshine State Athletic Conference, Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA), Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Football Championships, Sunshine State Athletic Conference (SSAC) Football Championships, and Mid-Florida Pop Warner Youth Football. Locally, Dr. Osbahr also serves as a medical director or team physician for numerous high schools, including Windermere Preparatory School, Montverde Academy, Jones High School, Wekiva High School, Masters Academy, Orlando Christian Prep, International Community School, Legacy Charter School, Faith Christian Academy, Mount Dora Christian Academy, and First Academy Leesburg.
Dr. Osbahr had previously served as the Director of Sports Medicine Research and Associate Director of the MedStar Sports Medicine Fellowship at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Osbahr’s previous extensive sports medicine experience has included his involvement as a team physician and orthopedic consultant to other professional and college-level teams, including the Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, Orlando Apollos, Loyola University of Maryland, Troy University, US Lacrosse, and the Alabama Ballet.
A native of Florida, Dr. Osbahr performed his orthopedic and sports medicine training at some of the most prestigious institutions in the World. He completed his Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL, a premier sports medicine program under the guidance of Dr. James Andrews that treats internationally recognized professional athletes. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and his internship in General Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University at the New York – Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He earned his MD and undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.
Dr. Osbahr specializes in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and is actively involved in surgical, clinical and basic science research. By beginning his career as a clinical research coordinator at Duke University Medical Center, he has developed a strong understanding of the underpinnings of clinical research and is recognized as an international leader in orthopedic sports medicine. In fact, Dr. Osbahr has received several prestigious awards and grants recognizing his high-level research activities, including the AOSSM O’Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award, AOSSM Fellows Research Award, Major League Baseball Grant, Major League Soccer Grant, and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Research Grant. He is the author of more than 70 articles and chapters and is an expert speaker at international, national, regional and local orthopedic-related meetings. He has served on several research initiatives, including the Research Committee for Major League Soccer and the Shoulder Research Committee for Major League Baseball. Dr. Osbahr is actively involved in a number of prestigious orthopedic societies, including American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the Florida Orthopaedic Society, and has been recognized as an orthopedic leader through his induction into the Emerging Leaders Program for the American Orthopaedic Association, role on the Executive Committee of the Professional Soccer Physician’s Society for Major League Soccer, and presence as the only active member from Central Florida in the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.
In addition, Dr. Osbahr is intricately involved in national and local educational initiatives dealing with the prevention of youth and adult sports injuries, including serving as the Chair for the education and outreach committee for the nationally recognized STOP Sports Injuries Campaign as well as serving on the USA Baseball Medical & Safety Committee. Within the State of Florida, Dr. Osbahr also works on a grassroots level to advocate for safety and prevention of youth athletes through his role as President and Board of Directors for the Florida Alliance for Sports Medicine (FASMed), Committee Member of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, as well as Medical & Safety Committee Member and Advisory Board Member of the Sunshine State Athletic Conference.
Dr. Osbahr is married to his high school sweetheart, Anne-Blyth, and they have three amazing children: Blake, Addie, and Callie. His life passions are focused on family, sports, and medicine. He most enjoys traveling within the U.S. and around the World as well as participating in outdoor activities with his family.