Mark Gould, MD
Mark Gould, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery, sports-related injuries of the lower extremity and general orthopedics. Dr. Gould spent 24 years in the U.S. Navy. He combines broad experience with state-of-the-art non-operative and surgical treatment plans that optimize patient satisfaction and long-term functional outcome. His areas of interest include:
Total Ankle Arthroplasty
Foot and ankle reconstructive surgery
Bunion, claw toes and other forefoot complaints
Evidence based biological treatment augmentation
Advanced therapies for sports related injuries of the foot and ankle
An Orthopaedic Surgeon is educated in the preservation, investigation and restoration of the form and function of the extremities, spine and associated structures by medical, surgical and physical means. This specialist is involved with the care of patients whose musculoskeletal problems include congenital deformities, trauma, infections, tumors, metabolic disturbances of the musculoskeletal system, deformities, injuries and degenerative diseases of the spine, hands, feet, knee, hip, shoulder and elbow in children and adults. An orthopaedic surgeon is also concerned with primary and secondary muscular problems and the effects of central or peripheral nervous system lesions of the musculoskeletal system.
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Education & Training:
Doctor of Medicine
Wright State University, Dayton, OH
1990 - 1995
U.S. Navy School of Health Sciences, Portsmouth, VA
1995 - 1996
Naval Medical Center of San Diego, San Diego, CA
2000 - 2004
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2004 - 2005
Baptist Medical Center Beaches
Legal Practice Name:
Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, Inc.
From the Doctor:
I’ve resided in Jacksonville for more than 10 years after being transferred here as a Navy surgeon in 2008. Before being commissioned a naval officer, I served in the Army as a Special Forces medic. I had a very busy combat tour of duty in Iraq as a Navy surgeon. My wife and I share an energetic household with a daughter in college and three high-school age boys. We enjoy a wide range of activities, including college and professional sports, hunting and outdoor activities. Service through medical mission work both domestically and abroad is a priority in our family.
My philosophy of orthopedic care has always been to incorporate a thorough evaluation of the patient’s biomechanics and studies, educate the patients regarding their orthopedic diagnoses, and present a wide range of non-operative and operative treatment options. My goal is to partner with my patients to give them the best possible long-term functional outcome while respecting their needs and the needs of their families throughout the episode of care.
I have volunteered at the Sulzbacher Health Clinic, the Tim Tebow Foundation’s “Night to Shine” and supported the YoungLives program and The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital. I have also participated in medical mission trips to Guatemala and am fluent in Spanish.