Mario A. John, MD, graduated from Augusta State University in Augusta, GA with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and a minor in biology. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) medical degree at the University of West Indies. Dr. John completed his general surgery internship at Harlem Hospital in New York City before completing his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC. Additionally, he finished a one year fellowship in hip and knee reconstruction at Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital in Richmond under the guidance of Dr. William Jiranek.
Dr. John served as team physician for the Trinidad and Tobago National Under 17 team at the 2007 FIFA World Championship of Soccer in South Korea as well as a number of regional soccer tournaments. He also provided coverage for track and field and the Cricket World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago. Furthermore, he was the team physician for the District of Columbia Public School System and Howard University, providing coverage for football and basketball games.
A board certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. John has published several medical research articles and a book chapter in his subspecialty area of arthroplasty of the hip and knee alongside the foremost national authorities in adult reconstruction.
Dr. John is a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. His clinical interest include primary (anterior approach) and revision total hip and knee replacement, partial knee replacement, shoulder replacement, sports medicine, shoulder and knee arthroscopy, and general orthopaedics.
Dr. John is currently medical director of Hughston Clinic, Oviedo located at Oviedo Medical Center, 8400 Red Bug Lake Road, Oviedo, Florida.