After a distinguished 24-year career as a Navy orthopaedic surgeon, Mark T. Gould, MD, is joining the staff of the Hughston Clinic, in Jacksonville, FL. His clinical interest includes foot and ankle reconstructive surgery including total ankle arthroplasty and complex hind and midfoot reconstruction, sports related injuries of the lower extremity, general orthopaedics, and regenerative medicine applications to optimize recovery and functional outcomes.
Dr. Gould graduated from Denison University in Granville, OH, with a Bachelor of Science degree and he went on to earn his medical degree at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, OH. Dr. Gould completed his general surgery internship at Naval Hospital Bremerton Puget Sound Family Medicine before completing his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA. Between his internship and residency, Dr. Gould spent 4 years as an Undersea Medical Officer with Naval Special Warfare, providing care and advanced trauma training in austere tactical environments. He also had an active hyperbaric medicine practice. Additionally, he finished a one year fellowship in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery at the University of Washington, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Seattle under the guidance of Sigvard T. Hansen, MD, Bruce Sangeorzan, MD, and Steven Bernaske, MD.
Dr. Gould was head of the Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery Division, Department of Orthopaedics, at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, and since 2008, he served at the Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery treating injuries of the foot and ankle. In 2006, he served a busy combat deployment as an orthopaedic surgeon in Al-Anbar Province, Iraq.
A fellowship trained, board certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Gould has published peer-reviewed medical research articles and a book chapter in his subspecialty area of foot and ankle reconstruction. Dr. Gould participates in medical education Grand Rounds and conferences, presenting on foot and ankle, as well as blast trauma, and topics related to special operations medical demands. Dr. Gould is member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.