Photo: John Peden, M.D.
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Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Knee, Hip, Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Ankle

Dr. Peden specializes in arthroscopic surgery and in the treatment of conditions involving the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee. He received his medical degree from the University of Florida. He completed an internship in general surgery at Orlando Regional Medical Center and his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic. He went on to complete a dual-fellowship in arthroscopy and sports medicine at Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Jackson, Mississippi, where he was the team physician for Mississippi Valley State University. Dr. Peden is actively involved as an associate instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, teaching advanced arthroscopic techniques to training orthopaedic residents and practicing surgeons at the prestigious Orthopaedic Learning Center in Chicago. He is also a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and has co-published chapters in three textbooks, including a text on the advanced reconstruction of the elbow for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Here in Florida, Dr. Peden serves as a Preferred Response Member Physician for the Mayo Clinic and Clinical Assistant Professor for the Florida State University College of Medicine. He has brought several arthroscopic and endoscopic techniques to Indian River County not previously available, including femoroplasty for impingement of the hip, coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction for the shoulder, endoscopic decompression for entrapment of the suprascapular nerve, and arthroscopic radial head excision for rheumatoid arthritis of the elbow. He has a particular interest in complex rotator cuff conditions of the shoulder, performing revision repairs, superior capsular reconstruction, and the latest nonsurgical treatments.

When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Peden is an avid blues musician and enjoys sailing at various Caribbean and Mediterranean destinations. Prior to medical school, Dr. Peden taught English in Japan for over two years. Returning to the U.S., he devoted his interest in international endeavors to coordinating an international health programs office for the University of Florida College of Medicine, where he was involved in several medical missions to Haiti and Central America.

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Undergraduate Studies: City of London Polytechnic, London, England
  • Post-Baccalaureate Interdisciplinary Studies: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL
  • General Surgery Internship: Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy Fellowship: Mississippi Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Jackson, MS
  • Hip Arthroscopy, Month Traveling Fellowship: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, and Steadman Hawkins Clinic, Vail, CO
  • Hip Arthroscopy Mini-Fellowship: Arthroscopy Association of North America, Rosemont, IL
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Indian River County Medical Association

Hospital Affiliations

  • Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
  • The Advanced Center for Surgery
“From reception and check in to scheduling my MRI the staff were all very polite and friendly. My appt was on time, and I had minimal wait in the exam room. Dr. Peden explained everything clearly and was very receptive to my input. I will recommend Vero Orthopaedics & Neurology in the future.”
– Richard G.
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