Derek Cuff

Class of 1997
Major/Minor: Biology, Premed

Dr. Derek Cuff is an award-winning orthopedic surgeon at Suncoast Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine.

In February 2011, Derek was awarded the Charles Neer Award, given annually by the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon society to recognize the surgeon whose clinical research has made a major contribution to the understanding, care and prevention of injuries to the shoulder and elbow. He is one of only five surgeons in Florida to receive this honor.

Dr. Cuff’s recent work is focused on rotator cuff repairs and accompanying physical therapy. He also has a professional interest in minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures and reverse shoulder replacement.

Dr. Cuff earned his medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and he completed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Cuff’s additional training includes a shoulder and elbow fellowship at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa.