JACKSONVILLE – The University of North Florida Athletic Department announced a joint venture partnership with Southeast Orthopedic Specialists, Brooks Rehabilitation and Ascension St. Vincent’s that includes a variety of financial, marketing and service elements. This five-year agreement, initiated on Nov. 1,...Read More
Brett C. Puckett, MD
Dr. Brett Christopher Puckett, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and microvascular surgery. He received his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Following medical school, he completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Florida Jacksonville Health Sciences Center. He the completed a fellowship program in hand and microvascular surgery at University of Texas San Antonio and the Hand Center of San Antonio.
Dr. Puckett previously served as the director of orthopedic senior clerkship and assistant professor at University of Florida Health in Jacksonville, FL.
He is a two-time recipient of both the University of Florida Exemplary Teachers Award and the University of Florida Faculty Teaching Award.
Doctor of Medicine
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School 1994 – 1998
(Newark, New Jersey)
Bachelor of Science, Biology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1990 – 1994
- Fellowship, Hand and Microvascular Surgery, University of Texas San Antonio and The Hand Center of San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas)
- Fellowship, Pediatric Hand and Microvascular Surgery, The Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (Dallas, Texas)
- Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Florida Jacksonville Health Sciences Center 1998 – 2003 (Jacksonville, Florida)
- Medical Doctors License, State of Florida
- American Board of Orthopedics
Patients That Inspire
“Dr. Puckett has been amazing. He takes the time to listen and understand your problem, explains your options, and helps you decide on what solution will work best for your situation. I first saw him 10 years ago for help with my hand and when I reinjured it he was the only doctor I trusted to help me again.” David K.
“I fell injuring my left arm and although at first it appeared to be a contusion, I later found out through an MRI that the left tricep was ruptured. I saw Dr. Puckett based on comments from former patients and nurses. I have been in health care for over 40 years and found Dr. Puckett’s surgical skills unsurpassed in areas of the upper extremity. Dr. Puckett and his staff were excellent. I recommend him very highly. GREAT RESULTS!” Carl M.
“Last year my son broke his finger on the playground playing football. Dr. Puckett was able to see him immediately. He explained the problem very clearly to me and my son in terms that were easy to understand. He reassured my son that his finger would heal if he kept it stable. Dr. Puckett gave us specific guidelines to follow; my son would have been tempted to play sports otherwise. By the third week it had healed perfectly because of Dr. Puckett’s care. He is a delightful doctor, with a great bedside manner. I would recommend him to both adult and pediatric patients alike!” Susannah D.
The Puckett Team
Michelle Arizmendi, PA‑C
Jaclyn Tyo, PA-C