Gavan P. Duffy, MD

Gavan P. Duffy, MD

Dr. Gavan Duffy is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in total hip and knee replacements. He received his medical degree from the University of Dublin in Ireland. After finishing his medical degree, Dr. Duffy moved to the United States and accepted a residency at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. He later completed an adult reconstructive surgery fellowship at Harvard Medical School and a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, both in Boston, MA.

After completing his education, Dr. Duffy worked at Mayo Clinic from 2001 to 2008. While there, he was an associate professor of orthopedics and also held the title for Director of the Hip Fellowship training program. In addition to his extensive training, Dr. Duffy participated in two hip and one knee replacement design teams. He also worked with manufacturing teams for hip and knee replacements.

Dr. Duffy is the former Medical Director for the Orthopedic Center of Excellence and the former Chief of Orthopedics at Ascension St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside. Dr. Duffy has been with Southeast Orthopedic Specialists since 2008. He performs 850 total joint replacements each year and has completed over 16,000 total hip and knee replacements throughout his career. He is currently the Medical Director for Memorial Hospital’s Center of Joint Replacement.


Doctor of Medicine

University of Dublin 1986 – 1991

(Dublin, Ireland)

Curriculum Vitae


  • Fellowship, Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital 1999 – 2000 (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School 1999 – 2000 (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Residency, Department of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic Rochester 1994 – 1999 (Rochester, Minnesota)
  • Senior House Officer, Department of Surgery, Meath and Adelaide Hospitals 1993 – 1994 (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Visiting Clinician, Department of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic Rochester 1993 (Rochester, Minnesota)
  • Lecturer in Anatomy, Department of Anatomy, University of Dublin 1992 – 1993 (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Intern, Department of Surgery/Medicine, St. James Hospital 1991 – 1992 (Dublin, Ireland)


  • Medical Doctors License, State of Florida
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Patients That Inspire

“I found the most compelling reason to use Dr. Duffy was that his entire team shows genuine care for patients. Yes, he is an excellent orthopedic surgeon, but more than that, he and his team have genuine empathy for the whole patient process; from calling the night before surgery, to ensuring a strict and very proactive follow up through the nursing care and the physical therapy process. I cannot recommend Dr. Duffy and his team highly enough. Both of my hips are perfect and I feel great!” William F.
“Dr. Duffy performed hip replacement surgery for me four months ago. The experience was life-changing. From the moment I woke up from the surgery, I had no pain. After living with constant pain for months, the transformation was amazing. My recovery was so much easier than I had expected. Dr. Duffy was heavily involved all the way through the process, from helping me decide to move forward with surgery, all the way through my post op appointments. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.” Bob T.
“Dr. Duffy is a highly experienced, extremely skilled orthopedic surgeon. My experience with him was very successful due to his positive, open communication skills as well as his skill as a surgeon. He expresses himself as a person who loves his work and takes personal and professional satisfaction when his patients have the outcome they desire. I can truthfully say my total hip replacement was pain free and complication free. My new hip functions as if it were my original.” Julia F.

The Duffy Team

  • Diane Heath, B.S., PA‑C

    Diane Heath, B.S., PA‑C

  • Earl (Chunky) Miller, MPAS, PA‑C

    Earl (Chunky) Miller, MPAS, PA‑C