Rahul V. Deshmukh, MD

Rahul V. Deshmukh, MD

Dr. Rahul Deshmukh is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, advanced arthroscopy, minimally invasive joint replacement and trauma. Dr. Deshmukh received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. During his time there, he served as the assistant physician for the Boston Celtics. As a Jacksonville native, Dr. Deshmukh is proud to bring his expertise as a nationally recognized orthopedic surgeon to his local community. He is the current Chief of Orthopedics and Director of Orthopedic Center of Excellence for Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside. He also serves as the team physician for the Jacksonville Icemen hockey team.

When he is not in the office he enjoys many outdoor activities including: wind surfing, skydiving, water skiing, sailing and scuba diving. He also loves to travel the world and learn new languages; he is currently proficient in Spanish, French, Marathi and Hindi.


Doctor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School 1993-1997

(Boston, Massachusetts)

Bachelor of Science

Biomedical and Electrical Engineering, Duke University 1989-1993

(Durham, North Carolina)

Curriculum Vitae


  • Otto E. Aufranc Fellow, New England Baptist Hospital August 2003 – July 2004 (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Sports Medicine Fellow, New England Baptist Hospital February 2003 – July 2003 (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Chief Resident/Trauma Fellow, Harvard/Brigham and Women’s Hospital July 2002 – December 2002 (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Resident, Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Program July 1997 – June 2002 (Boston, Massachusetts)


  • Medical Doctors License, State of Florida
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Board of Medical Specialties
  • Subspecialty, Sports Medicine

Patients That Inspire

“Dr. Deshmukh performed my successful arthroscopic shoulder surgery in January 2008. A decade later the shoulder continues to function well. I appreciated his professionalism, his manner, and his up-to-the-minute mastery of the procedure. I recommend him with enthusiasm.” Greg F.
“I was in Vietnam and received a gunshot wound to the right shoulder in 1967. I have had progressive pain and loss of movement in my shoulder. I was told several times there was no available surgery for a shoulder so damaged. In May 2018, Dr. Rahul Deshmukh performed a total reverse shoulder replacement of my shoulder. Now I am pain free with improved range of motion. Dr. Deshmukh is a gentle man with extensive professional care and knowledge. I have the highest regard for his surgical abilities.” Lawrence L.
“Dr. Deshmukh is an excellent surgeon. He listens to his patients, answers all questions fully and takes his time evaluating the patient. He is extremely knowledgeable and educates the patient about their diagnosis without rushing. Though my problem warranted surgery, Dr. Deshmukh did not force surgery on me. I was extremely pleased with my outcome and would definitely recommend Dr. Deshmukh to family and friends.” Melissa F.

The Deshmukh Team

  • Ryan Sutton, PA‑C

    Ryan Sutton, PA‑C

  • Brian Tardif, PA‑C

    Brian Tardif, PA‑C