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David Westerdahl, MD


David Westerdahl, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Location: Florida, Weston
Mail Code WSTN
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL 33331
David Westerdahl, MD
Department: Sports Medicine
Location: Florida, Weston
Mail Code WSTN
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL 33331
Type of Doctor:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

David N. Westerdahl, MD, is a Staff physician for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Westerdahl completed his Doctor of Medicine Degree at Loma Linda University in 2000 after receiving a B. A. in Business Administration from Washington State University in 1996. Once completing his residency in Family Medicine at Florida Hospital in Orlando, he served a primary care sports medicine fellowship in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic's main campus in Cleveland, Ohio.

With a background in primary care and sports medicine, Dr. Westerdahl manages a wide range of non-operative orthopaedic and sports medicine injuries. He is the team physician for the Florida Panthers hockey team, consulting physician for the USTA Development Center in Boca Raton, and serves as team physician for The Sagemont School in Weston, Florida. His specialty interests include sports injuries, medical orthopedics, exercise related medical disorders, performance testing, musculoskeletal ultrasound, nutritional supplements and wilderness medicine.

Dr. Westerdahl is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. His memberships in various medical organizations and societies include the American College of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Practice, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Society of Tennis Medicine and Science, and the Florida Academy of Family Practice.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Primary Care Sports Health
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Florida Hospital
Family Practice
Orlando, FL USA
Medical School - Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda, CA USA
Undergraduate - Washington State University
Pullman, WA USA


  • Family Medicine- Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine

Specialty Interests

sports injuries, exercise related medical disorders, MSK ultrasound for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, fractures of the upper and lower extremities, arthritis, shock wave therapy, endurance sports, wilderness medicine.


  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Practice
  • Florida Academy of Family Practice

Treatment & Services

  • Arthrocentesis
  • Concussion Evaluation & Testing
  • Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Diagnostic Procedures
  • Foot Assessment
  • Fracture Care
  • In Office Procedure
  • Intra-Articular Injections
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Knee Injections
  • Management Of Sports Concussions
  • Medical Orthopaedics
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Foot Pathology
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Non Operative Treatment Of Arthritis, Fractures, Sprains And General Orthopaedics
  • Non Surgical Orthopaedics
  • Non-Operative Adult Orthopaedics
  • Nonsurgical Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries
  • Orthopaedic Medicine
  • Orthopaedics
  • Peripheral Interventions
  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Peripheral Nerve and Muscle Ultrasound
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
  • Rotator Cuff Pathology
  • Second Opinion
  • Shock Wave Treatment
  • Sports
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Imaging
  • Sports Physicals
  • Steroid Injections
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Bursa Tendon Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Women's Sports Health
  • X-Ray

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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