Gayan Poovendran, MD
Dr. Gayan Poovendran
Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained Physician Specializing in Sports Medicine
Dr. Gayan Poovendran specializes in primary care sports medicine. He has extensive experience in the nonsurgical treatment of sports or activity-related injuries as well as working with patients to prevent injury, improve athletic performance, and enhance overall health.
Dr. Poovendran obtained his undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, followed by his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in the Commonwealth of Dominica. He completed his residency training in family medicine and a fellowship in sports medicine at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.
He received his board certification in both sports medicine and family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Poovendran is experienced in all aspects of sports medicine and athletic injuries. He’s worked as a personal trainer as well as served as team physician for multiple athletic teams, including Ohio University’s football team, the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, Franklin Heights High School’s football, wrestling and track & field teams (in Columbus, Ohio), and Dennison University’s football, lacrosse, basketball, and track & field teams (in Granville, Ohio). In 2015, he became the team physician for Calvary Christian Academy and Cardinal Gibbons High School, both in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Dr. Poovendran has also served as the sideline physician for a wide variety of athletic tournaments and marathons in Columbus and Dublin, Ohio, including the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival (boasting 20,000 athletes in boxing, Olympic lifting, cheerleading, gymnastics, pump and run, survival race, wrestling and CrossFit competitions), the Capital City Marathon, Emerald City Half Marathon, Ohio State Division 1 State Hockey Championship, Ohio State Division 1 District and Sectionals Wrestling Tournament, and the Last Chance for Boston marathon qualifier. He has co-published and lectured on topics related to athlete wellness, including concussions, neurological disorders, leg pain, and shoulder pain.
To schedule your appointment with board-certified sports medicine physician Dr. Gayan Poovendran, call Meli Orthopedic Centers of Excellence (formerly Orthopedix MD) at (954) 771-8177 in Fort Lauderdale or (954) 580-4080 in Margate. You can also request your appointment now.