Dr. Dale A. Whitaker

Dr. Whitaker is a Jacksonville native who attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate studies.  His medical school training was at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida.  He then returned to Jacksonville to complete his internship in general surgery and his orthopaedic residency at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville, Florida.

Dr. Whitaker is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  He is a member of the Baptist Center for Joint Replacement at the Baptist Beaches Hospital. Outside of working, Dr. Whitaker devotes his free time to family activities and endeavors.

Dr. Whitaker achieved board certification in orthopedic surgery in 1992 and has undergone a recertification process in 2002 and again in 2011.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons since 1994.

Education & Post-Graduate Training

University of Florida
College of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL
Orthopaedic Surgery,

University of Florida
College of Medicine
Jacksonville, FL
General Surgery, 1984-1985

University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, FL
M.D. 1980-1984

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
B.S., Cum Laude, 1976-1980

Private Practice – Orthopaedic Surgery
Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute


~ Louise
“Dr. Whitaker was wonderful. I had horrible pain in my knee for over a year, and finally decided it was time for surgery. After my surgery I was able to walk the next day with no pain at all. I was a little stiff but was so surprised that there was no pain! Not only was Dr. Whitaker magnificent, so was JOI Beaches facility. I am a retired orthopaedic nurse, and must say the staff was the most professional and helpful staff. From the procedure to the care, there is not one negative thought that comes to mind. I have the most respect for Dr. Whitaker and recommend him to anyone and everyone!”

~ Coach Hulihan
“I have known Dr. Dale Whitaker for over 35 years. As a student/athlete at Sandalwood High School, Dale was dedicated, driven and hard working. He has carried those same attributes into his adult life as an Orthopedic Surgeon. Having had knee surgery and a Hip Replacement performed by Dr. Whitaker, I can personally attest to the fact that he is at the top of his field.”

~ Teresa
“I continued a rehabilitation program at home, checked in with Dr. Whitaker, and was back at work part time in just a few weeks. This was followed by full time teaching a short time later. I have experienced no complications from my surgery. I am pain free and hiked through San Francisco and Yosemite just this last spring. I have always had confidence in my friend, Dr. Whitaker, but even more so now that I have been his patient. His expert and gentle care have guided me to a full recovery.”

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