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Dr. Carlan, raised in St. Petersburg, knew his calling early in life. As a member of a large local family, he was raised around leaders in the community and the practice of medicine. He attended Boca Ciega High School and graduated from the University of Florida with highest honors. Upon graduating with honors from the University of Florida College of Medicine he completed an Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

Following his orthopaedic training, Dr. Carlan completed a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. While at Washington University, he worked under the direction of international leaders in the fields of Hand, Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder surgery. 

Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Carlan returned home to St. Petersburg, Florida to join Eaton Orhopaedics as a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in surgery of the hand and upper extremity. His practice includes treatment of degenerative and rheumatic conditions, work and sports related injuries, nerve compression syndromes, and traumatic reconstruction in patients of all ages. 

Dr. Carlan was presented by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, The Emanuel B. Kaplan Award by the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand at the ASSH Annual Meeting to the author of the presentation judged to represent "anatomical excellence in surgery of the hand." 

Presently, Dr. Carlan is the hand and wrist consultant for the Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Bluejays, and Lakeland Tigers.


All patients can contact Dr. Carlan's medical assistant Robert at or call 727-573-5626 to schedule an appointment.

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