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Nelyda Fonte, DO, General Surgery, Fort Myers, FL, Lee Memorial Hospital

NelydaFonteDOFACOS

General Surgery Fort Myers, FL

Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care

Asst Dir Trauma/surgical critical care/ Past President Medical Staff

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Summary

  • I am a fellowship trained trauma/surgical critical care surgeon who is currently Chief of Surgery and a past President of the Medical Staff. In addition to a busy clinical practice I have enjoyed participation on multiple committees and physician leadership, inside and outside of the Hospital. I have a special Interest in trauma prevention and often speak on this topic to groups of all ages in the community. I also take education and passing our knowledge and experience on to others seriously. I participate in medical student education as well as make myself available to those who want to shadow a trauma surgeon from high school through college, mentoring those who are considering a career in medicine and surgery.
    I am also active with my surgical society , the ACOS, and have been Secretary/Treasurer for the General Surgery Discipline. Having been involved on multiple committees, as a member and as a Chair, I have also been elected to its Board of Governors.

Education & Training

  • Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/Cooper University Hospital
    Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/Cooper University HospitalFellowship, Surgical Critical Care, 1994 - 1995
  • RowanSOM/Jefferson Health/Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
    RowanSOM/Jefferson Health/Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes HospitalResidency, Surgery, 1990 - 1994
  • RowanSOM/Jefferson Health/Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
    RowanSOM/Jefferson Health/Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes HospitalInternship, Transitional Year, 1989 - 1990
  • Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
    Rowan University School of Osteopathic MedicineClass of 1989
  • Rutgers University
    Rutgers UniversityBA, Biology/ Biochemistry, Rutgers Honors Program/ cum laude, 1982 - 1985

Certifications & Licensure

  • IN State Medical License
    IN State License 2021 - 2023
  • TN State Medical License
    TN State License 2021 - 2022
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State License 1996 - 2024
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State License 1991 - 1997
  • AOA Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
  • International College of SurgeonsFellow of the International College of Surgeons

Other Languages

  • French, Spanish

Hospital Affiliations