Hand and Upper Extremity
Board Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Hand and Upper Extremity Care. Fort Myers wrist doctor, Ronald Leavitt was born in Richmond, VA and raised on Long Island. He received his Bachelor’s degree in physics from Brown University and his medical degree from Columbia University. He did a surgical internship at LA County-USC Medical Center and his orthopedic surgery residency and chief residency at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York. After serving as a Major in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps, he did a fellowship in hand surgery at Thomas Jefferson University.


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Dr. Ronald Leavitt practiced for 30 years in an orthopedic surgery group in Connecticut before relocating to Florida. During that time, he served as Chairman of the Surgery Department, President of the Medical Staff and a member of the board of trustees of his hospital.  He was on the board of Orthopedic Overseas and performed volunteer teaching tours in Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Vietnam.

Dr. Leavitt currently resides in Naples with his wife Linda and dog Olivia. He has two grown children.  He enjoys traveling, skiing, bicycling, gardening, golfing and tennis, therefore understands the importance of keeping you active.


Hand and Upper Extremity

Basilar Joint Arthritis • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome • Congenital Deformities • Crush Injuries to Hand and Fingers • De Quervain’s Disease • Dupuytren’s Contracture • Elbow and Wrist Pain • Elbow, Forearm, Wrist and Hand Fractures • Hand and Finger Pain • Tendon, Ligament and Nerve Injuries • Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Tears (TFCC Injuries) • Trigger Fingers

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Sandra B. Collins, M.D.
Hand and Upper Extremity

Andrew M. Belis, D.P.M.
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Andrew M. Gross, M.D.
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Jaclyn Gorovoy Holt, D.O.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Ronald Leavitt, M.D.
Hand and Upper Extremity

George I Soliman, M.D.
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Alicia F. Cowan, M.D.
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Patricia Nicholas, D.P.M.
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