Morad Chughtai, MD

Dr_Morad_Chughtai - Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery

Special Interests

Hand and Microvascular Surgery
Upper Extremity Surgery
Nerve Decompression, Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Hand, Wrist, Arm, and Elbow Fractures
Carpal Tunnel and Dupuytren Surgery
Hand and Upper Extremity Soft Tissue Reconstruction
Arthroscopy of Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder
Joint Replacement of Fingers, Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder


Clinic Locations

Lake Mary
Orange City

Education & Training

  • Hand, Upper Extremity & Microvascular Surgery Fellowship, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
  • American University of Antigua, College of Medicine, Summa Cum Laude
  • Bachelor of Human Health Sciences, American University of Antigua, College of Medicine


  • Board-Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Dr. Morad Chughtai is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery. He received his sub-specialty training at the University of Florida, College of Medicine, and orthopaedic surgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic.

Before starting his residency, Dr. Chughtai pursued three years of research spanning various specialties: adult and congenital hand surgery, shoulder arthroscopy and replacement, robotic and navigated technologies in orthopaedic surgery, joint replacement, smartphone integrated surgical technologies, pharmaceuticals, among many others.

His most exciting research endeavor was through a mission trip to Guinea, in West Africa, during the peak of the Ebola epidemic in 2014. From this endeavor, he has published several articles and even a book about the Ebola virus disease. He has since continued with his interests and expertise in global infectious disease and had co-authored an additional book about the Zika virus, in addition to publishing about COVID-19 and its impact on orthopedic surgical training.

Outside of his career, Dr. Chughtai spends his spare time with his family. He has interests in emerging technologies, innovation, autonomous systems, aerospace science, boxing, and mixed martial arts.


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