|Dr. Tariq Hendawi is an orthopedic surgeon with advanced training in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. He was fellowship trained in Sports Medicine by the world renowned Dr. James R. Andrews at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, FL. During his fellowship training he was involved in team coverage for the Washington Redskins, Auburn Tigers Football Team, Pensacola Blue Wahoos Baseball Team (affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds), and many local high school teams. He learned how to diagnose and treat athletes at all levels of training, from the weekend warrior to the elite professional athlete. As a former varsity football player, Dr. Hendawi has always connected with and enjoyed working with athletes of all kinds.
Dr. Hendawi completed his Residency training at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana where he was trained by the team physicians of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans. He served as the academic chief resident due to his love for teaching young surgeons. He graduated at the top of his undergraduate class receiving the Cum Laude recognition from Louisiana State University . He excelled to the top of his medical school class at LSU School of Medicine, being inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He has presented research locally and nationally and has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals. He continues to perform research in the area of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Hendawi also enjoys treating athletes and patients as they age and has a special interest in arthroplasty of the shoulder, hip, and knee. He also enjoys spending time and traveling with his daughters Mila and Ava, as well as his amazing wife Chasity.