Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine
Leonardo Oliveira is an orthopaedic sports medicine specialist. He provides skilled non-surgical care for athletic and musculoskeletal injuries in teens and adults. His specialties include concussion care and ultrasound-guided diagnostic and interventional procedures. He is also interested in exercise performance, running injuries, sports concussions, and the effects of vitamin D on the musculoskeletal system, and has a particular focus on tendon healing and arthritis. Since 2011, he has been an active member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine’s research committee.
Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he completed his medical education at Universidade Federal Fluminense in Niterói, Brazil. He then completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. Most recently, he was an assistant professor of sports and exercise and medicine at the University of Central Florida (UCF), where he lectured on musculoskeletal medicine and sports medicine, conducted research at the human performance laboratory, and treated patients at UCF Health. He currently serves as a team physician for Concordia University in River Forest and has also provided care to runners during races, including the Chicago and Cleveland Marathons.