Robert Catana, D.O., was born in Philadelphia, Penn., and graduated from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He performed his orthopedic surgical residency at Kennedy Memorial University Medical Center in New Jersey, and residency trained with the team physician of the Philadelphia Eagles NFL team and the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team.  Dr. Catana is also board certified in orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Catana decided to pursue a career in medicine after suffering a near fatal skull fracture at age 16, while working at an after-school job.  While in the hospital, he loved watching what the doctors were doing and decided to become a teen volunteer.

Even though Dr. Catana has been in practice in Key West since 1993, he keeps up with the latest developments in sports and spine medicine.  Recently, he has had advanced training in arthroscopic surgery of the hand and thumb, as well as advanced training in shoulder reconstruction with the team physician of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Over the past year, Dr. Catana has completed additional Fellowship training with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.  We are proud to announce that Dr. Catana is the only board-certified anti-aging specialist in all of the Florida Keys.  Key West Orthopedics has expanded its practice to include the latest scientific technologies that aid in the healing of the human body: plasma-rich platelet therapy, laser light therapy, personalized pharmacy, bio-identical hormones, vitamins and supplements

Dr. Catana and his wife, Elizabeth, have two daughters, Courtney and Liza Jane. Dr. Catana enjoys riding his Harley, playing tennis, bodybuilding and is an avid reader of world history. When he is not working, he loves spending time with his family and watching the Key West sunset.

Robert Catana, D.O.

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, PA
Citizenship: United States of America


Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Degree – Biology

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Forth Worth, Texas 76107
Degree – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine


University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Kennedy Memorial Hospital/University
Medical Center
Stratford, NJ 08084
June 1982 – June 1983


University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Kennedy Memorial Hospital/University
Medical Center
Stratford, NJ 08084
June 1983 – June 1987
Orthopedic Surgical Residency


Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgeon
September 18, 1992
Board Certified
American Association of Medical Physicians
September, 1989
Dive Medical Officer
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
Key Largo, Florida
Board Certified Specialist in the Clinical Science of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine
December, 2009


Lower Keys Medical Center
Active Staff Privileges
1993 – Present


Surgery Center of Key West
Active Staff Privileges


First Place in the David and Geck Sponsored Annual Scientific Paper Award
for 1986.
Title: Vascularized Pedicle Bone Graft
Sacroiliac Joint Arthrodisis in
Luque Segmental Spinal Fusion
Award presented at the 50th Annual Convention
Las Vegas, Nevada


“Weight Training and Related Should Injuries”
Presented in the NJAOPS JOURNAL
November, 1991
“Mycobacterium Fortuitous Infection: A Multidisciplinary Approach”
Winter, 1992, pp. 166-171


American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedics
1992 – Present
American Association of Medical Physicians
1988 – Present
Florida Keys Osteopathic Society
1993 – Present
American Osteopathic Association
1982 – Present
American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine
American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society
Florida Medical Association
Monroe County Osteopathic Medical Association
Florida Osteopathic Medical Association
American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine & Regenerative Medicine
2009 – Present