Dr. Wernicki's CV

Board certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1993 Recertified, 2023


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA B.A., Biology 1980
Rutgers Medical School, Piscataway, NJ M.D. 1984
Rutgers Medical School Middlesex Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ General Surgery 1984-1985
Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD Orthopaedic Surgery 1985-1989
Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD Sports Medicine 1989-1990
Washington Adventist Hospital, Tacoma Park, MD Arthroscopy 1990-1991

Hospital/academic affiliations

  • Indian River Medical Center | Vero Beach, FL 32960
  • The HealthSouth Treasure Coast Rehabilitation Hospital | Vero Beach, FL 32960
Surgical Center
  • Medical Specialties Surgical Center | Vero Beach, FL 32960
  • Florida State University College of Medicine | Ft. Pierce Regional Campus

Society memberships

State Society Memberships
    State Medical Society
  • Florida Medical Association
    State Orthopaedic Societies
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society
Additional Society Memberships
  • Indian River County Medical Society

  • American Medical Athletic Association

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • National Board of Medical Examiners

  • American Running and Fitness Association

Associated Activities

  • Chief, Orthopaedic Section, Indian River Memorial Hospital (1996 - 2000)
  • Chief, Board of Governance, Medical Specialty Procedure Center, Vero Beach, FL
  • Board of Directors, Indian River Surgery Center (1994 - 2000)
  • Orthopaedic Anchorman, Second Opinion Medical TV Show, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Aquatics Expert, Weather Channel, national and internet broadcast
  • Aquatics Chair, American Red Cross National Scientific Advisory Committee
  • Recognized with 2012 Chairmans Award
  • Chairman, International Lifesaving Federation Medical Commission (1998 - 2004)
  • National Medical Advisor, United States Lifesaving Association
  • Co-chair, US Lifeguard Standards Coalition
  • Committee Member, National Lifeguard Certification
  • Consultant & Lecturer, International Swimming Hall of Fame
  • Keynote Speaker, World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2011, Danang, Vietnam
  • Chairman, ILS Medical and Rescue Conference, San Diego, CA 1997
  • Task Force Chairman, 2002 World Congress on Drowning, Amsterdam, Holland
  • Consultant & Clinic Advisor, American Running and Fitness Association
  • Medical Director, Rescue 2002 World Games Daytona Beach
  • Triathlon Federation - Certified Medical Race Director
  • Medical Director, U.S. Lifeguard Championships, 1988-2012
  • Race Physician, Ironman Triathlon Championships, Hawaii, 1991, 1992, 1994
  • Race Physician, World Triathlon Championships, Orlando, FL 1990


  • Florida Team Physician, L.A. Dodgers
  • Team Physician, Vero Beach Dodgers, Vero Beach Devil Rays
  • US Team Physician and Coach, Goodwill Games
  • Team Physician & Coach, United States World Lifesaving Team
  • Club Physician, Windsor Polo and Equestrian Center, Vero Beach, FL
  • Team Physician, St. Edwards Upper School, Vero Beach, FL
  • Previous Sports Medical Coverage - Baltimore Orioles, Penn State, and Johns Hopkins

Contact Information

ProSports 1355 37th Street Suite 301 Vero Beach, FL USA 32960 View map Phone 772-978-7808 Fax 772-978-9320

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