About Dr. Albert W. Gillespy

Dr. Albert W. Gillespy is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and long-time resident of the Daytona Beach area. He is the son of Dr. Thurman Gillespy Jr., who founded The Orthopedic Clinic in 1961, and joined the practice his father started after completing his residency in 1987. He is joined by his brother Mark, who started at the clinic in 1992.

Dr. Gillespy and his wife, Doreen, are parents of two daughters: Danielle earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, is working at Halifax Health Medical Center in neonatal and labor-delivery care, and is currently studying to become a Nurse Practitioner. Lauren is currently enrolled in the Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies program at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

Clinical Expertise:

  • Spine: Cervical fusions, outpatient lumbar laminectomy for spinal stenosis and herniated disc, and outpatient spinal cord stimulation for pain disorders
  • Joint: Total hip joint replacement, total knee joint replacement; outpatient partial knee joint replacement, knee arthroscopy
  • Shoulder: Outpatient shoulder rotator cuff tendon repair and decompression
  • Foot/Ankle: Surgery for bunion and hammer toe correction, surgery for Achilles tendonitis and Achilles tendon repair
  • Hand/Wrist: Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger release
  • Osteoporosis: Comprehensive evaluation and management including in-house DEXA scans for osteoporosis evaluation in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast offices

Education and Training

Undergraduate Education

BS, University of Florida, 1974 – 1978

Medical Education

MD, Jefferson Medical College, 1978 – 1982, Philadelphia, PA


General Surgery – PGY 1, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 1982 – 1983


Orthopaedic Surgery – PGY 2-5, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University, 1983 – 1987


Fellow, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, July 1989
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 1991

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Diplomat, 1989
Recertification by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1999 – 2009
Recertification by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2010 – 2019 Recertification by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2020 – 2029

Professional Organizations

Volusia County Medical Society
Florida Medical Society
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
North American Spine Society
Jefferson Medical College Alumni Association
Expert Medical Advisor – Florida Division of Workers Compensation

Hospital Affiliations

East Coast Surgery Center, Daytona Beach
Halifax Health, Daytona Beach & Port Orange

Orthopaedic Spine Inventions

Patent of DCO (Daytona Cervical Orthosis) a cervical-thoracic brace – 1999
F.D.A. approval of Bone Grafting Cage, anterior cervical cage (ACC) for the cervical spine – 2011

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Care Team

Brooke D Tolland Physician Assistant Brooke D. Tolland, PA-C
Brooke D. Tolland, PA-CPhysician Assistant
Jessica Jimenez Physician Assistant Jessica Jimenez, PA-C
Jessica Jimenez, PA-CPhysician Assistant
Deanne Freeburn Deanne Freeburn
Deanne FreeburnLead Medical Assistant
The Orthopedic Clinic Leticia Perez
Leticia PerezSurgery Scheduler