Dr. Kate Heinlein is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in sports medicine. She has a particular interest in the care of athletes of all ages and abilities, and utilizes both nonoperative and operative treatment plans to get patients back to doing what they love.

Dr. Heinlein has specialized training performing minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures of the knee, shoulder, hip, and ankle, in addition to general orthopedic procedures.

During her fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Heinlein served as a team physician for Notre Dame College and Cleveland State University, as well as an assistant team physician for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians.

During her residency at Orlando Health, Dr. Heinlein served as team physician for several area high school football teams, including Lyman High School, Orlando Christian Prep, and Faith Christian Academy. She also served as affiliate medical staff for the Orlando City Soccer Club and Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament. She was appointed chief resident during her final year of residency.

Dr. Heinlein is a native Ohioan and avid Buckeye fan. In her free time, she enjoys running, spending time with friends and family, and spoiling her dog, Luna.

Clinical Expertise:

  • Knee: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, knee ligament injuries, arthroscopic meniscus surgery, meniscus repair, cartilage repair procedures, patellofemoral instability surgery, patellar tendon repair, quadriceps tendon repair, total knee replacement
  • Shoulder: Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic labral repair, arthroscopic and open shoulder instability surgery
  • Hip: Arthroscopic labral repair, arthroscopic treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Ankle: Ankle arthroscopy, ankle instability surgery, Achilles tendon injuries
  • Elbow: Biceps tendon repair, triceps tendon repair
  • Trauma: Treatment of upper and lower extremity fractures

Kate A. Heinlein Education and Training

Undergraduate Education

BS, The Ohio State University, 2007

Medical Education

MD, The Ohio State University, 2012


Orthopedic Surgery, Orlando Health – Orlando, Florida, 2012 – 2017


Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2017 – 2018

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
American College of Sports Medicine
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
Florida Orthopedic Society
Volusia County Medical Society


Landacre Honor Society, 2010

Hospital Affiliations

East Coast Surgery Center, Daytona Beach
Halifax Health, Daytona Beach & Port Orange
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Daytona Beach

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