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Naples’ Most-Awarded Orthopaedic Surgeon Earns Top 1% Honors

NAPLES, Fla. (July 26, 2021) — The American Registry recently acknowledged Robert J. Zehr, M.D. with its 2021 “America’s Most Honored Doctors — Top 1%” award. Dr. Zehr, founder of the Zehr Center for Orthopaedics, remains Naples’ most-awarded orthopaedic surgeon, with 68 accolades to his name listed in The American Registry.

In addition to being named by his peers a 2021 Castle Connolly Top Regional Doctor for the 17th consecutive year, Dr. Zehr consistently earns patient-based awards from Vitals, annually bringing home “Patients’ Choice,” “On-Time” and, most recently, “Most Compassionate Doctor” honors from the online healthcare educational company. 

Locally, Dr. Zehr is included each year in Gulfshore Life Magazine’s companion representation of the Castle Connolly “Top Docs” program and has also been annually named a “Top Physician” by Naples Illustrated Magazine since the inception of its peer-reviewed poll administered by Professional Research Services.

To avail yourself of award-winning orthopaedic services, contact The Zehr Center for Orthopaedics at 239-596-0100 or request an appointment online at


About Dr. Robert J. Zehr:  Robert J. Zehr, MD is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with over 30 years of experience, who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery. He is the founder of The Zehr Center for Orthopaedics, a private orthopaedic surgery practice located in Naples, Florida; co-founder and CEO of Seaside Surgery Center, Southwest Florida’s first surgery center designed exclusive for joint replacements; Chief of Surgery at Landmark Hospital of Southwest Florida; and Medical Director of The Joint Care Center at Landmark. The leading hip replacement surgeon in Naples, Dr. Zehr pioneered the direct anterior approach to hip replacement in Southwest Florida and has performed over 2,300 of the procedures. He was the first surgeon in the area to perform same-day outpatient total hip replacement surgery, conducting the surgery at Seaside Surgery Center, which he co-founded and where he serves as CEO and Medical Director. Consistently chosen as a Castle Connolly Top Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Zehr has won numerous awards from peers and patients alike.  

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