Biography

Dr. Lucie Specializes in Knee Replacements and Hip Replacement Surgery

Dr. Lucie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina, and his medical doctorate degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency training in orthopaedics at the University of Colorado in Denver. Dr. Lucie is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and he is also one of the only orthopaedic surgeons in Northeast Florida who has a board-certified Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

Dr. Lucie has been active in the orthopaedics field throughout his career. He has held a number of leadership positions, given numerous original presentations at major national medical meetings and authored important articles in professional orthopaedics journals.

His credentials include:

  • Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Chairman, Florida Orthopaedic Society Sports Medicine Committee
  • Vice President, Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute
  • President, Duval County Medical Society (2009)

The NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars chose Dr. Lucie as their first Head Team Physician. He served in that role for seven years and helped develop the team’s sports medicine facility.

Currently he serves as:

  • Head Team Physician, Jacksonville Sharks
  • Head Team Physician, Jacksonville University
  • Head Team Physician, The Bolles School
  • Orthopaedic Consultant, Jacksonville Jaguars

Dr. Lucie specializes in total joint replacements, including knees, hips and shoulders and sports medicine. He treats a number of non-surgical sports problems, including running injuries and fitness problems.

Dr. Lucie is an avid runner and has completed 10 marathons including the New York, Boston, and the London marathons. He has been Medical Director for a number of Jacksonville’s premier running events, including the Gate River Run.

A founding member of Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute (JOI), Dr. Lucie practices at the JOI San Marco office on the adjacent campus of Baptist – Downtown. Dr. Lucie is a founding member of the Baptist Center for Joint Replacement team at Baptist – Downtown.

Certified:

Robot-Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing – a highly advanced robotic arm system allowing orthopaedic surgeons to more precisely replace only the diseased part of the knee with a small implant, leaving healthy bone, tissue and cartilage intact. Learn more about the Baptist Center for Joint Replacement »

Listen to Dr. Steve Lucie on Osteoarthritis and the MAKO Program at Baptist Health on WJCT

Articles:

Dr. Lucie’s background and credentials

High School
Herschel V. Jenkins High School
Savannah, Georgia
1964-1967

College
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
DEGREE: Bachelor of Arts/Chemistry
1967-1971

Medical School
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia
DEGREE: Medical Doctorate
1971-1975

Internship
University of Colorado Affiliated Hospitals
Denver, Colorado
SURGERY
1975-1976

Residency
University of Colorado Affiliated Hospitals
Department of Orthopaedics
Denver, Colorado
1976-1980

Rancho Los Amigos Hospital
Department of Orthopaedics
Downey, California
1979

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Board Certification: September 1981
Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: November 2007

  • Jacksonville University Dolphins:  Orthopaedic Consultant 1981-1993; Head Team Physician 1993- present
  • University of North Florida:  Head Team Physician 1985-1993; Orthopaedic Consultant 1998-2014
  • The Bolles School:  Head Team Physician 1987-present
  • Jacksonville Jaguars:  NFL Football Head Team Physician 1994-2000; Orthopaedic Consultant 2013-present
  • Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Southern League AA –affiliate of the Miami Marlins. Head team physician 2018-present
  • Jacksonville Sharks:  AFL Football Team Physician 2014-2017
  • Magnum Force:  Jacksonville Police 1981-1983
  • Jacksonville Tea Men:  North American Soccer League 1981-1984
  • Jacksonville Firebirds:  American Football Association Consultant 1982
  • Ed White High School Football Team:  Consultant 1982-1987
  • Jacksonville Suns:  Orthopaedic Consultant 1982-1999; Head Team Physician 2000-2007
  • AAU Junior Olympics:  Wrestling Medical Director 1984
  • Jacksonville Bulls:  USFL Football 1984-1986
  • Jacksonville Jets:  Continental Basketball League Consultant 1986
  • American Tennis Professionals:  AT 1989-1994
  • First Coast High School:  Team Physician 1989-1994
  • University Christian High School:  Team Physician 1989-1999
  • NFL Pro Bowl:  Team Physician/American Football Conference/Honolulu, Hawaii, 2000
  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Florida :  October 1981- present
  • Nemours Children’s’ Clinic Jacksonville, Florida:  January 1994- 2007 
  • Lakewood Orthopaedic Clinic Lakewood, Colorado:  August 1980- October 1981
  • R. Stephen Lucie, Md., PA Jacksonville, Florida:  October 1981- March 1985
  • North Florida Orthopaedic Center Jacksonville, Florida:  March 1985- January 1994
  • Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Jacksonville, Florida:  January 1994- present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Duval County Medical Society
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Florida Medical Society
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • “Early Predication of Avascular Necrosis in Femoral Neck Fractures”
    *Western Orthopaedic Association Rocky Mountain Chapter, 1977
  • “Current Uses of Phenol Nerve Block for Adult Acquired Spasticity”
    *First Place Resident Award Paper, 1979
  • “The Effects of Systemic Corticosteroids on Polysaccharide Synthesis in Rabbit Articular Cartilage”
    *Exhibit at Clinical Research Society of AAOS, 1979
  • “Current uses of Phenol Nerve Block for Acute Acquired Spasticity”
    *Western Orthopaedic Association, 1980
  • “Acute Pivot Shift: Clinical Correlation”
    *American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine New Orleans, Louisiana, 1981
    *Western Trauma Society, 1983
  • “Pre-Participation Screening of the Student Athlete”
    *Western Trauma Society, 1986
  • ”Arthroscopic Lateral Release in Adolescents”
    *Florida Orthopaedic Society
    *Submitted to Arthroscopy Journal of North America, 1987
  • “Femoral Neck Fracture Secondary to In Situ Pinning of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis:  A Previously Unreported Complication”
    *American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1988
  • “Arthroscopic Release in Adolescents”
    *Florida Orthopaedic Society, 1989
  • “A Comparison of Arthroscopic Anterior Acromioplasty versus Open Anterior Acromioplasty for the Treatment of Subacromial Impingement Syndrome”
    *Eastern Orthopaedic Associate, Bermuda 1990
    *Arthroscopy Association of North America Boston, MA, 1991
  • “Pre-Participation Screening of the Student Athlete:  Current Concepts”
    *Florida Orthopaedic Society, 146th Annual Meeting, Award for Best Scientific Paper Orlando, FL 1992
  • “Functional Treatment of Isolated Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries in the NFL”
    *NFL Physicians’ Society Sports Medicine Science Symposium Indianapolis, IN 1997
  • “Emergency Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries”
    *NFL Physicians’ Society Meeting San Francisco, CA 1997
    *Sports Medicine 1999:  An NFL Perspective American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Bal Harbour, FL 1999
    *American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Phoenix, AZ 2001
  • “Scaphoid Fractures and Treatment in Professional Football Players”*Bruce Steinberg, M.D., R. Stephen Lucie, M.D., NFL Physicians’ Society Meeting Indianapolis, IN 1999
  • “Sports Medicine:  An NFL Perspective”
    *University of Florida Medical School, April 13, 2001
  • Microfracture Cartilage Restoration”
    *Florida Orthopaedic Society, May 2011
  • “The Effects of Systemic Corticosteroids on Polysaccharide Synthesis in Rabbit Articular Cartilage”
    *J.D. Wiedel, R.S. Lucie and C.C. Solomons, Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Vol. 4, 1979
  • “Early Predication of Avascular Necrosis in Femoral Neck Fractures”
    *S. Lucie, D. Burdict and R. Johnston, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Vol. 161, 1981
  • “Current Uses of Phenol Nerve Block for Adult Acquired Spasticity”
    *S. Lucie and D. Garland, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Vol. 161, 1981
  • “Acute Pivot Shift: Clinical Correlation”
    *S. Lucie, J.Wiedel and Dr. Messner, Submitted to Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 12, 1984
  • ”Arthroscopic Lateral Release in Adolescents”
    *Steve E. Jordan, M.D., R. Stephen Lucie, M.D., and Paul Shirley, M.D., Orthopaedic Transactions, Fall 1987
  • “Femoral Neck Fracture Secondary to In Situ Pinning of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis:  A Previously Unreported Complication”
    *S. Clay Baynham, M.D., R. Stephen Lucie, M.D., and R. Jay Cummings, M.D., Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol. 12 (3), Page 564, 1988
  • “Chronic Hip Pain in a 40-year-old Recreational Runner”
    *Anderson MS, Lucie RS, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL and Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, Jacksonville, FL Journal of Athletic Training, 2005;40:S85
  • Sports Medicine Program at Nemours Children’s’ Clinic:  Co-Director 1982-1987
  • Duval County Pre-Screening Sports Physical Examinations:  Chairman 1982-1999
  • Northeast Florida Orthopaedic Society:  President 1988-1989
  • Florida Governor’s Council for Sports and Physical Fitness:  1990-1994
  • Florida Medial Association Health and Sports Medicine Committee:  Vice-Chairman 1998-1996
  • Jacksonville University Athletic Foundation Board:  1993-2008
  • Jacksonville Sports Medicine Programs, Inc.:  President 1993-2013; Vice-Chairman 2013-2016
  • The Bolles School Board of Trustees:  1998-2004
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society:  Sports Medicine Committee Chairman and Board Member 1998- present
  • Duval County Medical Society:  President 2009
  • Duval County School Athletic Committee Chairman
  • Commodore for the Florida Yacht Club 2013
  • Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute:  Vice Chairman 1995-2014; Chairman 2014-2015; Vice Chairman 2015-present
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine:  Florida Representative to the Council of Delegates 2014-present
  • Florida Alliance for Sports Medicine:  President 2014-2015
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society: 1st Vice President
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-Board of Councilors 2018-present

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