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.
Learn more about the Baptist Center for Joint Replacement »

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.Watch video on Robot-Assisted on News4Jax
Listen to  Dr. Steve Lucie on Osteoarthritis and the MAKO Program at Baptist Health on WJCT

Articles:

Dr. Lucie’s background and credentials

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Education

College
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Bachelor of Arts/Chemistry
1967 – 1971

Medical School
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia
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

Credentials

American Board of Orthopaedics Surgeons
Board Certification
September 1981

Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedics Sports Medicine
November 2007

Hospital Affiliations
  • Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, Florida (October 1981 – present)
  • Memorial Hospital Jacksonville, Florida (October 1981 – present)
  • St. Luke’s Hospital Jacksonville, Florida (October 1981 – present)
  • Nemours Children’s Clinic Jacksonville, Florida (October 1981 – August 1987)
Private Practices
  • Lakewood Orthopaedic Clinic, Lakewood, Colorado (August 1980 – October 1981)
  • R. Stephen Lucie, M.D., 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)
Memberships
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Orthopaedic Society
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Florida Medical Society
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society
  • Duval County Medical Society
Sports Team Affiliations
  • Magnum Force (Jacksonville Police, 1981 – 1983)
  • Jacksonville Teamen (North American Soccer League, 1981 – 1984)
  • Jacksonville University Dolphins (Orthopaedic Consultant, 1981–1993, Head Team Physician, 1993 – present)
  • 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)
  • University of North Florida (Head Team Physician, 1985–1993/Orthopaedic Consultant, 1998 – present)
  • Jacksonville Jets (Continental Basketball League Consultant, 1986)
  • The Bolles School (Head Team Physician, 1987 – present)
  • American Tennis Professionals (ATP, 1989 – 1994)
  • First Coast High School (Team Physician, 1989 – 1994)
  • University Christian High School (Team Physician, 1989 – 1999)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL Football Head Team Physician, 1994 – 2000)
  • NFL Pro Bowl (Team Physician/American Football Conference/Honolulu, Hawaii, 2000)
Leadership
  • 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 Medical Association Health and Sports Medicine Committee (Vice-Chairman, 1992 – 1996)
  • Jacksonville University Athletic Foundation Board (1993 – 2008)
  • Jacksonville Sports Medicine Programs, Inc. (President, 1993 – Present)
  • Jacksonville Mayor’s Council on Fitness and Well Being (1994 – 1997)
  • The Bolles School of Board of Trustees (1998 – 2004)
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society Sports Medicine Committee Chairman (1998 – Present; Board Member, Present)
  • Duval County Medical Society (President, 2009)
  • Duval County School Athletic Committee (Chairman)
  • Vice Commodore, Florida Yacht Club (2012)
  • Chairman of the Board, Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute
Presentations At Major Meetings
  • “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, LA, 1981
    * Western Trauma Society, 1983
  • “Pre-Participation Screening of the Student Athlete”
    * Western Trauma Society, 1986
  • “Arthroscopic Lateral Release in Adolescents”
    * Florida Orthopaedic Society
    * Also 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 Association 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
    * American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine Maui, HI, 1993
  • “Functional Treatment of Isolated Medical Collateral Ligament Injuries in the NFL”
    * NFL Physicians” Society Sports Science Symposium Indianapolis, IN, February 7, 1997
  • “Emergency Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries”
    * NFL Physicians’ Society Meeting San Francisco, CA, May 11, 1997
    * Sports Medicine 1999: An NFL Perspective American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 

    Bal Harbour, FL, May 9, 1999
    * American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Phoenix, AZ, May 12, 2001
  • “Scaphoid Fractures and Treatment in Professional Football Players”
    * Bruce Steinberg, M.D., R. Stephen Lucie, MD, NFL Physicians’ Meeting Indianapolis, IN,
    February 1999
  • “Sports Medicine: An NFL Perspective”
    * University of Florida Medical School, April 13, 2001
  • “Medical Legal Issues in Sports Medicine”
    * Florida Orthopaedic Society Orlando, FL, May 19, 2007
  • “Microfracture Cartilage Restoration”
    * Florida Orthopaedic Society, May 2011
Publications
  • “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
    * Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Vol. 11, pages 187-190, 1991
  • “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

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