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Stephen was born to Henry and Marie Hanff in New Port Richey, FL in 1980. Born at Community Hospital, he was reared in the town where he currently practices medicine.
After attending high school at Berkeley Preparatory School he was accepted to the Honors Program in Medical Education at the University of Miami, and completed a dual degree program earning his bachelors and doctor of medicine degree in 6 years. He graduated college cum laude with honors and graduated medical school as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

He continued his graduate medical education at the University of Florida where he completed a categorical 5-year residency in orthopaedic surgery. There he received comprehensive training in areas including orthopaedic trauma, joint reconstruction, hand surgery, sports medicine, arthroscopy, orthopaedic oncology, pediatric orthopaedics, and spine surgery. He had the privilege to provide sports medicine care for the University of Florida Gators athletic teams including the 2006 and 2008 BCS Football National Champions.

Since completing his formal training in 2009, he returned home to New Port Richey where he joined his father Henry W. Hanff, M.D. in the practice of orthopaedic surgery. Along with his father and partner Jennifer L. Cook, M.D. he co-founded the Florida Joint Care Institute in Trinity, FL in 2011. He currently practices here in the state-of-the-art 14,000 sq ft facility delivering comprehensive orthopaedic care to all ages with on-site digital X-Ray and physical therapy.

Dr. Stephen Hanff married his wife Lauren in 2005 and has been blessed with three children – Sophia, Claire and Graham. He looks forward to a lifetime of serving his community and family. He strives to be a role model of good work ethic for his children and those around him and embrace his father’s lifelong tenet “to leave the world a better place from when you entered into it."

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