George Pujalte, M.D.

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Languages

English

George G.A. Pujalte, M.D., F.A.C.S.M., is a sports medicine physician and researcher, board-certified in both Sports Medicine and Family Medicine. Dr. Pujalte focuses on treating chronic and acute illnesses and injuries in athletes and active individuals, educating them on prevention, and collaborating with them in terms of "return to play" decisions after these conditions.

Dr. Pujalte's clinical interests include:

  • The nonsurgical treatment of acute injuries such as ankle sprains, muscle strains, knee and shoulder injuries
  • Overuse injuries such as rotator cuff, and other forms of, tendonopathies and stress fractures, and medical/injection therapies for osteoarthritis
  • Sports-related and general medical needs of athletes, as well as educating/counseling them on illness and injury prevention

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Pujalte is active in the education of college and medical students, residents, and fellows, as well as furthering research in Sports Medicine and Family Medicine. Dr. Pujalte has a personal interest in martial arts and sports psychology. He is one of the team physicians for the national USA Taekwondo team and travels with them regularly. He has written and presented numerous times on topics depicting the interaction of mental health and physical activity.

  1. Cast application
  2. Injection
  3. Ultrasound
  • Sports medicine education
  • Concussions
  • Public health considerations in common musculoskeletal conditions
  • Use of apps for healthcare
  • Tendonopathy treatments
  1. 2011
    Diploma - Faculty DevelopmentPenn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  2. 2009
    Fellow - Sports MedicineDepartment of Family Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center
  3. 2007
    Chief Resident - Family MedicineDepartment of Family and Community Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
  4. 2007
    Residency - Family and Community MedicineMount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
  5. 2001
    MD - MedicineUniversity of the Philippines, Manila
  6. 1996
    BS - BiologyCollege of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines, Manila
  7. 1992
    Diploma - ResearchPhilippine Science High School, Quezon City, Philippines

Certifications

  1. 2008
    Sports MedicineAmerican Board of Family Medicine
  2. 2007
    Family MedicineAmerican Board of Family Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2015
    Excellent Teacher AwardDepartment of Family Medicine
  2. 2013
    Innovation AwardPenn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  3. 2012
    Exceptional Teacher AwardPenn State College of Medicine
  4. 2012
    Chair's AwardDepartment of Family and Community Medicine, Pennsylvania State University
  5. 2011
    Excellent Role Model AwardPenn State College of Medicine
  6. 2009
    Exceptional Teacher AwardPenn State College of Medicine
  7. 2005
    Shortest Length of Stay AwardMount Sinai Family Practice Residency of Chicago
  8. 2005
    Highest Productivity AwardMount Sinai Family Practice Residency of Chicago
  9. 1998
    Second Place, Pathology Presentation on NeoplasmsDepartment of Pathology, University of the Philippines College of Medicine
  10. 1997
    Second Place, Parasitology Presentation on NematodesDepartment of Parasitology, University of the Philippines College of Medicine
  11. 1996
    Top 15% of Graduating ClassCollege of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Manila
  12. 1995
    First Place, Ecology Report on Grassland EcosystemDepartment of Biology, University of the Philippines, Manila
  13. 1992
    First PlaceIntercollegiate Antonio Tagamolila Essay Contest on Philippine Health Situation

Professional memberships

  1. 2017 - present
    FellowRoyal Society of Medicine
  2. 2015 - 2019
    Vice ChairmanAmerican Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Committee on Publications
  3. 2014 - 2016
    MemberInternational Relations Committee, American College of Sports Medicine
  4. 2014 - present
    Vice ChairAmerican Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Committee on Publications
  5. 2013 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Sports Medicine
  6. 2013 - 2015
    Co-ChairmanMembership Committee, University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America
  7. 2013 - present
    MemberInternational Relations Committee, American College of Sports Medicine
  8. 2013 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Sports Medicine
  9. 2012 - 2014
    TreasurerDelaware Valley Chapter, University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America
  10. 2012 - 2014
    TreasurerDelaware Valley Chapter, University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America
  11. 2012 - 2013
    Co-DirectorPractical Evidence-Based Medicine for Primary Care Clinician, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  12. 2012 - present
    Co-ChairMembership Committee, University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America
  13. 2012 - present
    MemberMinority Health and Research Interest Group, American College of Sports Medicine
  14. 2011
    Section EditorThe 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult, SAGE Publications
  15. 2010
    Case EditorWebsite, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  16. 2009 - 2014
    ContributorPrimary Care Sports Medicine Newsletter, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  17. 2009 - 2013
    MemberPrimary Care Sports Medicine Journal Club, Penn State Hershey Medical Center
  18. 2007 - present
    DiplomateAmerican Board of Family Medicine
  19. 2007 - 2014
    Subcommittee ChairAmerican Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Committee on Publications
  20. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Sports Medicine
  21. 2006 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  22. 2004 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Family Physicians
  23. 2004 - present
    MemberUniversity of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America
  24. 2000 - 2001
    LeadHealth Service to the Nation, University of the Philippines, Manila
  25. 1999 - 2000
    PresidentHealth Service to the Nation, University of the Philippines, Manila
  26. 1998 - 1999
    Vice PresidentHealth Service to the Nation, University of the Philippines, Manila
  27. 1998 - 2000
    MemberMedical Students for Social Responsibility, University of the Philippines, Manila
  28. 1996 - 1998
    SecretaryHealth Service to the Nation, University of the Philippines, Manila
  29. 1996 - 2000
    MemberHealth Care Service Organization, University of the Philippines, Manila
  30. 1996 - present
    MemberPhi Kappa Mu International Medical Fraternity
  31. 1995 - 2000
    Associate EditorAninag, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines, Manila
  32. 1995 - 1996
    Founding MemberSociety for the Enrichment of Academic Learning, University of the Philippines Chapter, Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society
  33. 1994 - 1996
    Vice PresidentHaribon Environmental Society, University of the Philippines, Manila
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