Zachary Serbu, PA-C is a skilled and dedicated physician assistant who works closely with Dr. Howell, an esteemed orthopedic surgeon, to provide comprehensive orthopedic care. With his passion for healthcare and commitment to improving patients’ lives, he plays a vital role in diagnosing, treating, and managing various orthopedic conditions.

Zack obtained his undergraduate degree in microbiology from the University of South Florida (USF), graduating cum laude from the USF Honor’s College. Recognizing his desire to dedicate his time and studies to healthcare and the health of those in his community, he pursued his master’s degree in physician assistant studies at USF as well, equipping him with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide exceptional medical care.

With his extensive training and education, Zack has developed a strong foundation in orthopedics, with a focus on sports medicine and shoulder injuries. He possesses a keen eye for detail, thoroughly assessing patients and working closely with Dr. Howell to create personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual’s needs.

At every visit, Zack strives to ensure that patients feel heard and understood, addressing their concerns and answering their questions with clarity and empathy. He always aims to foster a trusting and supportive patient-provider relationship through compassion and empathy.  Zack believes in the power of patient education and takes the time to thoroughly explain diagnoses, treatment options, and post-operative care instructions.

In collaboration with Dr. Howell, Zack performs a wide range of tasks, including conducting physical examinations, interpreting diagnostic tests, assisting in surgical procedures, and providing post-operative care. He is also skilled in administering joint injections, providing pain management, and coordinating rehabilitation plans.

Zack stays up to date with the latest advancements in orthopedic medicine through continuing education and professional development. He is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Orthopedic Physician Assistant Society (OPAS). Outside of work, Zack enjoys staying active through various sports and outdoor activities and spending time with his wife and two children.

With his expertise and genuine dedication to patient care, Zack is an invaluable asset to Dr. Howell’s orthopedic practice, ensuring that each patient receives the highest quality of care and support on their journey to recovery