Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
A native of Gulf Breeze, Florida, Dr. Jason W. Thackeray joined Orthopaedic Associates in 2002. Dr. Thackeray, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, specializes in ankle, elbow, foot, fracture care, hand, hip, joint replacement, knee, shoulder, sports medicine, and wrist.
Dr. Thackeray received his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed an internship in general surgery and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Shands Hospital at The University of Florida.
When he is not seeing patients, he enjoys golfing, hunting, boating, training, traveling, participating in charity work, and spending time with his family. As a former athlete, he enjoys serving as a team physician for Fort Walton High School and the Fort Walton Beach Falcons.
Florida State University,
Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude, Diplomat: May 1993
Florida State University Honors Program in Medical Sciences, Diplomat: May 1994
University of Florida College of Medicine
Degree: M.D., Diplomat:1997
Internship, General Surgery
Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, June 1998
Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, June 2002
Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine
Adult Reconstruction, Joint Replacement
Surgery of the Foot & Ankle
Hand & Upper Extremity
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Okaloosa County Medical Society
Emerald Coast Health Alliance
Florida Orthopedic Society
Florida Medical Association
"Dr. Jason Thackeray did an outstanding job reptairing my knee. I'm now enjoying golf and walking more than i ever have. I even broke par for the first time in my life. He not only made sure the surgery and repair of my knee went well, he turned me over to a talented physical therapy staff that made sure i was rehabilitated in short order and with purpose. They did an outstanding job getting me back into golf shape...thanks a million, gang." JT T.
"I have a long relationship with the clinic. I had two knee surgeries and treatment for arthritis. They have kept me walking. I don't plan on ever losing my independence and having someone to keep me healthy is most important. I thank the doctor and all the staff for all they have done to help me." – Trina B.
"Quick diagnosis and treatment. Great follow up and the most caring physiotherapy you can find." – Joy L.
"Massive tear to rotator cuff. Dr. Thackeray did surgery. Very professional, provided details of surgery and rehab – knows his stuff! The entire staff has been so professional, kind and Matt my PT has done an amazing job in getting me back to life with shoulder! Would not go to anyone else for orthopaedic care! The best!" – June H.
"Doctor Thackeray, is friendly, personable and really knowledgable when it comes to sports injuries. I had a great experience with him and his office staff. The staff are warm and caring about you. That is my take on him and the office. I would trust him if I ever needed any more surgeries from all the dumb things I do." – Daniel L.
"Great, Drs. Thackeray and Tenholder are exceptional!" – Stephen A.
"Dr. Jason Thackeray gave me more than a new knee. He gave me hope and my life back. After three years of knee pain which changed my life in a very negative way. Those changes caused me to become less active and give up many of the pleasures in life I valued. Now, five months after my total knee replacement, I'm active again. I'm doing many of the things I could do before my injury. I feel alive again and I'm thankful for Dr. Thackeray giving me my new knee, my hope, and life back." – Michael S.
"I have been a patient of Dr. Thackeray on and off for almost ten years now. He has also treated my husband and children. I highly recommend Dr Thackeray to anyone looking for an orthopaedic surgeon. He explains in great detail the prognosis as well as a plan of attack for healing. The staff and receptionists are always friendly and ready to help." – Kristi S.
"Doctor is always great!
Follow up after my surgery by your office was appreciated." – Anthony L.
"Great job all the way around from the first front desk visit at Niceville and Destin until the completion of my PT. Everyone was helpful and showed concern. Dr Thackeray did a great job as the shoulder has healed up nicely. Thanks to all!" -- Robert A.