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Childrens Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates LLP

625 6th Avenue South
Suite 450
St Petersburg, FL 33701 map
Phone: 727-898-2663 | Fax: 727-568-6836


Dr. Benfanti is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He sees patients in the St. Petersburg and Tampa locations of Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates (COSSA), L.L.P., and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care locations in East Lake and Pasco.

COSSA is the exclusive provider of pediatric orthopaedic services at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

Dr. Benfanti is an affiliate assistant professor in the USF Morsani College of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. He is board certified and has been recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Benfanti is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Pinellas and Hillsborough County Medical Societies, and the Florida Orthopaedic Society.

Dr. Benfanti joined COSSA in 2011 after retiring from the U.S. Army as a Colonel. He previously served as director of the orthopaedic surgery program and then chief of orthopaedic surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington.

Dr. Benfanti earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Georgia, and a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics and spinal deformity at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville, South Carolina.

Dr. Benfanti enjoys all aspects of pediatric orthopaedics and has a special interest in sports medicine and hip preservation. more



  • MD; Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (1990)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery; Dwight D Eisenhower Army Medical Center (1997)


  • Pediatric Orthopaedic & Spinal Deformity Surgery; Shriner's Hospital for Children (2001)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery) (1999)

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