Dr. Laurie Kardon

Dr. Kardon completed her undergraduate degree at Pennsylvania State University and earned her medical degree at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. In 1986, she began her first general surgery residency at University of Florida-Jacksonville. She then served as resident and chief resident in general surgery at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. 

Dr. Kardon returned to Pennsylvania in 1991, where she was a thoracic surgery resident at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. She then earned her master’s degree in public health at the University of Pittsburgh and completed her first residency in occupational medicine there as well.

Dr. Kardon began working in Florida in 2002 and has remained here ever since. She was a staff physician and then served as Medical Director of the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health and Medicine at COACHComp America. She was also a medical director at US Healthworks Corporation in Fort Lauderdale. 

Dr. Kardon’s professional memberships include the Florida Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Lung Association of Florida. She is also certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, and many others. She was elected as a fellow by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in 2011.

Dr. Kardon’s work doesn’t stop there. She also has an affiliation with the PGA and LPGA as an on-site physician at select tournaments. 

Dr. Kardon has a soft spot in her heart for her four-legged friends. She enjoys spending time with her dogs, many of whom are rescues. As a breed advocate for Rottweilers, she has been a member of the Board of Directors for Gulfstream Guardian Angels Rottweiler Rescue for over a decade. Her primary role in the rescue has been in the medical and rehabilitation of severely abused dogs with their training and socialization. Since 1977, she has taken her dogs to participate in AKC dog shows, where they compete based on obedience, tracking, dock diving, and agility.