Paley Institute's Craig H Lichtblau, MD Rehabilitation Director of Osteointegration Program

Craig H Lichtblau

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Dr. Lichtblau graduated Washington University Medical Center after completing a four-year residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Brain Injury Medicine. Dr. Lichtblau has been in private practice in West Palm Beach since 1989 to the present. Dr. Lichtblau did a Fellowship in Limb Reconstruction with Dr. Dror Paley from October 20, 2012, until September 30, 2016 participating in weekly teaching conferences, attending patient clinics, assisting in surgery, and being involved in clinical research projects. Dr. Lichtblau maintains active surgical assist privileges at St. Mary’s Medical Center, and continues to assist Dr. Paley in certain surgical procedures including all rotationplasty and osteointegration surgery.

Dr. Lichtblau has traveled internationally to assist Dr. Paley in surgery on medical mission trips to Managua, Nicaragua organized by the Paley Foundation. He has also assisted Dr. Paley in surgery at the Paley European Institute in Warsaw, Poland. Dr. Lichtblau traveled with Dr. Paley to Sidney, Australia to train in osseointegration surgery under Dr. Munjed Al Muderis in 2016. He presented scientific research papers at International Symposium on Innovations in Amputation Surgery and Prosthetic Technologies in Vienna, Austria, International Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society in Brisbane, Australia 2016, Lisbon, Portugal 2017, and Liverpool, England 2019. He annually participates in the Congenital Deficiencies Live Surgical Tutorial each January (2016 to 2021).

Dr. Lichtblau has co-authored two published research studies:1) Stature Lengthening Using the Precise Intermedullary Nail, Techniques in Orthopedics, 2015, Volume 30, No. 3, pp. 167-182 (2015); 2) Rotationplasty for Severe Congenital Femoral Deficiency, Children, 2021, Volume 8, pp. 462-485.

Dr. Lichtblau serves as the Rehabilitation Director of the Paley Institute Osseointegration Program. He also directs all the Paley Institute inpatient rehabilitation admissions at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Paley Institute Specialties


State of Florida — Children’s Medical Services
1989 – Present

March 1990 to April 2006
Medical Director 
Trauma/Hospital Consultations 
Pediatric Consultations 

Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit Admissions, Adult/Pediatric (6,223 Admissions) St. Mary’s Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit 

St. Mary’s Medical Center/Trauma Center 

May 2006 to Present
West Palm Beach, Florida
Trauma Consultations, Adult/Pediatric 
Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit Admissions, Adult/Pediatric

June 1, 2009
St. Mary’s Medical Center/Trauma Center
West Palm Beach, Florida
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Consultant 

Inpatient Rehabilitation, Adult/Pediatric 
Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute 

April 5, 2010 to Present
St. Mary’s Medical Center
West Palm Beach, Florida
Founding Medical Director for Life 

May 28, 2014
Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit 
St. Mary’s Medical Center
West Palm Beach, Florida
Founding Medical Director 

September 2016 to Present
Medical Director Osseointegration Program,
Physical Medicine, and Rehabilitation Consultant to
Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center

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