Winston Lightbody and Dr. Mark Sando

Winston Lightbody of EVO Athletics and Mark Sando of Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay

On May 25, we’re joined by Winston Lightbody, Jr., head athletic trainer at EVO Athletics, and Dr. Mark Sando, surgeon at the Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay (OMG).

Winston Lightbody Jr., MA, LAT, ATC

Winston Lightbody, Jr. was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Athletic Training.

While studying at UCF, Winston gained valuable experience as an Athletic Training Student for two Orlando high schools and NCAA Division 1 UCF Athletics covering a wide range of sports. Additionally, while at UCF, he provided musculoskeletal evaluations and athletic training services at the Kennedy Space Center.

After graduating from UCF, Winston pursued his Master’s Degree attending Central Michigan University where he was an Athletic Training Graduate Assistant. At CMU, Winston taught health classes, worked in clinics and provided Athletic Training Services for Intramural Sports and University Club Sports. He earned his Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology in May 2018. Following his Master’s degree, he has moved back to the Tampa Bay area to join CORA Physical Therapy as its new Head Athletic Trainer for EVO Athletics.

Mark Sando, MD

Dr. Mark Sando is an orthopaedic surgeon and a native of Buffalo, NY. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Chemistry from Canisius College. He went on to pursue his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society.

After medical school, Dr. Sando completed his orthopaedic residency in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center where he worked with many local high school teams and the University of Maryland Terrapins. He also pursued research in shoulder and knee arthroscopy, which led to presentations at national and international meetings. His research into finding a safer arthroscopic portal to utilize during labral repair of the shoulder was recognized with the 2nd place John Joyce Award for Outstanding Research by a Resident/Fellow at the 2015 ISAKOS Biennial Meeting in Lyon, France.

After residency, Dr. Sando went on to complete subspecialized training in Sports Medicine as a fellow at the prestigious Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA under the direction of Dr. Neal ElAttrache. There he received advanced training in sports medicine reconstructive surgery and arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee. Dr. Sando also assisted with coverage for numerous professional teams including the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Sparks, as well as numerous high school and collegiate teams.

Dr. Sando prides himself on caring for patients with compassion, empathy, and professionalism. He has a special interest in treating disorders of the shoulder, knee, and hip such as rotator cuff disorders, shoulder instability and labral injuries, ACL reconstruction, knee arthroscopy, patellar stabilization procedures, knee and hip arthritis, total joint replacement, and femoral acetabular impingement (FAI) with advanced hip arthroscopy.
Dr. Sando is married with two children. He enjoys spending time with his family and extended family as well as golfing, skiing, traveling, watching football, and reading a good book on the beach.