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Edward R. Dupay, Jr., D.O.


Sub-Specialty Training

Dr. Dupay has completed subspecialty training in:
  • Total Joint Replacement Surgery and Revision
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Hand and Foot Surgery
  • Fracture Care – Acute and Reconstructive

Medical and Professional Associations

Dr. Dupay is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics and a member of:
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Southern Medical Association
  • Florida Osteopathic Medical Association
  • Lee County Medical Society


In his personal life, Dr. Dupay enjoys playing tennis, cycling, swimming, kayaking and of course, watching nearly every sport under the sun. He is a music lover and an avid reader – and not just topics concerning medicine.

“Like most parents, my life as a professional has wrapped around my children's events – they were only young once!”

Michael R. Black, DPM, FACFAS

Advanced Specialty Training

Dr. Black's rigorous podiatric residency training included Fellowship Training in Advanced Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA and Foot and Ankle Traumatology at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, CA.
Dr. Black has also received advanced training for:
  • Internal Fixation in the Foot and Ankle
  • Microneurovascular Surgery
  • Ilizarov external Ring Fixation for Correction of Limb Deformities

Medical and Professional Associations

Dr. Black is a member of:
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Florida Podiatric Medical Association
We welcome you to learn more about Dr. Michael R. Black at our sister-site:
The Florida Center for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction.

Francesca M. Swartz, D.O.

Sub-Specialty & Fellowship Training

Dr. Swartz has additional training in procedures of the:
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Hand & Upper Extremity
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Hip Arthroscopy
Dr. Swartz completed her Sports Medicine Fellowship with Dr. Kevin Plancher in Cos Cob, CT and Manhattan, NY.
She worked with the United Football League in Hartford, CT and with the teams of Manhattanville College in Rye, New York.
Dr. Swartz also participated in a Pediatric Sports Medicine program as a visiting Fellow.

Medical and Professional Associations

Dr. Swartz is a member of:
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Florida Osteopathic Association
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

Christopher R. Myer, M.D.

Sub-Specialty & Fellowship Training

Dr. Myer has additional training in procedures of the:
  • Upper Extremity
  • Pediatric Hand
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Total Joint Replacement Surgery
Dr. Myer completed his Hand Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Medical and Professional Associations

Dr. Myer is a member of :
  • American Association for Hand Surgery – 2015AOA
  • Emerging Leader 2013 – present
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand Candidate Member – 2012-present
  • American Medical Association member- 2012
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2009-present
  • American Medical Student Association; member, 2005-2009


In his personal life, Dr. Myer enjoys playing golf, fishing, running, reading and hiking.

James L. Otis, D.O. (1950 – 2012)

On March 14th, 2012, Dr. James Otis, my partner for the last 22 years, passed away.
Dr. Swartz has additional training in procedures of the:
Dr. Otis came to me from the Tampa Orthopedic Institute after serving a fellowship in foot and ankle trauma. Dr. Otis was blessed with an abundance of intelligence, mechanical skills with his hands, and compassion to take care of patients as if they were his own family.
Dr. Otis was the valedictorian of the first medical school class at Nova Southeastern University. He stayed on the East Coast to do his rotating internship at Humana Hospitals of the Palm Beaches, then traveled north, to do his 4 year orthopedic residency at Grandview Hospital, in Dayton Ohio. Before settling down to do his private practice, he decided to do a fellowship in the foot and ankle subspecialty, which was one of his favorite areas of the human body.
Dr. Otis enjoyed so many different types of activities. He was an accomplished sailor, a gardener who knew how to grow and maintain fragile orchids, and he was an excellent marksman with a vast knowledge of many different types of guns. He took great pride in his music collection which many of us were able to enjoy in the surgical suite as he did his trade as a bone setter and reconstructive expert of the musculoskeletal system.
Dr. Otis was also a very fine athlete. In college he played football and lacrosse. He was a golfer with a very low handicap which many physicians and pharmaceutical representatives found out the hard way, as he would methodically embarrass them in many charitable events. In the early years of our practice, we would play basketball and tennis together, and once again, he was able to hold his own. He was also an accomplished water and snow skier.
When I looked back, over 22 years in practice together, I will remember him most for the superior skills that he possessed in the field of orthopedic surgery, and how much his patient's loved his approach to their orthopedic problems. He was able to develop a loyalty that very few physicians know how to create in our present fast pace, number driven, medical environment.
Edward R. Dupay, Jr., D.O.
Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Florida, P.A.