Introduction to Dr. Birkedal

Birkedal Surgery
Innovative and caring doctor
with over 15 years of experience

Dr. Birkedal grew up in Birmingham, AL. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Florida State University. Next, he earned his medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. While there, he received the Tinsley-Harrison Scholarship for academic performance and the Gross Anatomy Instructor honor for academic performance, leadership and teaching ability. Finally, he completed a surgical residency at the Baptist Health System in Birmingham, AL.

Prior to joining Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Birkedal served as the medical director of the Wound Treatment Center and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee.

He has presented internationally on several topics, including "Biopsy Fragment Supernates: A New Modality for the Rapid Diagnosis of Lung Cancer" and has written textbook chapters for Emedicine Textbook of Surgery.

Dr. Birkedal is Board Certified in General Surgery.

Dr. Christian Birkedal, is a general surgeon that serves as the medical director of bariatric services at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center (FHMMC), a 239-bed hospital in Daytona Beach.

FHMMC Bariatric Center, has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®) for surgical treatment of severe obesity and its related conditions.


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Appointments and Honors


Associate Professor

Eagle Scout

Eagle Scout

August 16th, 2013. The accolades keep piling up for Dr. Christian Birkedal. Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center recently named Birkedal its top physician for the quarter.

Dr. Christian Birkedal and Dr. Ronald Jimenez, Chief Medical Officer of FHMMC Dr. Christian Birkedal and Dr. Ronald Jimenez, Chief Medical Officer of FHMMC

Dr. Birkedal was given the honor based on recommendations from families and patients, staff voting and a high score on the HCAHPS evaluation. The acronym HCAHPS stands for the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. It is used as a standard to measure the quality of care provided by physicians and hospitals.