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Dr Alejandro Badia studied physiology at Cornell University and obtained his medical degree at NYU, where he also trained in orthopaedics. A hand fellowship at Alleghany General Hospital in Pittsburgh was followed by an AO trauma fellowship in Freiburg, Germany.
In 2008, Dr Badia created the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center, in Florida, a fully integrated clinical facility for the upper limb encompassing the Surgery Centre at Doral, OrthoNOW walk in clinic, rehab centre, an imaging facility and more recently, franchised OrthoNOW, the only orthopedic urgent care chain in the world.
Dr Badia runs an active international hand fellowship, serves on the editorial board of two hand journals, and previously organized a yearly Miami meeting for surgeons /therapists that is devoted to upper limb arthroscopy and arthroplasty held at the world renowned Miami Anatomical Research Centre (MARC) — the world's largest surgical cadaveric training lab — which Dr Badia co-founded in 2005.
He is a founding member of the American Hand Institute, a think tank and medical device start-up company focused on minimally invasive solutions to hand, wrist and elbow pathology.
Dr Badia was previously the worldwide president of the International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand (ISSPORTH), was named to 100 Latinos Miami, and was featured on the Hispanic Entrepreneur website. He is a member of multiple national subspecialty medical societies (AAOS, ASSH, AAHS), honorary member of more than 10 international hand surgery and arthroscopy associations, and served as honoured professor at the prestigious Philadelphia Hand Course in 2012.
He can be easily reached via www.drbadia.com, a patient education portal and website for hand surgeon academic exchange, or via (305) 227-HAND at the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center or at OrthoNOW, (305) 537-7272 www.OrthoNOWcare.com.