Dr. Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS
OrthoNOW Founder and Chief Medical Officer
Medical Director, Doral, Biscayne OrthoNOW clinics
Badia Hand to Shoulder Center:
Internationally Renowned Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon
Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS is a hand and upper extremity surgeon at Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Doral, Florida. Dr. Badia studied physiology at Cornell University and obtained his medical degree at NYU, where he also trained in orthopedics. A hand fellowship at Alleghany General Hospital in Pittsburgh was followed by an AO trauma fellowship in Freiburg, Germany. He 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 devoted to upper limb arthroscopy and arthroplasty. This international meeting was held at the world renowned Miami Anatomical Research Center ( M.A.R.C. ) , the worlds 2nd 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.
In 2008, Dr. Badia completed the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center, a fully integrated clinical facility for the upper limb also encompassing the Surgery Center at Doral, a rehabilitation center and an MRI imaging facility. In 2010, Dr. Badia inaugurated OrthoNOW, the first immediate orthopedic care center in south Florida which is staffed by surgeons from the Doral Orthopedic Center (DOC), a group of surgeons from lower extremity, upper limb and spine subspecialties who also treat elective orthopedic problems, frequently in international patients. OrthoNOW was officially franchised in early 2013 and is actively engaging healthcare entrepreneurs and surgeons, here and abroad to open orthopedic urgent care facilities nationally and abroad.
Dr. Badia is past worldwide president of the International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand (ISSPORTH) , was named to 100 Latinos Miami, has been given legacy awards by several organizations 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 honored professor at the prestigious Philadelphia Hand Course in 2012. He has lectured in all six continents and is currently focused on improving healthcare delivery in the orthopedics and sports medicine realm.
He has major interest in tennis injuries of the upper limb and previously directed the hand/wrist clinic at the Sony Ericsson and later Miami Open and authored the chapter on that subject in recently released textbook, Tennis Medicine.
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
Jorge Garrote, PT, DPT, ACSM CEP
Jorge Garrote was born in Cuba and raised in Spain. He attended Barry University for undergrad studies in exercise physiology and graduated in 2012. During his time at Barry University he was involved in the Strength and Conditioning for the Athletics Department. He received his Certified Exercise Physiology with the American College of Sports Medicine shortly afterwards. Dr. Garrote graduated from Florida International University with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016 with a focus in the orthopedic population. Hobbies include spear fishing, soccer, and travel.
Brian Goldmark, M.S., PA-C
Brian Goldmark, M.S., PA-C, has over 6 years of experience as a Physician Assistant specializing in orthopedic care. Brian has worked at both Lenox Hospital in New York and Baptists Hospital in Miami. Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Vanderbilt University and Master of Science Degree from Hofstra University and is also BLS and NCCPA Certified. Brian’s interests include golfing, travel and exploring new cuisines.
Shamiyaaz (Shami) Jauhari, PA-C
OrthoNOW, Physician Assistant
Shamiyaaz (Shami) Jauhari, PA-C is an Emergency and Orthopedic Medicine Physician Assistant for over four years in Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area. He earned his Masters Degree of Clinical Medical Science from Barry University and Bachelor of Science Degree, Biomedical/Medical Engineering from Florida International University. Shami Is also multilingual in English, Spanish and Urdu.
Kevin Perez, PA-C
Orthopedic Physician Assistant
Kevin Perez was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He has a passion for orthopedics and has been treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders since 2015 with a background in physical therapy. He earned his degree at Miami-Dade College Physician Assistant program, where he graduated with honors. He has a Masters in Medical Science from St. Francis University. He has experience working as a first assist in surgery doing arthroscopic and total joint replacement surgery in Baptist Hospital and Cleveland clinic. His hobbies include exercising and spending time with his family.
William D Bodden, ARNP-C
William D Bodden, APRN is an Urgent Care and Orthopedic Medicine Nurse Practitioner for over 3 years in Miami. He completed his bachelor’s degree of Science in Nursing at Florida International University in 2009. He worked bedside as an Emergency Room Registered Nurse at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Baptist Health. He earned his master’s degree of Family Nurse Practitioner in 2017 at Chamberlain College, and completed his Adult Gerontology Acute Care Certification in 2019 from Barry University. William’s interests include weightlifting, soccer, volleyball, cycling, and traveling.
Amanda Pina, OTR/L, CHT
Amanda Pina graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Florida International University in 2010. Amanda went on to obtain her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Barry University and graduated with Honors in 2013. Amanda is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Amanda has an additional certification in Orthopedic Physician Extender. Amanda has achieved the highest recognition in upper extremity treatment by earning a Certification in Hand Therapy. Amanda has worked in a variety of settings, however her passion for orthopedics brought her to OrthoNOW Doral Rehab in Fall 2018.
Arley Avila Prieto, PTA
Arley graduated from Dad Medical College in 2015 with his Associates in Physical Therapy Assistant. Arley has been working on out patient orthopedics since 2015. Arley takes a hands-on approach with his patients, ensuring sperior care is given to all. Arley is very experienced in all orthopedic condistions. He is planning to start his Manual Therapy Certification in earlty 2019.
Caitlin Sablotsky, PA-C
OrthoNOW, Physician Assistant
Caitlin Sablotsky, PA-C, is an Orthopedic Physician Assistant who was born in Miami, Fl. She graduated in 2019 with her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Florida International University, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Florida. During her PA program she did a variety of clinical rotations in the orthopedic and sports medicine field where she developed a passion for the specialty. Caitlin’s interests include running, traveling, free diving and spending time with family and friends.
Yanira Serralta, PA-C
OrthoNOW, Physician Assistant
Yanira Serralta was born in Cuba and raised in Finland. She attended School for Advanced Studies high school and graduated with honors. For her undergraduate studies in Florida International University, she majored in political science and pre-med. She was also on the Dean’s list for several consecutive years. After graduating from the Miami-Dade College Physician Assistant program in 2010, she has maintained her certification with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and was part of the official Miami Ironman 70.3 medical team in 2012. Yanira is also bilingual in English and Spanish.
Her lifetime involvement in athletics allows her to relate with many of the patient’s we see and their desire to return to their activities in a prompt manner. Yanira’s hobbies include skiing, weight lifting and golf.
Angela Villada, COTA/L
Angela is a certified occupational therapy assistant who graduated from Keiser University in 2015. Angela joined OrthoNOW Doral Rehab in Spring 2017. She has vast experience in the outpatient orthopedic setting treating from a simple condistion to an extremely complex surgery. Angela offers a patient centered, hands on therapy approach, nurturing recovery in the most gentle and rapid manner.