Dr. Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS
OrthoNOW, LLC 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
Yanira Serralta, PA-C
OrthoNOW, LLC , 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.
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, LLC, 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.
Reginald Perard, ARNP-C
Reginald Perard, ARNP-C, has over 15 years advanced practitioner experience managing chronic health conditions and urgent care. His career transcends Retail Healthcare, ICU, Progressive Care Unit, and Emergency Room care settings. Previous experience includes working with prestigious organizations such as CVS MinuteClinic, Advanced Spine and Joint Institute, University of Miami Hospital, and Ingenios Health.
Reggie has earned certifications in ACLS, PALS, BLS, and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. He was University of Miami Nursing Scholar and earned the Miami Northwestern Sports Medicine Award.
Reggie is also multi-lingual in English, Spanish and Creole.
Devoted husband and father of three, Reggie enjoys spending time with family, watching and playing sports, music, dancing and travel.
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.
Gregory Nikolos, PA-C
OrthoNOW, LLC, Physician Assistant
Gregory was born and raised in Astoria Queens New York but he is a Brooklyn native. He attended Saint Johns University in New York with a major in pre med graduated with bachelors of Science in Biology. Gregory attended Physician Assistant program at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center an affiliate of the college of Albert Einstein school of medicine in the South Bronx and graduated in 2003. After graduating Physician Assistant school at Lincoln medical center, he did an orthopedic trauma fellowship for one year. He was trauma trained in orthopedic surgery and worked at a level 1 trauma Center in the South Bronx for almost 12 years. Worked at Montefiore medical center for almost 12 years, an academic medical center and the primary teaching hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.
Gregory moved to Fort Lauderdale in 2020 with a partner. He loves art, music, languages and cooking. Gregory is bilingual in Greek and English, and he is also fluent in Spanish and French.