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
Stephen Andreades, PA-C
OrthoNOW, Physician Assistant
Stephen Andreades obtained both his Bachelor’s of Science and Master of Science in Exercise Science from Appalachian State University. He worked as an assistant and head swimming and water polo coach for elite athletes for over 20 years before deciding to switch careers. His current desire to teach in the classroom is attributed to his dedication and commitment to coach and teach athletes succeed at their highest abilities.
Stephen Andreades is instrumental in orthopedic and musculoskeletal sections and surgical and procedure labs. He also provides various lectures in different courses throughout the PA curriculum, including Clinical Pathophysiology, Clinical Medicine, and Physical Diagnosis. Professor Andreades lives in Broward County and enjoys swimming, water polo, snowboarding, and spending time with his family.
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.
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.
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.
Manuel Rodriguez-Leiva, APRN-BC, ONC
Manuel Rodriguez-Leiva is an experienced Orthopedic Trained Nurse Practitioner born and raised in Cuba where he formerly practiced as a Hand Surgeon for 12 years before relocating to the US in 2003. He graduated with honors from Florida International University in 2008 before attending University of Turabo for his Family Nurse Practitioner studies. Manuel has sustained several professional certifications as Orthopedic Nurse, Registered Nurse First Assistant and Peri-Operative Nurse with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Hand Surgery, Microsurgery, Ortho trauma, mini invasive procedures, joint reconstruction/Arthroplasties and Clinical Research. Strong healthcare professional with a Master of Science in Nursing degree focused in Orthopedics and Research. He is also bilingual in English and Spanish. Manny’s interests include traveling, cooking 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.