Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS is a hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon treating orthopedic problems of the Hand & Wrist, Arm & Forearm, Elbow, and Shoulder, at Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Doral, Florida previously serving as chief of hand surgery, Baptist Hospital of Miami. 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, and serves on the editorial board of two hand journals. For a decade he organized a yearly Miami meeting for surgeons/therapists that was devoted to upper limb arthroscopy and arthroplasty. In 2005, Dr. Badia co-founded the world renowned Miami Anatomical Research Center (M.A.R.C.), the worlds largest surgical cadaveric training lab. 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, he completed the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center, a fully integrated clinical facility for the upper limb also encompassing the Surgery Center at Doral, rehabilitation and an MRI imaging facility. More recently, Dr. Badia inaugurated OrthoNOW®, the first immediate orthopedic urgent care center in south Florida, which is staffed by surgeons from the Doral Orthopedic Clinic (DOC); a group of surgeons from lower extremity, upper limb and spine subspecialties, who also treat elective orthopedic problems 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.
Dr. Badia is past 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 honored professor at the prestigious Philadelphia Hand Course in 2012.