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The Department of Orthopedics was established in the Fall of 2008 as part of the new FIU College of Medicine.

Vision and Goals

The Vision of the Department of Orthopedics is to be one of the most outstanding academic departments of Orthopedics in the region and a center for excellence in innovative surgery, research, and surgical education.

The Department of Orthopedics is committed to improving the health of those we serve with dedication to excellence by:

  • Training our medical students with the highest level of professionalism in patient care.
  • Familiarizing them with the specialty, giving them a competent basic education in Orthopedic Surgery while encouraging research at every level.
  • Developing the Orthopedic Surgery Departments at various sites in our community into centers of excellence for patient care and education.
  • Creating and maintaining a curriculum that will expose our residents and students to all aspects of Orthopedics through our academic affiliated institutions.
  • Recruiting the best faculty and supporting them in their pursuit of excellence in patient care, research, medical education, and technology.

Contact us

Florida International University
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Department of Orthopedics
11200 SW 8th Street, AHC-2 675
Fax: 305-348-0123

  • Community-based faculty

    Avi C. Baitner, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Gilbert Beauperthuy, DO
    Assistant Professor

    Ana Cecilia Belzarena, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Georgiy Brusovanik, MD
    Assistant Professor

    William Vincent Burke, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Roy Cardoso, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Kingsley Chin, MD
    Professor

    Dan Scott Cohen, MD
    Assistant Professor

    William Davis, MD
    Instructor

    Joseph Fernandez, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Vivien Fongue, DO
    Assistant Professor

    Keith Hechtman, MD
    Professor

    Christopher W. Hodgkins, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Jan Pieter Hommen, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Kevin Horowitz, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Nestor Javech, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Charles Javier Jordan, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Daniel Gerald Kalbac, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Joel Kallan, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Deepak Kapila, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Michael Mashura, MD
    Instructor

    Roberto Augusto Miki, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Ismael Montane, MD
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Benham Myers, DO
    Instructor

    John Nordt, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Jorge Orbay, MD
    Associate Professor

    Elizabeth Ann Ouellette, MD
    Professor

    Derek Francis Papp, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Giovanni Parailticci, MD
    Instructor

    Alejandro Ernesto Pino, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Howard David Routman, DO
    Assistant Professor

    Richard Rozencwaig, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Vani Janaki Sabesan, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Cesar Saenz, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Roger Saldana, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Thomas P. San Giovanni, MD
    Associate Professor

    Scott Schoenleber, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Verena Schrieber, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Juan Suarez, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Michael S. Thorpe, MD
    Associate Professor

    Michael A. Tidwell, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Marc Evan Umlas, MD
    Professor

    Alexander Van der Ven, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Luis Alberto Vargas-Ortiz, MD
    Assistant Professor

    Gautam P. Yagnik, MD
    Assistant Professor

    John E. Zvijac, MD
    Associate Professor