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Orthopedics

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 4-250W3
Tel: 305-348-0570
Fax: 305-348-0123

Voluntary Faculty

Alejandro Badia, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Alejandro Ernesto Pino, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Alexander Van der Ven, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Avi C. Baitner, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Behnam Myers, DO
Clinical Instructor

Benjamin Lasee, MD
Clinical Instructor

Brian Reece, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Carlos A. Rojas, DPM, PA
Clinical Assistant Professor

Carlos Alvarado, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Charles J. Jordan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Christopger Iobst
Clinical Assistant Professor

Christopher Hodgkins, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Christopher W. Hodgkins, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Dan Scott Cohen, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Daniel G. Kalbac, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Daniel Timothy Alfonso, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Deepak Kapila, MD, FACOS, FACS
Clinical Assistant Professor

Edward C. Garabediean, PT
Clinical Instructor

Elizabeth A. Ouellette, MD
Clinical Professor

Frank McCormick, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Gautam Yagnik, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Gilbert Beauperthuy, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor

Harry L. Shufflebarger
Clinical Professor

Howard David Routman, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jahangir K. Asghar, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

James A. Voglino, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jan Pieter Hommen, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jan Pieter Hommen, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jeffrey A. Rich, DO, PA
Clinical Assistant Professor

John McAuliffe, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

John Nordt, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

John Zvijac, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jonathan A. Hyde, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jonathan Gottlieb, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Jorge Orbay, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Joseph P. Zimmerman, MD
Clinical Instructor

Keith A. Jarbo, MD
Clinical Instructor

Keith Hechtman, MD
Clinical Professor

Kevin Horowitz, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Kinsgley Chin, MD
Clinical Professor

Lauren Crocco, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Luis A. Vargas-Ortiz, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Marc Evan Umlas
Clinical Assistant Professor

Michael A. Tidwell, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Michael S. Thorpe, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Monica Payares-Lizano, MD
Adjunct Professor

Rafael J. Fernandez Jr., MD, FAAOS, FACS
Clinical Assistant Professor

Rajendra Kumar Kadiyala, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Ramiro Nieves, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Roberto Augusto Miki, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Roger Saldana, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Roy Cardoso, MD
Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor

Stephen Swirsky, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor

Steven Peter Rayappa, MD
Clinical Instructor

Thomas D. Riley, MD
Clinical Instructor

Thomas San Giovanni, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Tosca Kinchelow, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

William Vincent Burke, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor