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Please join us on Thursday, February 11th 8-9pm for presentation by Dr. Alejandro Badia ’85 about US healthcare industry challenges. Badia (Arts & Sciences ’85 and Alpha Sigma Phi brother), MD, FACS, FRCSI is a hand and upper extremity surgeon at Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Doral, Florida. Alejandro is no stranger to the flaws and frustrations of the U.S. healthcare system. A leading hand surgeon with a medical degree from NYU, multiple accolades, and decades of experience, Dr. Badia has spent more than a quarter-century in the trenches of U.S. healthcare. His best-selling book Healthcare from the Trenches is an open discussion of the failure of the U.S. healthcare system from the perspectives of its “providers” and patients—perspectives today’s healthcare debate sorely lacks.

“Dr. Badia passionately believes that the key participants in every healthcare transaction deserve a voice, and this is just what Healthcare from the Trenches does.”
– Susan Keefe, Midwest Book Review and Columbia Book Review, 5-stars

Questions:
Alex Ponomarenko ’94

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 international hand fellowship, served on the review board of a hand surgery techniques journal, and previously organized a yearly Miami meeting for surgeons /therapists devoted to upper limb arthroscopy and arthroplasty. This international meeting was held at the renowned Miami Anatomical Research Center ( M.A.R.C. ) which Badia co-founded in 2005.
 
In 2008 he created the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and Surgery Center at Doral while in 2010, he launched OrthoNOW®, the first immediate orthopedic care center in south Florida, later franchising the concept which can now be licensed to orthopedic colleagues and healthcare systems.
 
He is past president of the International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand (ISSPORTH) is a member of several orthopedic societies (AAOS, ASSH, AAHS, EWAS), 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. Having lectured in all seven continents he is currently focused on improving healthcare delivery in the orthopedics and sports medicine realm.
 
For more information on Dr. Badia, visit DrBadia.com, Orthonowcare.com, and DoralDOC.com.

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