Event Details

On the Intersection of Finance and Healthcare:
A discussion with Alex Badia and Alex Counts


Thursday November 17, 2022
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Location: M.A.R.C Institute, 8850 NW 20th Street, Doral, FL 33172

Join us to hear two acclaimed Cornell Alumni writers, Alex Counts and Dr. Alex Badia discuss their work and research on the intersection of finance and healthcare.

About the Speakers

Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS, FRCSI is a hand and upper extremity surgeon, author and healthcare entrepreneur in Doral (Miami), Florida.
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, having previously co-founded the Miami Hand Center, and Surgery Center at Doral.
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 and currently seeking the optimal strategic healthcare partner.
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.
Dr Badia has outlined his journey and delved into the major challenges and hurdles of delivering healthcare in the U.S. through his Amazon best-selling book, “Healthcare from the Trenches” published during the Covid19 pandemic.

Alex Counts started Grameen Foundation in 1997 with the support of Nobel laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus and became its President and CEO for 18 years. He did so after working in microfinance and poverty reduction for 10 years, mostly while living in rural Bangladesh. This latest edition of Alex’s book, “Small Loans Big Dreams”, offers fresh new insights into the evolving impact of microfinance worldwide.

Event Questions Contact: Juan Alayo at jalayo@alayo.com
Registration Questions Contact: Brendan West at btw27@cornell.edu