Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health South Florida Welcomes General Surgeon Farees Ricky Tavangari, M.D.

November 18, 2020

Dr. Tavangari HeadshotMIAMI – November 18, 2020 – General surgeon Farees Ricky Tavangari, M.D., has joined Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Tavangari specializes in general, bariatric and minimally invasive surgery.

“We are pleased to officially welcome Dr. Tavangari to our team,” says Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group. “After completing his fellowship training in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery here at Baptist Health, he is familiar with our practices and will make an excellent addition for our patients.”

His research has been published in peer-reviewed publications, including The American Journal of Surgery and Annals of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Tavangari has also presented his research at local and national industry meetings.

Dr. Tavangari earned his medical degree from the Oregon Health & Science University. He completed a general surgery residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.

He will see patients at 8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 601W in Miami.

About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

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