September 16, 2014
Orthopedic surgeon Carlos Alvarado, M.D., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group, an organization of more than 160 physicians integrated within Baptist Health South Florida. He specializes in total joint replacement, minimally invasive approaches for hip arthroplasty, orthopedic trauma and general orthopedic surgery, complex fractures and musculoskeletal injuries, upper and lower extremity reconstruction and chronic post-traumatic orthopedic conditions.
Dr. Alvarado received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed a general surgical internship and an orthopedic surgery residency at New York University’s Langone Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases, where he received the Executive Chief Resident Award and the Ralph Luskin, M.D., Senior Resident Teaching Award. Dr. Alvarado continued his training with a total joint replacement/adult reconstruction fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston.
“Dr. Alvarado trained and worked in two of the country’s busiest orthopedic programs. His experience in New York City and Boston is a significant advantage for patients in South Florida,” said Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group. “We are fortunate to have him as part of our team.”
While in New York City, Dr. Alvarado served as a house physician for the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, and provided medical coverage for the New York City Public School Athletic League high school football teams. He volunteered on medical missions to Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Peru, and was the resident leader on mission trips to Haiti with Orthopedic Relief Services International. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
Dr. Alvarado is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons. During post-graduate training, he participated on a number of hospital committees, published research findings in medical journals and spoke at national orthopedic medical meetings. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Forum.
Baptist Health Medical Group is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital) and more than 30 outpatient and urgent care facilities spanning three counties.
The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has more than 15,000 employees and 2,200 affiliated physicians and also includes Baptist Outpatient Services and internationally renowned centers of excellence. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities. Baptist Health was just listed by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America (#19 in the nation and #1 in Florida) and has remained on the list for 14 years. It was also recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fourth year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute.
Contact: Kelli Romano; 786-596-6534