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Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon Dr. Roy Cardoso joins Baptist Health Orthopedic Care

May 11, 2020

Dr. Cardoso headshotMIAMI – May 11, 2020 – Orthopedic surgeon Roy Cardoso, M.D., FACS, has joined Baptist Health Orthopedic Care, part of Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Cardoso specializes in conditions of the hand and upper extremity. His clinical interests include surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. He is particularly interested in complex elbow reconstruction and peripheral nerve injury, including the brachial plexus. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Dr. Cardoso was an assistant professor of hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Miami for three years. There, he helped train residents and fellows. He has lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including brachial plexus, wrist and elbow injuries. Dr. Cardoso has also participated in many volunteer medical trips overseas.

“I’d like to welcome Dr. Cardoso to Baptist Health Orthopedic Care,” said John Uribe, M.D., Chief Medical Executive of the Institute. “His expertise in hand and upper extremity surgery, particularly complicated procedures like elbow reconstruction, will make him an excellent asset to our patients and orthopedic surgery team.”

Additionally, Dr. Cardoso is involved in both clinical and basic science research. He has co-authored a number of medical articles and book chapters. In 2001, he was recognized with the Interim Year Research Training Award by the National Institutes of Health. In 2011, he was chosen as a Young Leader by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Dr. Cardoso approaches patient care by treating his patients as he would his family, with compassion and empathy. He is committed to listening to and addressing each person’s questions and concerns. His focus is to restore as much function as possible to the hand and arm. Dr. Cardoso is passionate about helping patients regain their quality of life and return to the activities they love.

Dr. Cardoso earned his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of California Davis in Sacramento. He completed his fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and surgery of the hand.

Dr. Cardoso is affiliated with Baptist Hospital, Doctors Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He will see patients at two office locations: 1150 Campo Sano Avenue, first floor, in Coral Gables and 4741 South University Drive, Suite 140, in Davie.

About Baptist Health Orthopedic Care
Baptist Health Orthopedic Care offers comprehensive services for athletes and non-athletes – from physical and cognitive evaluation to rehabilitation and surgical reconstruction. The Institute is the sports medicine provider for the Miami Dolphins, Miami HEAT, Florida Panthers, Florida International University athletics, Orange Bowl, Miami Open Tennis, Miami Marathon and Half Marathon and Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Baptist Health Orthopedic Care is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 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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