Baptist Health South Florida

Karisa Falden, D.O., joins Baptist Health South Florida as a Family Medicine Physician

September 23, 2021

MIAMI, FL – September 23, 2021 – Karisa Falden, D.O., joins Baptist Health South Florida as a family medicine physician. Dr. Falden specializes in women’s health, mental health, preventive medicine and holistic care. She also provides outpatient procedures like sutures, cryotherapy, skin biopsies, joint injections and colposcopies. She is fluent in English and basic Spanish.

Dr. Falden joins Baptist Health South Florida from AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago, where she served as executive chief resident and chair of the hospital’s Wellness Committee.

“I’m glad to welcome Dr. Falden to Baptist Health South Florida,” said Bernie Fernandez, M.D., chief executive officer of Baptist Health Medical Group. “Her passion for patient advocacy and evidence-based care will make her an asset to the Marathon community.”

During her residency, Dr. Falden earned a top-three spot for her research case presentation project on a rare pediatric leukemia. During medical school, she was named president of the American Medical Association – Medical Student Section, which is the largest association of physicians in the United States. She also holds a master’s degree in biomedical sciences from Midwestern University.

Dr. Falden earned her medical degree from Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a family medicine residency at AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago.

She will see patients at 5701 Overseas Highway, Suite 17, in Marathon and 91550 Overseas Highway, Suite 215, in Tavernier.

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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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