Lauren Crocco, M.D., Joins Baptist Health Medical Group
Orthopedic surgeon Lauren Crocco, M.D., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group, an organization of more than 180 physicians integrated within Baptist Health, as part of the Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute. Dr. Crocco specializes in injuries and disorders of the bones, joints and musculoskeletal system, including fractures and dislocations of the knee, hip, elbow, shoulder, ankle and foot; osteoarthritis; limb abnormalities; and tendon, muscle and ligament problems.
Dr. Crocco received her undergraduate degree from Boston College and her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y. She was awarded the American Medical Women’s Association Glasgow-Rubin Achievement Citation for women who graduate in the top 10 percent of their medical school class. Dr. Crocco completed an internship and residency at Montefiore Medical Center, The University Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she received the Richard Selznick Memorial Award for Resident Research and also was chief resident. In addition, she completed fellowships at Harvard Orthopaedic Trauma Initiative in Boston, and Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin in Berlin, Germany.
Before joining Baptist Health, Dr. Crocco was on staff at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and Montefiore Medical Center.
“Dr. Crocco is a distinguished student and surgeon who has experience in some of the busiest and most prestigious hospitals in the northeast,” said Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group. “She is a valuable member of the Baptist Health team and an asset to our community.”
Dr. Crocco is a member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. “Dr. Crocco is an excellent addition to our team,” said John Uribe, M.D., Medical Director of Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute. “Her experience caring for patients around the world has given her the broad perspective necessary for working with our multicultural community.
About Baptist Health Medical Group
Baptist Health Medical Group, a network of primary care doctors and specialists who provide high-quality medical care to patients of all ages, 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), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,300 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.
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