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April 8th, 2019 Baptist Health Medical Group

Prominent Hand Surgeon Elizabeth Anne Ouellette Teams Up with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute and Baptist Health Medical Group

Dr. Ouellette HeadshotMIAMI – April 8, 2019 – At a time when studies show that 25 percent of all sports related injuries are to the hand or wrist, noted orthopedic hand surgeon Elizabeth Anne Ouellette, M.D., M.B.A., has joined Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute and Baptist Health Medical Group as Chief of Hand Surgery, bringing 30 years of experience treating athletes and people of all ages not only from the Miami area but nationally and internationally.

Dr. Ouellette is a highly recognized and academically accomplished physician-surgeon. As a board certified orthopedic surgeon who performs hand surgeries of all complexities, she specializes in the treatment of wrist fracture, ligament tear, nerve injury, joint instability and small joint replacement.

“Dr. Elizabeth Anne Ouellette’s arrival with her distinguished talents as a hand surgeon ideally rounds out the services and specialties performed by our expert team of orthopedic and sports medicine physicians,” said John Uribe, M.D., Chief Medical Executive of Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute.

Nelson Lazo, Chief Executive Officer of Doctors Hospital, noted, “Dr. Ouellette has been among the most, if not the most-recognized hand surgeon in our region, and the depth and breadth of her skills is remarkable.”

“We are incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Ouellette bring her preeminent expertise as a hand surgeon, innovator and physician leader to Baptist Health,” said Jack A. Ziffer, M.D., Ph.D, Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for the health system.

Dr. Ouellette is widely published in peer-review medical journals, an invited speaker at national and international academic symposia and an active member of numerous professional organizations. Her clinical research areas include wrist instability biomechanics, nerve injury repair, skin coverage and psychological intervention for upper extremity trauma patients.

She is affiliated with Baptist Hospital of Miami, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Her primary office is located at 3150 SW 38th Ave., Suite 600, in Coral Gables, Fla.

In addition to her surgical skills, Dr. Ouellette teaches and mentors medical students, residents and fellows in academic and clinical leadership roles. At present, she is chief of hand surgery and clinical professor at the Department of Orthopedics at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. She is professor emeritus at the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Miami School of Medicine and former director of upper extremity surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

A graduate of the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio, Dr. Ouellette completed a residency in orthopedics at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle and a fellowship in orthopedic hand surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She holds a master’s degree in business administration, earned at the University of Miami School of Business.

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About Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute
Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute offers comprehensive services for athletes and non-athletes – from physical and cognitive evaluation to rehabilitation and surgical reconstruction. Additionally, Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 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.

Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 10 hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has more than 19,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida 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 BaptistHealth.net/newsroom and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

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 10 hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has more than 19,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida 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 BaptistHealth.net/newsroom and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.


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