South Miami Hospital

South Miami Hospital Appoints Top Medical Executives

February 20, 2018

Dr. Jorge E. Perez, M.D. _headshotSOUTH MIAMI – Feb. 1, 2018 – Jorge E. Perez, M.D., has been elected president of the medical staff at South Miami Hospital, part of Baptist Health South Florida, and Tracey C. Patricoff, M.D., has been elected vice president.

“These are two extraordinary medical practitioners who will continue a legacy of great leadership in our South Miami Hospital community. Their experience and vision are ideal for this important role within our medical staff,” said Lincoln Mendez, chief executive officer of South Miami Hospital.

Dr. Perez is medical director of South Miami Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal Transport Team. He also serves as chairman of the hospital’s Center for Women & Infants. Dr. Perez, who is board certified in neonatology and pediatric medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics, has been working, teaching and volunteering in the field of neonatology for more than 23 years. He holds many hospital affiliations and practices as a member of Kidz Medical Services of Coral Gables.

He completed his residency in pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago followed by a Dr. Tracey C. Patricoff, M.D._headshotfellowship in neonatology-perinatology at Tampa General Hospital at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Perez earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Universidad Central Del Este San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Patricoff is the co-medical director of South Miami Hospital’s Emergency Department since 2010. She has worked in the field of emergency medicine in the South Florida area for more than 28 years, with 20 of those years at South Miami Hospital. In addition, she serves as a member of National Disaster Medical System’s Trauma and Critical Care Team South. Dr. Patricoff is board certified in internal medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and an assistant clinical professor at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

With a medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Patricoff performed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in affiliation with Jackson Memorial Hospital.

About South Miami Hospital
South Miami Hospital 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 and connect with us on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

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