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October 17th, 2016 Baptist Health Medical Group

Vivien Fongué, D.O., Joins Baptist Health Medical Group

Dr. Vivien Fongue - HeadshotMIAMI, FL – October 17, 2016 – Orthopedic surgeon Vivien Fongué, D.O., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group, an organization of more than 180 physicians, as part of the Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute. Dr. Fongué specializes in the non-surgical and surgical treatment of general, acute and chronic orthopedic conditions affecting the bones, joints and soft tissues, complex fractures, non-union and mal-union, posttraumatic reconstruction of upper and lower extremities, pelvic and actabulum fractures, and periprosthetic fractures. He has special training in orthopedic trauma surgery, ranging from simple isolated fractures to multiple musculoskeletal injuries.

Dr. Fongué earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Kansas City, Missouri. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio and a fellowship in orthopedic trauma surgery at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Missouri. Before joining Baptist Health, Dr. Fongué was an orthopedic trauma surgeon at United Health Service Wilson Medical Center in Binghamton, New York.

“Dr. Fongué brings unique expertise and training in orthopedic trauma surgery, and his addition to our team means that patients with complex orthopedic injuries will have quick access to an expert,” said Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., CEO of Baptist Health Medical Group.

Dr. Fongué has authored peer-reviewed articles and presented research on his specialty. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, the Orthopedic Trauma Association and AO North America.

“Orthopedic trauma cases require specialized care to promote healing and achieve excellent outcomes,” said John Uribe, M.D., medical director of Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute. “Our patients certainly will benefit from the comprehensive care Dr. Fongué will provide.”

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 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 and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

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, World Golf Championship-Cadillac Championship, 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 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 Medical Group, 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 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 and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

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