Dr. Alejandro Badia President of the ISSPORTH Speaks on Behalf of AAHS in Rio de Janeiro at the 33rd Hand Surgery Congress
Dr. Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS, and world-renowned Hand & Upper Limb Surgeon, President of the ISSPORTH (International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand), arrives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to participate as lecturer to international surgeons for the “33 Congresso Brasileiro & 14 Congresso Sul-Americano: Cirurgia da Mão” at the Royal Tulip Beach Hotel from the 25th to the 27th of April , 2013. He will also be a speaker at the “Pre Congress Course: Surgical Advances in Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgery” in Rio de Janeiro on behalf of the “American Association for Hand Surgery, the Brazilian Society of Hand Surgery and the Federacion Sudamericana de Cirugia de la Mano” on the 24th of April, 2013.
Dr. Badia says – “I’m so pleased to be the in beautiful “Rio”. My commitment is to implement the latest technology in minimally invasive procedures to provide our patients with better healthcare and a faster recovery”. Dr. Badia has a long history of treating high-level tennis and golf competitors, NFL and NBA athletes. Dr. Badia was nominated in 2012 as “one of the top 45 great hand and upper extremity surgeons” by Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review. Alejandro Badia is in conversations with leading Brazilian medical authorities to organize a sports medicine conference prior to the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.
The mission of the American Association for Hand Surgery is to foster and promote the highest quality of hand care through the development and sponsorship of educational programs related to the hand and the upper extremity, through communications with health care professionals and the public, and through the endowment of research.
Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS is a hand and upper extremity surgeon. He studied physiology at Cornell University and obtained his medical degree at NYU, where he also trained in orthopedics. A hand fellowship at Alleghany General Hospital in Pittsburgh was followed by an AO trauma fellowship in Freiburg, Germany. He runs an active international hand fellowship, serves on the editorial board of two hand journals, and organizes a yearly Miami meeting for surgeons and therapists that are devoted to upper limb arthroscopy and arthroplasty (www.miamihandcourse.com). This international meeting is held at the world-renowned Miami Anatomical Research Center (M.A.R.C.), the world’s largest surgical cadaveric training lab that Dr. Badia co-founded in 2005.
In 2008, he completed the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center, a fully integrated clinical facility for the upper limb encompassing digital radiography, MRI extremity imaging, Integra rehabilitation facility and the Surgery Center at Doral. More recently, Dr. Badia inaugurated OrthoNOW, the first immediate orthopedic care center in South Florida which is staffed by surgeons from the International Orthopedic Group (IOG), a group of surgeons from lower extremity, upper limb and spine subspecialties who also treat elective orthopedic problems in international patients.
He is a member of the ASSH, AAHS, AAOS as well as honorary member of many foreign hand surgery societies. He can be reached via www.drbadia.com, a patient education portal and website for hand surgeon academic exchange.