Dr. Alejandro Badia, M.D. was recently admitted to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Badía is co-founder of the Miami Hand Center
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand provides education for patients and health care professionals regarding diseases and injuries of the hand and wrist.. Badía is co-founder of the Miami Hand Center, and is an honorary member of the Venezuelan and Argentinean hand surgery societies. He also participates in a fellowship program that teaches hand surgery abroad. Ten Latinos from Southern California have been honored as “local heroes of the year” by two public television stations—KCET in Los Angeles and KPBS in San Diego—and by the Union Bank of California. The honorees include David Bejarano, chief of police of the City of San Diego; Chelia Flores, principal of Horton Elementary School in San Diego; Edward López, community relations representative for Cox Communications; Héctor C. Molina, station manager for the Univision affiliate in San Diego; Olivia-Puentes Reynolds, community activist; Socorro Caudillo, owner of Celaya Bakery; Yolanda González, artist; Rubén Hernández, founder of the Unification of Disabled Latin Americans; Thomas Sáenz, regional counsel at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund; and Rubén Smith, president of the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.