Diversity MBA Magazine, an internationally distributed publication, announced the names of the Top 100 under 50 Diverse Executive and Emerging Leaders for 2014. This year was the most competitive yet and Chief Medical Officer at OrthoNOW™ Doral, Dr. Alejandro Badia, was among the leaders chosen. Dr. Badia was selected from a group of more than 300 highly qualified candidates from both public and privately held companies, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations.
“I am flattered and humbled,” said Dr. Badia. “This award not only reflects my work but also the contributions of OrthoNOW Doral’s team of doctors and staff on behalf of our patients and community.” OrthoNOW, which opened its first location in Miami in 2010 and developed into a franchise program in 2013, is a network of specialized urgent care centers focused on treating the full range of orthopedic and sports medicine injuries on a walk-in basis. These injuries include anything related to the foot, ankle, knee, wrist, spine, and shoulder, as well as concussion related injuries.
OrthoNOW is poised to open a second clinic in Weston, with other clinics expected to be opened in Lincoln, Nebraska; Kansas City; Virginia, Orlando, Colorado and New Jersey before the end of 2014.
“OrthoNOW prides in providing the community with exceptional and trusting orthopaedic service. We are honored to be recognized for our work and team members,” Badia concluded.
This year’s honorees will be featured in Diversity MBA Magazine’s September 2014 Top 100 Under 50 issue and honored at the magazine’s awards gala on September 18th at the Doubletree by Hilton in Oak Brook, Illinois.
About Alejandro Badia, M.D , F.A.C.S.:
Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS is a hand and upper extremity surgeon at Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Doral, Florida. Dr. Badia 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/therapists devoted to upper limb arthroscopy and arthroplasty. 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 which 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 also encompassing the Surgery Center at Doral, Integra Rehabilitation and an MRI imaging facility. 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 and upper limb and spine subspecialties who also treat elective orthopedic problems in international patients.