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“The Surgeon as Entrepreneur: How your physician stays in business despite endless HMO bureaucracy, sky-high liability insurance rates, and healthcare policy misfires,” featuring Dr. Alejandro Badia ’85
It seems every day we see news items about the state of health care in the US. Eager presidential candidates, nervous business owners, thought-provoking movie producers, defensive insurance managers, and shortchanged patients all get their stories told. But we don’t get to hear as much from the key players in the tangled health care web: the physicians.
At this event, you’ll hear what entrepreneurial physicians are doing to stay on top of their games in one of our country’s most imperfect industries. Whether you’re an investor in the health care field, an employer who offers health insurance, a voter who’s evaluating which candidate’s proposal to support, a medical professional or simply a patient, Dr. Badia’s presentation will make you think and probably change your mind about one aspect or another.
Dr. Alejandro Badia is a founding partner of the world-renowned Miami Hand Center that now includes five hand and microsurgeons, a pain management anesthesiologist and team of hand therapists. He also maintains a website, www.drbadia.com, that is centered around both patient education, and surgeon interactions via clinical papers and surgical teaching videos. Later this year, he’s opening the Miami Anatomical Research Center ( M.A.R.C.) see www.surgicaltraining.com, which will be the world’s largest and most technologically advanced cadaveric surgical training lab.
In addition to running his own business, Dr. Badia runs a prestigious hand surgery fellowship that has trained surgeons from five continents. He also organizes a yearly conference in Miami that brings together surgeons and therapists to discuss hand/wrist/elbow joint replacement and arthroscopic procedures. He has several patents pending and has developed surgical instruments as well as arthroscopic equipment specifically designed for small joints. Dr. Badia has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals, written several book chapters, and lectured in nearly twenty-five countries. His hobbies include travel, scuba diving, weight lifting, running, boating and ballroom/salsa dancing. He also serves on the Cornell University Council.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
6:30 PM Hors d’oeuvre Reception/Cash Bar/Networking
7:30 PM Speaker/Q&A/Open Mike
8:30 PM Dessert/Coffee/Networking
Cost: $35 per person (includes Hors d’oeuvre Reception, Dessert, Coffee/Tea)
The Cornell Club of New York
6 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017
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Parking Information: Central Parking located at 100 W 44th Street, 6th and Broadway for a charge of $22.00 with Cornell Club Validation; or, Valet Parking for a fee of $40 for 24 hrs.