Dr. Badia first came to Miami and co-founded the Miami Hand Center in 1995 when he joined Dr. Jorge Orbay and was later joined by Drs. Roger Khouri, Eduardo Gonzalez, and then Steven Alex. This came directly after performing a traveling fellowship in Europe for complex hand trauma and a hand fellowship in Pittsburgh in 1994. In 2008, Dr. Badia founded the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in order to satisfy the needs of his international patients as well as traumatic work injuries. The Doral location facilitates both these objectives in a centrally located facility near Miami International Airport.