Author: Charlie Rodriguez
The MTA is pleased to announce that world renowned hand and upper extremity surgeon Dr. Alejandro Badia will participate in a discussion covering sports medicine in medical tourism at
The 5th World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress.
About Dr. Badia
Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS is a hand and upper extremity surgeon at Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Doral, Florida. Dr. Badia studied physiology atCornellUniversityand obtained his medical degree at NYU, where he also trained in orthopedics. A hand fellowship at Alleghany General Hospital inPittsburghwas 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 yearlyMiami meeting for surgeons /therapists that is 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 worlds largest surgical cadaveric training lab which Dr. Badia co-founded in 2005. He is a founding member of the American Hand Institute, a think tank and medical device start-up company focused on minimally invasive solutions to hand, wrist and elbow pathology.
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, upper limb and spine subspecialties who also treat elective orthopedic problems in international patients.
Dr. Badia is the current worldwide president of the International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand (ISSPORTH) , was named to 100 Latinos Miami, and was featured on the Hispanic Entrepreneur website. He is a member of multiple national orthopedic and medical societies (AAOS, ASSH, AAHS), honorary member of more than 10 international hand surgery and arthroscopy associations, and was recently honored professor at the prestigious Philadelphia Hand Course.
Dr. Martin Marianowicz (Munich/Germany) has pioneered orthopedic pain therapy and minimally invasive spine and disctreatment, and is considered one of Europe’s most renowned back specialists. Specialized inorthopedics, chirotherapy and sports medicine, his main areas of activity are inpatient and outpatient orthopedic pain therapy – in his Munich-based Marianowicz Center, and as Medical Director of the Jägerwinkel Private Clinic, Bad Wiessee.
The Jägerwinkel Private Clinic, located at Lake Tegernsee (a mere 40 minute drive from Munich Airport) has a long tradition of being one of Germany’s most renowned private hospitals. With our high-competence team of physicians, physiotherapists and nurses, they offer a comprehensive range of services for preventive care, therapy and rehabilitation. The clinic specializes in orthopedics, internal medicine, cardiology and psychosomatics. Their treatment plans, besides following a psychosomatic approach, also include approaches based on complementary and alternative medicine – all aimed at achieving sustained healing for our patients. Another aspect to the private clinic is its unique atmosphere.The clinic is located in Southern Bavaria, in the immediate vicinity of beautiful Lake Tegernsee, with a spectacular view of the surrounding mountain range. It meets the highest standards of a first-class hotel in every respect. They believe in the fact that an attractive environment is an important asset to effective medicine and rapid recovery.
Dr. Marianowicz holds Presidency of the Central and Eastern European Section of the World Institute of Pain, and the German Societyfor Spinal Endoscopy and Interventional Pain Management.
The MTA encourages all attendees to take part in this educational sesssion and gain valuable insights on this facinating topic as well as learn best practices from industry leaders on how to build a succesful international patients program.