South Florida Hospital News
Thursday July 24, 2014
July 2014 - Volume 11 - Issue 1




Jacob D. Steiger, M.D., Facial Plastic Surgeon of Boca Raton’s Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery and 1001 Aesthetic Medical Center, has been selected by patients to receive the 2013 Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award.
Dr. Steiger is an expert in facial plastic surgery including: rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, advanced facelifts, fat transfer, midface lifts, blepharoplasty (eyelid lifts), chin implants, lip augmentation, skin resurfacing, dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser peels and otoplasty. He is also an expert in non-surgical, minimally invasive procedures such as Botox, Dysport, Artefill and dermal fillers.


Board –Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanley Santiago, MD, MBA, FACOG, joins Keys Medical Group and the Medical Staff at Lower Keys Medical Center.
Dr. Santiago earned his Doctor in Medicine degree at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine in San Juan, PR, where he also performed his Medical, Obstetrics and Gynecology Internship and Residency Training.
Dr. Santiago comes to Key West from Philadelphia, PA where he practiced medicine for 17 years with Temple University Health Care. At Temple University Hospital he was part of the active faculty, teaching medical students as well as OB/GYN residents about Women’s Health and minimally invasive surgery. He was Chief of the White Team division at Temple University Hospital and Chief of the OB/GYN department at Northeastern Hospital. In 2011, he also completed his Masters of Business Administration from the Temple Fox School of Business.
Holy Cross Hospital is pleased to announce that general surgeon Christopher R. Seaver, M.D., has joined the Holy Cross Medical Group.
Dr. Seaver has completed specialized training to perform Da Vinci® robotic surgery, offering minimally invasive procedures, and is a member of Holy Cross Hospital’s Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy team. In addition to his position with the Holy Cross Medical Group, Dr. Seaver also serves as a surgical faculty member in the physician assistant program at Barry University. Previously, he served as president elect of the medical staff and chief of surgery at the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.


Pedro “Joe” Greer, Jr., M.D., Associate Dean for Community Engagement, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM), will soon join a “Who’s Who” of American history makers to have been honored with the Jefferson Award.
Founded in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Senator Robert Taft, Jr., and Sam Beard, president and CEO of the American Institute for Public Service, the Jefferson Award is often referred to as the “Nobel Prize” for public service.
Dr. Greer will receive the 2014 National Jefferson Award in the category: Greatest Public Service Benefitting the Disadvantaged.
Dr. Greer is the Founding Chair of the Department of Humanities, Health, and Society at the HWCOM where he spearheaded a unique concept in medical education, the Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP™ (Health Education Learning Program). As the cornerstone of the medical curriculum of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, the program sends student teams to visit patients in their homes in underserved communities of Miami-Dade County, preparing them to address the social determinants that affect health access and outcomes. Through these household visits, the program provides individuals and communities with a range of services including education, support, and primary health care provided through a Mobile Health Care Center, staffed by physicians and nurses from the medical school, which makes weekly neighborhood visits.
A relentless advocate for those who lack access to health care, Dr. Greer established Camillus Health Concern and Saint John Bosco Clinic in Miami for the homeless, undocumented, uninsured, and low income.
In 2009, Dr. Greer’s work for the homeless was cited when President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Jupiter Medical Center recently appointed S. Raymond Golish, M.D., Ph.D., Board Certified, Orthopedic and Spine Surgery, to Medical Director of its Clinical Trials Program. In this position, he will serve as Chairman of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Jupiter Medical Center and focus on developing key relationships with potential clinical research collaborators.
Dr. Golish previously served as the Lead Spine Surgeon and the Director of Orthopedic Surgery at PeaceHealth Medical Group in Washington. He brings nearly 20 years of medical research experience to his role at Jupiter Medical Center, including medical device engineering, experimental methods in orthopedic research, brain metastases and advanced biomedical imaging.
Dr. Golish holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering and PhD in Engineering from the University of California Los Angeles. He earned his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles.
Urologist Louis Yogel, M.D., has been named chief of staff for Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC) and Chris Evert Children's Hospital. Dr. Yogel will serve a two-year term.
Prior to this appointment, Dr. Yogel twice served two-year terms as the vice chief of staff at BHMC. He has also served as medical staff secretary-treasurer for the hospital. Dr. Yogel succeeds outgoing Chief of Staff Dr. Rajiv Chokshi.
Dr. Yogel is certified by the American Board of Urology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In 2008, Dr. Yogel was voted into Florida's Super Doctors. He is also a member of the American Urological Association, the American Medical Association and the Florida Urological Association. He has been practicing urology for more than 20 years.
Anthony E. Addesa, M.D., has joined the world-class oncology team at Jupiter Medical Center’s Ella Milbank Foshay Cancer Center as Medical Director of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Addesa is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology and has more than 18 years of experience in the field. He is fluent in Spanish, Italian and French.
Dr. Addesa holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University and his medical degree from Drexel University’s Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his medical internship at the University of Miami School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital Department of Internal Medicine, before completing his residency at the University of Miami School of Medicine and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center where he served as Chief Resident.


Every quarter, Broward Health North (BHN) recognizes two outstanding doctors as Most Valuable Physicians (MVP). This quarter’s MVP recipients are Mohammed Baig, M.D., and Theodore Zaravinos, M.D.
Dr. Baig, who joined BHN in October 2001, earned his medical degree from Siddhartha Medical College in Vijayawada, India. He continued his medical education as a resident at Christ Hospital & Medical Center in Illinois and was the Chief Fellow of Geriatric Medicine and Extended Care at Loyola University & Medical Center in Illinois.
Dr. Zaravinos, who joined BHN in July 1980, earned his medical degree from the University of Athens Medical School in Athens, Greece. He completed his residency of internal medicine at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in Bronx, New York and finished his fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
This year, two Hospice of Palm Beach County physicians received the prestigious Awards of Excellence at the Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association’s (FHPCA) 29th Annual Forum held in Orlando. The awards were given to Barry Miskin, M.D., FACS for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Practice and Gail Cooney, M.D., FAAHPM for the Barbara Janosko Excellence in Leadership.
Since the beginning of her career in hospice and palliative medicine 20 years ago, Dr. Gail Cooney has worked tirelessly to improve the scope and quality of care for patients facing life limiting illnesses receive. Dr. Cooney began her career in 1994 at Hospice of Palm Beach County where she has served as Associate Medical Director, Medical Director, Medical Director Emeritus and is currently the Vice President of Access. In each of these roles, she has been dedicated to improving patient care.
Dr. Barry Miskin has been a hospice physician for seven years, visiting patients in their homes. During the nomination process, staff, patients, and families expressed an outpouring of admiration, describing him as kind, compassionate, committed and hardworking. Dr. Miskin is reputed to maintain an “open-heart policy” in his approach to the practice of medicine. Not only is he available for patients, families and staff, he makes each person feel important as he diagnoses and delivers care.
Hospice of Palm Beach County and Hospice by the Sea recently announced a partnership, combining under the new name TrustBridge Health.
Patients at Florida Medical Center, a campus of North Shore, can expect shorter and more definitive exams with the new Brilliance iCT scanner, the latest diagnostic imaging technology from Philips Healthcare. Advanced diagnostic CT scanners can help detect a wide range of life threatening illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and lung disease.
The Brilliance iCT is a computed tomography scanner (sometimes referred to as a “CAT” scan), that produces crisp, detailed images of the body in mere seconds. With this remarkable speed and the power to maximize image quality during short scans, the benefits of the Brilliance iCT extend across the whole body.
Equally important are the system’s evolutionary X-ray dose saving techniques, designed to safeguard patients while at the same time assuring excellent image quality.
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