On a night where all guests enjoyed Latin music at the 2022 Presidential Inauguration: Havana Casino Night at the JW Marriot, the Dade County Medical Association announced the new Board of Directors, and Rafael Fernandez, Jr., M.D., was installed as the 112nd President.

Dr. Rafael Fernandez, Jr., Dr. Rafael Fernandez, Sr., Dr. Jose David Suarez

In the activity in which several important people from the healthcare industry gathered, DCMA made announcements of the achievements obtained during the past year despite the challenges in these times of pandemics.

The significant moment of the night was when the new President Rafael Fernandez, Jr., M.D., was sworn in as President, accompanied by his father, retired Dr. Rafael Fernandez, Sr.

Dr. Jose David Suarez, in his farewell message, announced his achievements which include the increasement of members, the results in Tallahassee a year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and will continue with his commitment to areas of critical need. Dr. Suarez also received a proclamation from the Mayor of Miami Dade County, Daniella Levine Cava, recognizing his work as a doctor and always helping those most in need.

The FMA was represented by Jason Goldman, M.D., on behalf of the President, Dr. Dough Murphy, he mentioned the accomplishments, challenges, changes, benefits, and legislation they have been fighting for in the Legislature at Tallahassee for the benefit of physicians in South Florida.

The new Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the DCMA is composed of doctors Carmel Barrau, MD, President-Elect; Patricia Ares-Romero, MD, Vice President; Adriana Bonansea-Frances, MD, Secretary/Treasurer; and Jose David Suarez, MD, Immediate Past- President. Other members of the Board of Directors: Eugene Fu, M.D., Enrique Fernandez, MD, Raul Grosz, MD, Jeffry Biehler, MD, Jorge Marcos, M.D., Julie Kantor, M.D., Damaris Mafut, M.D., and Jason S. James, M.D.

The DCMA also recognized the role played by the supporters of the association: Presidential Inauguration sponsors Baptist Hospital, Clinical Care Medical Center, Comprehensive Medical Aesthetics, Keralty Hospital Miami, MSP Recovery, and Queen’s University; and collaborators Community Health of South Florida, Gables Orthopedics, Truist Wealth, and Unihealth of South Florida for sponsoring this event.  With a special mention to the Institutional Sponsors ShareCare and The Doctor’s Company.