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December 2019 - Volume 16 - Issue 6

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ANA CECILIA BELZARENA, M.D., ORTHOPEDIC SURGICAL ONCOLOGIST AND PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON, JOINS BAPTIST HEALTH MEDICAL GROUP

November 25, 2019 – Ana Cecilia Belzarena, M.D., a fellowship-trained oncology orthopedic surgeon and pediatric orthopedic surgeon, is bringing her talents to Miami Cancer Institute and to Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute. Miami Cancer Institute is Florida’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance. Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute provides comprehensive services for athletes and non-athletes – from physical and cognitive evaluation to rehabilitation and surgical reconstruction.
 
Dr. Belzarena specializes in the surgical treatment of musculoskeletal tumors, including benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors; with a main interest in limb salvage procedures, and metastatic lesions. She also manages the orthopedic problems that can arise in oncologic patients, such as pathologic and atypical fractures, avascular necrosis and osteoporosis. Additionally, Dr. Belzarena specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery; specifically, pediatric fractures, limb abnormalities, hip and foot disorders, pediatric bone and soft tissue tumors and orthopedic care of cerebral palsy.  
 
Dr. Belzarena earned her medical degree at the University of the Republic, College of Medicine in Montevideo, Uruguay and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Santa Casa of Sao Paulo Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She then completed two orthopedic oncology fellowships at the following highly respected institutions: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, N.Y. and Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, as well as a pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. 
 
Dr. Belzarena is actively involved in clinical research to increase the efficacy of treatments and improve patient outcomes. She was published in peer-reviewed medical journals and lectured at national and international academic symposiums. She is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Musculoskeletal Tumor Society.
 
“We are proud to add Dr. Belzarena to our team of highly skilled specialists at Baptist Health Medical Group,” said Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., chief executive officer of Baptist Health Medical Group. “She brings exceptional expertise in two specialties and is a welcome addition to our two prestigious Institutes and our community.” 
 
Both Michael J. Zinner, M.D., chief executive officer and executive medical director of Miami Cancer Institute, and John Uribe, M.D., medical director of Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, agree that Dr. Belzarena’s diverse training and tremendous talents will greatly benefit patients at both Institutes.  
 
Dr. Belzarena is affiliated with Baptist Hospital and South Miami Hospital and has two office locations in Miami: 8900 North Kendall Drive and 8740 North Kendall Drive, Suite 115.   
 
About Baptist Health South Florida 
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and 
 
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