New Yorker Of The Year: Dr. Alejandro Badia

Wearing Many Hats In Orthopedics

New yorker of the year

New York, NY -– Alejandro Badia, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a hand and upper extremity surgeon, author and healthcare entrepreneur with offices in Miami, Florida and Manhattan. By his own admission, Dr. Alejandro Badia wears “many hats.”

In 2022, while other businesses were winding down, he quietly opened a second location in NYC. The fact that his patient base is both international and domestic, many of his patients reside in New York and New Jersey, or travel there as  tourist.

If ever there was a place that required immediate care, it’s New York. The city moves at a breakneck pace, and we want to offer New Yorkers the rapid care they deserve,” says Badia. “Our goal is to offer New Yorkers a better option than hours in a hospital or ER waiting room alongside someone with the flu, suffering a heart attack or worse.” Beyond that, Badia adds, “It’s also about treating patients more efficiently, putting the focus on specific care to get ahead of patients who are ‘doctor or pill shoppers.” Dr. Alejandro Badia

By opening a second location in Manhattan NY, Dr. Badia is able to better accommodate to his patients residing in the Upper East Side. Many international patients also come to NYC for medical tourism, a practice that has grown exponentially in the last few years. Dr. Badia is now scheduling consultations with patients in New York. Reserve your spot (appointments are limited) by calling today at (305) 227- 4263 or by e-mail at The patient journey starts with a Telemedicine consultation.


Dr. Badia also inaugurated OrthoNOW®, the first immediate orthopedic urgent care center in south Florida, which is staffed by surgeons from the Doral Orthopedic Clinic (DOC); a group of surgeons from lower extremity, upper limb and spine subspecialties, who also treat elective orthopedic problems in international patients.

Dr. Badia is also author of the book “Healthcare From The Trenches” which can be purchased on (click here).


About Dr. Alejandro Badia:

Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS is a hand and upper extremity surgeon at Badia Hand to Shoulder Center, a fully integrated clinical facility for the upper limb, including Hand, Wrist, Shoulder and Elbow, located in Doral, Florida. Dr. Badia was educated at Cornell and NYU, trained in orthopedics at Bellevue Hospital/NYU Medical Center, followed with a hand/microsurgery fellowship in Pittsburgh and trauma fellowship in Germany. He has served as worldwide president of the International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand (ISSPORTH) and co-founded the Miami Anatomical Research and Training Center (M.A.R.C.), the world’s largest surgical cadaveric training lab and The Surgery Center at Doral, an elite state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center.

Dr. Badia has published numerous articles, written multiple book chapters, and has been an invited speaker or lecturer in nearly twenty-five countries. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) as well as numerous other international hand surgery and arthroscopy associations. Additionally, Dr. Badia served as honored professor at the prestigious Philadelphia Hand Course. For 10 consecutive years, Dr. Badia has been on the editorial review board of the Techniques in Upper Extremity Surgery, comprised of International key opinion leaders in upper limb surgery. Dr. Badia runs an active international hand fellowship, serves on the editorial board of two hand journals and for eight consecutive years, organized a two-day conference and learning symposium for surgeons/therapists devoted to upper limb arthroscopy and arthroplasty.

After years of a successful medical career and a renowned international speaking legacy, he saw a need for specialized orthopedic urgent care centers to immediately assess and treat a range of orthopedic and sports injuries and founded OrthoNOW®, the only orthopedic urgent care center franchise in the country. He serves as Medical Director of the franchise’s flagship location in Doral, Florida which has a team of orthopedic specialists on staff that treat broken bones, sprains, torn ligaments and muscles, cuts, sports and workers’ compensation injuries.

Dr. Badia, a two-time South Florida Business Journal Top 100 Power Leaders in Healthcare and a Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leader by Diversity MBA Magazine, has also been honored with Legacy Awards from Today’s Work Comp Professionals and The Doral Business Council. OrthoNOW® was named a “Top Ten Franchise Opportunity” in healthcare by Entrepreneur Magazine and featured in the following media: Franchise Times, Orthopedics This Week, South Florida Business Journal, Franchise USA Magazine and The Miami Herald.