Baptist Hospital

Doured Daghistani, M.D., Re-Elected President of Baptist Hospital

February 20, 2018

Dr. Doured Daghistani_ headshotMIAMI, FL – January 2018 – Pediatric hematologist and oncologist Doured Daghistani, M.D., has been named president of medical staff for Baptist Hospital, part of Baptist Health South Florida. Dr. Daghistani is serving his second term as president.

Prior to his first appointment, Dr. Daghistani served a two-year term as vice president of medical staff at Baptist Hospital. He also held the role of secretary-treasurer, in addition to serving as chairman of Baptist Children’s Hospital Executive Board and chief of pediatric hematology and oncology at Miami Cancer Institute.

Dr. Daghistani is board certified in pediatrics with a subspecialty in pediatric hematology and oncology. He earned his medical degree at the University of Damascus, Syria, and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Miami.

Joining Dr. Daghistani as officers on the Baptist Hospital medical staff are pediatric neonatologist Ernesto Valdes, M.D, who was elected vice president, obstetrician and gynecologist Jason James, M.D., who was elected secretary-treasurer, and cardiothoracic surgeon Niberto Moreno, M.D. who was named member at large.

Dr. Valdes served a two-year term as chief of pediatrics at Baptist Children’s Hospital. He earned his medical degree at Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic. He completed his residency at University of Miami School of Medicine and a fellowship in neonatal and perinatal medicine at Baylor University Medical Center in Texas. He is board certified in neonatal and perinatal medicine.

Dr. James is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. He is the immediate past chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Baptist Hospital.

Dr. Moreno served as ex-officio member of Baptist Hospital medical staff. In addition to serving on the medical staff, Dr. Moreno is chief of cardiothoracic surgery for Baptist Health Cardiac & Thoracic Surgical Group and Baptist Health Medical Group. He is board certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery. Term for all members begins January 1, 2018 for a one-year period.

About Baptist Hospital

Baptist Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,300 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on Facebook at and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

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